Pictures from the Second International Conference at CUEA, 2013

CUEA International Conference Group Picture

CUEA International Conference Group Picture

CUEA International Conference Group Picture

CUEA International Conference Group Picture

Group Picture behind the CUEA Clock

Group Picture behind the CUEA Clock

Group Picture at CUEA Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference June 26-30, 2012

Group Picture at CUEA Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference June 26-30, 2012

Group Picture at CUEA 1st Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference June 26-30, 2012

Group Picture at CUEA 1st Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference June 26-30, 2012

Group Picture at CUEA 1st Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference held on June 26-30, 2012

Group Picture at CUEA 1st Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference held on June 26-30, 2012

Kenya cuisine, lunch time at the international conference

Kenya cuisine, lunch time at the international conference

Kenya cuisine, lunch time at the international conference

Kenya cuisine, lunch time at the international conference

Lunch at the First Annual Interdisciplinary conference

Lunch at the First Annual Interdisciplinary conference

Lunch at the conference

Lunch at the conference

Eric and Dr Ngumbi

Eric and Dr Ngumbi

Enjoying lunch

Enjoying lunch

Dr Shimiyu and Linnet Hamasi at the conference

Dr Shimiyu and Linnet Hamasi at the conference

Dr Jacinta Ndambuki enjoying a meal

Dr Jacinta Ndambuki enjoying a meal

Delegates having Lunch at the conference

Delegates having Lunch at the conference

Delegates from Nigeria at the conference

Delegates from Nigeria at the conference

Delegates at 1st Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference

Delegates at 1st Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference

Brother Peter Takahikire at the conference

Brother Peter Takahikire at the conference

Bibian Okoli, Mark Antony and friends having lunch

Bibian Okoli, Mark Antony and friends having lunch

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Degree and diploma programmes at Lukenya University, Kenya

We welcome you to apply to join Lukenya University, which is duly accredited by the Government of Kenya through the Commission for University Education (CUE) as a private university in Kenya, located in Kibwezi in Makueni County. The University received its Letter of Interim Authority from the Commission for Higher Education (CHE), on November 16th, 2015. The University offers the following programmes: tter of Interim Authority is the first accreditation step for private Universities in Kenya.

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Programme Minimum qualifications Mode of Study Duration Tuition Fee
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)

–          Finance

–          Accounting

–          Strategic Management

–          Human Resource Management

–          Entrepreneurship & Small Business

–          Purchasing & Supplies Management

Mean Grade of C+ (plus) in KCSE with a C (plain) in Mathematics & English/Kiswahili OR Diploma in related field from a recognized institution Full Time/ Part time 4 years Ksh. 43,500.00 Per  Trimester
Diploma programmes

Diploma in Human Resource Management, Diploma in Business Management, Diploma in supply chain Management, Diploma in social work and community development, Diploma in Agriculture, Diploma in building and construction, Diploma in food and beverage, Diploma in Sales and Marketing, Diploma in Marketing Management, Diploma in Co-operative Management, Diploma in Hotel & Hospitality Management, Diploma in Ecotourism & Hospitality Management, Diploma in Project Management, Diploma in County Leadership Management, Diploma in Procurement & Logistics Management,

Mean  Grade C- OR  Certificate in a related area  with  a credit pass from a recognized institution Full Time/ Part time 2  Years  
Certificate courses

Certificate in Sales & Marketing, Certificate in Human Resource Management, Certificate in Stores and Supplies, Certificate in Project Management, Certificate in Project Management, Certificate in Business Administration, Certificate in Marketing Management, Certificate in Co-operative Management , Certificate in Eco-tourism & Hospitality Management, Certificate in Hotel & Hospitality Management, Certificate in Accounting & Finance, Certificate in Secretarial Management & Administration, Certificate in Risk Management, Certificate in Credit Management, Certificate in Financial Analysis

KCSE Mean Grade  of  D+ (plus ) or its equivalent OR Certificate holders  in related areas from recognized institutions Full Time/ Part time 3 months  
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Bachelor of Education -Arts (Options: English& Literature, History & Religious Studies, Geography& Kiswahili, Maths & Business, etc) Mean Grade of C+ (plus) in KCSE and above (Or equivalent) with a C+ (plus) in subjects of specialization. OR Two Principals & two Subsidiary Pass in KACE   OR S1 or diploma in the relevant area, with two years teaching experience Full Time/ Part time/

school based

4 years Ksh. 43,500.00 Per  Trimester
Post Graduate

Diploma in Education (P.G.D.E)

First Degree from a recognized university with two teaching subjects Full time  & School based 1 year Kshs. 35,000 per trimester
Diploma in Teacher Education, Diploma in ECDE

 

KCSE with a minimum of D+ and a P1 certificate with a teaching experience of at least two years   OR  KCSE mean grade of  C with a P1 certificate Full time and school based   Kshs. 20,500 per trimester
SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Diploma in Criminology & Security studies, Diploma in Public Administration & Political Science, Diploma in Community Development, Diploma in County Management, Diploma in Project Planning, Diploma in County Leadership and Management, Diploma in Community and Social Development, Diploma in Social Work, Diploma in Public Relations, Diploma in Project Planning & Development. Mean  Grade C- OR  Certificate in a related area  with  a credit pass from a recognized institution Full time and part time    
Certificate in Public Relations, Certificate in Social Work, Certificate in Community & Social Development ,Certificate in East African Community Affairs, Certificate in Disaster Management,  Certificate in Public Administration and Evaluation, Certificate in Electoral Law, Administration and Management, Certificate in County Management and Governance, Certificate in Criminology & Security Studies KCSE Mean Grade  of D+ (plus ) or its equivalent OR  Certificate holders  in related areas from recognized institutions Full time 4 months Kshs. 20,500 per trimester

 

Proposed programmes (forthcoming)
1. Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Criminology and Security Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Security Studies

Mean Grade of C+ (plus) in KCSE or diploma from a recognized institution Fulltime/Part-time /School Based 4 years Kshs. 43,500 per trimester
2. MA – History, Criminology and Security Studies, Geography, Religious Studies, Literature, Linguistics, Kiswahili, Project Planning & Management, County Governance and Management, Political Science, Diplomacy and International Relations, Development Studies, Peace and Conflict, Sociology, Public Administration and Public Policy Bachelor of Arts in related field with 2nd class   upper division OR 2nd class lower division with 2years working experience Fulltime/Part-time /School Based

 

2 years Ksh. 55,000

Per trimester

3. MBA – Finance, Accounting, Strategic Management, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship, Global Economics Bachelor of Arts in related field with 2nd class   upper division OR 2nd class lower division with 2years working experience Fulltime/Part-time /School Based 2 years Kshs. 55,00 per trimester

 

 

Application forms are obtained from the Admissions Office free or charge. There is no application fee for all the programmes at Lukenya University.  Application forms are obtained through our website http://www.lukenyauniversity.ac.ke/index.php  which will be filled and sent together with copies of relevant certificates to: The Registrar – Academic and Students Affairs, The Lukenya University, P.O Box: 619 – 00204 Athi River, Kenya

Apply now and attach copies of relevant certificates, passport size photograph.

 

Payment Mode: Electronic money transfer, money order or bankers’ cheques payable to Lukenya University.

 

Co -operative bank, Athiriver Branch, A/C number 01120065233804 payable at any Co-operative Bank Branch

OR Kenya commercial Bank, Machakos Branch, Acc. No. 1154128822 A/C Name: Lukenya College

 

For further information call           

Tel: 0790-444000 / 0791-444000

E-mail: info@lukenyauniversity.ac.ke

 

Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, Vice Chancellor, The Lukenya University

 

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Bachelors degree programs at Lukenya University

Lukenya University has two degree programs:

School of Business

Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com)

    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Marketing
    • Strategic Management
    • Purchasing and Supplies
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Global FinanceBachelor of Education (Arts)

      Students must receive KCSE MEAN C+ Plus a C+ in two teaching Subjects.

  • B.Ed Covers most teaching subjects in secondary schools in Kenya such as
    • History
    • Kiswahili
    • Religious Studies
    • Geography
    • Mathematics
    • English
    • Literature

Proposed Bachelors programs at Lukenya for 2017/2018

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Security Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Systems

Proposed Masters Programs at Lukenya University in 2018/19

  • MA Political Science
  • MA International Relations
  • MA Development Studies
  • MA History
  • MA Kiswahili
  • MA Religious Studies
  • MA Geography
  • MA Mathematics
  • MA English
  • MA Literature
  • M.Ed (Administration, Educational Planning, Curriculum and Instruction, Economics of Education, Communication Technology and Research and Evaluation)
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Call for Papers for the 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27 to 30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya

Call for Papers for the 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27 to 30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya

 

General conference theme: “Africa at Development Crossroads”

Conference Venue: Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Sponsors: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA) and AIDAL

After the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and various strategies under NEPAD and various national development plans, Africa is still at development crossroads. Africa has been at the centre of many and sometimes competing and experimental development paradigms, both from within and outside. African countries are not sure if they need to borrow models from the West or East. Democratic revival has created some hope in some African countries. Despite this hope, many African societies are still gripped in gender, patriarchal and regional tensions. Women, youth, children and minority groups have been marginalized in some countries. Paper presenters will be expected to look from within in order to interrogate the success and some of the challenges these development paradigms have faced in light of external influences. Some governments have created inclusive constitutions that incorporate gender mainstreaming. Researchers are expected to critically examine models and approaches presented for development in health, education, tourism, mining, agriculture, water, livestock development, roads, railway and air transport, development of arid and semi arid lands, science and technology, engineering, environment, urban and rural development, vulnerable groups, minorities, women and children. How sound are development plans developed by African governments? In what ways have they been successful? Whose development and in whose interest?  How should development in Africa proceed? Who should be involved in Africa’s development and why? Are Africa’s development partners genuine? What projects should Africa pursue? These are the type of questions that participants are invited to explore.

 

Organized and hosted by African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), this 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference will be held on June 28 to 30, 2017 at Nairobi, Kenya. The conference will bring together scholars from all over the world to make presentations on matters that touch on Africa. Submission of abstracts: Send abstracts of between 250 and 500 words, including full contact details (title, name, address, email-address, and telephone) as well as institutional affiliation by March 30, 2017 to Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi at africanstudiesassociaiton@gmail.com or mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or neddylinnet@gmail.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com or Amutabi@gmail.com

 

The deadline for submission of full papers or PowerPoint presentation is May 30, 2017. Most papers presented at the conference will be selected and published in edited volumes and journals affiliated to African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA). The official language of the conference is English. The conference will consist of ten colloquia organized along themes.

 

Important dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts – March 30, 2017

Deadline for submission of PowerPoint presentation or full papers May 30, 2017

Conference dates – June 28-30, 2017

 

Colloquium 1: Africa and Sectoral Development

Sub Themes:

  1. Pastoralism, Energy, Water, Agriculture and Development in Africa
  2. Politics and Development in Africa
  3. Health, Diseases, Pandemics and Development
  4. Heritage, Culture and Development
  5. Urban and Rural Development
  6. Gender Dynamics and Women in Africa
  7. Democracy and Governance in Africa
  8. Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood, Kenywood, hip hop, etc
  9. The language question, minorities and marginalizaiton in Africa
  10. Climate change, Poverty, Deprivation and Vulnerability
  11. Peace, Conflict and Security issues
  12. IDPs and Refugee Crisis in Africa
  13. Economic Development in Africa
  14. Civil Society, NGOs and Social Movements in Africa
  15. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

 

Colloquium 2: Economics and Management of Resources in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Politics of aid, Economic Models, Development Plans and Development in Africa
  2. Minerals, International Trade, Commerce, e-Commerce and e-Baking
  3. Industry and Manufacturing in Africa
  4. Outsourcing and Africa’s ‘Silicon Valleys’ and ‘Industrial Parks’
  5. European Union, Global Finance and Development
  6. Environment, Climate Change and E-waste Management
  7. Planning and Management of Strategic Natural Resources
  8. Business Management, Human Resource and Entrepreneurship
  9. The Cooperative Movement, Women Groups and Savings Societies in Africa
  10. Media, Transport and Communication in Africa
  11. Regional Blocs, Integration and Regional Trade in Africa
  12. Global Business Management
  13. Tourism development in Africa
  14. corruption, inflation, “White elephants” and collapsing banks in Africa
  15. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

 

 

Colloquium 3: Education and Development in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Primary, Secondary, University Education, Research, Science and Development
  2. Open and Distance Learning, e-learning and e-resources in Africa
  3. Curriculum Reforms and New Pedagogies in Higher Education in Africa
  4. Higher Education, Linkages, Partnerships and Publishing
  5. Regional cooperation, linkages, Exchange Programmes and Collaborations
  6. Evaluation, Education Reforms, Research Repositories and Archives
  7. ICT, teleconferencing, webminars, networking and e-Learning
  8. Gender mainstreaming in Education in Africa
  9. Lifelong Learning and Adult Education in Africa
  10. Industry, Technology and Education
  11. Private Education, Early Childhood Education and Special Education
  12. Technical and Vocational Education in Africa
  13. Education for All, Poverty Prevention and Alleviation and Marginalization
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 4: Judiciary, Constitutionalism and Human Rights

Sub-Themes:

  1. Judicial Reforms and Human Rights in Africa
  2. International Trade and New Maritime Laws
  3. Indigenous, Local, National and Global Legal Systems
  4. Cohesion and Integration Issues
  5. New Constitutional reforms
  6. The role of women and minorities in legal issues
  7. ICT and Law
  8. Gender, Environment and Alternative Legal Systems in Africa
  9. Environmental Law and Conservation
  10. Alternative Dispute Resolution in Africa
  11. Global Legal Education
  12. Land, Environment, Civic and Citizen Education
  13. Special Courts and Small Claims Courts
  14. Global Recruitment Firms in Africa
  15. Illegal and Forced Migration
  16. Treaties, Accords and Agreements
  17. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 5: Engineering, Science and Technology in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Engineering and Training in Science and Technology
  2. Science, Technology and Development
  3. Agriculture, livestock and fisheries
  4. Science and Natural Resource Management
  5. Patents, Trademarks, Technology and Innovation
  6. Industry and University Collaboration
  7. Research and Development (R&D)
  8. Industrial Parks and Innovation Villages
  9. Innovation, Science, Technology and Environment
  10. ICT, Science and Technology
  11. Science, Technology and Gender
  12. Science, Children and Youth
  13. Health, Medicine HIV and AIDS
  14. Health Tourism and Foreign Aid
  15. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 6: Religion, NGOs and non-State Agencies in Development in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Radicalization, Islam and Christianity in Africa
  2. Radical Religious Groups in Africa
  3. Media and the Church in Africa
  4. Ethics and Development in Africa
  5. Theology and Development in Africa
  6. Faith-Based NGOs
  7. Religious Institutions and Development
  8. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global peace and security
  9. Global Mega Evangelists
  10. Religion and Environmental Issues
  11. Religion, Gender and Women in Africa
  12. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 7: Security, Peace and Conflict in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Africa Security Architecture
  2. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global peace and security
  3. Conflict, Rebel activities, War and Violence in Africa
  4. The UN, African Union, Gender and Human Rights
  5. Peace and Security in the Great Lakes Region
  6. Conflict Management
  7. War and Refugees in Africa
  8. Ethical Issues in Development
  9. Democracy, Leadership and Governance in Africa
  10. Dictatorship, term limits and Corruption in Africa
  11. Regional Bodies and peace in Africa
  12. Displacement, Refugees and International Affairs
  13. Failed and near-failed states in Africa
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 8: Library, Information and Communication Technology

Sub-Themes:

  1. a) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Africa
  2. b) The nature and state of ICT in Africa
  3. c) Mobile Libraries, Dissemination and publishing
  4. d) Library resources in Africa
  5. e) E-Library/Virtual library
  6. f) E- books/E-Journals
  7. g) Internet Research and online publishing
  8. h) Communication and Journalism
  9. i) Language, Radio and TV stations in Africa
  10. Gender and ICT in Africa
  11. ICT and environment in Africa
  12. Business innovations in ICT – m-pesa, m-kopa, etc
  13. Oral literature and oral narratives and texts
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 9: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Challenges of invention of states and ethnic groups in Africa
  2. Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Development in Africa
  3. Gender, Women and Development in Africa
  4. Corporate Social Responsibility
  5. Aid and Sectoral Development
  6. New Paradigms of Development
  7. Minority Groups and Tensions
  8. Interdisciplinary Research and Development
  9. Public Policy and Ecology
  10. Entrepreneurship and Development
  11. Minorities and Development
  12. Integrated Rural Urban Development
  13. Funding Interdisciplinary Research and Development
  14. Social, Economic and Political Research
  15. Research Regimes
  16. Opinion polls, surveys and mapping in Africa
  17. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 10: Roundtables, independent panels and association meetings

Sub-Themes:

  1. Open for any panels or roundtables or association meetings
  2. Any relevant topic

 

Registration Fees:

  1. Staff from East African Universities and Organizations US$ 60 (KES 6,000)
  2. Rest of Africa US$ 150
  3. Rest of the World – Europe, North America, Asia, etc US$ 200
  4. Exhibition and advertising stand – US$ 200

 

Registration fee payments to: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

ALL GENERAL ENQUIRIES TO BE ADDRESSED TO:

Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, Convenor and Chair

African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

P.O. Box 13447-00400,

Nairobi, Kenya

E-mail: africanstudiesassociaiton@gmail.com or mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or neddylinnet@gmail.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com or Amutabi@gmail.com

 

 

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Call for Papers for the 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27 to 30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya

       African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA)

&

Multimedia University of Kenya

 

Call for Papers for the 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27 to 30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya

 

General conference theme: “Africa at Development Crossroads”

Conference Venue: Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Sponsors: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA) and AIDAL

After the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and various strategies under NEPAD and various national development plans, Africa is still at development crossroads. Africa has been at the centre of many and sometimes competing and experimental development paradigms, both from within and outside. African countries are not sure if they need to borrow models from the West or East. Democratic revival has created some hope in some African countries. Despite this hope, many African societies are still gripped in gender, patriarchal and regional tensions. Women, youth, children and minority groups have been marginalized in some countries. Paper presenters will be expected to look from within in order to interrogate the success and some of the challenges these development paradigms have faced in light of external influences. Some governments have created inclusive constitutions that incorporate gender mainstreaming. Researchers are expected to critically examine models and approaches presented for development in health, education, tourism, mining, agriculture, water, livestock development, roads, railway and air transport, development of arid and semi arid lands, science and technology, engineering, environment, urban and rural development, vulnerable groups, minorities, women and children. How sound are development plans developed by African governments? In what ways have they been successful? Whose development and in whose interest?  How should development in Africa proceed? Who should be involved in Africa’s development and why? Are Africa’s development partners genuine? What projects should Africa pursue? These are the type of questions that participants are invited to explore.

 

Organized and hosted by African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), this 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference will be held on June 28 to 30, 2017 at Nairobi, Kenya. The conference will bring together scholars from all over the world to make presentations on matters that touch on Africa. Submission of abstracts: Send abstracts of between 250 and 500 words, including full contact details (title, name, address, email-address, and telephone) as well as institutional affiliation by March 30, 2017 to Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi at africanstudiesassociaiton@gmail.com or mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or neddylinnet@gmail.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com or Amutabi@gmail.com

 

The deadline for submission of full papers or PowerPoint presentation is May 30, 2017. Most papers presented at the conference will be selected and published in edited volumes and journals affiliated to African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA). The official language of the conference is English. The conference will consist of ten colloquia organized along themes.

 

Important dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts – March 30, 2017

Deadline for submission of PowerPoint presentation or full papers May 30, 2017

Conference dates – June 28-30, 2017

 

Colloquium 1: Africa and Sectoral Development

Sub Themes:

  1. Pastoralism, Energy, Water, Agriculture and Development in Africa
  2. Politics and Development in Africa
  3. Health, Diseases, Pandemics and Development
  4. Heritage, Culture and Development
  5. Urban and Rural Development
  6. Gender Dynamics and Women in Africa
  7. Democracy and Governance in Africa
  8. Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood, Kenywood, hip hop, etc
  9. The language question, minorities and marginalizaiton in Africa
  10. Climate change, Poverty, Deprivation and Vulnerability
  11. Peace, Conflict and Security issues
  12. IDPs and Refugee Crisis in Africa
  13. Economic Development in Africa
  14. Civil Society, NGOs and Social Movements in Africa
  15. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

 

Colloquium 2: Economics and Management of Resources in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Politics of aid, Economic Models, Development Plans and Development in Africa
  2. Minerals, International Trade, Commerce, e-Commerce and e-Baking
  3. Industry and Manufacturing in Africa
  4. Outsourcing and Africa’s ‘Silicon Valleys’ and ‘Industrial Parks’
  5. European Union, Global Finance and Development
  6. Environment, Climate Change and E-waste Management
  7. Planning and Management of Strategic Natural Resources
  8. Business Management, Human Resource and Entrepreneurship
  9. The Cooperative Movement, Women Groups and Savings Societies in Africa
  10. Media, Transport and Communication in Africa
  11. Regional Blocs, Integration and Regional Trade in Africa
  12. Global Business Management
  13. Tourism development in Africa
  14. corruption, inflation, “White elephants” and collapsing banks in Africa
  15. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

 

 

Colloquium 3: Education and Development in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Primary, Secondary, University Education, Research, Science and Development
  2. Open and Distance Learning, e-learning and e-resources in Africa
  3. Curriculum Reforms and New Pedagogies in Higher Education in Africa
  4. Higher Education, Linkages, Partnerships and Publishing
  5. Regional cooperation, linkages, Exchange Programmes and Collaborations
  6. Evaluation, Education Reforms, Research Repositories and Archives
  7. ICT, teleconferencing, webminars, networking and e-Learning
  8. Gender mainstreaming in Education in Africa
  9. Lifelong Learning and Adult Education in Africa
  10. Industry, Technology and Education
  11. Private Education, Early Childhood Education and Special Education
  12. Technical and Vocational Education in Africa
  13. Education for All, Poverty Prevention and Alleviation and Marginalization
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 4: Judiciary, Constitutionalism and Human Rights

Sub-Themes:

  1. Judicial Reforms and Human Rights in Africa
  2. International Trade and New Maritime Laws
  3. Indigenous, Local, National and Global Legal Systems
  4. Cohesion and Integration Issues
  5. New Constitutional reforms
  6. The role of women and minorities in legal issues
  7. ICT and Law
  8. Gender, Environment and Alternative Legal Systems in Africa
  9. Environmental Law and Conservation
  10. Alternative Dispute Resolution in Africa
  11. Global Legal Education
  12. Land, Environment, Civic and Citizen Education
  13. Special Courts and Small Claims Courts
  14. Global Recruitment Firms in Africa
  15. Illegal and Forced Migration
  16. Treaties, Accords and Agreements
  17. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 5: Engineering, Science and Technology in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Engineering and Training in Science and Technology
  2. Science, Technology and Development
  3. Agriculture, livestock and fisheries
  4. Science and Natural Resource Management
  5. Patents, Trademarks, Technology and Innovation
  6. Industry and University Collaboration
  7. Research and Development (R&D)
  8. Industrial Parks and Innovation Villages
  9. Innovation, Science, Technology and Environment
  10. ICT, Science and Technology
  11. Science, Technology and Gender
  12. Science, Children and Youth
  13. Health, Medicine HIV and AIDS
  14. Health Tourism and Foreign Aid
  15. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 6: Religion, NGOs and non-State Agencies in Development in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Radicalization, Islam and Christianity in Africa
  2. Radical Religious Groups in Africa
  3. Media and the Church in Africa
  4. Ethics and Development in Africa
  5. Theology and Development in Africa
  6. Faith-Based NGOs
  7. Religious Institutions and Development
  8. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global peace and security
  9. Global Mega Evangelists
  10. Religion and Environmental Issues
  11. Religion, Gender and Women in Africa
  12. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 7: Security, Peace and Conflict in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Africa Security Architecture
  2. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global peace and security
  3. Conflict, Rebel activities, War and Violence in Africa
  4. The UN, African Union, Gender and Human Rights
  5. Peace and Security in the Great Lakes Region
  6. Conflict Management
  7. War and Refugees in Africa
  8. Ethical Issues in Development
  9. Democracy, Leadership and Governance in Africa
  10. Dictatorship, term limits and Corruption in Africa
  11. Regional Bodies and peace in Africa
  12. Displacement, Refugees and International Affairs
  13. Failed and near-failed states in Africa
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 8: Library, Information and Communication Technology

Sub-Themes:

  1. a) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Africa
  2. b) The nature and state of ICT in Africa
  3. c) Mobile Libraries, Dissemination and publishing
  4. d) Library resources in Africa
  5. e) E-Library/Virtual library
  6. f) E- books/E-Journals
  7. g) Internet Research and online publishing
  8. h) Communication and Journalism
  9. i) Language, Radio and TV stations in Africa
  10. Gender and ICT in Africa
  11. ICT and environment in Africa
  12. Business innovations in ICT – m-pesa, m-kopa, etc
  13. Oral literature and oral narratives and texts
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 9: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Challenges of invention of states and ethnic groups in Africa
  2. Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Development in Africa
  3. Gender, Women and Development in Africa
  4. Corporate Social Responsibility
  5. Aid and Sectoral Development
  6. New Paradigms of Development
  7. Minority Groups and Tensions
  8. Interdisciplinary Research and Development
  9. Public Policy and Ecology
  10. Entrepreneurship and Development
  11. Minorities and Development
  12. Integrated Rural Urban Development
  13. Funding Interdisciplinary Research and Development
  14. Social, Economic and Political Research
  15. Research Regimes
  16. Opinion polls, surveys and mapping in Africa
  17. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 10: Roundtables, independent panels and association meetings

Sub-Themes:

  1. Open for any panels or roundtables or association meetings
  2. Any relevant topic

 

Registration Fees:

  1. Staff from East African Universities and Organizations US$ 60 (KES 6,000)
  2. Rest of Africa US$ 150
  3. Rest of the World – Europe, North America, Asia, etc US$ 200
  4. Exhibition and advertising stand – US$ 200

 

Registration fee payments to: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

ALL GENERAL ENQUIRIES TO BE ADDRESSED TO:

Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, Convenor and Chair

African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

P.O. Box 13447-00400,

Nairobi, Kenya

E-mail: africanstudiesassociaiton@gmail.com or mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or neddylinnet@gmail.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com or Amutabi@gmail.com

 

 

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New book Nakhamuna (squirrel) stories from Western Kenya released

Nakhamuna Stories from Western Kenya

A new book Nakhamuna Stories from Western Kenya (see cover above) by Maurice N. Amutabi has been released. The book has riveting folk tales from the Luhya community but which have universal applicability to all African communities which have folktales revolving around animals. The book provides opportunity for readers to read about oral stories of the Luhya people of Western Kenya usually told to children at bed time or around the fire place. The fourteen stories revolve around the actions of Nakhamuna and her genius in outwitting her enemies or her creativity in creating friendship and earning support from other animals. The book is retailing at Kshs. 500 and is available at leading bookstores from August 10, 2016 or orders can be made from AISA offices and secretariat for bulk orders or call 0708063330 for individual orders.

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Three books launched during the KESSA-AISA-MMU Conference

COVER for Democracy, Civil Society and Development in Africa

Book cover for Rethinking Development Paradigms in Africa 2016

Cover for Africa and Competing Discourses on Development

The Sixth KESSA-AISA-MMU annual interdisciplinary international conference was a huge success. The conference was attended by over 400 delegates from 14 countries and 35 universities.  There were 376 papers presented. The conference was presided over by the Vice Chancellor of Multimedia University of Kenya Ambassador Prof. Festus Kaberia who opened the conference officially. He was the Chief Guest. The Vice Chancellor of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) Prof. Justus G. Mbae gave the keynote address at the conference. The President of the Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA) Prof. Kefa Otiso gave welcoming remarks on behalf of KESSA. The President of African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA) Prof. Maurice N Amutabi gave welcoming remarks on behalf of AISA. The MMU Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Prof. Paul Mbatia welcomed the VC to open the conference. He pointed out that the University was friendly and guests were welcome to walk around and enjoy the great environment. Prof. Peter Neema-Abooki from Makerere University and Prof. Winston Akala Jumba gave keynote addresses on the second day.

Amb. Prof. Festus Kaberia welcomed delegates to MMU. He said that MMU was a public university in Kenya chartered three years ago and offers many competitive programmes. He revealed that the University had popular programmes which had been oversubscribed and the university filled all its available places in first intake by KUCCPS. He pointed out the need for universities to develop programmes that are relevant to Kenya’s development. The VC was happy that MMU and KESSA were hosting the conference together. He said that MMU will be willing to sign an MoU with MESSA to promote such collaboration in future.

Conference registration started at 2pm on 22nd June 2016 with many international delegates receiving their name tags, conference bags, conference programme and stationary.  The conference was opened on time. The co-chair of the conference organising committee Prof. Maurice Amutabi welcomed delegates to the conference. He praised peer reviewers of abstracts and conference papers for doing a good job in making the quality of the conference high. He praised the conference organizing committee for doing a good job led by head of secretariat and chief organiser Dr. Linnet Hamasi. He thanked other members of the secretariat Sr. Lucy Achieng’, Eliud Opwoche, Alex Jackan, Alma Sikanga, Mercy Olimba, Abigael Kutwa, Berryl Ogutu, Donald N. Amugune, Dominic Chungo Oyaro, Maurice Simala, Magdalene Ndeto, Augustine Osinde, Myron Akala, Betty Amutabi, Caleb Oyaro, Livingston Jonanga and Lydia Kivuva. There were delegates who were coming to the conference for the 3rd, 4th and 5th time.  He acknowledged that Kenya had presented the highest number of delegates followed by Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, USA, Czech Republic, Botswana, Zimbabwe, United Kingdom, etc Prof. Maurice Amutabi recognised Fulbright scholar George A. Genyi Nigeria, Veronica Onjoro from Kenya and Bibiana Okoli from Nigeria, among others. There were many participants who were attending and presenting a paper at a conference for the first time. There were also many experienced scholars of full professor standing who were presenting in various sessions. There were many papers that we peer reviewed and published in the conference proceedings. The co-convenor of the conference Prof. (Eng) Abel Mayaka spoke eloquently about the advantage of studying at Multimedia University. He urged more participation at 2017 conference. Prof. Mayaka paid tribute to Mulimedia University for agreeing to host the conference.

During the conference, three books were launched by KESSA-AISA-MMU as part of the promotion of scholarship:

1.Democracy, Civil Society and Development in Africa edited by Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi and dedicated to Prof. Toyin Falola

2. Rethinking Development Paradigms in Africa edited by Prof. Maurice N Amutabi and Dr. Linnet Hamasi and dedicated to Prof. Justus G. Mbae

3. Africa and Competing Discourses on Development edited by Prof. Maurice N Amutabi and Dr. Linnet Hamasi and dedicated to Prof. Winston Jumba Akala

There were many speakers at the conference. Besides keynote speakers Prof. Mbae, Prof. Akala and Prof. Neema-Abooki, there were other speakers as well. Prof. Diane Ciekawy (Ohio University, Athens, USA) presented a paper on interface between religion and politics. During the closing session, she spoke about her many years of research in Kenya, including her time in Kenya in 1980a conducting research. She recounted how she was in Kenya collecting data for her PhD during the 1982 attempted coup d’état. She agreed to be among keynote speakers at the 2017 conference. Samson R. Akinola, (Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria), presented a paper on strategic management and how to turn African around. In closing session, he said that in twenty minutes presenters make great points and one learns a lot witin that short time than one can learn in a month because people put the best points forward. H pointed out the need for networking among scholars, saying that conferences should be the beginning of collaborations and exchanges between scholars and lamented that universities are increasingly reducing funding to research and academic activities preferring to send donations to weddings of daughters and sons of University Council members. Bibiana Okoli from the University of Ibadan and who is visually impaired lamented the fact that she does not get to meet ‘special’ people in conferences in Kenya. She wondered where special people in Kenya were, knowing that there are at least 1 per cent special people in all societies. She requested that in future, she would like to meet more special people at KESSA-AISA conferences.

Former Fulbright scholar, Prof. Bongani Bantwini (North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa), and alumni of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign said that we need to take an active role in researching to influence policy. He urged that African universities should allocate more funds for research if they hope to be part of the global contributions to trademarks and patents. For Prof. Amutabi and Prof. Akala, the coming of Prof. Bantwini was a kind of reunion after studying together as Fulbright scholars at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign many years ago. We made jokes that Prof. Bantwini was still in love with his backpack, which he loved to carry at the University of Illinois during our doctoral days in Graduate School.

Prof. John Musalia paid glowing tribute to the organizers of the conference. He said that such conferences allowed for crosspollination of ideas between scholars. This was the second conference that he was attending in the series and also agreed to come next year as one of the keynote speakers. The conference provided opportunity for any reunions. Prof. John Musalia and Prof, Mayaka attended the same high school and Prof. Musalia, Prof. Amutabi and Dr. Patrick Dikirr were year-mates at the University of Nairobi and Prof. Musalia were at Indiana University, Bloomington with Prof. Paul Mbatia the DVC Academics of Multimedia University.  Prof. Nolutho Diko, (Mafeking Campus, North-West University-South Africa) gave words of encouragement during the closing session, calling for more focus on research and reciprocity in attending conferences. Other speakers included Dr. Laban Mgendi from Zimbabwe, Theresia Mdhongwa from Zimbabwe, Sr. Elizabeth Pilyesi from Malawi.

 

Uganda impressed in the mentoring category. Rev. Medard Rugyendo, the Principal of Bishop Barham University College (a constituent college of Uganda Christian University), Kabale, Uganda arrived with 9 staff members from his university. It was the single-biggest contingent from one university, but could not beat the record held by Benue State University which brought 25 participants to our 2013 conference. Prof. Neema-Abooki arrived at the conference with six graduate students pursuing PhD under him at Makerere University, Uganda.

Many delegates were impressed by the 2016 conference. A delegate from Zambia Coperbelt University said the following about the conference:

“….thumbs up for the work you are doing to advance African scholars through the AISA initiative. I must say I had a productive time at the conference. As a young scholar I learnt a lot from all the presentations and the interactions I had during the conference. Thank you for according me the opportunity to share my research findings with a wide research community at the AISA esteemed conference.”

There was a field excursion to various places around Nairobi on Saturday that took participants to Bomas of Kenya, Safari walk, Bomas of Kenya and other interesting attractions. The conference was officially closed by Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, the President of African Interdisciplinary Studies Association and Vice President of Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA).

We welcome you to submit abstracts for the 2017 conference.

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