1st draft programme for the Third Annual Interdisciplinary International Conference, June 23-25, 2016 at Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi.

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KESSA-MULTIMEDIA UNIVERSITY OF KENYA JOINT INTERNATIONAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE, June 22-25, 2016 at Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

 

DAY 1 Wednesday, June 22nd 2016

 

v Arrival and Registration

 

v Familiarization and visit to Conference venue

 

v Checking into hotel rooms

 

v Distribution of name tags and conference material

 

v Corrections on the Programme

 

v Make any announcements and changes

 

v PowerPoint presentations given to ICT staff for presentation

 

v  Please Register on 22nd    June 2016


DAY 2 Thursday, June 23th, 2016

 

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Justus Mbae, Vice Chancellor, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

 

8:00am – 10:30am: Conference Opening and Keynote address

MC:

8:00am- 9:00am

Registration

9:00am-9:05am

 

Opening Prayer:

 

9:05am – 9:15am

Welcome remarks from Convenor Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi

9:15am – 9:20am

Welcome remarks by Co-Convenor Prof. Abel Mayaka

9:20am – 9:40am

Official opening by the Chief Guest, Amb. Prof. Justus Kaberia, Vice Chancellor, Multimedia University of Kenya

9:40am- 10:10am

Keynote address by Prof. Justus Mbae, Vice Chancellor, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

10:10am – 10:15am

 

Vote of thanks by Dr. Lillian Otieno-Omutoko

10:15- 11: 00am

Group Photo/Health Break

 


Parallel Sessions

 

Panel Session A: 11:00am – 1:00pm

 

Panel A1: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Service Sectors, Politics and Development in Africa

Location: Room 1

Chair:  Nzau Mumo

 

Gato Gilbert Semaana, (Bishop Barham University College- Uganda), Maternal Health and the Development of Uganda: A case Study of Kisoro District, Uganda

 

Abaya Angulu Samson (Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria) A Critical Examination of Language Situation in Nigeria and its Impact on National Development, Nigeria

 

Agbo, Uchechukwu Johnson, (Federal University Wukari, Taraba State – Nigeria) Dependency Syndrome and Obasanjo’s Policy Reforms: 1999-2007.

                                                                   

Amutabi Maurice, (Africa Interdisciplinary Studies Association- AISA), Ephemeral Nature of Political Parties in Kenya and the challenge of building Stable Political Institution and structures Retrospection, Kenya

 

Nzau Mumo (The Catholic University of Eastern Africa-CUEA), Bench, Bar and the Bandit Economy: A Critical Analysis of the Kenya’s Judicial System under the 2010 Constitution, Kenya.

 

Panel A2: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Management of Resources in Africa

Location: Room 2

Chair: Christopher Ndlovu,

 

S. Awoniyi,( Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria), Heritage, Culture   and   Development In Africa: The Nigerian Experience.

 

Jonanga Livingstone (Kisii University, Kenya.), Environmental Impact Assessment Process in Kenya: The Green-light for Environmental Destruction.

 

Ebiede, Tonye Marclint, (United States International University-Africa, Kenya) On Paris We Stand?  The Global Climate Change Agreement and Its Implications for Countries in Africa,

 

Odero Neychor, ( Kendu Bay,Kenya ) The Physics Of Carbon Dioxide And Climate Change, The Mango Tree

 

Christopher Ndlovu, (Lupane State University), (Sipho Sibanda, Solusi University), Indigenous Knowledge Systems: implications for Agricultural Education in Zimbabwe.

 

 

Panel A3: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Education and Development in Africa

Location: Room 3

Chair: Lydiah Nganga

 

Olisaemeka Angela Nneka,( (University of Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria) Emotional Intelligence, Academic Self- Efficacy And Braille Use As Predictors Of Academic Achievement Among Secondary School Students With Visual Impairment In Anambra State.

 

Hiire Geoffrey Boaz and Prof. Neema-Abooki, (Makerere University, Uganda) History of QA Movement and its Influence in Higher Education,

 

Asiago Dorcah,(University Of lirobi, Kenya),  The Challenges Facing Head Teacher’s Role In The Implementation of The School Feeding Programme In Public Primary Schools In Nairobi Province.

 

Musepa, M., Luchembe, M and Ng’ambi-Chipalo, (University of Zambia.) S.N. Adult Learning and Instruction: availability, participation and utilization – The case of Chipata district of Eastern province in Zambia

 

Nancy Mayoyo & Tom Nyangáu (Kisii University, Kenya), An Assessment of The Relationship Between Facebook and Academic Achievement of Kisii University Fourth Year Bachelor Of Education Students.

 

Lydiah Nganga (University of Wyoming,U.S.A.),John Kambutu(Kenya)Preparing teachers for a globalized world.

 

Panel A4: Development Paradigms, Education, Research, Science and Development

Location: Room 4

Chair: Lukwago Rashid

 

Phanuel Kisambo Gudi (Kisii University), The effect of mastery of skills of drawing Biology diagrams during the learning of Biology on the learners performance in the subject, Kenya

 

Grace Atemi Ondieki (Kisii University), The State Of Guidance And Counselling and the Impact On Adolescents Drug Abuse In Secondary Schools In Kisii County, Kenya

 

Jacinta Mwende  Maweu ( University of Nairobi, Kenya) Moulding Self-reliant students by Addressing the Critical thinking gap in Educational reforms in Kenya.

Elsabé Wessels & Nolutho Diko, (Mafeking Campus, North-West University-South Africa) Teaching Learner Support Using Real-Life Environment to Enhance Students’ Understanding.

 

Lukwago Rashid and Neema-Abooki, (Makerere University), Pedagogical knowledge and Effectiveness of Academic Staff in the Teaching-Learning Process at Makerere University, Uganda.

 

 

 

Panel A5: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Religion, NGOs and non-State Agencies in Development in Africa

Chair: Mastone Mbewe

Location: Room 5

 

Mastone Mbewe, (University of Malawi, Malawi),Exploring the Church’s Contribution to Political Life in Malawi: The Case of Roman Catholic Church.

 

Stephen Kioko David &Michael T. Katola, (Kenyatta University, Kenya) Church and the State: The Church-State Relationship after the Second Liberation Struggle in Kenya.

 

Diane Ciekawy (Ohio University, and Athens, USA) ,A Quest for Prosperity: Kaya as a Mijikenda Faith-Based Development Institution.

 

Edgar Chemwami Marumbu &Vincent Moracha, (Kisii University, Kenya),Media and the Church in Africa,

 

Gemade, Comfort Kamimi (Benue State University, Makurdi-Nigeria), Climate Change and The Church in Nigeria.

 

Panel A6: Development Paradigms: Engineering science and Technology In Africa

Location: Room 6

Chair Matthews Ollyn

 

Peter Ocholla ,George Aike  and Andrew Hall,(Kwadlangezwa, South Africa) Adequacy of satellite derived rainfall data for Rainwater Harvesting Modelling in Mtubatuba Area in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

 

Tirus Muya, Maina James& Ogalo Naomi Mwai, (Kisii University and Technical university of Kenya).

 

The Pedagogical Readiness of Instructors towards Achieving Integration of ICTS in TVET Institutions in Kenya.

 

Phenny Mwanga,Abiud Banda, Pritchard Mukuka,Chalusa Chisanga,Maboshe Libati,Hastings M.Libati,Lusungu Ndovi(Copper belt University, Kitwe Zambia),Designing and building a low cost mobile micro sensor for air quality monitoring.

 

Matthews Ollyn & Yaone Rapitsenyan, (University of Botswana, Gaborone Botswana), Understanding design and user-centred design: Perspectives of the furniture manufacturing industry in Botswana.

 

Lunch – 1:00pm – 2:00pm

 

Parallel Sessions B 2:00pm – 3:30pm

 

 

Panel B1: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Security, Peace and Conflict in Africa

Location: Room 1

Chair:  Lenshie, Nsemba Edward

 

Githae, Joan, Fridah Mugo and Janet Kassilly, (Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology-MMUST and University of Nairobi, Kenya), Youth violence-The critical challenge of development in Africa-“A call for family Support”.

 

Yongo, David Dura, (Federal University, Katsina State, Nigeria),The rise of Militant Islam against Western Imperialism: A Critical Challenge to African Development in the 21st Century.

 

Linnet Hamasi, (Kisii University, Kenya), Sources, Trends and Influences in Radicalization of Women and Girls: Implications for Security in Kenya.

 

Wilson Namusi & Simbarashe Namusi, (Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe), An evaluation of the role of the Organ for National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration in post conflict Zimbabwe.

 

Lenshie, Nsemba Edward, (Taraba State University, Jalingo North-East, Nigeria) Igbo Economic Relations, Resilience and Challenges in Northern Nigeria: The Post-Civil War Experience.

 

Panel B2: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Library, Information and Communication Technology.

Location: Room 2

Chair:  Kabiru Dahiru Abbas

 

Tirus Muya Maina &Charity Mweru Maina, (Murang’a University College and Technical University of Kenya.), Kenya towards Mobile Virtue Network Operator: Opportunities and challenges.

 

Bappah Magaji Abubakar, (Bayero University, and Kano, Nigeria), New Skills and Competencies required by Academic Librarians in the Information: A case of Nigeria.

 

Auwalu Muhammad Giginyu, (Bayero University, Nigeria), Awareness and use of Internet Search Engines by the Students of Kano State Tertiary Institutions Bayero University.

 

Mugalavai Cynthia Chamwada, (Moi University, Kenya), The roles of records management policy framework at Kakamega County.

Tirus Muya Maina & Charity Mweru Maina (Murang’a University College and Technical University of Kenya), Kenya towards Mobile Virtue Network Operator: Opportunities and challenges.

 

Nyakundi James Nyambane, (United States International University-Africa.) Emerging trends in Library services for Children.

 

Kabiru Dahiru Abbas, (Bayero University, Kano- Nigeria), Application of Information and Communication Technologies for the Management of Knowledge and Innovations in Nigerian Agricultural Research Institutes.

 

Panel B3: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa

Location: Room 3

Chair: Mohammmed Abubakar Bitagi

 

Gwendolene P. Zenabuin, (University of Buea, Cameroon), Gender Roles and Representation: Women’s Oral Genres in Kedjom.

 

Theresia Mdlongwa, (Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe), The Femininity of Poverty and the Post Colony in We Need New Names (2014), Running with Mother (2012) and The Uncertainty of Hope (2006).

 

Amutabi Maurice, (Africa Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA) Narratives around Ikhonga Murwe(Crying Stones) Of Kakamega and implications for tourism Development in Western Kenya Some critical Reflections.

 

Mercy Olimba,(Marist International University College, A constituent of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa-CUEA), Waste managemet and Child labour in Informal settlement in Kenya: A specific reference to Ngong Dumping Site.

 

Felix Olayinka Awogbemi & Nandutu Merab Kimo, (Islamic University of  Uganda & Bugema University, Mbale, Uganda), Effect of Domestic Violence on The Socio-Economic Well-Being of Households in Bungokho Community, Mbale District.

 

Mohammmed Abubakar Bitagi, (Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria).Availability of Information Resources for Research in Agricultural Research Institutes (ARI) in Nigeria.

 

Panel B4: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Education and Development in Africa

Location: Room 4

Chair:  Luhamya Aloyce

 

Kimetto Caren Chepkemoi & Felicity Murunga, (Kisii University- Eldoret Campus & University of Eldoret, Kenya).Challenges facing the Implementation Of ICT Enhanced Education in Rural Secondary Schools: Case of Kabiyet Sub-County in Nandi County.

 

Okeke, Uchenna K. and Ukoh, Edidiong E. (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), The Influence of Locus of Control, Study Habits And Gender on the Academic Achievement of Senior Secondary School Physics Students’ In Ibadan Metropolis.

 

Moshidi Mary Makgato, (Tshwane University of Technology Pretoria North- South Africa), The basic concepts and educational principles that support lifelong learning: An investigative study of lifelong learning and adult education in South African Institutions.

 

Mapako Felix P&Mareva Rugare, (Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe), A study of the dynamics and impact of social networks on teaching and learning: A case of Great Zimbabwe University.

 

Luhamya Aloyce and Neema-Abooki,( Makerere University, Uganda.), Quality Assurance in Higher Education: A case of Absence-of-Problems-Model.

 

Panel B5: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Judiciary, Constitutionalism and Human Rights

Location: Room 5

Chair: Paul Adole Ejembi

 

Jon Silverman (University of Bedfordshire, UK), The Justice Conundrum: Redressing human rights abuses in Africa.

 

Osinibi, Olusegun Michael, (Olabisi Onabanjo University), The Law as a Tool for Ensuring Food Sustainability In Africa: The Need To Abolish Trade Distorting Agricultural Subsidies In A Globalized Economy.

 

 John C Mubangizi (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa), A Human Rights-based Approach to Combating Public Procurement Corruption in Africa.

 

Boniface Muoka, (Nairobi). The Elusive Quest for National Cohesion and Politics of Reconciliation in Kenya

 

Gyanendra M. Fulzalke & V. M. More, (Maharashtra, India.), Freedom of Religion in India and Role of Supreme Court of India: Critical Study, Swami Ramanand Teerth Maraathwada University, Nanded Maharashtra, India.

 

Paul Adole Ejembi, Moving From The Margins To The Mainstream: Towards Calibrating The Regional Legal And Regulatory Environment To Shore Up The Promotion And Protection Of The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Under The Auspices of the African Union, Islamic University in Uganda

 

Panel B6: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Service Sectors, Politics and Development in Africa.

Location: Room 6

Chair:  Marijani, Ramadhani

 

Moshidi Mary Makgato, (Pretoria North-South Africa) Poverty as the most important socio – economic barrier that affects adult learning and participation in South African context (Tshwane University of Technology)

 

Komi Ahiatroga Hiagbe, (Global Theological Seminary Osu-Accra, Ghana) Of Antelopes and Dancing Squirrels: Cultural Reconstruction for Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Osa D. Egonwa(Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria)Entrepreneurship Education And Africa’s Sustainable Development, Centre For Entrepreneurial Studies.

 

Maurice Amutabi (Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA).Fifty years of Kenyatta and Odinga Family in Kenyan Politics and implication for 2017 Elections: Political Analysis, African.

 

Siru Hameed Tunde & Peace Benson, (Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina, Nigeria And Kenyatta University, Kenya) Persuasion and/or Manipulation in ‘We Must Remain United’: A 2014 Democracy Day Broadcast By President Goodluck Jonathan.

 

Marijani, Ramadhani, (Tanzania Public Service College) The Quasi –Autonomous Agencies In Limbo: A Case Of Tanzania Employment Services Agency (Taesa) And Recruitment Secretariat (Rs),

 

Health Break

3:30pm – 3:45pm

 

Panel Session C 3:45pm – 5:00pm

 

 

Panel C1: Development Paradigms: Education, Poverty Alleviation and Development

Location: Room 1

Chair: Leen Kavulavu

 

Richard Kanyerezi and Prof. Neema-Abooki, (Makerere University, Uganda) Institutional Autonomy in Allocation of Funds in Institutions of Higher Learning: A Case of Makerere University, Uganda.

 

Ochieng’ O. K’Olewe, (McDaniel College Westminster, Maryland, USA) Retention of Girls in a Rural Primary School:  Addressing UN Goals Millennium Development.

 

Pascal Odoch, (University Of Lusaka, Zambia), The Critical Role Of School Feeding To Primary Education Outcome – Pupil Performance: The Case Of Kalangala District, Central Uganda, University Of Lusaka, Zambia.

 

Nabunya Kulthum, Kasenene Idris and Prof.  Neema Abooki, (Makerere University, Uganda) Influence of Human power planning on academic Staff and their service delivery in the College of Education and External Studies at Makerere University, Uganda

 

Leen Kavulavu, (Karatina University) Critical thinking in Kenya Education for Poverty Eradication and Human Development

 

Panel C2: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Management Resources in Africa

Location: Room 2

Chair:    Sikholiwe Dube,

 

Oyaro, Chungo (Kisii University, Kenya) Dominic, The Confound Future Of Climate Change, Environment And Development.

 

Peter Tengaa, (CBE)-(Mbeya campus, Tanzania) Causes and Effects of Improper Solid Waste Management (Case of Songwe region, College of Business Education.

 

Ukuma, Teryila Shadrach (Benue State University) Traditional Tiv Performances and Cultural Tourism: The Tsuwe Tsere Dance in Focus, Theatre Arts Department,

 

Kenneth Frank O.  Atieto, (Egerton University, Kenya) Management of I.K. As A Cultural Heritage Resource for Sustainable Development among the Ogiek Community of East Mau Forest Complex,

 

Vundi Nason, (St. Paul’s University, Limuru Kenya), An Evaluation of the Community’s Resilience in Coping with the Global Climatic Change: Case of Mwala District, Machakos County.

 

Sikholiwe Dube,(Lupane State University, South Africa), The Role Of Ndebele Or Shona Orature In Health Matters.

 

Panel C3: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Security, Peace and Conflict in Africa

Location: Room 3

Chair: Sr. Lucy Achieng   

 

Jan Záhořík (Centre of African Studies University of West Bohemia in Pilsen,CZE),Ethiopia and the Oromo Question after Meles Zenawi.

 

Barigye Godfrey, Ethnic (Uganda Martyrs University,Uganda) Politics, Cultural Differences and Geopolitics Greater Lakes Region: The Case of Congolese and Rwandan Refugees in Uganda,

 

Okoli Ifeoma Bibiana and Ezemenaka Emeka Kingsley, (University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria), Security Emergencies in Nigeria: Ordeal for Persons with Special Needs (Visual Impairment).

 

Sammy Mwangi (Karatina University, Kenya), Consociational Democracy and Peace Building in Devolved Systems of Governance in Kenya (2010-2015).

 

Lucy Shule, (Centre for Foreign Relations, Dar es Salaam), Refugee Dynamics and Tanzania’s Regional Commitment to Resolve Conflicts.

 

Otieno- Omutoko Lillian, Paul A.  Odundo and Samson Gunga (University Of Nairobi), Value Based Education as a Response to Emerging Challenges in Africa: In search of Global Citizenship for a Peaceful World.

 

Sr.Lucy Achieng. (The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)).The Role of Higher Education in Curbing Terrorism in Africa.

 

 

Panel C4: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa.

Location: Room 4

Chair:  Afaor Dorothy Nguemo

 

Timothy Akampurira, Alice Mbabazi, Peter Nareeba And  Annet Kwarija.(Uganda Christian University Mbale), The Effect Of Alcoholism on The Welfare Of The Elderly Women In Muhanga Town Council, Kabale District South Western Uganda: A Social Work Analysis.

 

Ondara Kiyondi Reuben,( Kisii University, Kenya), The Role Of Women In Development As Depicted In  Gusii Secular Pop Music,

 

Omwoyo Bosire Onyancha, (University of South Africa), 40 years on: an informetrics study of Kenya’s health problems since independence.

 

Amutabi Maurice (Africa Interdisciplinary Studies Association –AISA), Economic and Social Cost of burning of Burial Ceremonies in Western Kenya Cost Benefit Analysis and implication for development.

 

Jackson Keter Kipkemoi and Okello Ayuma Caroline, (Kisii University, Kenya), An Evaluation of challenges facing adoption international financial reporting standards by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Kenya: A survey of Eldoret Town, Kenya.

 

Afaor Dorothy Nguemo,(Benue State University, Makurdi-Nigeria), African Feminism Vis – A – Vis Western Feminism, A Critical Bargain In Tiv Nation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DAY 3 Friday 26th JUNE 2015

Plenary Session – 8:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, Vice Chancellor, United States International University (USIU-A), Kenya

Prof. Winston Akala Jumba, University of Nairobi, Kenya

 

Panel Session

9:00am– 10:30am

 

 

Panel D1: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Service Sectors, Politics and Development in Africa

Location: Room 1

Chair:  Claudine Anita Hingston   

 

Lillian Zippora Omosa, (Acadia University, and Canada), Organizational Culture and its Influence on Strategy Implementation: A Case Study of a Non-governmental Organization Educational Studies.

 

Terwase T. Dzeka, (Benue State University Makurdi, Nigeria), Corruption and its Debilitating/Terminal impact on African Development: A Study of Nigeria’s Fourth Republic 1999 – 2015),

 

Vundi Nason, (St. Paul’s University, Limuru, Kenya), Devolution, Power, and Democratization VS Development in Kenya: Where are we going wrong? A Case of Machakos County.

 

Terver Akpar, (Benue State University, Makurdi. Nigeria), The Context And Conflict Of Rural And Urban Development Paradigms – The Dynamics And Politics of Village Versus City Dwellers in Africa.

 

Amutabi Maurice, (Interdisciplinary Studies Association -AISA), Recovering History through Lullabies and singing Games among the Abaluhya of Western Kenya: Revisiting Oral History.

 

Claudine Anita Hingston, (Management College of Southern Africa –MANCOSA-South Africa), Rethinking African Leadership: The Need for more female leaders in Africa    Centre for Women Leadership, Durban, South Africa.

 


Panel D2: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Education and Development in Africa

Location: Room 2

Chair:   Bongani Bantwini

 

 Lubega Kajura, George William and Prof. Neema-Abook, (Makerere University, Uganda), Challenges to academic freedom and institutional autonomy in Sub-Saharan African Universities: A case of Public Universities in Uganda.

 

Moses Gatambuki Gathigia, George Ogal Ouma, & Titus Karuri Macharia,( Karatina University, Kenya), Conceptual Metaphors in Bertolt Brecht’s Play: “The Caucasian Chalk Circle”.

 

Uche Uwaezuoke Okonkwo & Mercy Ekenma Obasi, (Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Nigeria), Quota System and University Education in Nigeria 1948-2015: Merit or Mediocre?

 

Abdu Kisige and Prof. Neema-Abooki, (Makerere University, Uganda), Cross Border Education and its Influence on the Quality of Higher Education.

 

Bongani Bantwini (North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa), Is there interface and culture of collaboration among various levels in the education system in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa?

 

Panel D3: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Security, Peace and Conflict in Africa

Location: Room 3

Chair: Gilbert Kansiime Arinaitwe

 

Mastone Mbewe (University of Malawi, Malawi), Exploring the Lived Experiences of Refugees who Settle Outside Dzaleka Camp in Malawi: A Phenomenological Approach.

 

Ogunleye Adetunbi Richard, (Adekunle Ajasin University,Akungba-Akoko Ondo State,Nigeria), Violence and Development in Africa: The Nigerian Experience.

 

Bonface Muoka, (Nairobi, Kenya), Fighting With Shadow: The Dilemma of War on Terrorism.

 

Kasena Musaku Bandoma, (College of Business Education – CBE), Tanzania), Child Hawking and its Impacts on school Attendances of children in Mbeya City-Tanzania.

 

Gilbert Kansiime Arinaitwe, (Bishop Barham University College – Kabale, Constitute College of Uganda Christian University,Uganda), Development Forced Migrations and Social Security in Cities: Theoretical Analysis

 

Panel D4: Development Paradigms: Higher Education, Partnerships and Publishing 

Location: Room 4

Chair:  Joe M. Mwinzi

 

Afusat Olanike Busari, (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), A Study Of Academic Stress among Teachers in Training in Special Education in Relation to their Core Life Skills.

 

Bongani Bantwini, (North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa), Is there interface and culture of collaboration among various levels in the education system in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa?

 

Josephine Waeni Bernard,(Mount Kenya University, Kenya),Curriculum  Adaptation for the Management of Learners with Hearing Impairment in Regular Public Primary Schools in Kajiado County, Central Sub County.

 

Asaaju, Olayemi Aderokun, (Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Nigeria), Pre-Service Teachers’ Attitudes and Beliefs Towards and about Reproductive Health for the Future we want in Africa.

 

Nthiga Purity, (Kenyatta University, Kenya), Rethinking the Role of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in Development: Insights from Somaliland.

 

Joe M. Mwinzi, (University of Nairobi, Kenya), Towards the Africanisation of Teacher Education: A Critical Reflection.

 

Panel D5: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Marginalization and development Urban and Rural Development.

Location: Room 5

 

Chair: Pius Kakai Wanyonyi

 

Sean Patrick Asiimwe, (Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands), Peasantry Struggles and Agriculture Modernisation in Uganda: The failed attempt at agriculture transformation for development.

 

Terver Akpar,(Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria ), The Context and Conflict Of Rural And Urban Development Paradigms – The Dynamics And Politics of Village Versus City Dwellers in Africa.

 

Tumwebaze Joshua, (Uganda Christian University, Uganda), Poverty, Deprivation and Vulnerability.

 

Linnet Hamasi, (Kisii University, Kenya), Gender, Spaces, Agency and Voice in negotiating sustainable development in northern Kenya.

 

Langtone Maunganidze & Matildah Sanka (University of Botswana, Botswana) and Kanana E. Murungi. (University of Nairobi, Kenya), Rural elites as assets and liabilities for rural development in Africa: case of Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

 

Pius Kakai Wanyonyi, (Kenyatta University, Kenya), The Paradox of Development: The Story of Webuye Pan African Paper Mills

 

 

 

 Health Break

11:00am – 12:15pm

Panel Session E 11:15am-12:45pm

 

 

Panel E1: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Service Sectors, Politics and Development in Africa

Location: Room 1

Chair:  Susan Khasenye Wasike

 

Susan Khasenye Wasike, (Catholic University of Eastern Africa-CUEA), Contemporary Leadership is the Delegation of Responsibility and Authority.

 

Osa D. Egonwa, (Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies Delta State University, Nigeria), Entrepreneurship Education and Africa’s Sustainable Development

 

Amutabi Maurice, (African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA). Four years of Devolution and Scramble for Gubernatorial Posts in Kenya: Some Informed Reflection.

 

Ondara Kiyondi Reuben, (Kisii University, Kenya), Politics and the Language Question in Kenya: the Case of Sheng’.

 

Mercy Olimba (Marist International University College, Constituent College of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa-CUEA), Informal settlements and Insecurity in Kenya: A case study of Kibera.

 

Panel E2: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Security, Peace and Conflict in Africa

Location: Room 2

Chair: Lucy Shule

 

Oni Oladapo Isaac (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), Insecurity and Xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

 

Amugune Donald (Kisii University. Kenya), Border Conflicts on Development in Kenya: A case of Kilingili Market Vihiga and Kakamega Counties.

 

Abubakar Mohammed Sambo, Muhammad Fuad & Othman Rusdi Omar, (Affiliation missing), Conflict and Intervention in Ecowas Sub-Region:Fourty Years After ‘Integration What Next?’

 

Selly Amutabi (United States International University-USIU-Africa, Kenya), Kenya-Uganda Relations: Past and Present Engagements

 

Heri Ryanga, (University of Nairobi, Kenya), Women and Conflict in Mt. Elgon: Assessing Rape as a Weaponing Armed Conflict, 2006 – 2008.

 

Lucy Shule, (Centre for Foreign Relations, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania), Refugee Dynamics and Tanzania’s Regional Commitment to Resolve Conflicts.

 

Panel E3: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Education and Development in Africa

Location: Room 3

Chair:  Aggrey Asitiba Okutu

 

Nabunya Kulthum and Neema-Abook, (Makerere University) Resource Input Model and its effect on quality of education in Makerere University, Uganda

 

Ochieng’ O. K’Olewe, (McDaniel College Westminster, Maryland, USA) Retention of Girls in a Rural Primary School:  Addressing UN Goals Millennium Development.

 

Onjoro Veronica,(Mount Kenya University)Who is Cheating in Exams, is it the Parents ,the Teachers or the students in Kenya. The Case of Cheating in Exams in Kenya and Its implications in the society.

 

Bongani Bantwini, (North West University, and Potchefstroom, South Africa) Teachers Caught between educational accountability reforms and political pressure: Is there a way out/forward?

 

Tangi Felista and Daniel Onyango (St Augustine University Of Tanzania), Influence of Supervision and learning materials on effectiveness of group discussions as a learning strategy in Higher Education Institution:A case of St.Augustine University of Tanzania.

 

Aggrey Asitiba Okutu, (Kisii University) Assessment of Kenya’s Realization of EFA Goals – 2015, A    Case of West Pokot County, Kenya

 

Panel E4: Development Paradigms: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa

Location: Room 4

Chair: Gabriel Jattani

 

Nthiga M. Purity, Kiguru Gatitu & Emily, A. Ogutu, (Kenyatta University, Nairobi) Deal or Duel: A Frame Analysis of Kenyan Newspapers’ Reporting on the Tenth World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference, Nairobi, and December 2015.

 

Wade Zack Ver, (Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria).Emerging Trends in Nigerian Folk Songs: An Appraisal of Tiv Political Songs.

 

Sarah Chelimo &Jayne Odhiambo Otwack, (Kisii University- Eldoret Campus-Kenya) Challenges facing gender dynamics as an economic and political force in Kenya.

 

Ezekiel Mbitha Mwenzwa,(Karatina University, Kenya) A Theoretical Raison d’être of Gender Modelling and Personality Development: Implications on Development.

 

Name and affiliation missing, Ethical Revival in African’s Development plan: A strategy for Nigerian’s Local Industrialization and the Attainment of Self-reliance.

Gabriel Jattani Tolosa And  Karanja Elizabeth Muhito, The Role Of Public awareness and Police Public Relations in Curbing Child Sexual Abuse: A Case of Mshomoroni Estate in Kisauni Sub-County, Mombasa County….Affiliation?

 

Panel E5: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Economic Development in Africa

Location: Room 5

Chair: Oliver Tersoo Agundu

 

Chengetai E. Hamadziripi, (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe.) A Common Competition Policy for the Tripartite Free Trade Area: chartering the way forward.

 

Esther N. Ndungu &David N. Gaitungu, (Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya) Socio-Economic Implications of the Ban of commercial Motorcycle (BodaBoda) Operations in Nairobi CBD.

 

Judah Ndiku ,Pamella Buhere, Aliva Luvaso, Christopher Omusula &Lorna Nakera,(Masinde Muliro University-Kenya) African Leadership Academy: A New Paradigm Shift in Leadership and Governance in Africa.

 

Fineman, Guy Goyei (USIU-KENYA).Democratization and Foreign Policy-Making: Examining the Role of Parliament in Africa’s Emerging Democracies.

 

Linnet Hamasi, (Kisii University, Kenya). Women and Land Rights among Pastoral Ethnic Groups of northern Kenya.

 

Oliver Tersoo Agundu,(Benue State University, Nigeria) Neo-Liberalism and African Search for A Development Model In The Age Of Economic Fundamentalism.

 

Panel E6: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Religion, NGOs and non-State Agencies in Development in Africa.

Location: Room 6

Chair:  Sabas Kimani

 

Medard Rugyendo (World Bishop Barham University College, Uganda) The Bible-based environmental conservation for the 21st Century.

 

Paul Wachiuri & Edgar Marumbu,(Kisii University) Radicalization, Islam And Christianity In Africa.

 

Gilbert Kansiime Arinaitwe, (Bishop Barham University College – Kabale, Constitute College of Uganda Christian University-Uganda) Social Work Administration And Policy Analysis: Theoretical Perspectives

 

Daniel Ogachi Oigo (Kisii University), .Ratio Analysis and listed company performance

 

Wilkins Ndege Muhingi,(Kisii University, Kenya) Civil Society and Development: Focus on Africa. Sabas Kimani (The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, CUEA, Kenya) ,Religion and environment issues.

 

 

 

 

12:15pm – 2:00pm

Panel Session F 2:00pm– 3:30pm

 

 

Panel F1: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Service Sectors, Politics and Development in Africa

Location:  Room 1

Chair:  Akinrinlewo, Adepeju Mariam

 

Asiru Hameed Tunde & Peace Benson (Kenyatta University) (Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina Nigeria).Persuasion and/Or Manipulation In ‘We Must Remain United’: A 2014 Democracy Day Broadcast By President Goodluck Jonathan)

 

Peter Tengaa, (College of Business Education (CBE)-Mbeya campus, Tanzania) Causes and Effects of Improper Solid Waste Management Case of Songwe region.

 

Linnet Hamasi, (Kisii University, Kenya), Peasants and politics in Africa: Implications for Development.

 

Lillian Zippora Omosa, (Acadia University, Canada),Organizational Culture and its Influence on Strategy Implementation: A Case Study of a Non-governmental Organization Educational Studies.

 

Amutabi Maurice, (Africa Interdisciplinary Studies Association-AISA), Pius Masinde Muliro and Kenya’s Interrogating his patriotism and Nationalists Credentials.

 

Akinrinlewo, Adepeju Mariam, (Hallmark University, Ogun State Nigeria) Modality and Credibility in the First Inaugural Speech of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

 

Panel F2: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Education and Development in Africa

Location:  Room 2

Chair:  Kweyamba B. Audax,

 

Mapako Felix P&Mareva Rugare (Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe) A study of the dynamics and impact of social networks on teaching and learning: A case of Great Zimbabwe University.

 

Felicity Murunga &Chebii J. Chebiwot (University of Eldoret and Kisii University) Which Way Africa? New Pedagogies

 

Grace Atemi Ondieki (Kisii University, Kenya) The State Of Guidance And Counseling And The Impact On Adolescents Drug Abuse In Secondary Schools In Kisii County.

 

Bosire Monari Mwebi & JoAnne MacDonald, Preparing Teachers and Nurses for 21st Century Competencies: Canadian Experience, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada.

 

Elsabé Wessels & Nolutho Diko,Teaching(North-West University) Learner Support Using Real-Life Environment to Enhance Students’ Understanding, Mafeking Campus.

 

Kweyamba B. Audax, (University of Dar es Salaam), The imperative of confronting Corruption as governance and moral issue in Tanzania: Department of Political science and public Administration.

 

 

Panel F3: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa

Location: Room 3

Chair:  Katamba Abubakar Saka

 

Jane Machyo. (Uganda Christian University, Uganda), Universities Deliverables and Employee Expectations in   Eastern Uganda.

 

Lubega Kajura, George William and Prof. Neema-Abooki, (Makerere University, Uganda), The challenges facing research management in Sub-Sahara African Universities.

 

Bosire Monari Mwebi & JoAnne MacDonald (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada.) Preparing Teachers and Nurses for 21st Century Competencies: Canadian Experience, St. Francis Xavier University,Canada.

 

Akinrinlewo, Adepeju Mariam, (Hallmark University, Ogun State Nigeria) Modality and Credibility in the First Inaugural Speech of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

 

Asiko Abigael and Julia Enoi (Catholic University Of Eastern Africa,Kenya),Influence of Parental Alcohol consumptionon childrens Welfare in Kwanza Ward,Trans Nzoia.

 

Katamba Abubakar Saka, (Federal University of Technology, Minna – Nigeria), Interactive Effect of Motivation, Job Satisfaction, Gender and Educational Qualification Job Performance of Library Personnel in Universities in North-Central, Nigeria.

 

Panel F4: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Management Resources in Africa

Location: Room 4

Chair:   Lydia Kivuva,

 

Sylvia Atoko, (University Of Lusaka, Zambia),The Relationship between Human Resource Practices and Organizational Commitment.

 

William Adams Twayigize (University of New England, Australia), Preventing Africa’s Resource Curse through Indigenous Community Participation: A Case Study of Turkana Oil Exploitation in Kenya.

Tapiwanashe Mutonhori, (Great Zimbabwe University) Cultural Dialectics in Sustainable Resource Management in Zimbabwe: The Role of Karanga Culture in the Resource Management Matrix.

 

Evans Vidija Sagwa (Technical University of Kenya) and Appolonius Shitiabai Kembu, (Mount Kenya University), Influence of Human Resource Management Practices on Competitive Strategy: A Study of Deposit Taking Saccos in Nairobi County, Kenya.

 

Langtone Maunganidze, (University of Botswana, Botswana), Feeding from natural resource management (NRM)-related conflicts: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

 

Lydia Kivuva, (Cooperative University of Kenya), Evaluation of the drought Mitigation and response strategies in Makueni County,Kenya

 

Panel F5: Rethinking Development Paradigms: Education and Development in Africa

Location:  Room 5

Chair:  Ujeyo Margaret Stella

 

Ekundayo Lawrence Olabode, (Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria.) Corruption in Africa: Nigeria As A Case Study.

 

Moses Gatambuki Gathigia, George Ogal Ouma., & Titus Karuri Macharia, (Karatina University, Kenya),Conceptual Metaphors in Bertolt Brecht’s Play: “The Caucasian Chalk Circle”

 

Veronica Onjoro, (Mount Kenya University, Kenya), Are menses a hindrance to Kenyan girls education?

 

Ujeyo Margaret Stella and Prof. Neema-Abooki, Approaches to Effective Quality Assurance Strategy in Higher Education Institutions, Makerere University, Uganda

 

Daniel Ogachi Oigo and Abigael Asiko Kutwa (Kisii University), Improving youth livelihood through small holder farming

 

Kebenei P.J, Cherotich M.G & Busienei A. C, (Kenya, University of Nairobi –Kenya) Influence of Devolved Government on instructors’ Motivation in Vocational Training Institutes. A case study of Bomet County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conference Closing Ceremony

 

MC: Dr.

 

3:45pm4.00pm   :   Closing Remarks & Way Forward from the Chair, Conference Organizing                                                            

                                 Committee: Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, PhD

 

4:00pm-4:15pm   :   Official Closing by Prof. Inyani K. Simala, CEO/Secretary Kiswahili Commission of East Africa

 

4.15pm  – 4.30 pm : Vote of Thanks by Representative of  Delegates

 

4:30 pm4:35pm   :   Vote of Thanks from Prof. (Eng.) Abel Mayaka, PhD

 

4:35pm-5:00pm    :   Issuing of Certificates of Participation

                                     

 

                                    Delegates depart at their own pleasure

 

 

Saturday June 25, 2016, Conference excursion paid for individually. The itinerary will include visit to the Animal orphanage, the only national park situated in the capital city of Nairobi.

 


Call for Papers for the 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 28 to 30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel

 

General conference theme: “Africa at Development Crossroads”

Conference Venue: Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel, 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. 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 marginalised 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 influence. Some government 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 29, 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 hlinnet@yahoo.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com

 

The deadline for submission of full papers 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:

a. Energy, Water, Agriculture and Development in Africa

b. Politics and Development in Africa

c. Health and Development

d. Heritage, Culture and Development

e. Urban and Rural Development

f. Gender Dynamics and Women in Africa

g. Democracy and Governance in Africa

h. Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood, Kenywood, hip hop, etc

i. The language question in Africa

j. Poverty, Deprivation and Vulnerability

k. Peace, Conflict and Security issues

l. IDPs and Refugee Crisis in Africa

m. Economic Development in Africa

n. Civil Society, NGOs and Social Movements in Africa

o. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

 

Colloquium 2: Economics and Management of Resources in Africa

Sub-Themes:

a. Economic Models, Development Plans and Development in Africa

b. Minerals, International Trade, Commerce, e-Commerce and e-Baking

c. Industry and Manufacturing in Africa

d. Outsourcing and Africa’s ‘Silicon Valleys’ and ‘Industrial Parks’

e. Global Finance and Development

f. Environment, Climate Change and E-waste Management

g. Planning and Management of Strategic Natural Resources

h. Business Management, Human Resource and Entrepreneurship

i. The Cooperative Movement, Women Groups and Savings Societies in Africa

j. Media, Transport and Communication in Africa

k. Regional Blocs, Integration and Regional Trade in Africa

l. Global Business Management

m. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

 

Colloquium 3: Education and Development in Africa

Sub-Themes:

a. University Education, Research, Science and Development

b. Open and Distance Learning, e-learning and e-resources in Africa

c. Curriculum Reforms and New Pedagogies in Higher Education in Africa

d. Higher Education, Linkages, Partnerships and Publishing 

e. Exchange Programmes and Collaborations

f. Evaluation, Education Reforms, Research Repositories and Archives

g. ICT, teleconferencing, webminars, networking and e-Learning

h. Gender mainstreaming in Education in Africa

i. Lifelong Learning and Adult Education in Africa

j. Industry, Technology and Education

k. Private Education, Early Childhood Education and Special Education

l. Technical and Vocational Education in Africa

m. Primary Education, Education, Poverty Alleviation and Marginalization

o. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

 Colloquium 4: Judiciary, Constitutionalism and Human Rights

Sub-Themes:

a. Judicial Reforms and Human Rights in Africa

b. International Trade and New Maritime Laws

c. Indigenous, Local, National and Global Legal Systems

d. Cohesion and Integration Issues

e. New Constitutional reforms

f. The role of women and minorities in legal issues 

g. ICT and Law

h. Gender, Environment and Alternative Legal Systems in Africa

i. Environmental Law and Conservation

j. Alternative Dispute Resolution in Africa

k. Global Legal Education

l. Land, Environment, Civic and Citizen Education

m. Special Courts and Small Claims Courts

n. Global Recruitment Firms in Africa

o. Illegal and Forced Migration

p. Treaties, Accords and Agreements

q. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 5: Engineering, Science and Technology in Africa

Sub-Themes:

a. Engineering and Training in Science and Technology

b. Science, Technology and Development

c. Agriculture, livestock and fisheries

d. Science and Natural Resource Management

e. Patents, Trademarks, Technology and Innovation

f. Industry and University Collaboration

g. Research and Development (R&D)

h. Industrial Parks and Innovation Villages

i. Innovation, Science, Technology and Environment

j. ICT, Science and Technology

k. Science, Technology and Gender

m. Science, Children and Youth

n. Health, Medicine HIV and AIDS

o. Health Tourism and Foreign Aid

p. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

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

Sub-Themes:

a. Radicalization, Islam and Christianity in Africa

b. Radical Religious Groups in Africa

c. Media and the Church in Africa

d. Ethics and Development in Africa

e. Theology and Development in Africa

f. Faith-Based NGOs

h. Religious Institutions and Development

i. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global peace and security

m. Global Mega Evangelists

n. Religion and Environmental Issues

o. Religion, Gender and Women in Africa

p. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 7: Security, Peace and Conflict in Africa

Sub-Themes:

a. Africa Security Architecture

b. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global peace and security

c. Conflict, Rebel activities, War and Violence in Africa

d. The UN, African Union, Gender and Human Rights

e. Peace and Security in the Great Lakes Region

f. Conflict Management

g. War and Refugees in Africa

h. Ethical Issues in Development

i. Democracy, Leadership and Governance in Africa

j. Dictatorship, term limits and Corruption in Africa

k. Regional Bodies and peace in Africa

l. Displacement, Refugees and International Affairs

m. Failed and near-failed states in Africa

n. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 8: Library, Information and Communication Technology

Sub-Themes:

a) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Africa

b) The nature and state of ICT in Africa

c) Mobile Libraries, Dissemination and publishing

d) Library resources in Africa

e) E-Library/Virtual library

f) E- books/E-Journals

g) Internet Research and online publishing

h) Communication and Journalism

i) Language, Radio and TV stations in Africa

j. Gender and ICT in Africa

k. ICT and environment in Africa

l. Business innovations in ICT – m-pesa, m-kopa, etc

m. Oral literature and oral narratives and texts

n. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 9: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa

Sub-Themes:

a. Challenges of invention of states and ethnic groups in Africa

b. Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Development in Africa

c. Gender, Women and Development in Africa

d. Corporate Social Responsibility

e. Aid and Sectoral Development

f. New Paradigms of Development

g. Minority Groups and Tensions

h. Interdisciplinary Research and Development

i. Public Policy and Ecology

j. Entrepreneurship and Development

k. Minorities and Development

l. Integrated Rural Urban Development

m. Funding Interdisciplinary Research and Development

n. Social, Economic and Political Research

o. Research Regimes

p. Opinion polls, surveys and mapping in Africa

q. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 10: Roundtables, independent panels and association meetings

 Sub-Themes:

a. Open for any panels or roundtables or association meetings

b. 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 hlinnet@yahoo.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com

KESSA /MMU

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Prof. Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi is President of African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), a pioneer professional associaiton bringing together members from all disciplines in Africa and abroad. He is a former Fulbright Scholar who previously worked as Deputy Vice Chancellor at Kisii University and also Director of Research and Professor in Peace and Strategic Studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2010-2013. He has previously taught at Central Washington University, USA (2005-2010) in African Studies Programme and Moi University (1992-2000) in the Department of Development Studies and other public universities in Kenya. Prof. Amutabi holds a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in History and African Studies. He received his B.A (Hons) in 1989 in Political Science and History and M.A in 1991 from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Maurice Amutabi is co-editor of Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa: Five Decades of Misrule (with Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o) – in 2013. Amutabi also co-edited Africa after Fifty Years: Retrospections and Reflections (with Toyin Falola and Sylvester Gundona) in 2012. Amutabi is the author of The NGO Factor in Africa: The Case of Arrested Development in Kenya (New York: Routledge, 2006). Amutabi is co-author of Nationalism and Democracy for People-Centered Development in Africa (Moi University Press, 2000). He has also co-authored Foundations of Adult Education in Africa (Cape Town/Hamburg: Pearson/UNESCO, 2005). He has written two novels, Because of Honor (a novel on Islam in Africa) and These Good People (a novel on corruption in Africa). Amutabi is also the author of Nakhamuma Stories (a collection of short stories from the Abaluyia community of western Kenya). His chapters have appeared in over thirty books. His articles have appeared in several refereed and reputable journals such as African Studies Review, African Contemporary Cultural Studies, Canadian Journal of African Studies, International Journal of Educational Development; and Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. Amutabi has made presentations at over one hundred national and international conferences. Amutabi is the Vice-President of the Kenya Studies and Scholars’ Association (KESSA), Kenya’s premier research and academic organization. He is the editor-in-chief of Kenya Studies Review and Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences. Prof. Amutabi has conducted extensive research on many issues of development. He has taught courses on peace and conflict and gender and development. He teaches in the PhD and Masters Programme in the Institute of Peace and Security Studies at Kisii University. He enjoys blogging and writing and is an avid sports fan, but does not support any of team, preferring to support the team that plays well.
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