Draft Conference programme for June 22-25 2016 at Multimedia University of Kenya



















DAY 1 Wednesday, June 22nd 2016


  • Arrival and Registration of delegates


  • Familiarization and visit to Conference venue


  • Checking into hotel rooms


  • Distribution of name tags and conference material


  • Corrections on the Programme


  • Make any announcements and changes


  • PowerPoint presentations given to ICT staff for presentation


  • Please Register on the first day, June 22, 2016 from 2pm

DAY 2 Thursday, June 23th, 2016


Keynote Speakers

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

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

Prof. Winston Akala Jumba, Dean, Faculty of Education, College of Education and External Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya


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

Moderator: Amb. Prof. David Kikaya, United States International University-Africa, Nairobi, Kenya


8:00am- 9:00am Registration


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, University of Nairobi
10:15- 11: 00am Group Photo/Health Break


Parallel Sessions


Panel Session A: 11:00am – 1:00pm


Panel A1: Politics, Judiciary, Language Question and Development in Africa

Location: Room 1

Chair:  Mumo Nzau


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), Transient Nature of Political Parties in Kenya and the Challenge of Building Stable Political Institution and Structures in the Country: Retrospection


Paul Adole Ejembi (Islamic University in Uganda), Galvanizing the Realization of the Right of African States to Development under International Law: A Conscionable Desideration or Malapropos


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: Climate Change, Indigenous Knowledge and Management of Resources in Africa

Location: Room 2

Chair: Christopher Ndlovu,


  1. 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


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


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


Panel A3: Higher Education, Teacher Education, Secondary Schools and Development

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 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 S.N Ng’ambi-Chipalo, (University of Zambia.), 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: Teacher Education, Counselling, Research, Science and Development in Africa

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.
Yahya Ibrahim Harande (Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria), Bibliographic Control Through Bibliometrics Approach in Scientific Researches: A literature Review


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

Laban Mgendi Irhene (University of Arusha, Usa-River, Arusha, Tanzania), Lifelong Learning: African Perspective


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: Religion, the Church, 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


John Musalia, (Western Kentucky University, USA), Membership in Organization, Trust and Health in Kenya


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: Engineering, ICT, Media,  Science and Technology In Africa

Location: Room 6

Chair: Abel N. Mayaka


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-centered design: Perspectives of the furniture manufacturing industry in Botswana


Nanncy Adagala – Ombuya, (Maasai Mara University, Kenya), The Extent to which Effective Communication is practiced among Internal Publics of Privately Owned Secondary Schools: The case of Nairobi County, Kenya
Tirus Muya Maina & Charity Mweru Maina (Murang’a University College and Technical University of Kenya), Kenya towards Mobile Virtue Network Operator: Opportunities and challenges


Abel N. Mayaka, Dickson Andala (Multimedia University of Kenya), Kezia N. Ngugi, Moses Mwangi, (South Eastern Kenya University), Design of an Ecosan Toilet Model for Kenyan Schools


Lunch – 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Parallel Sessions B 2:00pm – 3:30pm


Panel B1: Radicalization, Security Issues, Borders and Development

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.


Linda Piknerova, (University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic), Landlocked States and its Relationship to Development


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: Library, Information Science 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.


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: Gender, Feminism, Tourism and Development 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 Stone) 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 management 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: ICT, Quality Assurance, Gender Dynamics, Education and Development

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


Peter Sampa, Luchembe, Musonda and Ng’ambi-Chipalo, S.N, (University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia), Adult Learners’ Perception of the University of Zambia Adult Education Programmes on Copperbelt Province of Zambia


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


Panel B5: Judiciary, Constitutionalism and Human Rights in Africa

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


Paul Adole Ejembi, (Islamic University in Uganda), 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


Panel B6: Adult Learning, Entrepreneurship Education and Politics 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

Parallel Sessions

Panel Session C 3:45pm – 5:00pm


Panel C1: Education, Media, Poverty Alleviation and Development

Location: Room 1

Chair: Leen Kavulavu


Richard Kanyerezi and 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 Millennium Development Goals


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 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


Florence Boinet, (Kisii University, Kenya), Influence of Instructional Media on Quality Teaching and Learning in Selected Primary Schools in Eldoret


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


Panel C2: Climate Change, Tourism and Management of Resources in Africa

Location: Room 2

Chair:    Sikholiwe Dube,


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


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


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


Jane Kwenye, (Copperbelt University, Zambia), Promoting pro-environmental behaviors among Zambians: The effect of place attachment and loyalty to a natural tourist setting


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


Panel C3: Nationalism, Refugees, 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, Czech Republic), Ethiopia and the Oromo Question after Meles Zenawi


Barigye Godfrey, (Kabale University, Uganda) Ethnic 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)


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


Otieno- Omutoko Lillian, Paul A.  Odundo and Samson Gunga (University Of Nairobi, Kenya), 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), Kenya), The Role of Higher Education in Curbing Terrorism in Africa


Panel C4: Women, Feminism, Social Issues and Development in Africa

Location: Room 4

Chair:  Afaor Dorothy Nguemo


Timothy Akampurira, Alice Mbabazi, Peter Nareeba and Annet Kwarija. (Uganda Christian University Mbale, Uganda), 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- UNISA, South Africa), Forty (40) years on: an informetrics study of Kenya’s health problems since independence


Amutabi Maurice (African Interdisciplinary Studies Association –AISA), Economic and Social Cost of Mourning and 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 24th JUNE 2015

Plenary Session – 8:00 am – 9:00 am


Keynote Speakers:

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

Prof. Winston Akala Jumba, Dean, School of Education, University of Nairobi, Kenya


Parallel Sessions – Panels

9:00am– 10:30am


Panel D1: Devolution, Corruption, Culture and Development in Africa

Location: Room 1

ChairClaudine 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: Academic Freedom, 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?


Musonda Luchembe, Peter Sampa and Machila Nisbert (University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia), An Examination of Student Teachers’ Preferences for Continuous Assessment


Abdu Kisige and 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: Migration, Terrorism, 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


Linda Piknerova, (University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic), Landlocked States and its Relationship to Development


Oowo, Joy Ejembi, (Islamic University in Uganda, Kampala Campus, Uganda), Discrimination against Women in the Work Place: Focus on Nigeria



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


Panel D4: Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Development 

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: Agriculture, Marginalization and 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: Devolution, Gender, Entrepreneurship Education and Sustainable Development

Location: Room 1

Chair:  Susan Khasenye Wasike


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 Reflections


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


Asaaju, Olayemi Aderokun, (Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Nigeria), Students’ Gender as a correlate of their attitudes and beliefs toward and about school subjects in Lagos Stage, Nigeria


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









Panel E2: Xenophobia, International Relations, Refugees 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: Education Reforms, Exams 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


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?


Beatrice Tayo Ajayi (Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Ondo State, Nigeria), and Dzever Linus Terry (University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria), Perceived Challenges to the Development and Expansion of Open Education Resources of Distance Learning Programme in Nigeria


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, Kenya) Assessment of Kenya’s Realization of EFA Goals – 2015, A    Case of West Pokot County, Kenya


Panel E4: Gender, Language, Sexual Abuse and Newspaper reporting in Africa

Location: Room 4

Chair: Gabriel Jattani Tolosa


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.


Hamisi Babusa, (Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya), Language Colonization in Africa: How Can we Liberate Ourselves


Gabriel Jattani Tolosa and  Karanja Elizabeth Muhito (Mount Kenya University, Kenya), 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


Panel E5: Trade, Governance, Land Rights, Boda Boda and 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 (Boda Boda) Operations in Nairobi CBD


Veronica Onjoro, (Mount Kenya University, Kenya), Discourse on Boda Boda (Bicycles and Motorcycle Taxis) Transport in Kenya: Potential, Prospects and Challenges for Operators


Fineman, Guy Goyei (USIU-A, 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: Religion, NGOs Civil Society and non-State Agencies in Development in Africa.

Location: Room 6

Chair:  Medard Rugyendo


Paul Wachiuri & Edgar Marumbu, (Kisii University, Kenya) 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


Julius Omona, (Makerere University, Uganda), Donor driven Social services for the vulnerable people in Africa: A case of social protection of the disabled in Uganda


Daniel Ogachi Oigo (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, JKUAT)), .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.


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


12:15pm – 2:00pm

Panel Session F 2:00pm– 3:30pm


Panel F1: Mining, Waste Management, Politics and Development in Africa

Location:  Room 1

Chair:  Akinrinlewo, Adepeju Mariam


Ronald Ngulube, Rajendra Agrawal, Stephen B. Mulenga, Francis Zambika and Barry Kalumba (Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia), Improvement of Acid Soluble Copper Recovery in Tailings Leach Plant at Konkola Copper Mine Plc, Zambia


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


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)


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


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


Panel F2: Education and Development in Africa

Location:  Room 2

Chair:  Audax B. Kweyamba


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.


Oowo, Joy Ejembi, (Islamic University in Uganda, Kampala Campus, Uganda), Discrimination Against Women in the Work Place: Focus on Nigeria


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: Labour, Teaching, Nursing and Secondary Schools in Development

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 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.


Asiko Abigael and Julia Enoi (Catholic University Of Eastern Africa, Kenya),Influence of Parental Alcohol consumption on children’s Welfare in Kwanza Ward, Trans Nzoia, Kenya


Marlion Onyambu, (Kisii University, Kenya), Factors Affecting Academic Achievement of Day Secondary School Students in Eldoret Municipality


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


Panel F4: Management of Human and Other 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 Neema-Abooki, Approaches to Effective Quality Assurance Strategy in Higher Education Institutions, Makerere University, Uganda


Daniel Ogachi Oigo (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, JKUAT)), 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


Panel F6: Leadership, Environment, Higher Education and Politics

Location:  Room 6

Chair:  Pamela Wadende

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.


Pamela Wadende, (Kisii University, Kenya), The Edu-Environmental nexus in emerging patterns of health seeking behavior in Kenya’s Kericho County


Patrick M Dikirr, (The Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya), Transforming Africa: From Initiating People-Centred Political Culture to Cultivating Environmental Literacy.


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


Laban Mgendi Irhene (University of Arusha, Usa-River, Arusha, Tanzania), Academic Integrity, Accountability and Ethics in Higher Education


Misozi Daka and Wizaso Munthali (Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia), E-Waste Generation and Management an Institutional Approach: A Case Study of the Copperbelt University, Zambia
Conference Closing Ceremony:



MC: Dr. Mumo Nzau


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 Representatives 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 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 influence. 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 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:

  1. Energy, Water, Agriculture and Development in Africa
  2. Politics and Development in Africa
  3. Health 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 in Africa
  10. 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


  1. 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. 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. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.


Colloquium 3: Education and Development in Africa


  1. 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. 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. Primary Education, Education, Poverty Alleviation and Marginalization
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome


Colloquium 4: Judiciary, Constitutionalism and Human Rights


  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


  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


  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


  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


  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


  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


  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


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


About African Interdisciplinary Studies Association Website

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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