EASTERN AFRICA RESEARCH AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

EARIMA 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

MALAIKA BEACH RESORT, MWANZA, TANZANIA

28th – 30th August 2017

 

Enhancing Research and Innovation Capacity for Socio-Economic Development in Eastern Africa

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

We are delighted to announce the first Call for Papers for EARIMA 2017 Annual Conference that will take place at Malaika Beach Resort on the shores of Lake Victoria in Mwanza, Tanzania. The meeting will be preceded by a one-day training workshop on R&I Management.

Theme of the Conference

The main theme of the conference is Enhancing Research and Innovation Capacity for Socio-Economic Development in Eastern Africa. Sub-themes of the conference include:

1)     Linking Innovations, Science & Technology with socio-economic development

2)     Influence of Research and Research Uptake in Policy Development

3)     Knowledge Transfer, Research Outreach and Community Transformation

4)     Role of Research Offices in dealing with research Ethics, IP Matters and Regulation Compliance in R&D Institutions.

5)     Preparing the next generation of researchers/academics (including issues of student supervision, mentoring young researchers/academics, publications)

Instructions to Authors

1.       Your abstract must be 100 – 200 words in length

2.       Prepare your abstract in Microsoft Word (doc. or docx.)

3.        Submitted your abstract via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4.       Deadline for abstracts is 31st May 2017.

5.       Name your abstract in the following format:

Name

Institutional affiliation

Contact information (including preferred email address)

Theme to which you are submitting your abstract

Note that researchers/innovators/managers whose abstracts will be accepted for the conference will need to solicit for funds elsewhere, in order to come to the conference for presentation. EARIMA has no funds.

Language: the language of the conference is English

Registration

The deadline for early bird registration is 30th June 2017. Please register online through EARIMA website: www.earima.com

Registration fee:

Membership type

Registration fee amount (in US$)

EARIMA paid-up members

250

EARIMA non-paid-up members

300

Non-EARIMA members

300

Students with studentship ID

200

 

The registration fee will cover for conference venue, conference materials, air port transfer to Malaika Beach Resort, lunch, two teas daily, two bottles of water daily, Wi-Fi, PA system and government taxes.

Post-conference excursion

You will be offered an opportunity to book for a post-conference excursion on 31st August 2017 either to Julius Kambarage Nyerere (father of the nation) Butiama Memorial Museum in Mara region, Tanzania or to Saanane Island National Park in Mwanza, where you could hopefully spot some of the Big Five. The registration fee will not cover for the excursions; individuals interested will pay for excursion(s).

One-day post-conference excursion 31.8.2017: pick up/departure will be 9:00 am at Malaika Beach Resort

 

We hope to welcome you in Mwanza at Malaika Beach Resort in August 2017!

 

Meanwhile, prepare and send us your abstract and register online before the deadline.

 

Tentative programme:

28.8.2017        Full-day training workshop

29.8.2017        Full-day presentations

 30.8.2017        Half-day presentations and half day EARIMA business

 

Download the announcement here

 

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