2016 International Conference on Research in Development (RiD)

2016 International Conference on Research in Development (RiD)
past over 2 years ago

Wed, Mar 2 6:00PM - Fri, Mar 4 12:00PM

Mika Convention Centre, Lusaka, Zambia Lusaka, Zambia

Event Details

Theme: Innovation and Sustainable Development – Exploring Contextual Issues in Developing Countries

Conference Conveners:
Dr Alice P S Shemi, Donatec Institute of Business, Computing & Design, Zambia
Prof Francis Wambalaba, United States International University, Kenya,

Other Members of the Conference Committee:
Prof. Alex Ikeme - University of Mkar, Nigeria
Prof. Gebreyesus Abegaz Yimer - Mekelle University, Ethiopia
Prof. Jose Banzozi - University of Kinshasa, Congo DR
Prof. Edwin Bbenkele - University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Dr. Kavwanga Yambayamba - Zambia Open University, Zambia
Dr. Francis Chigunta - University of Zambia
Mr Joshua Nyoni – J M Nyoni & Associates, Zimbabwe

The conference brings together scholars, professionals, practitioners and graduate students that are interested or are actively engaged in research and application of innovative to development.

It aims at facilitating multidisciplinary research on developing country issues, stimulating collaborations between developing country researchers, broadening and deepening global understanding of the various contextual factors influencing development, and advancing appropriate solutions to development challenges within this context.

The need for such a platform has become even greater with the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that provide all actors with the kind of targets that they, in partnership, need to work towards.

Conference Tracks
Track 1: Entrepreneurship and Business Management
Track 2: Economics, Money, Banking and Finance, and Accounting
Track 3: ICTs, e-business, Mobile Computing, E-learning, e-government
Track 4: Agriculture, Agribusiness, Food Production and Safety, and Tourism
Track 5: Mining and Energy, Engineering and Local Adaptations,
Track 6: Policy, Regulation, Governance, Security and Conflict Resolution
Track 7: Environmental and Public Health, and Nutrition
Track 8: Research Philosophy, Methodology and Application, other topics relevant to the theme

Papers that fall in other related categories are also welcome.

The third day will include:
1. Separate half-day workshops for Masters and PhD students, and
2. Case presentations by selected actors on field experiences in the application of innovation in sustainable development within the developing country context.

Conference Participation Fee: $200, which includes conference pack, lunches and snacks.

Early bird discounts are available as follows:
• $165 for payment made by 31st December, 2015
• $180 for payment made by 31st January, 2016

Group rates (7 or more participants) will also apply as follows:
• $150 per for payment made by 31st December, 2015
• $165 per participant for payment made by 31st January, 2016
• $185 per for payment made by 15th February, 2016
An additional $85 is payable by participants that are presenting papers.

Lusaka offers a variety of safe and affordable accommodations options, including hostel type accommodation, B&B lodges and also hotels with international standards.

For further information, including assistance with making accommodation arrangements, please contact events@legacypublication.com