CONFERENCE OF GRADUATE WOMEN ZAMBIA (GWZ) IN
CONJUNCTION WITH THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA, LUSAKA, ZAMBIA
DATE: 19-20 OCTOBER 2017
VENUE: UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA, SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, NEW LECTURE THEATRE (NELT)
THEME: WOMEN AS AGENTS OF CHANGE
The conference is co-hosted by the University of Zambia, School of Education, and Graduate Women Zambia (GWZ).
Welcome Message from the Organising Committee
Graduate Women Zambia is pleased to invite you for the conference on “Women as Agents of Change” that will be held at University of Zambia (UNZA), Great East Road Campus. We are
aware that women across the globe have historically faced some form of injustice and that global leaders through the sustainable development goals are cognizant of the need to change the status
quo with regards to gender equality and empowerment for women and girls (SDG 5). The conference will provide a unique opportunity for delegates to engage in profound discourse
towards defining the course of development for women and their role as agents of change. The conference will therefore draw participants from a wide spectrum of delegates from academia,
policy makers, Civil Society Organizations, development partners and students.
We look forward to welcoming you at the conference.
Judith Lubasi Ilubala-Ziwa, Conference Committee Chairperson
Dennis Banda, Conference Vice Chairperson
Conference Sub Themes
i. Women, Resilience and Vulnerability
What mitigation measures should be put in place in order to reduce women vulnerability?
ii. Social Protection for Rural Women
What protection is there for rural women in Zambia and Southern Africa.?
iii. Maternal Health and Child Care
What is the significance of maternal health on child care?
iv. Leadership, Masculinity and Feminism
How is leadership affected by masculinity and feminism?
v. Religion, Gender, Education, Environment and Development
Where do we see the place of women in development?
How does religion affect gender, environment and development?
vi. Informal Economy, Trade and Women Empowerment
In what way have women been empowered through informal economy and trade?
Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts of between 200-250 words should be submitted by June 30, 2017 to the GWZ Conference Organising Committee via the email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
email@example.com and copy firstname.lastname@example.org. The status of the abstracts after peer reviewing will be communicated to the authors by July 30, 2017.
Please note that all abstract submissions should include the title of the paper, key words, the authors’ full names, institutional affiliation, and full mailing address (including telephone
number and email address).
Submission of Full Conference Papers
Presenters are expected to send their full papers before or during the conference for inclusion in conference proceedings. The paper must follow the guidelines stated below:
Be a full paper with an abstract;
Written in English;
Title of paper must be in capital letters followed by name of author(s), their institutions,
email addresses and phone numbers;
Format: Microsoft word;
Pages - 18 maximum including references;
Style: Times New Roman;
Font size: 14 & bold for title of paper, 12 & bold heading of sections and 12 for the whole body;
Citations and references must follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style. Any other citation is welcome so long there is consistency.
All authors whose abstracts are accepted will be required to register in order to participate in the
conference. Authors are advised to use Power Point for their presentations.
There shall be a registration fee of 100 USD for international participants (or Kwacha
equivalent) and K800 for local participants per conference participant/delegate. The registration fee covers stationary, refreshments and lunch but NOT accommodation.
The following are account details for payment of conference registration fee:
Account Name: Zambia Association of University Women
Name of Bank: Zambia National Commercial Bank
Premium House Branch, Lusaka
Account No: 0485846400172
Participants/delegates from outside Lusaka should secure their own accommodation:
Mika Lodge: Head office-0211-291557 /0211-291494 cell: 0978-956315/0963-298745; Email:
email@example.com website: www.mikahotels.com
Cresta Golfview Hotel: Direct lines: 260 (211) 290770; 260 (211) 290718; 260 (211) 292049; Fax: 260 (211)
292049. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com All accommodation attracts 1.5% tourism levy.
Radisson Blu Hotel: Phone +260 211 368 900; Fax +260 211 368 901; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note that registration fees do not include personal travel or health insurance of any kind.
Exhibition and Sponsors
There will be exhibition space for interested organisations to exhibit and sell their non-edible products and merchandise. Organizations and Businesses interested to exhibit their goods and
services should contact the Conference Secretariat via email@example.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org and copy to the organizing committee member via email@example.com.