2016 International Conference on Research in Development (RiD) Theme: Innovation and Sustainable Development – Exploring Contextual Issues in Developing Countries

2016 International Conference on Research in Development --RiD)

Theme: Innovation and Sustainable Development – Exploring Contextual Issues in Developing Countries
2nd to 4th March 2016, at Mika Convention Centre, Lusaka, .Zambia
Conference Conveners

Dr Alice P S Shemi, Donatec Institute of Business, Computing & Design, Zambia and
Prof Francis Wambalaba, United States International University, Kenya
Other Conference Committee members include the following:
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 and Associates, Zimbabwe
Overview
This is a 3-day knowledge event that brings together scholars, professionals, practitioners and graduate students that are interested or are actively engaged in research and application of innovative to development. The conference aims at facilitating multidisciplinary research on developing country issues and advancing appropriate solutions to development challenges within this context.
Conference Tracks : The event aims at facilitating multidisciplinary research on developing country issues and advancing appropriate solutions to development challenges within this context.
The Conference deliberations will be based on the following themes:
  • 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; and
  • Track 8: Research Philosophy, Methodology and Application
Other topics relevant to the theme will also be welcome.
Space has been provided on the final day for practitioners (including entrepreneurs, policy makers and development facilitators) to share their experiences of what they think works and doesn’t.
Also running parallel on this day will be a half-day workshop for masters and doctoral students.

Call for RiD 2016 Conference Papers
A call is now being made for papers that focus on the various aspects that bring out contextual issues affecting the pursuit of sustainable development.
  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: ongoing.
  • Deadline for submission of draft full papers: 31st January, 2016
  • Deadline for submission of revised papers: 21st February, 2016.
The submissions can be made here.
Conference Participation Fees
A conference fee of $200 will be payable by 20th February, 2016. This covers participation for the 3 days, and includes conference material, lunches and snacks.
Early bird discounts are available.
Early Bird Discount A (payment by 31st Dec, 2015)
Individual- $165,
Group rate - $150 per participant.
Early Bird Discount B (payment by 31st Jan, 2016)
Individual - $180,
Group rate - $165 per participant.
Payment by 15th February:
Individual - $200,
Group rate- $185 per participant
Note: group rate is applicable for 7 or more people and an additional $85 is payable by participants presenting papers.
Enquiries on payment can be sent to finance@legacypublication.com
To book your place at RiD 2016, please click here or contact: Events@legacypublication.com

For more information on the event, please download the Call for Papers from here

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