The 2017 International Multi-Disciplinary Conference Knowledge Sharing and Innovation Competitiveness for Responsive and Sustainable Development Host: Zambia Research and Development Centre – Information and Communications University Date: 23 – 25 August, 2017 Venue:  Radisson Blu hotel, Lusaka, Zambia

The First International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on “Knowledge Sharing and Innovation Competitiveness for Responsive and Sustainable Development” will bring together researchers, scholars, innovators and entrepreneurs from international and local universities and industry to showcase research and innovations.

This is an exceptional platform for researchers/academics/innovators/scientists/practitioners to discuss contemporary phenomena shaping human development from multiple vantage points. Many topics of the multi-disciplinary nature as a response to everyday challenges faced in both developing and developed world contexts will be discussed.

This conference will also provide an opportunity for graduating students to publish their Bachelors’, Masters’ and PhD research works (research papers), as journal publication is a prerequisite for graduation under the new academic standards. Encouraging tertiary and vocational institutions in research and innovation is a great recipe for a competitive world, and Zambia should take a centre stage in this cause.

Papers submitted to this conference will go through a Double-blinded review process with final proceedings with ISBN indexed in Google Scholar, Scopus and Thomson Reuters.

Thematic Priority

- Computer and Information Sciences

- Engineering and Technology

- Medical, Health and Environmental Sciences

- Education: Curriculum design and Quality matters

- Agricultural and Natural Sciences

- Business and applied management Sciences

- Social Sciences and Humanities

- Law


KEY NOTE SPEAKERS

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Prof. Nkandu Phoebe Luo - from Lusaka, Zambia. She is the Minister of Higher Education. She is a microbiologist who previously served as head of Pathology and Microbiology at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka and has carried out extensive research into HIV/AIDS


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Dr. JunDong Kim - from Daejon, South Korea. He is the Secretary General, National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF). He was also the Deputy Minister of Energy & Resources policy. Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE) from 2013 to 2014.


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Prof. Enala Tembo Mwase- from Lusaka, Zambia. She is the Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Zambia. She is an Associate Professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia, a specialist in eLearning.


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Prof. Natalia Savchenkova - from Moscow, Russia. She is the Chief of the Foreign Department of Postgraduate Study and Internships of National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute”. She is an Associate Professor of the Department of the Heat and Mass Transfer Processes and Settings


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Prof. Lakshmi Narasimhan - from USA. He is presently a Senior Vice-President, Srikar & Associates International Inc., and a full professor of Computer Science at the University of Botswana.


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Prof. Jeremy Sarkin - from South Africa. He is a Professor of Law at the University of South Africa (UNISA) and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law and member of CEDIS at Nova University Law School in Lisbon, Portugal.


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Prof. Laura Echarte - from Argentina. She is a professor at the Faculty of Agrarian Sciences, National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina. She is at the National Institute of Agrarian Technologies (INTA) and at the National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET).


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Dr. Scott Keen - from Virginia, USA. He is an Engagement Director, Senior Consultant, and Knowledge Management Subject Matter Expert at Iknow LLC. He has over 15 years of experience creating, managing, and expanding the knowledge management and business intelligence functions at four Fortune 500 companies and at a leading global philanthropy.


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Dr. Emma Coleman - from United Kingdom. She is a senior lecturer in Information Systems specialising in qualitative research methodology and philosophy, with further research interests in user resistance to IS, mobile technologies, health and public sector IS, and crowdsourcing.


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Dr. Jong-Deok Kim - from Daejon, South Korea. He is the Director, Office of European & African Affairs at The National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF).


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Dr. Nguyen Thi The Nguyen – from Hanoi, Vietnam. She is the vice president of the association of natural and environmental protection of Ha Long Bay. She is also a senior lecturer at Thuy loi University.