THE 2ND BIANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE MEET 2024

Date: 29th to 31st May 2024,      Venue: Maasai Mara University; Narok, Kenya

“ADVANCING SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IN A MULTIDISCIPLINARY GLOBALIZED WORLD.”

The Conference seeks to engage academics, administrators, practitioners, education leaders, public policy experts, activists and students alike by offering opportunities for shared learning to enhance knowledge and skills related to the multisectoral responses needed to address the root causes of adversity, vulnerability and trauma linked to immense social, economic and environmental injustice. We invite proposals on a range of topics with an emphasis on multidisciplinary perspectives addressing the following theme and sub-themes:-

1.Environmental Justice and the Climate Crisis

Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability

Wetlands and Drylands Conservation

Climate Change, Impact & Responses

2.Social Justice

Social Environmental Justice & Equity,

Community Participation, Engagement and Empowerment

3.Economic Justice

Food Accessibility, Security & Justice

4.Global Interconnectedness and Collaboration

Cross-Cultural Collaborations

Global Perspectives: (Global Nature of Environmental Challenges)

5.Environmental Activism, Policy & Advocacy

6.Education, Awareness and Capacity Building Innovation and Technology

7.Leveraging Interdisciplinary Lenses

8.Crosscutting Issues

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Submit A Paper

We look forward to welcoming you to this physical conference at Maasai Mara University in Narok Kenya. Interested presenters should include names, email addresses, job title, affiliation, and country. Each abstract should include the sub-theme, a Title (50 words), Summary (maximum 500 words), Learning objectives (3) and References. The abstract should be submitted to https://millersville.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eytNXwsgtGU7jnw or sent as a Microsoft Word, Latex or pdf file to biannualconference@mmarau.ac.ke by February 28th, 2024, at 23.59 hrs East African Time.

Participants who wish to attend without presenting are also welcome and group presentations will also be allowed.

Registration Details:

Early Bird Conference Registration:

Local Students - 1000 Ksh.

Local Non - Students Participants - 3500 Ksh

Participants from other African Countries – USD 46

International Participants – USD 135

Late Conference Registration:

Local Students - 2000 Ksh.

Local Non - students Participants – 4,500 Ksh.

Participants from other African Countries – USD 53

International Participants – USD 140

Registration Payment Details

ABSA Bank Kenya PLC,

Account Number: 0411011267,

Bank Code: 03, Branch Code: 041, SWIFT Code: BARCKENX

To Pay via MPesa;

Go to Lipa na MPesa > Paybill Option > ABSA Paybill Number 303030 > Account number 0411011267 > Amount (Amount) > MPesa Pin > Confirm transaction (ABSA Bank Kenya PLC, Maasai Mara University)

Online Payment :

A PayPal account to be provided on request 

The registration fee covers attendance to all the sessions, a hardcopy book of abstracts, stationery, daytime meals (lunch and two snacks), transportation to and from hotel to the conference venue, transport and entrance fee to Maasai Mara National Park (optional), a conference branded T-shirt and conference bag.

CONFERENCE TIMELINE

  1. Call for Abstracts Release – August 31st, 2023.
  2. Abstracts submission deadline – by February 28th, 2024
  3. Notice of abstracts acceptance – on a rolling basis with a deadline of March 15th, 2024
  4. Early Bird Conference Registrations---- March 15th March, 2024
  5. Final registration– by March 31st, 2024
  6. Conference Program and Book of Abstracts – by April 30th, 2024
  7. Conference Dates - 29th – 31st May 2024

Visa Info for International participants:

KENYA HEALTHCARE FEDERATION CONTACT, NAROK: 0700 320773

MOH HOTLINE NUMBERS: 0800 721 316; 0732 353 535; or 0729 471 414

Kenya Ministry of Health: Twitter: @MOH Kenya, Facebook: Ministry of Health KE, website: http://www.health.go.ke

Conference Organizing Members

  1. Prof. Godrick Bulitia – DVC (Academics & Students Affairs) – Conference Chair
  2. Prof Bertha de Jesus, Millersville University – Conference co-chair
  3. Prof. Benard Kodak – Dean, School of Arts, Humanities, Social Studies and Creative Industries – Conference co-chair
  4. Prof Justus Simiyu – Director, Research and Innovation – Conference Secretary
  5. Prof. Wanja Ogongi, Millersville University – Conference Co-Secretary
  6. Ms. Phylis Gacheke, President, Association of Social Work Educators in Kenya
  7. Sr. Dr. Paula Ugochukwu Ude, Concord University

  8. Prof. Romulus Abila – Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies
  9. Dr. Nancy Kimile – Ag. University Librarian
  10. Prof. Francis Mburu – Dean, School of Natural Resources, Tourism and Hospitality
  11. Prof. Beatrice Manyasi – Dean, School of Education
  12. Prof. Nathan Oyaro – Dean, School of Pure, Applied and Health Sciences
  13. Dr. George K. Rukaria – Dean, School of Business and Economics
  14. Dr. Kennedy Karani Onyiko – Director, Quality Assurance
  15. Mr. Reson Lankeu – Director, Public Relations & Linkages
  16. Mr. Timothy Okatta – Association of Social Work Educators in Kenya

CONFERENCE CHAIRS AND SECRETARIES.

Prof. Bulitia Godrick Mathews

Prof. Bulitia Godrick Mathews

Deputy Vice Chancellor (A&SA)

Conference Chair dvc.arsa@mmarau.ac.ke

Prof. Bertha Saldaña De Jesús

Conference Co - Chair

Millersville University of Pennsylvania, USA

Prof. Benard Kodak

Conference Co - Chair

Maasai Mara University

Prof. Wanja Ogongi

Conference Co - Secretary

Millersville University of Pennsylvania, USA

Simiyu

Prof. Justus Simiyu

Director, Research & Innovation

Conference Secretary director-ri@mmarau.ac.ke

Sr. Dr. Paula Ugochukwu Ude

Sr. Dr. Paula Ugochukwu Ude

Faculty

Concord University, USA

Ms. Phylis Muraguri Gacheke

Ms. Phylis Muraguri Gacheke

President

Association of Social Work Educators in Kenya (ASWEK)

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A public University situated 150km the Southwest of Nairobi route to the great Maasai Mara Game Reserve. The vision of the University is to be a World-Class University committed to academic excellence for development.

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