Call for Abstracts - Queens Africa and Diaspora

Call for Abstracts

Conference Title: Growth, Development and Research in Africa and Diaspora
Instruction for Abstract Submission

Date of Conference: 05 – 06 October 2019

Africa needs radical policy and paradigm shift in the areas of health, education, agriculture and food security, climate change and it’s impacts, information and communication technology, demography, and workforce in order to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
SDG Center for Africa

Consistent with vision 2030 Agenda, the major intersecting thematic areas for the QAD Conference 2019 outlined below will serve as a guide to focus the conference contributions. We welcome abstracts on all topics on Africa and diaspora from all disciplines and perspectives, including, multidisciplinary and global perspectives.

Topics and instruction for abstract

The Queen’s Africa and Diaspora Group presents the Queen’s Africa and Diaspora (QAD) Conference. QAD Conference 2019 welcomes abstracts on all topics from a multidisciplinary and global perspective that contributes to sustainable growth, development and research in Africa and Diaspora. For orientation, these are some themes of the conference:

Key Thematic Areas


• Health and sustainable development;
• Health impacts of climate change;
• Health and sustainable growth;
• Persons with disabilities and accessibility in Africa, and many others.


• Inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities
• Working and field work in Africa
• Training for Jobs of the future
• Persons with disabilities and accessibility in Africa, and many others.
• African diaspora in Canada

Agriculture And Food Security

• Food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Climate change and its impacts

• Energy and Infrastructure,
• Health impacts of climate change;
• Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Africa and Latin America
• Changing environment and sustainable development

Sciences and Scientific Innovation (Research and Development)

Please note that Research and Development is a cross-cutting theme and therefore, it is included in all the themes.

Information And Communication Technology

• Information Technology in Africa
• Communication via social media and its impacts for the growth of Africa


• Gender equality and empowerment of women and girls
• Migration; human settlements,


• Brain drain;
• Innovative job training strategies,
• Entrepreneurship,
• Diversification of industries, and Higher levels of economic productivity, etc.


• CFA franc: Challenges for the development of Africa etc;
• Migration– issues for growth in Africa

The deadline for the call for abstracts has been extended from August 23rd to August 31st, 2019. Author(s) of accepted abstracts will be notified by September 3rd, 2019

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