October 28- 31, 2018


Avani Gaborone Hotel & Casino


4 Key Note Speakers


The University of Botswana in partnership with North West University in South Africa is planning to host a conference under the theme.

Research Management in Developing Economies

Authors are invited to submit papers under any of the following subthemes:

  • University-Industry Partnership
  • Research and Innovation for Development
  • Professionalization of Research Management
  • Research for Relevance
  • Research and Sustainable Development
  • Science for Development
  • Job creation through Research
  • Entrepreneurship and Research
  • Enhancing graduate attribute through student led research
  • Strengthening the quality of Graduate research through engagement
  • Power and Energy systems
  • Water resources management
  • Health Informatics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Agriculture for development and environmental management

Dates to Remember

20 April 2018
Call for Papers Open
31 August 2018
Full papers due (Papers without prior-submission of abstracts shall also be considered)
14 September 2018
Acceptance of Full Papers Communicated
6 October 2018
Registration Deadline for Presenters

Download Call for Papers

Structure of Abstract

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at the conference for oral or poster presentations.  Abstracts should be:

  • A maximum of 340 words
  • The format for all text should be font size 12, Times New Roman, single spaced
  • The title should not be more than 15 words in title case
  • Author names should be such that the last name appears first followed by the first name
  • The authors names should indicate one corresponding author*(with an asterisk) and the email address of the corresponding author.
  • The affiliations of authors should be shown through letter subscripts such as (a, b, c).
  • Four keywords should be included in alphabetical order
  • The Abstract on the Full paper should be include a statement of the issue to be addressed, research methodology and a concise summary of the findings.
  • Work must be unpublished at the time of presentation
  • A maximum of three(3) submissions either as a single author or joint co-author are allowed.

Submit your Abstract

Submission Guidelines

All Abstracts and full papers will be handled and reviewed electronically through the conference's EasyChair submission. You will need to set up an EasyChair account if you do not already have one before you can log on and submit your Abstract. When completing the submission form on EasyChair you shall see a space requiring an abstract to be typed in, this is not the place for your full abstract; simply enter a short statement (no more than 50 words) that summarizes your paper. Further down the page you will upload your full abstract as an attachment (formats: pdf, doc or docx). Your attachment should bear no names or affiliations or other identifying information about authors. Ensure that all special characters display properly before uploading. You will receive confirmation of submission of your abstract from Easy Chair immediately after submission by email.
All abstracts or papers submitted for oral/poster presentation will undergo a peer review process and the results will be communicated to the corresponding author.

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Who should Attend

  • Vice Chancellors
  • Research Administrators
  • Academic
  • Researchers
  • Staff of Research Councils and Agencies
  • Managers and policy-makers in Government
  • Government Stakeholders
  • Non-governmental Organizations
  • Development Agencies
  • Private Sector
  • Indigeneous Knowledge holders and Practitioners
  • Postgraduate Students

Download Registration Form

Draft Program

This is a draft program! It is subject to change from time to time until a week before the commencement of the conference.

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