About The Conference

The International Research and Development Conference (IRDeC) is an academic activity, it is an avenue through which scholars gather in order to discuss contemporary issues, innovations, technologies and challenges, with a view to proffer possible solutions. The advantages of an international conference cannot be overstretched, more so, the hosting of such a conference. It has tremendous benefits to the host institution, immediate community and the world at large.



African Leadership and Development Challenges: The Role of Research, Innovation and New Technologies


  1. To bring together scholars from different geographical locations in order to shares common ideas.
  2. To show case the academic prowess of KIU.
  3. To showcase ground-breaking researches presentations
  4. To create a perfect atmosphere for fresh thought, ideas and insight
  5. To create an atmosphere through which KIU Postgraduate students, and the research community can interact.


  • STEM
    • Applying new ICT tools for Development
    • Climate change & Natural Disasters
    • Tourism, inclusive Biodiversity and Ecosystem Conservation
    • Big data Application Challenges and Opportunities
    • Food Security and Management
    • Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
    • Agronomy and Crop Sciences
    • Farm Tools and Machinery
    • Gender Roles & Development
    • Humanities and Relation to the African Development
    • Participatory Communication
    • Information Dissemination and Management
    • Sustainable Development
    • Entrepreneurship Economics and Management
    • Intra- African International Trade/Foreign Investment trade in Africa
    • Digital Innovations in Business and Economy
    • Indigenous language & cultural identity
    • Indigenous Music & Dance
    • Cultural Artifacts
    • Folk and Poetry
    • Modern Medicine and Nonorthodox
    • Emerging Health Challenges
    • Public Health Care
    • AI in Healthcare delivering
    • Pedagogy
    • Funding Research and Education
    • Afrocentric Education and Sustainable Development
    • Immigration and Brain drain Education
    • Sustainable Infrastructural Development
    • Renewable Energy
    • Block chain Technology
    • Big data Analytics
    • Conflict and Conflict Management mechanism in Africa
    • Law Guidance & Government
    • Development Processes
    • Corporate Governance

Registration Details

Conference Registration Fee

  Fees Early Bird
Local Participants/ East African Community UGX 250,000 UGX 220,000
Students UGX 100,000 UGX 80,000
International participants USD 150 USD 140
Online USD 100 USD 90


Bank: Equity Bank

Account Name: Kampala International University Limited - Grant

Account Number: 1035201199595 (Dollar)

1035201199589 (Ugandan Shillings)

Swift Code: EQBLUGKA

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Early Bird deadline: 31st August 2023
  • Late registration: 1st September 2023
  • Arrival of participants: 7th October 2023
  • Opening ceremony and Technical session: 18th October 2023
  • Technical sessions and Closing: 19th – 20th October 2023
  • Departure:  21st October 2023
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 2nd October 2023

News and Updates

Conference Activities

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Participants are expected to write their abstracts using the following format before submission;

  • Title of papers: Uppercase
  • Times type; Time New Roman
  • Font size: 12,
  • Line spacing: 1.5
  • Keywords; 3 – 7
  • Word count; Not more than 250
  • Contributing authors’ Affiliation
  • Corresponding author’s e-mail & phone number


Accommodation Information

Contact Dr. Tukundane Benson, +256774393791 Email: [email protected]