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«Day 1 – 26 Day 2 - 27 Day 3 - 28 Conference Programme Message from Prof Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, Convenor of 2nd International Conference Welcome ...»

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THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSSITY OF EASTERN AFRICA

Second Annual International

Conference on: Challenges

of Development in Africa

Organized by The Catholic

University of Eastern Africa

(CUEA) Main Campus, Langata,

Nairobi

When: June 25-29, 2013, Nairobi, Kenya

Day 1 – 26 Day 2 - 27 Day 3 - 28

Conference Programme

Message from Prof Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi,

Convenor of 2nd International Conference

Welcome to the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)!

Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the Second Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, taking place at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), June 25-29, 2013, Nairobi, Kenya on behalf of the top management of this university, led by our Vice Chancellor Most Rev. Dr. Pius Rutechura, DVC Academic Prof. Justus Mbae, DVC Administration Prof. Juvenalis Baitu, and DVC Finance Bro. Dr. Bekit. It is a great honour to welcome all of you, to this important conference. In Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe talks about the lizard that jumped from the high iroko tree and said he would praise himself if no one else did. Last year’s conference was the greatest ever! I am excited to note that many of you are coming back after attending the highly acclaimed 1st Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference which set CUEA record by bringing on campus over 500 people. It gives me great pleasure and honour to welcome new participants, and back those who were here last year and let you know this time round there are about 600 of you coming to our campus, and we know this year’s conference, like Juan Antonio Samarach often said of the Olympics, “will be the greatest ever!” The Annual Conference The annual conference has just been confirmed as annual indeed! Some annual conferences die with the inaugural one. I am excited to be the convenor of this annual conference which I am glad to see is going to become an annual intellectual activity for many of you from all over the world. My friend and mentor Prof. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza of Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, my friend and mentor Prof. Toyin Falola of the University of Texas at Austin in the US, and last year’s keynote speaker Prof.

Eric Aseka of Africa Leadership University, Nairobi and colleagues at CUEA will all be very pleased to see the large turnout of this conference and the many quality publications that have come out from the first conference. Last year, we were greatly challenged by the provocative ideas and images that were presented by scholars from 16 countries. This year, we have received almost 700 abstracts, from 22 countries, from which about 600 were selected and approved for presentation at this year’s conference. Over 100 universities are represented at this year’s conference, up with about 20 from last year’s conference. This is no mean achievement and shows that the conference is getting global traction and attention. I would like to thank the commitment that CUEA attaches to research and publishing through the cooperation that this conference has received from top management.

Publication of articles in journals and edited volumes We are committed to publishing all presented papers in our journals and edited volumes. We are excited to announce that about twenty volumes have come from last year’s conference. Last year, paper presenters engaged in rigorous discussions and conversations that generated big debates. There were many last year who were presenting their papers for the first time, and now they are returning as experienced scholars. We are excited to meet them again. The hallmark of quality publications relies on peer review feedback and good revision of articles. I would like to thank participants who revised their papers and resubmitted for publication in a timely fashion. This made the publication process easy and much more enjoyable. There are some who delayed and some who did not resubmit at all. We encourage participants to revise and resubmit corrections as soon as they receive them.

You will see that many of the papers have seen light of day through the publications on display and on sale at the display area. Each edited volume will cost you 2,000/- while the special journal edition will cost you 1,000/per copy. We shall limit a maximum of 3 copies per author, and maximum of two copies for non authors. During this year’s conference, we shall ask that those presenting two papers pay half of registration fee for the additional paper to go towards helping in the publication process. If you are presenting only one paper, you will not be asked to pay additional fees for the processing of your peer reviewed article. We ask you to buy copies of your book or journal issue in order to promote our publishers and printers and to build up next year.

Conference Theme The conference theme this year is on the “Challenges of Africa’s Development” which has attracted a wide range of abstracts, from education, agriculture, energy, social sciences and humanities and science and technology. We were delighted by the high number and high quality of abstracts. The high quality of abstracts is an indication that our request to senior scholars to collaborate with junior scholars is working. We will still encourage the peer review process that we have used to improve on the quality of abstracts and paper presentations. We need to think in unique and creative ways that will make the conference more attractive and useful to scholars from the across the world. We should begin to imagine new possibilities in addressing various development needs of Africa. I am confident that the conference this year will continue the tradition of deep engagement and conversation that we have enjoyed in the past. I therefore invite you to create a rigorous and dynamic academic environment for presenters by being active listeners and providing positive criticism. Give the presenters useful comments that will assist in the revision and publication of the paper. I wish you good luck in your presentations.





Keynote speakers This year, we have invited keynote speakers from a wide array of fields. We feel very privileged and honoured to have such high profile scholars in our midst: Professors Paschal Mihyo, Michael Vickers, Okumu Bigambo, Osaak Ollumwullah, Onaiwo Ogbomo, among others. These are reputable scholars and our mentors and we are delighted to hear from them. Many of the keynote speakers are famous names whom many of you have had the chance to imitate and emulate, and it is great that we are sharing this academic platform with them. We are impressed with the great mix of scholars from a wide range of disciplines, age, race, gender and geographical spread.

Thanking Research Staff and CUEA Community I would like to applaud the organizing committee, for their commitment in responding to many e-mails and receiving telephone calls from far and wide, sometimes at odd times and putting up with all manner of inquiries. I want to thank Stephen Mailu, Eric Mang’unyi, Linnet Hamasi, Jane Nambiri, Jacinta Kinyunzu, Sam Oando, Annett Wayodi, David Juma and Daniel Ogachi and many others for the support they have given this conference. I am glad to introduce the 2014 call for papers on ‘Africa and Globalization’ found at the end of the program. We are expecting abstracts after this year’s conference.

Welcoming everyone to CUEA and to Nairobi, Kenya We welcome colleagues from universities in Kenya and abroad to visit various attractions around the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and join our field excursion programme on Saturday June 29, 2013. The trip will take you to the Nairobi National Park where you will see 3 of the big five, Karen Blixen Museum, the Giraffe Centre and the Bomas (homes) of Kenya where you will see replica homes of at least 26 of Kenya’s 42 ethnic groups. You will also be taken to the world famous Olorge Saille archaeological site where you will see remains of stone age civilization dating back more 1.6 million, where you will see remains (bones) of extinct giant elephants (larger than the modern elephant) and stone age tools (such as hand axes) preserved where they were discovered by Mary and Louis Leakey in 1952. You will also stop in Maasai villages on the way. The excursion will cost only $100 per person. If you choose to proceed to Carnivore Restaurant for a taste of giraffe, buffalo, ostrich, crocodile, zebra, gazelle meat, you will add $50.

Thanking Sponsors We would like to thank our sponsors for last year’s conference - Longhorn Publishers, Oxford University Press, KESSA and ActionAid Kenya.

Announcing the conference for next year 2014 A the end of this program you will find the call for papers for the Third Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held between June 24-27, 2014, in Nairobi, Kenya. The General Conference Theme for next year is “Africa and Globalization” with many subthemes on various sectors.

We would like to invite you to submit your abstracts as soon as possible to avoid last minute rush. We also request that you circulate the call to your friends, institutions and list serves. We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Asante Sana (Thank you very much) and Welcome (Karibu) to the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)!

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) Department of Research

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Keynote Speakers

1. Prof. Paschal Mihyo, Exexutive Director, OSSREA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2. Prof. Michael Vickers - Parliamentary and Public Affairs, The Hillfield Agency (UK)

3. Prof. Okumu Bigambo - Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya

4. Prof. Onaiwu Ogbomo, Western Michigan University, USA

5. Prof. Osaak Ollumwullah, Miami University, USA

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9:05 - 9: 10 AM - Remarks from the Chair, Conference Organizing Committee: Prof. Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, Research, CUEA 9:10-9:15 AM - Welcoming Remarks: Prof. Justus Mbae, PhD Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) 9:15 – 9:25 - Opening Remarks: Rev. Msgr. Dr. Pius Rutechura, Vice Chancellor, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) 9: 25 - 9:50 AM - Opening Speech: Chief Guest: Prof. Paschal Mihyo, Executive Director, OSSREA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 9.50 - 10:30 AM – Keynote Address By Prof. Michael Vickers, Emeritus Director of Parliamentary and Public Affairs, The Hillfield Agency (UK) Vote of Thanks 10: 30 – 11: 00 AM - GROUP PHOTO/HEALTH BREAK COORDINATORS: Stephen Mailu and Eric Mang’unyi

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PANEL A1: Gender Debates, Role of Women in Development in Africa Location: LRC Room 1 Chair: Liliosa Pahwaringira

Jenet Mudekunye (Great Zimbabwe University). Gender Inequalities in Sport Participation:

The Case of Masvingo Urban Secondary Schools Winnet Chindedza (Great Zimbabwe University). Gender Imbalances and Christianity: A Case Study of Christians’ Perceptions on Gender Role Specifications Siyanbola, Mojisola Funmilayo (Agricultural Technology Department, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Nigeria). Women in Rural Development: An Appraisal of Yam Chips Processors in Saki Area Oyo State, South West Nigeria

Esther Nanono (Bugema University, Kampala), Women’s Triple Roles and Health in Uganda:



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