University of Nairobi, Faculty of Business and Management Sciences is pleased to call attention to the 2023 Annual Development Finance Conference (ADFC) to be held in October, 2023. The conference brings together academics, policy makers, doctoral students and practitioners from around the world to present research, network and collaborate. Recognizing the advancements in technology and global development trends, we will this year hold our conference both physically and virtually. The University of Nairobi is therefore making all the necessary arrangements to make this conference deliver a unique experience to the participants.

THEME:Harnessing Research in Finance for Resilience and Sustainability

Sub Themes:

  1. Green/ Environmental/Climate/Sustainable Finance in Emerging economies
  2. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting
  3. Corporate Finance and Investments in Emerging economies
  4. Development Finance systems in Emerging economies; Markets, Instruments and Products
  5. Emerging Financial Technologies (Fintech) for Development; Digital Finance Services (DFS), Platforms and Eco – systems, Decentralized Finance (deFI).
  6. Public Sector Financial Management reforms and Development in Emerging economies
  7. Tax Practice for Development; Contemporary Trends, Policies and Procedures
  8. Financial and Economic Integration; Challenges, Opportunities and Contemporary Issues
  9. Public Debt, Aid and Trade; Challenges, Opportunities and Contemporary Issues
  10. Infrastructure Finance; Contemporary Trends, Policies and Procedures

SUBMISSION DETAILS: The call for the submission of full papers, position papers or abstracts that include a title, keywords, authors’ names, affiliation and an email address for review is now open. Submit your full papers, position papers or abstract in English, on or before September30, 2023 preferably in MS Word to:

REVIEW PROCESS: Submissions will be reviewed and selected by the conference committee led by the conference convener. Based on accepted submissions, the convener will form an expert panel by including fellow acknowledged international researchers.


Abstract Submission deadline30th September, 2023
Notification of Abstract Acceptance30th September, 2023
Full Paper Submission deadline30th September, 2023
Registration deadline15th October, 2023
Conference Date25th October, 2023


University of Nairobi Undergraduate StudentsKsh.600
University of Nairobi StaffKsh. 1,000
University of Nairobi Postgraduate StudentsKsh. 1,000
Students from East Africa CommunityKsh. 2,000
International Students$30
Participants from East Africa CommunityKsh. 3,000
International Participants$50


  • A certificate of participation/ attendance
  • Conference Proceedings Publication – The conference proceedings will be published in book form that complies fully with the Higher Education and Training requirements for accreditation.
  • An opportunity to develop the paper further for publication in ADFJ (ISSN. 2522-3186)

Conference Convener: Dr. Duncan EllyOchieng’: