The national, regional and international experiences of the recent past including the pandemic and economic woes afflicting humanity necessities the need for research to urgently contribute to societal resilience and sustainability of all spheres which support welfare and ensure a brighter future. Measurable socio-economic development and attainment of MDGs remains an elusive dream until new knowledge translates into resilient socio-economic welfare support systems. We must learn how to do things much better, to thrive and increase our safety nets during good times and able to sail through difficulties of the future.

There are many recent experiences pointing to us that we must make a paradigm shift to sail through challenges. We need to appraise how our utilization science and research outputs may guide in the application of knowledge for resilience and sustainability. Are we upholding good scientific disciplines, for example scientific leadership, championing innovativeness in research, applicability and working towards legacy to the benefit of present and future generations? Addressing these issues should be the core focus of your papers, posters and exhibitions which you are invited to present during the Faculty of Science and Technology Research Week 2023 conference.

Theme “Harnessing Science and Technology for Resilience and Sustainability of Communities”

The Conference will run for three days 25 – 27 October, 2023 with an overall ThemeHarnessing Research for Resilience and Sustainability”.

Abstracts are invited under this overall theme and/or following Sub-Themes:

  1. Science, Technology and Innovation in Industry for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation
  2. Accelerating Sustainable Universal Health Care through Advances in Scientific Research, Technology and Innovation
  3. Promoting Collaborative Scientific Research, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Utilization of Natural Products
  4. Scientific Research, Technology and Innovations for Sustainable Food Production
  5. Management of Emerging Calamities, Diseases and Pests
  6. Research Outputs and Applications from the Basic Sciences and Practices

It will be held Virtual 25TH – 27TH October, 2023


  1. Abstracts must be submitted in English.
  2. The title of the presentation must indicate the review Sub-Theme (as listed above) and indicated in brackets.
  3. Submission of an abstract acknowledges your acceptance for the abstract and the research work to be published in the conference publications.
  4. Abstracts must be original and must not be or have been published.
  5. The Conference Committee will determine suitability of abstracts and whether it is accepted as a poster or for oral presentation.
  6. The lead author will be notified of the abstract status.


Abstract must bear the title, name of presenting author and co-authors, their affiliation details and the email of the presenting author. Abstract title should be limited to 25 words and in UPPER CASE. Abstract text must be limited to 300 words or less. We recommend using word-processing software (for example, Ms Word) for editing your abstract and counting the number of words. Abstracts should include the following information: Background and aims, Methods, Key Results, Conclusions with indication of how work can help to overcome real life challenges and lead to better practices for improved society.


Abstract submission to close25/8/2023
Abstract acceptance  31/8/2023
Full paper submission 30/9/2023
Registration for conference starts 1/9/2023
Registration for Closes13/10/2023


All Participants Ksh.1000 USD. $10.

For more Information Contact:


Dr. Solomon Derese

Faculty of Science and Technology