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INTRODUCTION

We are excited to announce the 6th Annual International Conference on Project Management, hosted by the Department of Management Science and Project Planning within the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences at the University of Nairobi. This significant event is scheduled to take place during the University of Nairobi’s 2024 Research Week. The theme of this year’s conference is Project Management for Resilience, Sustainability and Prosperity of Communities. The conference will explore into emerging research, innovations and technologies that significantly impact project management, contributing to resilience, sustainability and prosperity of communities.

This year’s conference provides a platform for experts from diverse disciplines to share insights, best practices, and the latest advancements in project planning, design, and implementation, Monitoring and evaluation, Project financing, Project management information systems and emerging issues in the field of project management, in particular resilience, prosperity and sustainable development among communities. Distinguished speakers will be drawn from a diverse spectrum of expertise, spanning higher education institutions, construction, transportation, social development, education, healthcare, engineering, anthropology, sociology, environment, economics, management, information communication technology, and various other fields. The conference aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas and expertise, and offers a unique opportunity for professionals, scholars, and visionaries to come together and contribute to the advancement of transformative project management. We invite you to join us in this collaborative endeavor, as we collectively strive for excellence in project management and work towards a more resilient and sustainable future. Your participation is welcome in shaping the discourse and outcomes of this impactful conference.

CONFERENCE FORMAT

The conference will be conducted using a blended approach, combining both physical and online modes. Registered virtual conference participants will receive a link for access. The conference proceedings will comprise of presentations and panel discussions.

We also welcome TED talks, fishbowl and posters.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

The primary objective of the conference is to offer researchers, postgraduate students, practitioners, experts from various fields, as well as individuals and representatives from universities and organizations, a platform to present and exhibit their research achievements, innovations, proposal, ideas that have worked. Specifically, the conference aims to:

  1. Unveil impactful research globally, fostering awareness and recognition in the academic and professional communities, while highlighting contributions from universities, organizations, and individuals.
  2. Provide a vibrant platform for participants to learn from distinguished experts, enhancing their understanding of contemporary project management issues and catalyzing collaborative discussions.
  3. Cultivate meaningful networking opportunities that spark productive collaborations among diverse participants, facilitating partnerships aimed at propelling the advancement of project management initiatives.
  4. Build bridges between theory and practice, across disciplines and professions

CONFERENCE THEME

Project Management for Resilience, Sustainability and Prosperity of Communities.

CONFERENCE SUB-THEMES

The conference invites the submission and presentation of innovative and influential papers addressing the following themes:

 

  1. Resilience and sustainability of indigenous projects.
  2. Case studies in management of community-based projects.
  3. Technology and innovation for resilience and sustainability of projects.
  4. Sustainable project management.
  5. Resilience and sustainability in project management; perspectives from other disciplines.
  6. Circular economy projects and community resilience.
  7. Climate change and project sustainability for resilience.
  8. Sustainable financing of projects.
  9. Sustainability of blue economy projects.
  10. Industry perspective and project management impact on society.
  11. Evolution, emerging trends and future of project management.
  12. Diversity, equity and inclusivity for project sustainability and community resilience.
  13. Cross cutting issues in sustainable project management.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The conference extends invitation for papers within the field of Project Management. Abstracts with a word count ranging from 250 to 400 words are welcome. Upon abstract acceptance, you will be asked to submit a comprehensive full paper, not exceeding 12,000 words.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We welcome both empirical and theoretical academic papers, fostering strong collaboration among numerous authors, colleagues, and scholarly peers. We highly endorse co-authored papers, provided that consent is secured from all authors involved. Responsibility rests with the Lead author to obtain requisite co-author consents. All presentations are expected to uphold intellectual property rights legislation. It is emphasized that the University of Nairobi assumes no responsibility for infringements of intellectual property or instances of plagiarism in any conference presentations.

Abstracts for conference presentation must include a description of each of the following:

  • The research focus or problem
  • Novel contribution to the ongoing debate on the theme
  • The theoretical framework informing the research
  • Research methodology, including ethics
  • Key insights or findings, and implications
  • Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Suggestions for further studies

Abstracts and full papers to be submitted via email to the conference secretariat at aicppm-conf@uonbi.ac.ke

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Call for Papers – Abstracts 8th July 2024
Deadline for submission of Abstracts 20th September 2024
Deadline for submission of Full papers 18th October 2024
Conference Dates 29th and 30th October 2024

 

CONFERENCE FEES

 Students KShs. 500.00/ USD 3.89
UoN Staff KShs. 1,500.00/USD 11.67
East African Citizens KShs. 2,000.00/ USD 15.56
All other participants KShs. 3,000.00/USD 23.34

 

For any further information contact:

University of Nairobi
Department of Management Science and Project Planning
Chairman’s office: 020 4919013
Email: dept-mgtsci@uonbi.ac.ke

 

Dr Reuben Kikwatha   Contact +254 721443860  Email: Kikwathar@uonbi.ac.ke

Dr Mary Mwenda  Contact: +254 721 582886  Email: mmwenda@uonbi.ac.ke

Issa Shamir   Contact:  +254 724 265145   Email: issa@uonbi.ac.ke

Conference email 

aicppm-conf@uonbi.ac.ke