More About The Congress

The Congress

The 4th ASRIC Congress is structured in two sessions namely: the Scientific Session and the Governance Session. The first two days will consist of presentation of scientific papers with keynote speeches, while the remaining subsequent days will carry the Opening ceremony of the main congress, ASRIC election, presentation of handing over reports, ASRIC Committees meetings and the 4th Congress recommendations.

The Keynote Speeches will cover the following areas:

  1. Continental Free Trade Agreement and STI Leveraging on Inclusive Innovation;
  2. Africa’s transition from commodity-based economy to knowledge-based economy;
  3. Environmental Economics; degradation, pollution, protection and conservation in Africa;
  4. STI Education challenges and perspectives.

Note: it is unfortunate that COVID-19 non-pharmaceutical interventions called for special arrangements that are to be taken during conferences and gathering. The Organizing Committee and the ASRIC Bureau resolved to limit the number of scientists participating in this conference, as such the scientific session of this 4th Congress will be hybrid “some of the scientists will participate in persons while others are encouraged to participate virtually”.

Conference Theme

The 4th Congress of the African Scientific Research and Innovation Council (ASRIC) is designed with the theme: "Strategic Investment/Utilization of STI for Africa’s Economic Emergence". The theme is addressing Africa’s challenges in transforming to knowledge-based economy and to tap into Africa’s wealth in natural resources (agriculture, minerals etc.) and as a wake-up call, for skillful manpower and innovations that can be harnessed from Africa’s sizeable market under the umbrella of AfCFTA.

Call for Scientific Papers

The conference Organizing Committee announces an Open Call for high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work that address STI for development and the Congress theme in the following areas; Engineering Sciences, Health Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.

All submitted papers will be peer reviewed by reviewers identified by the Congress Scientific Committee and Editorial Board of the ASRIC Scientific Journals. The high quality accepted papers may be invited to the oral sessions of the ASRIC Congress Scientific Session while others are to be presented to the Congress through its virtual session. All the accepted papers are to be published in the ASRIC Scientific Journals “ASRIC Scientific Journal of Engineering Sciences, ASRIC Scientific Journal of Health Sciences, ASRIC Scientific Journal of Agricultural Sciences, ASRIC Scientific Journal of Natural Sciences, and ASRIC Scientific Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities”.

Venue

The Congress organizing committee and the ASRIC Bureau unanimously agreed that the 4th Congress to be hosted in Abuja, Nigeria.

Sponsorship

The Congress has a limited sponsorship grants “full sponsorship and partial sponsorship” which may be granted to the participants upon their request and pending on the advice of the Scientific Committee and the availability of funds. However, we encourage the participants to source for their participation cost.

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