Call for Papers

We welcome submissions of paper presentation and panel discussion on our 2017 conference theme and encourage conference participants to propose papers and panel sessions that will be of interest to a diverse audience.

The conference main panels will include:

  • Education
  • Capacity development and the skill gap
  • Higher education and scientific research
  • Role of youth, women and gender inequalities
  • Health
  • Business, investment and industry
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Agriculture
  • Natural resources and the environment
  • Science, technology and innovation
  • Creative and knowledge-based economy
  • Good governance and anti-corruption strategies
  • peace, security and migration issues
Deadline for ABSTRACT Submission: 31 December 2016
Deadline for FULL Paper Submission: 15 February  2017 

Papers submitted prior to the deadline will be included in the conference proceedings which is a high quality publication published in partnership with Greenleaf Publishing.

WASD proceedings are listed in the Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and respected all over the world by leading academic and professional bodies such as the United Nations, World Bank, UNESCO, European Commission and major universities in the UK (Oxford, Cambridge, London), USA (Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, NY, California) and Australia (Queensland, Sydney, Griffith).

All papers submitted for the conference will also be reviewed for possible inclusion in WASD refereed journals particularly the International Journal of Sudan Research (IJSR).

Submissions of papers (no more than two papers per presenting author) are invited in any of the conference different RESEARCH TRACKS, but need not limit their options to these themes/tracks. Please submit your paper(s) directly to the Track Chairs with a copy to the Program Coordinator (). The different themes (or tracks), each with a listing of topics, have been formulated to aid the organisers of, and participants in, this conference in paper solicitations, review, and in assigning time slots for presentation. The topics in each listing are typical examples and are not in any way exhaustive or even mutually exclusive. The aim is to include in this conference a wide variety of ideas and issues and not to exclude any scholarly input that is related to the major themes of this conference. Authors who are uncertain of the appropriate track for their papers should consult the conference chair at ().