The Eighth Toyin Falola Annual International Conference on Africa and the African Diaspora (TOFAC)

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Call for Papers
July 3, 2018 to July 5, 2018
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Government and Public Service, Human Rights, Public Policy

Type:  Conference

Date:  July 3-5, 2018

Location:  Nairobi, Kenya

Call for Papers:  The Eighth Toyin Falola Annual International Conference on Africa and the African Diaspora (TOFAC)

The future of African people is in Africa and beyond.  This conference seeks to capture Africa's process of innovating the future for itself based on a progressive embrace of what Africa is:  young, productive, optimistic, and endowed in a state of transformation that is not only confident about itself but also unapolegetic about its global outlook.  Africa is moving beyond its historical tribulations and assertations of its greatness to a more conscious and dynamic agency for itself and its future.  In this reconfiguration, it is creating an enabling setting for African innovations and sustainable development as well as domestic, global, and diaspora transformations that seek to caputre this growing agency.

Africa is clearly redefining itself as the driver of its destiny by harnessing the productive energies of its ample youth, capitalizing on the synergies of its diaspora, and making peace with the necessity of forging alliances within Africa and globally.

We welcome scholarship on topics including, but not limited to the following:

  • Communication, innovation, and development in Africa
  • Health and Africa-neglected tropical diseases, health technologies relevant to Africa
  • Business management in Africa
  • Agriculture (food crop production, modern farming methods, and deforestation)
  • Enterprise innovation
  • Economic development, trade, and natural resources in Africa
  • Africa and China relations
  • Immigration and the African economy
  • Africa and globalization
  • Development, innovation, and technology trends in Africa
  • Innovations in sustainability in Africa
  • Effects of foreign aid to development of African states
  • Africa's place in international decisions
  • Gender, youth, and innovation in Africa
  • Cultural dynamism in 21st century Africa--culture and development, art in Africa
  • Environmental issues in Africa
  • The role of languages in education in Africa
  • Renaissance of African philosophy--restoring the stolen legacy
  • Human rights, democracy, and leadership issues in Africa

The three day conference will be held at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi, Kenya.  The deadline to submit abstract proposals is February 15, 2018.  Proposals should include a 250-word abstract, title of the paper, author's name, address, telephone number, email, and institutional affiliation.  Abstracts must be submitted online through TOFAC's link: that can be accessed on:  Notification of acceptance of proposals will be by March 5, 2018.  The deadline to submit papers for presentation is April 30, 2018.

Full papers are due by August 30, 2018.  Selected papers after presentation and revisions will be peer-reviewed and published by a major international publisher.

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