Ibadan Conference 2019

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August 5, 2019 to August 9, 2019
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Communication, Peace History / Studies, Social Sciences

Security, Technology and Socio-Economic Development in Africa

Venue: Faculty of Business and Communication Studies, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Date: 5th – 9th August 2019

Africa’s prospects for socio-economic development will be largely determined by her response to the twin factors of security and technological advancement. Both factors are global in dimension, dynamic in nature and devastating in consequences.

Security challenges to the nations of Africa range from human and drug trafficking within and outside the continent to irregular migration in search of better opportunities. Others are the growing acts of terrorism, kidnapping, banditry, inter-tribal conflicts, xenophobic attacks on migrants within Africa and the intractable violent struggles over resource ownership.

Whereas, advancements in technology holds the potential solution to problems in education, healthcare, agricultural practices, transportation and even electoral processes across the continent, its ambivalent capacity to become a tool in the hands of anti-social forces and create a new vista of criminal adventurism in cybercrime makes it pertinent for Africa to develop a continent-wide approach to its deployment in the service of humanity.

Economic insecurity remains a major cause of crime and social insecurity and it is safe to posit that innovative technological advancement can serve not only as a potent weapon against crime but also as a catalyst for economic growth on the African continent if properly explored and carefully deployed.

The Faculty of Business and Communication Studies, The Polytechnic Ibadan, Nigeria is, therefore, inviting scholars from across the continent to its 2019 International Conference to share current research findings on the burning issues outlined above and begin the process of developing a roadmap for Africa to achieve the much-needed socio-economic development.

Sub themes: Politics of Poverty, Fundamentalism and Security; Internally Displaced Person, Migration and Xenophobia; Africa and the diaspora; Peace and Conflict Management; Technology, Cyber Security, Cyber Marketing and Electronic-Procurement; Language and Media; etc

Interested scholars should submit an abstract of not more than 250 words to polyfbcsconference@gmail.com and editor@polyfbcsconference.com not later than 26 July 2019 along with the conference registration fee of N20,000 (Nigerian scholars), $100 (international scholars) and N5000 (Students).


Conference Website: Please visit the conference website for regular updates and information, at: http://www. polyfbcsconference.com

Contact Info: 

Dr O.A. Akinola, Chairman LOC (234-08062076226)

Dr. A.M. Olupona, Secretary LOC (234-08033937050)