USIU-Africa and DAEA host the first edition of their Collaborative International Research Conference

By Juliana Namada

On August 3-4, the Doctoral Association of Eastern Africa (DAEA) and USIU-Africa held an academic and professional Conference that brought together Academia, Industry, NGOs, Public and Private sector players for an academic discourse. The conference theme was Building Back Better Through Research. The conference was geared towards sharing knowledge on elevation, advancement, support and implementation of solutions drawn from research findings in Eastern Africa and the Global Arena as well.

It was a vehicle through which postgraduate students enhanced the quality of reach engaging in and providing support and advocacy for quality peer- reviewed research, curricular improvement and establishing publication venues and outlets. Through the forum, we enhanced knowledge sharing from both academics and Industry. The program featured local and international invited speakers all experts in their fields, and provide a wider scope of networking opportunities.

The Conference was a hybrid event, where panel discussions on professional development as well as research papers, presentations and plenary sessions were inclusive. One key feature of the conference was the professional development workshop which had two separate panels focused on research methodology and article publication. The professional development workshop targeted doctoral students, early career researchers and academicians who were keen on sharpening their research skills.

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