Call for Participation in Joint SASA and Center for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)Virtual Conference

The Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa (SASA)
Joint 7th SASA International Science and Research Conference with the

the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana

Venue: Accra, Ghana University of Ghana, Legon and CSIR
Date: October 28th 28th November 2021

Delivery Mode: Virtual

Theme: Beyond COVID19: Harnessing Emerging Scientific Innovations for MultiSector
Advancement in Africa

The COVID19 pandemic ravaging the world has brought countless loss of lives, untold economic hardship impacting negatively
on the Sustainable development goals (SDGs), food insecurity, psychiatric disorders, anxiety, and increased genderbased
violence. Ironically, it has also brought to light the ingenuity of humans in technological innovation. The unprecedented rate at
which vaccines were developed and the creation of virtual spaces for addressing diverse sphere of human lives have been
achieved. However, the pandemic has been influenced in many ways by politics both in high middle and lowincome countries.
Communities continue to react to the pandemic control and preventive measures with skepticism. This Conference seeks to
create a platform for critically examining prospects and constraints on COVID19 in diverse ways to respond to future

The Joint 7th SASA’s International Science Conference to be hosted CSIR in Accra, Ghana (virtual), comes amidst the
global COVID19 pandemic. After more than a year of implementing various pandemic prevention measures, most of which
directly affected the economy and livelihood of people across the globe, African countries are now grappling with how to bring
back their economies and restore people’s hopes, aspirations and confidence in their governments in handling future health
emergencies and pandemics. The Accra Conference will bring together researchers, academics, students, and policymakers to
appraise potentials and shortfalls that the pandemic has imposed on African countries. The goal is to develop a blueprint to
predict, prepare, prevent and or better respond to prevent future emergencies such pandemics, droughts, floods, education and
health care in civil war situations etc. With the above background, this year conference will focus on the following subthemes:


The Conference accepts abstracts from various fields including natural, physical and applied sciences, social sciences,
humanities, education, etc., including but not limited to the following:

Emerging trends in COVID19 pandemic research.
Chronic, communicable and noncommunicable diseases management under the pandemic regime.

Genetics, Epigenetics, and Genomics.

Social sciences research, innovations, and integration of technology (especially cultural hindrance to the control of COVID
19 pandemic).

Social and economic development research, particularly as applied to future emergencies and pandemics.

Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Advances in medicine and health care services, and lessons learned from COVID19 pandemic control, prevention.

Education technology and human health.

Mental health and mental wellness.

Environmental science, education, and social innovation.

Food security, food sovereignty, agrobased research and climate change.

Sexual and reproductive health research.

Public policy, health policy, social determinants and health equity research.

Environmental, social, political, and economic policy impacts on health and development.

The health economics of COVID19 pandemic

Indigenous Knowledge and Indigenous education post Covid19

Abstract’s requirements:

Abstracts are invited from practitioners, policy makers, scholars/academics, professionals, researchers, and graduate students. The
Particulars of the abstracts are:

Submission date: Commences on August 1, 2021, and closes on September 28, 2021.

Abstract Length: No more than 300 words taking into consideration the title, headings, and subheadings. To exclude references
but include a maximum of 5 keywords.

Methodology: Logical consistency between purpose and methods.

Research (only): design, samples, setting, data collection, and analysis identified and appropriate. Strong, cogent
processes/procedures and recommendations for education, practice, or administration.

Results/Findings: must be clearly and succinctly presented in relationship to the stated problem, purpose, or research question(s).

Discussion/Conclusion/Implications: to be clearly stated for patient outcomes, nursing practice, education, administration,
leadership, and/or policy.

Publication of the Conference Proceedings: Like for previous conferences, selected abstracts and complete manuscript will be
considered for publication by Cambridge Scholars Publishers (CSP) or another publisher. Applicants are encouraged to submit
their abstracts to (
For administrative matters: Dr. Francis Akena Adyanga ( Morris Komakech (
. Suleyman Demi (