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 COVID-19: Harnessing Emerging Scientific Innovations for Multi-Sector Advancement in Africa

The COVID-19 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 gender-based 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 low-income 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 COVID-19 in diverse ways to respond to future pandemics.

The Joint 7th SASA’s International Science Conference to be hosted CSIR in Accra, Ghana (virtual), comes amidst the global COVID-19 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 COVID-19 pandemic research.
  • Chronic, communicable and non-communicable 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 COVID-19 pandemic control, prevention.
  • Education technology and human health.
  • Mental health and mental wellness.
  • Environmental science, education, and social innovation.
  • Food security, food sovereignty, agro-based 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 COVID-19 pandemic
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Indigenous education post Covid-19

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 30, 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 completed manuscripts as well to e.g., to (

  • For administrative matters: Francis Akena Adyanga ( Komakech ( Dr. Suleyman Demi (