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12th ZIRS 2019 - 12th Zimbabwe International Research Symposium

Date2019-02-13 - 2019-02-15

Deadline2018-06-30

VenueHarare International Conference Centre, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

KeywordsSymposium; Research; Abstracts

Websitehttp://www.rcz.ac.zw/12th-zimbabwe-inter...-abstracts

Topics/Call fo Papers

Abstracts are expected to focus on but not limited to the following sub-themes
1. SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES
Demystifying Intellectual Property Rights in Zimbabwe
Fostering Public-Private Sector Partnerships for sustainable development
Innovative strategies to attract Foreign Direct Investment for sustainable development
R&D as an investment for unlocking sustainable development
Promoting connectedness and flow of funds in the National Science Technology and Innovation System
Improving access to Financial Services for Zimbabwe
Strengthening Special Economic Zones
Curbing foreign currency externalisation and smuggling of goods
Strengthening industry-academia linkages through R&D funding
Promoting business incubation programmes for sustainable development
Enhancing capacity, retooling and recapitalisation of industry through R&D
Harmonisation of investment laws and policies
Accelerating commercialisation of R&D for industrial growth
2. SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Transforming Agriculture through increased productivity and food security
Value addition to Zimbabwe’s natural resources as the cornerstone for industrial development
Searching for R&D solutions to challenges on the availability of water
Responding to Climate Change and variability through R&D
Understanding and exploiting deep earth resources
Developing sustainable energy resources for sustainable development
Creating platforms for technology transfer, acquisition, and adoption by industry
Mitigating land degradation
Rehabilitation and development of public infrastructure
Water harvesting technologies
3. PROMOTING AND MAINTAINING GOOD HEALTH
Increasing access to health facilities
Strengthening biotechnology research for disease prevention and control.
Preventive Healthcare
Juxta positing Indigenous Knowledge Systems in the pharmaceuticals industry
Revitalising Zimbabwe’s National Health Delivery system
Patenting traditional medicine to unlock revenue for the local pharmaceutical industry
A Healthy start to life: countering impacts of genetic, maternal, social and environmental factors which dispose infants to ill-health and reduce their well-being and life potential
Focus on non-communicable diseases including cancer
4. NATIONAL SECURITY
Countering corruption through e-governance.
Enhancing good corporate governance
Combating crime, terrorism and human trafficking
Tackling revenue leakages
Money laundering and externalisation of foreign currency
Controlling invasive species
The nexus between food security and national security
Improved drought-tolerant crops
Cyber-security for sustainable development

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