Second Daystar University Annual Conference on Research and Development  

Research and Development in the 21st Century

Mode: Physical/Blended   


The above conference seeks to appreciate the nexus between research and development. It is believed that, the concept of development and in particular sustainable development is all encompassing and therefore cuts across all spheres of life. Development in relation to human beings is therefore a sine quo non for enjoyment of life. Research therefore becomes a critical tool in different spheres of life for generating new ideas to realize development as multidimensional phenomenon.

In view of the foregoing, research and development are like Siamese twins intertwined and therefore development without research is moribund and must be anchored on empirical/functional research

The conference will be a melting pot of ideas bringing together various scholars and stakeholders in a multi-disciplinary platform to deliberate on the nexus between functional research and development in the 21st Century and in the process generate new ideas on how to spur development riding on empirical research.

This will be a blended conference, thus some of the presentations will be virtual and others physical.

The organizing committee is calling for abstracts of between 250-300 words on the role of functional research on development in any of the below herein sub themes:

Specific Objectives:  

  1. Generate new knowledge highlighting the link between research and development in the 21st Century. 
  2. Demonstrate the utility of functional research in driving development in the 21st Century. 
  3. Generate new knowledge in various fields for contributing towards development. 
  4. Resolve societal challenges through research and in the process spur development. 
  5. Demonstrate that the extent to which society in the 21st Century will develop will depend on functional research. 
  6. Illustrate that resolution of societal problems inter alia development is anchored on the success of functional research. 


Accommodation facilities are available within the Athi River Campus. Please contact the university services manager on mobile number 0712 374 946.

Guidelines for Submissions

Title Page

Title of the Page
Name of Author
Email IDs
Contact Numbers
Brief Resume (Max 100 words)


Research questions
Research Methodology
Results and implications
Key words
Formatting Guidelines
Title: Bold type
Font type: Roman Times
Font size: 12
Line Spacing: Double spacing

The abstracts should be between 250 and 300 words. These should be typed in single line spacing using font 12 and font type: Times Roman.

Conference email:

Conference sub themes

The organizing committee is calling for abstracts of between 250-300 words on the role of functional research on development in any of the below herein sub themes:

  • Environment and Climate Change
  • COVID – 19 Pandemic
  • Universal Health Care
  • Integrity in Governance
  • Innovation in teaching/education and or science  (Innovation in tertiary education)
  • Gender Empowerment
  • Mass Media
  • Application of biotechnology and nanotechnology in medicine, agriculture and other fields
  • New frontiers in nutrition
  • Current advances in Psychology (including Counselling)
  • Current trends in business transactions
  • Infusion of ICT in teaching, research, engineering, medicine, nursing and in other fields
  • The future of computer science as a field of study
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
  • Theology of development
  1. International Applicants – 50USD
  2. Africa Applicants – Ksh. 3000
  3. Kenya Applicants – Ksh. 3000
  4. Postgraduate Students – Ksh. 2000
  5. Under graduate Students – Ksh. 500
Bank: Citibank
Account Name:  Daystar University
Swift Code: CITIKENA
Bank Account: 0104461611
Beneficiary Bank: Citibank
Swift Code: CITIKENA
Account Name: Daystar University
Branch: Nairobi
Bank Account: 0104461012
Correspondent Bank: Citi Bank New York
Swift Code: CITIUS33

PAYBILL: 565425

A/C: 2nd Daystar University Annual Conference

  1. Research Solutions to the various problems facing humanity in the various thematic areas of the conference 

  2. Recommendations on sustainable development in the various thematic areas 
  3. Demonstration of the nexus between functional research and development 

  4. Demonstration of research as the key driver of sustainable development 

  5. Highlight of sustainable development in the conference thematic areas  
Important Dates

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 15th April 2022

Notification: Participants will be notified by 25th April on the status of their abstracts.

Draft paper: Draft papers to be submitted 15th May 2022

Conference date: 22nd June – 24th June 2022

The Conference Is Jointly Hosted By

Daystar University School of Law