Research and Development in the 21st Century


Call for Abstracts

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:

i. Generate new knowledge highlighting the link between research and
development in the 21st Century.

ii. Demonstrate the utility of functional research in driving development
in the 21st Century.

iii. Generate new knowledge in various fields for contributing towards

iv. Resolve societal challenges through research and in the process spur

v. Demonstrate that the extent to which society in the 21st
Century will develop will depend on functional research.

vi. Illustrate that resolution of societal problems inter alia
development is anchored on the success of functional research.

Important Dates

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts:
15th April 2022

Participants will be notified by 25th April on the status of their

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

Conference date:
22nd June – 24th June 2022


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

Abstract links:

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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:

i.Environment and Climate Change

ii.COVID – 19 Pandemic

iii.Universal Health Care

iv.Integrity in Governance

v.Innovation in teaching/education and or science  (Innovation in tertiary

vi.Gender Empowerment

vii.Mass Media

viii.Application of biotechnology and nanotechnology in medicine,
agriculture and other fields

ix.New frontiers in nutrition

x.Current advances in Psychology (including Counselling)

xi.Current trends in business transactions

xii.Infusion of ICT in teaching, research, engineering, medicine, nursing
and in other fields

xiii.The future of computer science as a field of study

xiv.Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms

xv.Theology of development

Conference and Registration Fee

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

Conference Payment Details

Payments may be made directly to the university’s account herein below:


Ksh. US Dollars
Beneficiary Bank:
Account Name:
Daystar University, Research and Projects
Swift Code:
Swift Code:
Account Name:
Daystar University, Research and Projects
Bank Account:
Bank Account:
Correspondent Bank:
Citi Bank New York
Swift Code:

Lipa a Mpesa 

Pay bill – 565425

Account No. 2nd Daystar University Annual Conference

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Laban P. Ayiro PhD, Vice Chancellor, Daystar University

Prof. Githu Muigai SC, EGH, Former Attorney General of Kenya

Prof. Elizabeth Ann Bukusi PhD, Chief Research Officer, Center for
Microbiology Research KEMRI

Research Professor, Global Health, University of Washington

For further information and guidelines, sponsorship and partnerships
opportunities, visit the conference website

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  • Date : June 22, 2022 - June 24, 2022
  • Time : 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Africa/Nairobi)
  • Venue : Daystar University, Nairobi Campus