Sustainable Livelihoods and Development Network for Africa (SLIDEN AFRICA) is a non-governmental, non-profit making network coordinated from Nigeria with offices in Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania. It is made up of partners with knowledge and experience in the Agriculture, Development Studies and related fields. SLIDEN AFRICA was established in 2000 with a vision to contribute to the empowerment of poor people in Africa through poverty alleviation, livelihoods development, skill enhancement and gender parity in development, research and networking. It aims at contributing significantly to the attainment of increase in level of education, reducing poverty, ensuring gender equity and environmental sustainability in Africa.
The emergence of the corona virus towards the end of 2019 (COVID-19) have demonstrated in clearer terms than hitherto the high level of food insecurity in Africa and non-preparedness of governments and people on the continent to deal with a pandemic or any other natural or man-made emergencies that threaten the continent’s fragile food systems, defy national borders, endanger human survival (businesses and economy) or increases the vulnerability of African populations. This situation is aggravated by the fact that government support (however little and inconsequential) may not reach the people on time due to failed and mostly unavailable infrastructure (power, water, transport, ICT and so on).
The Conference – SLIDEN AFRICA Entebbe 2021
Theme: Resilience and Recovery of African Livelihoods and Food Systems beyond Emergencies
- Policy and Macroeconomic Issues for Resilience and Recovery in Food Systems
- Community Survival and Interventions for Sustainable Livelihoods
- Management of Natural Resources and Commons for Resilience and Sustainability
- Orientation of Human Resources for Food Systems Resilience, Recovery and Sustainability
- Strategic and Systemic Imperatives for Dealing with Emergencies in Africa
Date: Monday, 5th and Friday, 9th April, 2021
Hotel 7 Seasons, Entebbe, Uganda Tel: +256 752 446619
Ugandan Participants: UGX 300,000 Nigerian Participants: NGN30,000 Others: USD100
This covers conference materials, conference dinner, tea and snack during breaks
This fee DOES NOT INCLUDE accommodation (plus breakfast) and other meals during the conference.
How to pay registration fee
Registration fee should be paid using the bank details below:
Account Name: Livelihoods Support and Development Centre
Account Number: 1012517151 (NGN)
Bank Name: Zenith Bank Plc,
Bank Address: 84, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Isale-Igbein, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
SWIFT CODE – ZEIBNGLA
Participants who have paid conference registration fee as advised above should scan and send the evidence of payment by email attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Convener: Ms. Daphine Mella Alupo Email: email@example.com Tel: +256782207262
Co-convener: Prof. Kolawole Adebayo Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +2348034046873
Coordinator: Mr. Bunmi Adeuyi Email: email@example.com Tel: +2347069219324
SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS, FULL PAPERS AND POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS
Guidelines for Abstract Preparation
Please use Microsoft Word software. Specifically indicate the program used. Send it by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send it before 07 December, 2020.
Language: If you are planning to present your paper either as an oral presentation or as a poster, you must prepare your abstract in English. Send your Abstract as soon as possible!
Heading: Font size 14 bold, Times New Roman
Author’s name: Font size 12 regular, Times New Roman. Underline presenting author’s name, and provide email of the presenting author.
Address: Font size 11 regular, Times New Roman. In case there is more than one author coming from different addresses, use 1,2,3 superscripts to denote. Emails should also be included.
Text: Font 12 Times New Roman. Abstract should not exceed 250 words (use Word Count Facility in Word). Subheadings, figures or references are not allowed. Names of genera or species should be in italics.
Guidelines for Poster Preparation
- The guidelines provided here will assist you in your poster preparation.
Prepare them in English. Discussions of posters can be done in English or French, with the support of other scientists who might be ready to assist in translation.
- Your poster should be self-explanatory. Author(s) should explain details and discuss particular points raised by the visitor. Presentation by a poster should be visually appealing. Poster should include diagrams and charts, tables and schemes, graphs, photographs and brief written texts like: abstract, introduction, methods, results, conclusions and references.
- Panel materials must be very light and the poster could be of one sheet, so that it can be rolled up for easy transport and mounting. Alternatively it could be prepared in separate pieces for individual mounting, not exceeding the 90×120 cm format.
- English is the official language for poster preparation. Panels are available for the display of each poster. Scissors, poster pins, Velcro, tape and felt-tip pens will be available in the poster display area.
- Posters must not exceed 120 cm high by 90 cm wide. The poster must be mounted vertically.
- The poster title should go centred in the upper part; in bold, in title case, font size of 80 to 100-points (pts).
- To prepare the poster use a simple font like Trebuchet, Helvetica, Arial or similar (sans serif).
- Posters should be readable from a distance of 2 meters (6 feet). Main text should be of approximately 24 to 30 pts. Headings should be 50 to 60 pts or larger. Photographs should be of a minimum of 15 by 20 cm. Caption of Tables, Figures and Photographs should be 18 pts.
- Names of each author and their regular mail addresses should also be included centered below the title. It is recommended to include also email address of the author to whom correspondence is to be directed.
- Electrical outlets will not be provided in the poster presentation area.
- The use of a computer (lap-top or similar) is discouraged.
- The Organizing Committee will assign a place (and a number) for each poster presenter to install each poster, according to the Session.
What to expect during the exhibition of posters
- Author should remain at the poster site at the time scheduled for exhibition in the Program, ready to discuss his/her work.
- You may prepare handouts related to your poster for distribution at the meeting. Handout should not contain any advertising.
- Distribution of personal cards to visitors helps to initiate a conversation as well as a future interaction/communication.
A prize to the best poster presentation will be granted. A group of judges will review content and presentation. The winner (one) will receive USD50 prize, a letter of recognition and a small surprise. Candidates to participate in poster competition must register during the Registration process.
Guidelines for Full Paper Preparation
It is essential that all prospective authors follow these style guidelines to ensure quality, uniformity and timely completion. Non-compliance may result in delays or rejection.
Deadline for Full Paper submission: 11 January, 2021
- Final full-length papers should not exceed 10 A4-sized pages including all text, tables, figures and references.
- The paper must be written in English. (The paper may be presented in English or Spanish, as there will be simultaneous translation at the Symposium.)
- Accepted full-length papers will be included in the proceedings of the Symposium if accepted after a peer review.
- Papers should be sent by email to email@example.com for the attention of the Editorial Committee
- Use a single column layout in MS Word format.
- For all pages set margins in 25.4 mm (1 inch) for all sides in an A4 size (210 mm x 297 mm) paper.
- Use only Times New Roman, 12 point, single space and justified.
Paper Title & Authors
- The paper title should be centred in upper and lower case characters, bold, font size 16 pt (initials capitalized). It should not exceed 80 characters. The title should be concise and reflect the gist of the paper.
- The name(s) of authors should be in lower case, bold, font size 14 pt.
- The author(s) affiliation(s), with complete mail address (es), should be in single space and centred in a second line below the authors. Indicate the email address of the author to whom correspondence should be directed
- Please do not use titles or degrees like Dr., Professor, etc.
- A blank single space line should follow the title. Similarly two blank single space lines should follow the author’s name(s) and address (es), before the abstract first line.
Abstract & Keywords
- The abstract of the paper should be no more than 250 words. The abstract should be self-contained and understandable by the general reader.
- Leave blank one single space between last line of abstract and line of key words.
- Use the word “Keywords” as the title in boldface Times New Roman 11 pt.
- Three to six keywords are recommended. Do not use acronyms in the list of keywords.
- Leave two blank single space lines after the keywords, and then begin the main text.
- Type your main text in Times New Roman 12 pt, single space and justified.
- All headings should be in bold type, left justified, all capitals on a separate line.
- Do not use footnotes. Do not use pagination because page numbers are going to be included when editing the CD-ROM.
- Figures and Tables should be numbered consecutively and separately as they appear in the text.
- Tables should be composed in Word format or imported direct from Microsoft Excel or other statistical programs.
- Figures should be placed in the paper, but also supplied separately in high- resolution JPEG or TIFF formats.
- All figures and tables should have a caption. Figure captions are to be centred bellow the figures and table captions above the tables. Tables and figures must be self-explanatory.
- Photographs, colour or black/white, should have good contrast. For the production of the CD-ROM color photographs are acceptable, but they will be printed in black and white in the printed proceedings.
- References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order, without numbering.
- The bibliography should include only those references cited in the text.
- References cited in the text should indicate the name(s) of up to two authors only, followed by the year of publication (Anderson and Govinda, 2007). Use et al. in italics in the case of more than two authors (Anderson et al., 2007). If more than one reference exists on the same topic, then the following reference should be added separated by a semi colon (;).
- Personal Communication: Cite in the text as (W. Roca, personal communication) or (W. Roca, pers. comm.)
- Citation of references in the Bibliography should follow standard rules. Abbreviate the titles of journals using standard practice. Below are some examples of citations in the References list:
Example 1: Anderson, P.; Kapinga, R.; Zhang, D.; Hermann, M. 2007. Vitamin A for Africa in Sub-Saharan Africa. Proceedings 13th ISTRC Symposium, Tanzania, November, 2003. pp 711-720.
Example 2: Gooding, H.J.; Campbell, J.S. 1964. The improvements of sweet potato storage by cultural and chemical means. Em. J. Exp. Agric. 32, 65-75.
Example 3: Wolf, J, A. 1992. Sweet Potato. An Untapped Food Resource. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos.
Uganda is a very safe country, but opportunistic crimes such as petty theft, credit card fraud and home robbery do occur – just like any other country. Chances of being a victim are rare and incidences would most probably be in cities like Kampala.
Visa requirements to enter the Republic of Uganda
- A visa will be required when you travel to Uganda as well as a passport with validity of up to 6 months after you enter the country. You may also have the option of applying for an e-visa in order to enter Uganda or obtain a visa on arrival.
- All travelers above nine (9) months coming into or transiting through Uganda are required to have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever at least Ten (10) days from the proposed date of travel and where already vaccinated, provide evidence (certificate) indicating the duration of a vaccination status of not more than Ten(10) years before entering Uganda.
- Travelers are strongly advised to ensure that they have all the necessary documents before arriving in Uganda
Accommodation is available at:
- Hotel 7 Seasons, Entebbe, Uganda Tel: +256 752 446619 (about USD100/night)
- Airport View Hotel, 34 Kiwafu Rd, Entebbe, Uganda Tel: +256 772 221881 (about USD100/night)
- For other hotels check: https://www.google.com/travel/hotels/Entebbe
- For participants who require assistance with respect to accommodation, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, 7th December, 2020 – Submission of Abstract
Monday, 11th January, 2021 – Submission of full Papers or Poster
Monday, 8th February, 2021 – Accommodation Request
Monday, 5th April, 2021 – Arrival of Participants
Tuesday, 6th April, 2021 – Opening Ceremony/First Technical Session/Congress Dinner
Wednesday, 7th April, 2021 – Triennial Congress and Second Technical Session
Thursday, 8th April, 2021 – Field Trip
Friday, 9th April, 2021 – Departure