University of Botswana Conferences

12th Southern African - Nordic Centre (SANORD) 2019 Annual Scientific Conference

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International Conference on Disabilities in Southern and Central Africa

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5th African International Conference on Statistics

The University of Botswana (UB) and University of Maryland are proud to hold the 5th African International Conference on Statistics at the University of Botswana Conference Centre during March 19-22, 2018.The conference will be jointly organized by the Department of Statistics at the University of Botswana and by the Department of Mathematics/Statistics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). The central theme of the conference is Solutions for a Complex World: New Generation Statistics.

Who should Attend

Data sources and nature of data itself these days are rather complex, sometimes confidential, and analysis of such data sets often big in nature, require new and innovative methods. The main objective of this international conference is to bring together expert statisticians from all over the globe who will present state of the art data analysis methodologies with applications. Topics will range from dealing with big data issues, data analysis under confidentiality protection, environmental statistics, optimum design of experiments, biostatistics, drug safety and efficacy analysis, and so on. The conference presentations lasting for four days are expected to foster sharing of research findings and increased research interactions among the participants. The local statisticians from African countries would immensely benefit from such high quality level technical presentations and professional interactions with the international delegates.


The statistics graduate program at UMBC is very vibrant with several internationally renowned faculty and active research programs in many key areas of statistics and biostatistics. The stat group at UMBC took an instrumental role in successfully organizing four earlier international conferences in Africa: Senegal in 2014, Ethiopia in 2015, Cameroon in 2016 and South Africa in 2017.

This international conference is expected to bridge the gap between statisticians on two opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean, to promote better connections with each other in terms of clear understanding of mutual research activities and continuation of fruitful research interaction in the future.

All the plenary, keynote and invited speakers have been chosen with a view to exposing the junior researchers and graduate student attendees to the currently active research areas and emerging applications of statistics, and to foster fruitful research collaboration.


We would also be having a Two-day Workshop on Research Support for Potential PhD Students Jointly organized by Prof M Lesaoana, University of Limpopo, South Africa and Prof DK Shangodoyin & Prof N Forcheh, University of Botswana, Botswana (18-19 March 2018).

Who should Attend

PhD students with minimum pre-requisite for undertaken doctoral programme.


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International Gender and Language Asociation Biennial Conference

The 10th International Gender and Language Association biennial conference (IGALA 10) will be held in Gaborone, Botswana from 20th- 22nd June, 2018. The conference will address the broad theme: Gender, Language and Sexuality In Multi-cultural Contexts.

The call for abstracts is now open.

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Southern African Society for Education Conference

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Conference on Topology, Algebra, Analysis and Geometry

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Department of Library and Information Studies

Of late, Sustainable Development and Knowledge-Based Economy are two global priorities that are highly debated at each forum of development.  Knowledge-Based Economy is key to Sustainable Development. The knowledge-based economy refers to an economy in which growth is dependent on the quantity, quality, and accessibility of the information available, rather than the means of production. In the knowledge based society, sustainable development should be attained through creation, generation and application of new knowledge.

The 2019 Biennial DLIS conference aims at discussing the whole spectrum of records, information and knowledge management that will help individuals and organizations to be at a competitive edge in the global knowledge economy and be able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This conference will be a platform and opportunity for researchers, industrial practitioners, academia, information scientists, librarians, archivists and innovators to share their experiences in diverse aspects of records, information and knowledge management including innovation knowledge solutions. The conference will further provide an excellent interdisciplinary forum to discuss the most recent approaches, concerns and practical challenges at all stages of the knowledge lifecycle.


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Social Work Conference, October 25-27th 2017 (SWC2017)

The department of social work at the University of Botswana in conjuction with Erfurt University is pleased to announce social work conference to be held in gaborone, botswana at Avani Hotel & Casino on October 25 – 27, 2017.



Department of Social Work, University of Botswana offers professional programmes in social work: Diploma, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees.

These programmes are constantly reviewed to ensure relevance.  The Department has a vibrant, innovative and dedicated staff compliment of 17 members specialised in various fields of Social work including clinical, supervision, social policy, social work education, and social services.

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The 16th BOLESWANA Biennial Educational Symposium

The three-day symposium aims to bring together international researchers, policymakers, and civil society organizations to interact and share ideas, experiences, insights and innovations about education quality improvement. It is a great opportunity for presenting peer-reviewed papers, posters, exhibits and workshops addressing the issues of education quality and standards in local, regional and global terms through multiple lenses – environmental, social, political, economic, psychological, pedagogical, philosophical, cultural, historical, scientific, technological, legal and organizational.

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Botswana Family Medicine National Conference

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The first international conference on the Internet, Cyber Security and Information Systems in Gaborone, Botswana. The conference is a convergence gathering of experts from the academia and the industry from all parts of the world in order to share their recent research findings  on the Internet, Cyber Security and Information Systems. The main issues of concern to be addressed in this conference  includes  the future  and emerging Internet, Mobile Applications, Social Networks, Data and Information Security, ecommerce, E- governance,  Cyber crime, Cyber Security,  Health Informatics and a host of other concerns.

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International Conference on Transforming and Growing Economies Through Sustainable Business Innovation

The conference aims to bring together academics, government policy makers, business entrepreneurs, and top management practitioners, from all parts of the globe to discuss the challenges of attracting, establishing and managing businesses in an increasingly globalised and crisis world. In addition, the conference will stimulate thinking in the adoption of new information technologies that present new market opportunities and innovative ways of increasing business performance as well as creating value for customers, shareholders and other key stakeholders. Contemporary strategies, reforms and renewal of managerial practices in an effort to enhance African integration will also inform discussions at presentations. New networks and strategic alliances for development of global managerial practice and theory will equally be explored.

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This conference brings together researchers, educators, trainers, industry experts and students from various disciplines around the world.  The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for sharing experience, expertise and innovative ideas on the teaching and learning of academic literacies and professional communication in the workplace.

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SUSTAINABLE USE OF WETLANDS: challenges of conservation and management in dynamic socio-ecological systems

An open forum for the exchange of views among wetland academics, policy makers, planners, community members, and nature conservation professionals.

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2014 Africa Food And Nutrition Forum March 11-13 2014

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1st National Conference on Family Medicine and Primary Health Care in Botswana

The theme of the conference: “Family Medicine in Botswana: training and career paths” focuses on efforts already underway to establish the speciality of family medicine in Botswana.

The aim of the conference is to help the key role players in Botswana to conceptualise what kind of family medicine doctor they need in their context and to explore the implications for training and collaborative research projects.

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ASAPA 2013 Biennial Conference

Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologist Biennial Conference (ASAPA 2013), 3-7 July 2013 to be held at University of Botswana , Gaborone

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Challenges and Opportunities for Business Innovation and Developement 2013

CONFERENCE DATES:  31st July to 2nd August 2013

The conference will be held at UB library auditorium, in Gaborone, the capital city. 

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Strengthening Basic Education through Research

Scholars and educational researchers believe that the quality of education could be strengthened through research and that current effective teaching strategies were a result of research. In agreement with UNESCO most developing countries, Botswana included, implemented Basic Education in the 1990s. Therefore, the question is: "To what extent and under what conditions has basic education been strengthened through research in Botswana and other developing countries? This theme follows that of our 2nd Biennial Conference, titled 2nd African Conference on Basic Education in which Opportunities and Challenges for preparing teachers for Basic Education were investigated.

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1st National Open Access Conference, Botswana

Open Access (OA) Week is organized to raise awareness, celebrate the progress, share benefits and experiences about providing free online access to research results and their use for socio-economic development. To commemorate the Open Access Week, this year the OA Sub-Committee of the Botswana Library Consortium (BLC) is organizing a two-day conference 24-25 October 2012. The Conference intends to bring together universities, research institutes, colleges, government departments, media, societal publishers, funding agencies, and libraries to share ideas on open-access publishing, policies, access to information, economic benefits and advocacy.

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International Conference on Application of Fluid Dynamics

Fluid Dynamics is an important area of  mathematics with many scientific, engineering, and industrial applications. This conference aims to equip the young scholars, scientists and teachers of engineering, science and applied mathematics with techniques that are effective in various branches such as meteorology; health sciences, water engineering, and environmental sciences with an emphasis on applications of Fluid Mechanics. This will be an ideal forum to exchange ideas, observe the latest research in Fluid Dynamics, to   promote collaborations, to provide motivation and advance the research potential of the researchers in this vibrant and diverse field

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IFHE 5th Africa Regional Conference

Theme: "The Family in the Changing World: Challenges and Opportunities”

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