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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.

 

  • 5th African International Conference on Statistics

    March 19, 2018 – March 22, 2018

    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.

     

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.

  • International Gender and Language Asociation Biennial Conference - Gaborone 2018

    June 20, 2018 – June 22, 2018

    The 10th  International Gender and Language association conference will be held in Gaborone at the University of Botswana, and will address the broad theme "Language, Gender and Sexuality in Multicultural Contexts.

    The conferences will be hosted by the Department of English in the Faculty of Humanities. The English Department is the largest department in the faculty and has two sections: the linguistics section and the literature section.

    The venue of the conference is Block 252 near the student centre.

    Confirmed Plenary Speakers are Lilian Atanga, University of Bamenda, (Cameroon), Rodrigo Borba, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Bonnie McElhinny, University of Toronto (Canada). The fourth speaker will be announced in due course.

Southern African Society for Education Conference

  • SASE 44th Annual International Conference 2017

    October 4, 2017 – October 6, 2017

    The International Conference of the Southern Society for Education provides an international forum for debating issues that impact in the Southern African region and beyond. The theme “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): implications for education policy and practice” recognizes the importance of SDGs and the important role that education can play in achieving them. Participation in this conference is invited from academics and/or scholars in the field of education, teachers and other stakeholders, senior students engaged in masters and doctoral studies in higher education institutions.

Conference on Topology, Algebra, Analysis and Geometry

  • TAAG2017

    September 18, 2017 – September 20, 2017

    TAAG2017

    18 - 20 September 2017

    University of Botswana (Gaborone)

    co-hosted with BIUST (Palapye)

     

    Invited Speakers

    Prof. Themba Dube, University of South Africa

    Dr. Bettina Wilkens, University of Namibia

    Prof. Jamshid Moori, North West University

    Prof. Fortune Massamba, University of KwaZulu-Natal

    Prof. Thomas Bier, Oldenburg, Germany

Department of Library and Information Studies

The 2017 DLIS International Conference on

“Information and Knowledge for Competitiveness”

Date:        15-17 March, 2017

Host: Department of Library and Information Studies, the University of Botswana

Venue:  University of Botswana, Conference Center

Call for papers

You are cordially invited to submit a paper to the 2017 DLIS Conference to be held from 15 – 17 March 2017 in Gaborone at the University of Botswana Library Auditorium. The theme of the conference is “Information and Knowledge for Competitiveness”.

  • The 2017 International Conference of the Department of Library and Information Studies (DLIS)

    March 15, 2017 – March 17, 2017

    You are cordially invited to attend the 2017 DLIS Conference to be held from 15 – 17 March 2017 in Gaborone at the University of Botswana, Conference Center. The theme of the conference is “Information and Knowledge for Competitiveness”.

    Management of information resources keeps on changing as technology becomes the central focus in the stride towards knowledge-based economies. The way information is generated,  stored, accessed and used has changed to a point where, instead of immobile physical libraries and records management units, we now have pervasive library  and information systems where information can be accessed and utilised anywhere and anytime. Another trend transforming traditional information management is the emergence of integrated library and record keeping systems where information can be accessed from multiple information repositories anywhere and anytime. These developments have ensured that information and knowledge can easily be accessed and used in heterogeneous socio-economic establishments ubiquitously – solidifying the concept of the knowledge economy.

    The 2017 DLIS conference will aim to discuss the whole spectrum of records, information and knowledge management (including traditional and emerging approaches) that will help individuals and organisations to be at a competitive edge in the global knowledge economy.

     Participants are to make their own travel arrangements. All citizens of Commonwealth countries do not require visa except those from:

    - Bangladash

    - Cameroon

    - Ghana

    - India

    - Nigeria

    - Pakistan and,

    - Sri Lanka.

     

    • Foreign nationals whose countries have signed a visa abolition Agreement with Botswana are also not required to apply for visa. For a list of countries that do not require a visa for entry into Botswana you are advised to visit: http://www.gov.bw/Ministries-Authorities/Ministry-of-Labour-Home-Affairs.  You can also download a visa application from the site. Visas take 7-14 days.

     

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.

 

ABOUT US

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.

  • Social Work Conference 2017 (SWC2017)

    October 25, 2017 – October 27, 2017

    The department of social work at the University of Botswana in conjunction with Erfurt University, is pleased to  announce social work conference to be held in Gaborone, Botswana on October 25 – 27, 2017

    VENUE: AVANI GABORONE HOTEL & CASINO, CHUMA DRIVE GABORONE CENTRAL.

    Email: gaborone@avanihotels.com  Tel: +267 361 6000

     

    THEME: Social Work, Human Security and Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Sub-themes will include: Social work and Human Security

    • Political security
    • Sustainable development
    • Social security
    • Human Rights Based approach
    • Social development
    • Corruption
    • Threats to human security
    • Economic security
    • Migration
    • Environment and human security
    • Food Security
    • Social Work in Africa
    • Tourism and families  in  Africa
    • Human trafficking
    Please, indicate your preference in terms of the above.

    CONFERENCE ORGANISERS: socialwork@mopipi.ub.bw; mwansalk@mopipi.ub.bw; Odireleng.Jankey@mopipi.ub.bw; rankopom@mopipi.ub.bw

    Fax: +267 395 1661  Tel: +267 355 2684/2685 /2683 /2688

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.

  • The 16th BOLESWANA Biennial Educational Symposium

    July 12, 2016 – July 14, 2016

    The Botswana Educational Research Association (BERA) is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the 16th BOLESWANA Biennial Educational Symposium which will hold on July 12-14 2016 at the University of Botswana. 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.

Botswana Family Medicine National Conference

  • 4TH BOTSWANA NATIONAL FAMILY MEDICINE CONFERENCE 2016

    September 1, 2016 – September 2, 2016

    The department of Family Medicine and Public Health, in the University of Botswana, Faculty of Medicine is pleased to announce the 4th Family Medicine and Primary Health Care Conference to be held from 01st to 02nd September, 2016 at the University of Botswana, Academic Hospital.

  • 3rd Annual Botswana Family Medicine National Conference

    August 24, 2015 – August 24, 2015

    The 4th Botswana National Family Medicine and Primary Health Care conference is organised by the department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Botswana's Faculty of Medicine. This is an annual event that brings together Family Physicians, Generalist Doctors, Family Medicine Registrars, Family Nurse Practitioners, Primary Care nurses and all interested parties to discuss issues pertaining  primary healthcare in Botswana.

THE 1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET, CYBER SECURITY & INFORMATION SYSTEMS, GABORONE BOTSWANA

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.

  • THE 1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET, CYBER SECURITY & INFORMATION SYSTEMS, GABORONE, BOTSWANA

    May 18, 2016 – May 20, 2016

    The first International conference on the Internet, Cyber Security and Information Systems.

     

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.

  • 2017 International Conference on Transforming and Growing Economies Through Sustainable Business Innovation

    July 11, 2017 – July 13, 2017

    Conference Name: 2017 International Conference on Transforming and Growing Economies Sustainable Business Innovation – the key to Transformed and Growing
    Economies

  • 2015 International Conference on Transforming and Growing Economies Through Sustainable Innovation

    July 7, 2015 – July 9, 2015

    Conference Name: 2015 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.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

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.

  • 4th International Conference in Academic and Professional Communication

    July 9, 2018 – July 11, 2018

    Theme:

    Advances in Academic and Professional Writing Research, Pedagogy and Practice in Education: The Past, the Present and the Future.

     

    sub-themes:

    I. New forms of academic writing

    ii. Writing in the disciplines-

    iii. Multi lingualism and academic writing

    iv. Academic writing Practice and pedagogy

    · Academic literacies

    · Advancing academic writing through corpora

    · Multi-modality and academic writing

    · Collaborative academic writing

    · Teaching academic writing to large groups

    · Feedback in academic writing

    · Metadiscourse

    · Influencing institutional policies

    v. Professional Writing

    · Pragmatic approaches to technical writing

    · Discursive approaches to professional writing

    · Representations, identity and power in professional writing

    · Ethics and morals in professional writing

     

     

    Botswana Attractions

  • THE 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

    July 15, 2015 – July 17, 2015

    The 3rd International Conference in Academic and Professional Communication will expatiate on Communication for Change, Innovation, Excellence, Advancement and Glocalisation.

    Keynote speakers:

    • Srikant Sarangi
    • Sinfree Makoni
    • Sue Wharton

     

    For more information click here


    BOTSWANA ATTRACTIONS

     

     

     

     

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.

  • SUSTAINABLE USE OF WETLANDS

    July 28, 2014 – August 1, 2014

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

     

2014 Africa Food And Nutrition Forum March 11-13 2014

  • 2014 Africa Food & Nutrition Forum

    March 11, 2014 – March 13, 2014

    Theme

    Food Production, Nutrition & Food Security; A Function of Global Policies, Environment and Climate Change

    The need for research in food production, food processing and food safety to guide and inform policies and programmes geared at improving food and nutrition security in a changing climate cannot be underscored. The Forum provides a platform to deliberate in the broad areas of climate change and food production, postharvest handling, food processing, food fortification, food security, diet and nutrition and associated policies guided by the following themes are welcome.

     

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.

  • Family Medicine Specialist Training at UB

    May 25, 2013 – May 28, 2013

    Family Medicine in Botswana - Specialist Training and Career Paths.

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

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. 

  • Challenges and Opportunities for Business Innovation & Developement

    July 31, 2013 – August 2, 2013


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.

  • sber

    July 2, 2013 – July 4, 2013

    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.

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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  • 1st National Open Access Conference, Botswana

    October 24, 2012 – October 25, 2012

    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

  • International Conference on Application of Fluid Dynamic

    September 27, 2012 – September 28, 2012

    ICAFD 2012 is an interbational conference organized by the Fluid Mechanics Group of the Department of Mathematics of the University of Botswana in association with the University of Glasgow.. Its 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.

    Sponsors

     

    Brief introductions of the keynote and invited speakers can be viewed in:  Keynote and invited Speakers

     

    The book of Abstracts is available via the following link: Abtsracts.

     

IFHE 5th Africa Regional Conference

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

  • IFHE Conference 2011

    September 26, 2011 – September 28, 2011

    The Aim of the Conference is to bring together national, regional, and international professionals and stake holders to exchange ideas, experiences, achievements as well as research and development in the area of Family and Consumer Studies (FCS), and related disciplines.



 

 

 

Family Medicine in Botswana: Training and Career Paths