Instructions for authors
Instructions for authors
1. To make a submission, you need to have an account in our submission portal. If you do already have an account avoid creating a new one.
2. Deadline for submission of abstracts, proposals, and full papers: December 20, 2023. LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
3. Full papers should not be longer than 5000 words or 10 single-spaced pages (Times New Roman, font 11), including the title, tables, figures, appendices, references, and other illustrative materials. Use single column, one-inch margins (1”) all-round: Top, bottom, left, and right. References and citations should be prepared as per APA (7 edition).
4. All papers should have an abstract of a maximum of 300 words, highlighting the research objectives, methodology, and key findings, as well as an Introduction. Each paper should indicate the title of the paper, author(s)’ names and institutional affiliation, and email addresses.
5. The AABD paper template (aabd-model.docx) includes all the styles that you will need and has been locked to limit you to those styles. For example, if you paste text from another document, the inserted text will automatically be converted to ‘Normal’ style; Times New Roman 11, with 6pt spacing after the paragraph. You may then want to apply the styles provided within the template.
5. Any paper written without using the paper template will not be published in the conference proceedings. All full papers will be peer reviewed and selected papers will be included on the Proceedings and considered for the Conference Best Paper Awards.
7. Graduate students are encouraged to submit their papers to Track 10: Graduate Student Papers. This track will provide graduate students with the opportunity to network with many of today’s leading scholars.
8. Authors are also invited to submit abstracts of their research-in-progress for exclusive presentation. The abstracts prepared in Microsoft Word should not exceed – 300 words and should use the AABD paper template. All abstracts will be published in a book of abstracts.
9. Special session proposals should state their titles and include the abstracts of the different contributions. A special session should have at least 3 contributors. In addition, special session proposals must indicate the format and names of contributors.
10. A least one author of each accepted paper must register, attend the conference, and present the paper. Submissions without at least one author registered by the deadline will not be included in the program and proceedings.
This year’s conference theme, “Sustainable Development - Stakeholder Engagement and Participation,” aims to explore stakeholder engagement and their crucial role in achieving sustainable development goals, both in Africa and within the global economy.
About the Conference
We invite researchers and experts to submit their original and high-quality research papers, case studies, and innovative practices related to the following sub-themes:
- Effective strategies for stakeholder engagement in sustainable development
- Stakeholder participation in environmental conservation and resource management
- Engaging communities for social and economic development
- Stakeholder engagement in sustainable urban planning and design
- Harnessing technology and innovation for inclusive stakeholder engagement
- Promoting responsible business practices through stakeholder collaboration
- Engaging indigenous communities in sustainable development initiatives
- Stakeholder involvement in climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts
- Engaging youth and future generations for sustainable development
- Stakeholder engagement in sustainable tourism and cultural preservation