MUST in joint research dissemination conference


MUST in joint research dissemination conference

The Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) in conjunction with Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS), Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS) and Future Africa Institute of the University of Pretoria, is organising a three-day research dissemination conference.

The conference will be held at Nalipiri EcoResort Hotel in Mulanje from between July 20 and 22, 2021 under the overarching theme of Biodiversity for Malawi 2063. However, subthemes include water resources management, natural products and health, and machine learning for biodiversity.

According to one of the organisers, Dr Tiwonge Gawa, who is also a lecturer at MUST, the conference’s primary objectives are three-fold.To promote transdisciplinary research among early careers through sharing of new research findings to inform policy and best practices;

To enhance collaboration among researchers, academia, government and industry in order to create sustainable research programs in synergy with other health and water development sectors; and

“To promote transdisciplinary research among early careers through sharing of new research findings to inform policy and best practices; enhance collaboration among researchers, academia, government and industry in order to create sustainable research programs in synergy with other health and water development sectors,” said Dr Gawa.

“We also seek to highlight the technological application, experiences and solutions for health, artificial intelligence and machine learning and water resource management for improved livelihoods. This is in collaboration with Indaba-X Malawi 2021 https://indabaxmw.wordpress.com.”

She said the conference is inviting experts, scholars and early career researchers from various areas of specialization such as water quality management, natural products, medicinal chemistry, biodiversity and ecology, artificial intelligence and machine learnings, environmental researchers, and practitioners from academia, government, trade and industry.  

The organisers, however, said that in light of the prevalent COVID-19 situation, a hybrid mode of virtual and onsite presentations will be conducted.

The series of plenary speech, oral and poster presentations, practical demonstrations, discussions and networking events will keep participants engaged in learning and making new connections.

The conference is expected to attract 100 participants with both physical and virtual participation options available.

To register, follow this link: https://biodiversity4mw2063.kuhes.ac.mw/