Call for papers

Call for papers


5th Scientific Conference of

African Scientific Research and Innovation Council

(AU-ASRIC) 2022

Strengthen Food Nutrition, Health and Social Protection Systems to Accelerate Africa’s Socio-

Economic Development “Human, Social and Economic  Capital Development”

November 2022



The African Scientific, Research and Innovation Council (ASRIC) are launching a Call for Papers towards its 5th annual Congress scheduled to take place in November 2022. This year’s Congress theme is: STI to Strengthen Food Nutrition, Health and Social Protection Systems to Accelerate Africa’s SocioEconomic Development “Human, Social and Economic Capital Development”.


The African Union Heads of States and Government Assembly endorsed the theme for the Year 2022 to be Strengthening resilience in nutrition and food security on the African continent: Strengthening agro-food systems, health and social protection systems for the acceleration of human, social and economic capital development. The AU-ASRIC Bureau deliberated on the overall theme and pondered on how AU-ASRIC can intervene in the challenges bedevilling Africa on this theme particularly, and how STI can be utilized to improve Africa’s socio-economic systems to accelerate the development across the various sectors.


In furtherance, the conference Organizing Committee announces an Open Call for high-quality research contributions that address STI for development in the following areas:

  • Engineering Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Natural Sciences and
  • Social Sciences and Humanities.


Interested scientists are to submit a full manuscript of their original work in the Congress sub-themes to the Congress Organizing Committee for evaluation. More information on the Congress and the Call is available – The Call and guidelines for authors are also here attached.

For further communication in this regard, kindly contact the Organizing Committee via 


8 June 2022

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