ICT4Africa 2014 – Yaounde Cameroon

Doctoral Consortium

The ICT4Africa 2011 Research-in-Progress and  Doctoral Consortium is an international workshop and forum for doctoral, graduate level students (PGD, MSc & Mphil) and other interested participants currently pursuing research agendas relevant to the conference theme and  working in the areas of ICT and development as it especially relate to Africa. The workshop will offer participants the opportunity to present, discuss, and receive constructively and critical feedback on their research in an interdisciplinary and international atmosphere. This feedback will be provided by internationally renowned ICT researchers, most of who are journal editors and/or serve on editorial boards of major research journals. We also encourage students that are just thinking about enrolling into a doctoral program to submit to this workshop.

  • Date: March 25th, 2011
  • Venue: Bells University of Technology, Ota, Nigeria

Research-in-Progress and Doctoral Consortium Chairs

  • Dr. Olu Malomo, Bells University of Technology, Nigeria
  • Dr. Stella Chiemeke,   University of Benin, Nigeria
  • Dr. Robert, A.B.C, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Prof. Adekunle Okunoye,  Xavier University, USA
  • Dr. C. K. Ayo, Covenant University, Nigeria
  • Prof. Enoh Tanjong, University of Buea, Cameroon
  • Dr. Onifade, Olufade Falade Williams , University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Dr. Ade Adebayo, Nasarrawa State University, Nigeria
  • Dr. Jide Afolabi, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • Dr. Adebayo Momodu, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria

Research-in-Progress and Doctoral Consortium Objectives

The goals of the Doctoral Consortium include:

  • To encourage more graduate students in the area of ICT and DevelopmentTo provide fruitful feedback and advice to the Ph.D. students on their research thesis.
  • To provide the opportunity for exchange of ideas between graduate level students, practitioners and more experienced colleagues in the area of ICT and development
  • To foster interaction between PhD students and prospective students and stimulate an exchange of ideas and suggestions among participants.
  • Submissions will address graduate student's research area, specifically:
    • A clear formulation of the research question.
    • An identification of the significant problems in the field of research.
    • State why the research work is being conducted, and what benefits the research will bring
    • An outline of the current knowledge of the problem domain, as well as the state of existing solutions.
    • Details of the research methodology.
    • A presentation of any preliminary results and the state of the research work
    • A description of the research’s contribution to the area of ICT and development in general.
    • A discussion of the implications for research, practice and policy making; i.e. how is it different, new, or better than the existing solutions.

Research-in-Progress Papers and Doctoral Consortium Papers:

This is open to doctoral, graduate level students (PGD, MSc & MPhil) and other interested participants currently pursuing research agendas relevant to the conference theme.

 
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