Calls For Papers
THE CALL FOR PAPERS HAS ENDED
The Project Management Institute® (PMI®) is proud to announce the call for presentations for the Project Management Africa Conference 2018.
The theme of the conference is:
“Project Management and Sustainable Development – A focus on Africa”.
The two and a half day Conference will be held at the luxurious Le Meridien Hotel, Mauritius from the 9th to the 11th of September 2018.
The PMI Africa Conference 2018 is the 3rd conference in a series of conferences focusing on Project Management in Africa. The conference brings together leading researchers and practitioners operating at the nexus of project management and development in Africa. The conference is hosted by the PMI Mauritius Chapter in collaboration with PMI Chapters in Africa.
Description of theme
Sustainable development (SD) is defined as “…development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” (UN Conference on Environment and Development, 1987). This has been interpreted to mean meeting the integrated economic and social development needs of society without depleting the natural resources on which society’s livelihood depends—or the triple bottom line. The UN Sustainable Development Goals embody these objectives.
Within the context of project management, it is a powerful call to integrate sustainable development concerns into project management processes from initiation to closure. Further, project deliverables and outcomes should be aimed at value creation that goes beyond individual organizational interests of profits but also address social, economic and ecological issues affecting the African continent.
How is this being done in Africa? What is the impact of project management on sustainable development in Africa and how is sustainable development influencing how projects are initiated and implemented? These are the broad questions that the conference will endeavour to address through the following sub-themes:
Terms and Conditions for Proposal Submission
Presentation submissions are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be completed on the conference template and must contain the following:
(a) The length of the abstract should be between 200 and 250 words
(b) Abstracts must be in MS Office Word format
(c) Papers must not have been previously presented in a conference or published
(d) Papers and presentations should be free of commercial sales content and should not be supported by promotional materials
(e) Papers and presentations should focus on the subject of the title, and provide new contributions to the topic.
(f) Maximum of two submissions per individual
Submissions will be judged according to
(a) Relevance to the conference theme;
(b) Uniqueness and newness of information or perspective;
(c) Originality of ideas and innovativeness in presentation style or content;
(d) Relevance to latest PMBOK 6th edition and availability of presentation slots.
Research based presentations will undergo a peer review process.
NOTE: The Conference Program Team reserves the right to reject or edit any proposal whose content is offensive or defamatory, explicitly unethical or if it contains content that is politically sensitive, supports racism, sexual or religious discrimination, illegal activities and terrorism.
Intellectual Property and Ownership of Presentation Materials
Presentations should consist only of the speaker’s original work, and it should not violate any proprietary or personal rights of others (including any copyright, trademark and privacy rights), is factually accurate, and contains nothing defamatory or otherwise unlawful. The speaker will be the sole copyright holder of the presentation, or that he or she has obtained all necessary permissions or licenses from any persons or organizations whose material is included or used in his or her presentation.