Submission Guidelines

Theme: Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership: Innovation, Transformation, and Sustainability

Guidelines for Submission of Abstract:


Guidelines for Submission of Abstract:

Please follow the following format and instructions when preparing and submitting your abstract.

The sample of title and Sub-theme is as follows;

Title: Political Leadership and Regional Integration: A Case of the East African Community Common Market.

Sub-Theme: International Trade, Regional Integration and Local Enterprise Development.


Other requirements include;

An unstructured abstract divided into background, methodology, finding and implications should be submitted. Sample of expected abstract is as follows;


The East African Community (EAC) is a regional integration initiative of East African countries, including Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, South Sudan, Burundi, and Rwanda. The EAC is struggling to achieve a fully functional common market. This research investigated political leadership as an impediment to the region’s trade advancement using interpretative phenomenology. The researcher interviewed selected individuals from the member state governments, regional trade bodies and private sec-tor practitioners across the region. The findings posit that poor political leadership is a major challenge affecting common market implementation. The research proposes relooking the EAC decision-making model, reconciliation, sanction mechanism, political will and commitment, re-evaluating the principle of variable geometry, financial solidarity, member states’ contributions, independence of EAC institutions, anti-corruption and EAC visioning as major solutions towards common market implementation. The study recommends further research on how the solutions can be implemented for the benefit of the region.

Keywords: Political leadership; Common market; Regional integration; Trading blocs; Regional economic communities

  • Should be between 150-250 words
  • Font: Size 12, Times new roman and Single spaced
  • 3-5 keywords
  • Title, authors name, affiliation, physical address, telephone, and email address should be included.
  • The names and affiliations, contacts and address of author/authors should be included immediately after the Sub-theme as follows;
    Amanda Ray,
    ABC University, Central Street, XY City, Kenya., +29638926412


  • All abstracts should be written and submitted in Microsoft Word format
    Abstracts that do not comply with the above requirements will be rejectedPlease also note that Plagiarised content will not be accepted.
  • All abstracts should be submitted by the link below or email to provided



Abstract Submission
June 2nd 2023
Notification of Abstracts

June 15th 2023
Submission of Final Paper
July 7th 2023

Program Committee

Dr. Jane Njuru
Dr. Caroline Ntara
Dean SoB/Convener 
Dr. Edward Owino

Organizing committee

  • Prof. Caroline Omulando
  • Dr. Edward Owino
  • Dr. Mary Mwanzia
  • Dr. Jackson Ndolo
  • Dr. Fanice Waswa
  • Dr. Peter Njuguna
  • Dr. Gladys Bunyasi
  • Dr. Peter Kariuki
  • Dr. Patrick Nyatete
  • Dr. Salome Musau
  • Dr. Simon Mwendia
  • Kenneth Chebelyon
  • Solomon Maina
  • Jackline Shanga


KSH 3,500 / USD 35
Students Rate:
KSH 1,500 / USD 15
KSH 1,000 / USD 10
Non-East Africans:
KSH 5,000 / USD 50


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