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ICEED 2017 :CALL FOR PAPERS(Kigali , August 31st 2017)



Theme: “Responsible research in creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development”


August 3Ist 2017, Kigali, Rwanda

At Hotel Chez Lando

Announcement and Call for Papers

Organized by:

University of Lay Adventists of Kigali and Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Hosted by:

Joint Research Center on Natural resources and Environment in East Africa (UNILAK-XIEG)


Research Centre for Ecology and Environment of Central Asia, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Sino-Belgian Joint Laboratory of Geo-Information

Ghent University, Belgium

University of Salzburg, Austria

UNDP China

UNEP China

Xinjiang Society of Geography

Xinjiang Society of Natural Resources

International Cartographic Association, Commission on GIS for SD


The University of Lay Adventists of Kigali (UNILAK), in collaboration with the Xinjiang institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), will hold the 4th Annual International Conference on Environment, energy and development (ICEED) on August the 30th, 2017 at Kigali, Rwanda.

The Conference theme” Responsible research in creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development” seeks proposals for practical solutions to address the research responsibility to solve complex challenges of sustainable development at local, regional, and global levels.

The aim of the conference is to share and identify practical, evidence-based solutions that can support the sustainability agenda. This 4th ICEED 2017 is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context.

This ICEED 2017, follows the International Conference on Sustainable Environmental and Natural Resource Management (ISENRM, 2016) with the theme: Responsible Research and Innovation in Environmental sustainability which occurred in the launching the UNILAK- XIEG joint Research centre on natural resources and environment in East Africa established in 2016 based at UNILAK with  the vision being a champion in “Responsible Research and Innovation in Environmental sustainability” which is in line with the post-2015 development agenda aiming at  ending  povertyprotecting  the planet, and ensuring  prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda for next 15 years.

The complex, interconnected challenges of environmental change and sustainability that we face in the 21st century – such as climate change, disasters , biodiversity loss, water, energy and food security, population growth and rapid urbanization – will never be successfully addressed unless we are prepared to undergo and even embrace profound and possibly difficult transformations to our prevailing social structures, systems and relationships with the environment, from the local to global scale. While we already know quite a lot about the associations between environmental change and persistent and evolving societal problems such as poverty, etc, we still know too little about how to turn these insights into transformative processes that result in more robust and equitable solutions to sustainability and societal challenges. Both new scientific knowledge and other types of practice-based knowledge are needed to make progress.

Based on the above, there is need to connecting researchers and practitioners all over the world in a concerted effort to identify and fill the knowledge gaps pertaining to societal transformations to sustainability.

It is never too late to learn more, find out about how the full diversity of the science and technology community, policy makers, practitioners and researchers from all geographical regions, at local, national, regional and international levels discuss how these major issues that we need to tackle together need to be framed in this challenging period: 2015-2030.

There is need to create the strong foundation that is provided by using research to inform our everyday practices, policies, and analytical approaches so as to provide an international and interdisciplinary forum to promote a deeper understanding of diverse academic approaches to Sustainability practices and to discuss how to design a framework for integrating and structuring knowledge on Sustainable Development.

The 4th ICEED 2017 follows the others series of  International Conference on Environment , energy and Development as an  interdisciplinary forum for social scientists, life scientists, engineers, policy makers, NGOs and practitioners to present their latest research results, ideas, developments, and applications in all areas of Sustainable Development on the areas of Environmental, Health, Energy, Economic, and Socio-Cultural Issues. The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world.

 Finally, this 4th ICEED 2017 aims at  preparing the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, government and civil society with the skills they need to promote sustainability, no matter where their careers may lead them, cannot be overstated.   For sustainability is not a fixed goal but, rather, a dynamic force for transformation that can only be maintained if future thought leaders are prepared to meet the challenges that such societal evolution demands.

To meet these goals, the 4th ICEED 2017 will:

  • Enhance and promote a scientifically-based vision of a sustainable future for the world and its inhabitants.
  • Provide expanded opportunities for international and interdisciplinary collaborations among stakeholders engaged in sustainability issues and research
  • Promote development of a new base of scientific knowledge that is specifically aimed at societal transformation for sustainability
  • Create an active network of researchers/stakeholders with interest in—and concern for— sustainability in a holistic perspective, with environmental, cultural, economic and social concerns intersect.

Main directions of ICEED 2017

Conference Themes

Authors to submit full papers and poster abstracts including but not limited to fundamental research and applications to Environmental sustainability, Sustainable Energy and Economic Sustainability and Socio-Cultural Sustainability.Special sessions, posters and oral presentations will be included to the conference program.

Environment sustainability

Climate change and Global warming

Climate and disaster resilience

Resources management

Sustainability and the built environment

 Environmental management

Management of ecosystems, environment and water resources

 GIS & Remote Sensing applications

 Waste management

Disaster management

Disaster Risk reduction

Practice, research and innovation in emergency management

 Sustainable Energy

Energy resources and technology

Clean energy development

Clean energy development and investments

Innovative clean technology

Energy policy, access and security

  Energy technologies

Economic Sustainability

Entrepreneurship Management

Human Resources Management

Management Information System

Organizational Behaviour and Industrial Relations

Project Management

Small and Medium Enterprises

Technology Management

Cooperatives and SDGs

Sustainable development and education

Research and Sustainable development Goals

Sustainable development indicators

SDGs nexus, synergies and trade-offs


Socio-Cultural Sustainability  



Rural Development



Organizing Committee

Chair:  Dr Jean Ngamije: Vice Chancellor, UNILAK, Rwanda

Co-chair: Prof CHEN Xi, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dr Gabriel Habiyaremye, University of Lay Adventists of Kigali, Rwanda

Prof LIU Wenjiang, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, (CAS).

Prof Alishir KURBAN, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, CAS

Prof. Li Lan hai, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, CAS

Programme Committee

Chair; Dr Jean Ngamije: Vice Chancellor, University of Lay Adventists of Kigali, Rwanda

Co-Chair: Prof CHEN Xi, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Secretary: Dr Gabriel Habiyaremye, University of Lay Adventists of Kigali, Rwanda

Prof Josef STROBL, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

Prof Philippe DE MAEYER, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Prof Michael P. PETERSON, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA

Prof Vladimir TIKUNOV, Moscow State University, Russia

Prof Vít VOŽENÍLEK, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic

Prof ZHOU Qiming, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Prof Alishir KURBAN, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, CAS

Prof. Li Lan hai, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, CAS

Dr Kahundwe N.Olivier, University of Lay Adventists of Kigali

Dr Augustine Rutamu, University of Lay Adventists of Kigali

Dr Moses Kayongo, University of Lay Adventists of Kigali

Dr. Maina John Nyongesa, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science And Technology (JOOUST), Kenya

Dr Florian Koch, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ / Germany

Dr Nshimiyimana Francois Xavier, University of Lay Adventists of Kigali


Extended abstracts will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be included in the conference program as oral presentation.

Important Dates

June 30th, 2017: Abstract submission

 July 14th, 2017: Release of notice of acceptance (Abstract)

 July 31th, 2017: Deadline for submission of full papers

August 11th, 2017: Release of notice of acceptance Full Paper

July 21st, 2017: Corrected Full Paper Submission

August 22nd, 2017: Preliminary Program

 August 31st, 2017: ICEED2017