Topic : Scientific research faced with emerging development challenges in Africa


Scientific research faced with emerging development challenges in Africa The Africa continent is lagging behind when it comes to matters such as economics, social matters and adverse environmental indicators with multiple local conflicts, bad governance and marginalized globalization. Africa is a continent rich in resources and opportunities. To ensure the development and globalization of the Africa continent many challenges still lies ahead. This challenges including improving youths living conditions( population with a very strong growth), providing food, water, health, strong control, improving governance and overcoming political instability, progressing towards regional integration, encouraging local development initiatives, improving access to financial services, promoting development of transport infrastructures, taking seriously the consequences of climate change and promoting sustainable development, promoting ICT development, etc. The 5th Symposium on Science, Culture and Technology at the University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC) is an opportunity for researchers to present and discuss results of their research concerning these issues confronting Africa’s development.


The 5th Symposium on Science, Culture and Technology at the University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC) with the topic on “Scientific research faced with emerging development challenges in Africa” is organized to raise issues such as:

  • results of academic researches, most especially those with solution approach to development challenges;
  • exchange of scientific research results between researchers from all backgrounds and disciplines;
  • contribute to the dissemination of research results, technological innovations and inventions.


- Plenary lectures and debate

- Technology Exhibitions

- Scientific papers workshops

- Poster Competition (with 3 prizes to win) :

  • 500.000 FCFA (First prize) ;
  • 300.000 FCFA (Second prize) ;
  • 100.000 FCFA(Third prize) pour le troisième.

Guidelines and conditions for participation

Because of the importance attached to research, its role is to bring forth beneficial and useful outcome. The scientific committee and organization intends to strengthen the exchange dimension of scientific research results between researchers from all backgrounds through the creation of a new presentation platform that will include all relevant information.

This symposium will hold in six (06) different workshops:

  • Workshop I: Arts and Humanities
  • Workshop II: Exact Sciences and Engineering Sciences
  • Workshop III: Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Workshop IV: Law, Administrative and Political Science
  • Workshop V: Economics and Management
  • Workshop VI: Health Sciences, Sports and Physical Activities

As for the workshops, plenary conferences will be organized on major issues related to development challenges: energy, environment, water, food security, quality assurance, Moos, biotechnology, poverty and financing scientific researches. Two plenary sessions are scheduled daily (morning and afternoon) before participants take part in workshops. Communications resumés / abstracts are expected by 30 May, 2015. Papers should be submitted online (

Proposals sent should include title, authors' names and affiliation. Resumés / abstract should stipulate objectives, materials and methods, results, keywords of the study carried out (not exceeding 300 words). The abstract should be written in A4 format, portrait, with 11 pts Arial font and single spacing.

Capitalization of communications

The capitalization of communication is realized through edited manuscripts that appear in the UAC Conferences Proceedings (ISSN 1840-5851). The full texts are to be submitted via the platform dedicated to this symposium ( Texts criteria : A4, Portrait, Arial font, size 12 pts, double-spaced Submission deadline: 30 June, 2015.

Communications texts should hold the following information: Title, Authors, Authors' Addresses, Abstract, Introduction, Materials, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Bibliographic references. Summaries / abstracts and texts should be submitted in advance to the appreciation of a Reading Committee. Text shall be amended and returned to concerned authors for correction. Manuscripts edition shall be notified to authors on the return of the corrected texts.

Participation fees

Date: September 28 to October 3, 2015

Venue: Campus of Abomey-Calavi (Benin)

Communication language: French/English

Individual registration fee:

  • Students: 15 000 FCFA
  • Other Participants: 30 000 CFA

Technology exhibition:

  • Researchers / Inventors: 50 000 FCFA
  • Individuals / Private companies: 75 000 FCFA
  • International Organizations: 100 000 FCFA
Payment deadline: 14 September, 2015 Bank account: Conseil Scientifique No. 01711103115 Bank of Africa Benin (BOA). .

For more information contact/email address:

Email :

  • Dr. Ir. Séverin BABATOUNDE Tel. +229 97 44 67 01/64 69 55 40 Mail :
  • Dr. Sylvain KPENAVOUN CHOGOU Tel : +229 96 37 28 21/95 42 05 60 Mail :
  • Prof. Eugène C. EZIN Tel : +229 95 71 95 28

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