“The Global West, North, East and Africa”

Call for Papers for the 14th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in
Nairobi, Kenya on June 26 to 30, 2023 at Multimedia University of Kenya (online and
in-person options)
General conference theme: “The Global West, North, East and Africa”
Conference Venue: Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya and face to face
and online

Sponsors: Multimedia University of Kenya, Kenya Scholars and Studies Association
(KESSA), Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED) and African
Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA)

The main theme of the 2023 conference is the Global West, North, East and Africa. There is
increasing concern on how the Global West and North have influenced Africa over the years
and the recent rise of Asian giants such as China and India in contesting the monopoly of the
traditional powers. The rise of COVID-19 pandemic and effects of climate change have
created anxieties on the continent, where vaccination has not taken root and where many are
suffering from the shockwaves of climate change. The involvement of China in development
projects in Africa is creating anxiety and concern due to various tensions which the projects
are creating on the African continent. The involvement of China and India as alternative
partners is creating anxiety in traditional powers such as the US, UK, France, Germany,
Russia, Canada, among others, in geopolitics, economic new order and security implications.
This conference seeks to bring new researches that have been conducted on the African
continent covering many themes. Africa finds itself at the center of competing interests from
the West, North and East. How has Africa handled such influences? In what ways are African
countries dealing with increasing Chinese debt? How have these influences affected
education, health, mining, agriculture, engineering,, sports, water, tourism, security, religion and other sectors.