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UTG 1st Annual Conference 2021
UTG's 1st Conference

UTG 1st Annual Conference 2021 - UTG's 1st Conference

UTG 1st Annual Conference 2021 - UTG's 1st Conference

27th - 28th October 2021 | UTG, Kanifing, The Gambia

27th - 28th October 2021 | UTG, Kanifing, The Gambia

27th - 28th October 2021 | UTG, Kanifing, The Gambia

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Topic:
COVID-19 Pandemic, Economics, Health, and Education Impacts and Recovery 

Topic:
COVID-19 Pandemic, Economics, Health, and Education Impacts and Recovery 

Topic:
COVID-19 Pandemic, Economics, Health, and Education Impacts and Recovery 

27th - 28th October 2021 | UTG, Kanifing, The Gambia

27th - 28th October 2021 | UTG, Kanifing, The Gambia

27th - 28th October 2021 | UTG, Kanifing, The Gambia

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About This Conference

The theme of the  conference this year is “COVID-19 Pandemic - Economic, Health, and Education Impacts and Recovery”. The world has been impacted by the pandemic to which The Gambia is no exception. The Gambia registered its first case of the COVID-19 on 17th March 2020. In response to the outbreak, the Gambia government enacted several containment measures. In agreement with its neighbor, Senegal, The Gambian border was closed on March 23rd 2020. Furthermore, on March 28th, 2020, the government declared a State of Public Emergency, As such ordering the closure of schools and universities, places of worship and non-essential businesses, restricting public gatherings to not more than 10 people, and limiting passengers on public transportation. These measures forced people to stay at home and led to income losses for families and businesses thereby affecting their economic situations. The measures also affected the education sector; the closure of schools reduced contact hours and virtual classes became popular. It even affected the transition of students between education levels. The health impact is also enormous; over 200 Gambians have so far lost their lives and lot of investment is undertaken to strengthen the Gambia's health care system. The vaccination drive that started slowly has recently picked momentum. With key sectors like services, and agriculture likely to pick-up fast, the hope for strong recovery is abound. Therefore, this conference aims at bringing together different stakeholders to discuss these issues with the view of putting together lessons learn and the way forward for the country and beyond.

Objectives

  • The objective of the conference is to bring together academics, researchers, and experts from the government, NGOs, and private sector to discuss pertinent issues related to the Gambia COVID-19 experience, impacts and recovery.
  • There will be presentations from researchers from the academic and non-academic community.
  • The conference will be a hybrid type event with an in person and online attendance (ZOOM).
  •  It will provide researchers the opportunity to share their work not only with their colleagues, but also with policy makers and the public.  Papers on all fields of study will be welcomed.

Program Outline

The program will compose of 3 keynote lectures, one for each of the three selected themes of the conference. Furthermore, there will be 5 different parallel sessions and each session will  last for 1 hour and 30 minutes, there will be 4 speakers each with 15 minutes to present and 5 minutes to discuss. Overall, we estimate a total of 60 speakers  participating in the parallel sessions, 3 keynote speakers, and 8 panelists. Furthermore, students will be invited to present  posters of their thesis or course projects. Overall attendance is targeted at 250 participants with 200 joining in person and 50 joining online.

Hon. Seedy Keita

Minister of Trade Regional Integration And Employment.

Prof. Jainaba Kah

Director General, Department of Strategic Policy And Delivery, Office Of The President.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Mustapha Bittaye

Director of Health Services, Ministry of Health.

Conference Schedule

# Topic Speaker Time
1 Registration08:00 - 08:45
2 Opening Remarks and Welcoming Session08:45 - 09:00
3 Keynote Lecture 1: "COVID-19 Pandemic, Health Impacts and Recovery - The Gambian Case"09:00 - 10:30
4 Tea/Coffee Break10:30 - 11:00
5 Parallel Session 111:00 - 12:00
6 Parallel Session 212:00 - 13:30
7 Lunch/Prayers Break13:30 - 14:30
8 Keynote Lecture 2: “COVID-19 Pandemic, Economic Impacts and Recovery – The Gambian Case”14:30 - 15:30
9 Parallel Session 315:30 - 17:00
# Topic Speaker Time
1 Parallel Session 409:00 - 10:30
2 Tea/Coffee Break10:30 - 11:00
3 Keynote Lecture 3: “COVID-19 Pandemic, Educational Impacts and Recovery – The Gambian Case”11:00 - 12:00
4 Parallel Session 512:00 - 13:30
5 Lunch/Prayers Break13:30 - 14:30
6 Panel Discussion 1: “COVID-19 Pandemic, Economics, Health, and Education Impacts and Recovery”14:30 - 16:00
7 Closing Ceremony16:00 - 16:30

Call for Papers

Open 1st August 2021

Deadline for Submission

15 September 2021

Notification of Acceptance

30th September 2021

Deadline for Registration

10th October 2021

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Scientific Committee

Prof. R. Njie
Dr. Thomas Senghore
Dr. Sheikh Omar Bittaye
Dr. Modou Jobe
Dr. Gibril Badjie
Ms. Fatou Badjie

Dr. Hamidou Jawara

Dr. Sering Touray
Prof. Ajufo Beatrice Ifeoma
Dr. Sa’ad Muhammed Tajuddeen
Dr. Babou Joof
Mr. Abdoulie F.R. Jadama

Organizing Committee

Dr. Tijan L. Bah, SBPA
Mr. Ousainou Huma, SBPA
Assoc. Prof. Momodou Mustapha Fanneh, SBPA
Mr. Mbackeh Camara, International Relation
Dr. Jainaba Sey Sawo, SMASH
Mrs. Matida Komma, UTGDRC
Assoc. Prof. Lugman Saka, SAS

Dr. Muhammed Lamin Sanyang, UTGDRC
Dr. Paul Bass, UTGDRC
Dr. Hamidou Jawara, UTGDRC
Mr. Abdoulie F.R. Jadama, Education

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