Consortium for International Management, Policy & Development
Call For Papers
2022 Conference

“Technology and Innovation for Sustainable International Development and Policy”

The Consortium for International Management, Policy and Development (CIMPAD) is excited to announce the 12th international CIMPAD conference, to be held on the amazing campus of Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Thyolo, Malawi. With capacity for 5,000, this Wi-Fi enabled campus with beautiful and modern facilities is currently home to 2,500 local and international students. Four schools comprise the University—Malawi Institute of Technology, Ndata School of Climate and Earth Sciences, Academy of Medical Sciences, and Bingu School of Culture and Heritage. MUST has undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various fields of engineering, the sciences, and the arts. Heralding the motto of “Where Excellence Reigns”, the university’s mission is “to provide a conducive environment for quality education, training, research, entrepreneurship, and outreach to facilitate economic growth in Malawi and beyond”.

In addition, the University Centres include:

  1. Centre for Strategic Studies,
  2. Centre for Clinical and Biomedical Sciences Research,
  3. Centre for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management and MUST Institute for Industrial Research and Innovation (MIIRI).

As a non-partisan, non-profit association of organizations and institutions, CIMPAD convenes a biennial international conference in an African country to provide a forum for those in government, academia, private business and NGOs in achieving its mission: “To inspire and promote collaborative working relationshipstoward the advancement of knowledge in public administration, public management, and public policy, among practitioners and academicians, and to enhance capacity building for good governance and sustainable development with civil societies.”

The Conference and this CALL FOR PAPERS provide opportunities to present cutting edge research, ideas and best practices in political good governance, health and wellness, administrative management and sustainable development, to build strong societies. Additionally, participants will experience the Malawi culture ranging from trading centers to century old mud hut homes of African villages; education, religious, and government venues; wildlife, breath-taking environmental features, Malawi culture, local crafts, welcoming hospitality, and so much more.

NOTE: The conference is currently planned as an in-person event with a virtual webinar format considered based on restrictions resulting from health or other environmental conditions.


The Program Committee invites interested persons to submit a 350 word abstract electronically by April 2nd,  2022, for a paper, a panel or a poster presentation that relates to one of the topics in the concurrent track sessions below:

  • Track I -Health, Poverty, and Public Policy
    A discussion of issues related to healthcare policy and resource allocation, health technology and COVID 19 and other issues.
  • Track II –Public Safety and Disaster/Emergency Management
    Reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to loss of life and property from natural or man-made hazards and disasters.
  • Track III -Trade, Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainable Development
    Defining the relationship between global trade and finance, venture capital, entrepreneurship, and international/regional trade and economics.
  • Track IV -Climate Change and Impact on Natural Resources and Food Security
    Reviewing policy innovations in forests and water management, policy and the effect of international trade in achieving food security.
  • Track V -Infrastructure and Public/Private Partnerships
    Integrating physical and social infrastructure needs and priorities, leveraging resources, investing, privatization, and joint ventures.
  • Track VI -Technology and Sustainable Development
    Utilizing science and computers, evolving skills and training persons to achieve societal sustainable development.
  • Track VII -Decentralization, Governance, and Civil Service
    Devolving political and administrative processes, transparency and accountability, reform, civil society, and non-governmental organizations.
  • Track VIII -Education, Culture, Gender, and Youth Development
    Wholly developing human capital, developmental linkages between traits, knowledge, beliefs, values, and gender development.
  • Track IX -Prevention, Management and Conflict Resolution
    Emphasizing the role played by civil society and institutions with impact on policy and management


Delegates are invited to submit abstracts of 350 words or less on any one or combination(s) of the specific themes stated above by April 2nd,  2022. Delegates may submit a maximum of two abstracts. Abstracts should be sent to the Conference Organizers at


Delegates submitting accepted papers or proposals for conference presentation have the added benefit of being considered for publication.

Delegates are expected to submit abstracts of not more than 350 words consistent with the themes/tracks identified above. Abstract submissions should constitute two pages:

  1. Title page that includes Title of submission, Name of Author, Affiliation and Contact Information, and applicable Theme/Track;
  2. the second page must only have the Title of the proposed Paper and Abstract and a maximum 350 word summary clearly stating the background, purpose, methods, and results documenting the benefi (s) that conference attendees are likely to gain from your presentation. Please ensure proper grammar and spelling prior to submitting the abstract.

The deadline date for submission of the abstract is April 2nd,  2022 to Full Paper: Full papers of accepted abstracts should be submitted on or before 30th April 2022 for peer review consideration. Papers should be written in Times Roman 12pt font, 1.5” line-spacing and justified margins, with the following guidelines: The paper should include title page (title, author(s) name(s), and affiliations), abstract including five
keywords, the main body, conclusion and references. The length of the paper should be confined to a range of 4500-6000 words. The title of the paper should be descriptive and concise. Authors are encouraged to avoid long titles. Papers should be divided into subheadings and be paginated. Please ensure proper grammar and spelling prior to submitting your paper.


The reference style required for submission is strictly APA 7th Edition


Authors are required to follow this style specification consistently.