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Opening of the Second Semester
Management of the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) wishes to inform all continuing students that the second semester of the 2014/2015 academic year will commence on Monday, 30th March, 2015. Therefore, all students are advised to arrive on campus on Sunday, 29th March, 2015. Students are further advised that only those who would have paid their annual tuition fee in full shall be allowed to register and attend classes.
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Poster andFlier Competition
Poster and Flier Competition

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) through CABMACC is supporting the production and distribution of several Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials that are aimed at addressing the issues on climate change adaptation and mitigation while mainstreaming cross cutting issues of gender and HIV and AIDs. The IEC materials at this particular time should also specifically tackle the current challenges of flooding, siltation and the consequent environmental degradation. This should be related to how this will also affect the socio-economic wellbeing of the people affected with respect to the resources lost during the process.


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IST-Africa 2015 Advance Programme
IST-Africa 2015 Advance Programme
Hosted by the Government of Malawi through the National Commission for Science and Technology, Supported by the European Commission and African Union Commission, IST-Africa 2014 will take place in Lilongwe from 06 - 08 May 2015. The 5th Annual IST-Africa Living Lab Thematic Working Group Meeting will take place on 05 May as a pre-conference event.
The Advance Programme incorporates 2 plenary sessions and 35 parallel sessions in the Scientific Programme with over 140 presenters from 35 countries. The Scientific Programme for IST-Africa 2015 is based on a double blind peer review of Papers submitted to an open Call for Papers which closed on 19 December 2014.
The Advance Programme is available online at - click on Day or Printable Version. The Advance Programme is regularly updated online.
You can also download the current version of the Advance Programme brochure at
Plenary Speakers confirmed to date include:
- Hon. Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano, M.P., Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Malawi; 
- Mr Anthony Muyepa-Phiri, Director General, National Commission for Science and Technology, Malawi; 
- Mr Andrew Kumbatira, Director General, Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority;
- Mr Victor Malewa, Deputy Director, Department of e-Government, Ministry of Information;
- Mr Moctar Yedaly, Head of Information Society Division, African Union Commission;
- Mr Kasirim Nwuke, Innovation and Technology, UNECA;
- Mr Morten Møller, Programme Coordination, DG CONNECT, European Commission, Belgium;
- Dr Harry Gombachika, Chief Executive Officer, Malawi Telecommunications Limited;
- Dr Pascal Hoba, CEO, UbuntuNet Alliance;
- Dr. Paulos Nyirenda, CEO, SDNP;
- Mrs Bessie Nyirenda, Management Consultant, Malawi Institute of Management; and
- Mr Moses Bayingana, ICT Expert, Information Society Division, African Union Commission
IST-Africa provides a unique forum to exchange knowledge about research being undertaken in Europe and Africa focused on eInfrastructures, eHealth, Technology-enhanced Learning, eAgriculture, eGovernment, Digital Libraries, Cloud Computing and International Cooperation. It also provides an opportunity to identify potential partners for future research cooperation under Horizon 2020.
NCST is very pleased that there is such good representation from Malawi institutions in the Programme based on the blind peer review of papers submitted. UbuntuNet Alliance is organising a workshop in cooperation with WACREN focused on Identity Federation and Shared Services for Research and Education. NCST is organising a workshop focused on ICT Initiatives in Malawi and will also share information on Malawi research capacity during the IST-Africa Workshop. The Supporting Life FP7 project is organising an eHealth workshop to share results to date (Mzuzu University and Luke International).
If you have a case study or research results that are relevant to the conference themes but missed the Call for Papers, please send an abstract outlining the presentation focus and results to be shared to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  so we can see if it is possible to include it as an Oral Presentation in the Final Programme.
IST-Africa 2015 takes place in Bingu International Conference Centre (Capital Hill/Presidential Way), Lilongwe.
It is necessary to complete online registration prior to the event. Early Bird Registration is available up to 20 March.
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MAJANDS Final Call

The Malawi Journal of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Development Studies (MAJANDS) is a biannual, peer-reviewed, open access international scientific journal that publishes original research papers, short communications and review papers.  Thematic areas appropriate for the Journal include;

  • Animal and Veterinary Sciences;
  • Aquaculture and Fisheries Sciences;
  • Bio-resources Systems, Engineering and Technology;
  • Biotechnology;
  • Crop Sciences;
  • Development Studies;
  • Natural Resources, Energy and Climate Change;
  • Nutrition and Food Science.

MAJANDS welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence in any of the stated thematic areas.  Preference is given to manuscripts that are well-prepared, well-organized, and well-written in English. Papers will be published approximately one month after acceptance. Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within six weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next issue.  Instruction for authors and other details are available on our website Prospective authors should send their manuscript(s) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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