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Applied Research Solutions for Economic Resuscitation Conference 2019

17 Oct. ’19 – 18 Oct. ’19

Keetmanshoop, Namibia

Conference Theme

“Applied Research Solutions for Economic Resuscitation”

Conference Background

The faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (FEMS) of the University of Namibia invite academics, practitioners, and researchers to submit abstracts of scientific papers for possible presentation at the annual research conference. The Conference will address applied research solutions geared towards economic resuscitation. Since its inception in 2010, the Conference themes were based on research priorities of the University of Namibia, but also pertinent to the topical debates in Namibia and Africa at large.

It has provided a platform to showcase research and share ideas relevant to the Namibian society, Africa and the world at large. It also provides a space to disseminate knowledge through academic dialogue. The Conference will be held in Keetmanshoop, Namibia on the 17th and 18th of October 2019. Your abstract should clearly indicate which sub-theme your paper wishes to address from the list below:


Papers can address sub-themes in these categories

  • Business & finance
  • National and corporate debt
  • Governance and ethics
  • Taxation
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
  • Policy formulation and implementation
  • State capturing
  • Knowledge-based economy
  • Drought
  • Natural resources management
  • Climate change
  • Tourism and agriculture
  • Crime
  • Corruption
  • Vocational training
  • Free Trade Area
  • Indigenous knowledge


The consequences of Government expenditure is strongly felt now when the country is facing liquidity crisis and declining revenues because of increasing unemployment levels as the economy continues to informalize.

Government revenues and income continue to decline while Government expenditure is rising, thereby increasing the budget deficit, a situation that is not healthy for a struggling economy such as ours.

The Conference provides a platform and space for critical engagement from multidisciplinary papers addressing solutions for economic resuscitation. The aim is to seriously restore the economic principles, that is, reverse the current unfavorable twin deficit trends, as they are greatly having a negative impact on the current economic developments in the country.


Abstracts of not more than 200 words (in Microsoft Word) should be sent to the conference emailing address . All abstracts will go through a blind review process. Relevance to the sub-themes strictly within the context of the conference theme and originality of the proposed papers are key considerations in the acceptance of all submissions.

Each presenter may submit a maximum of two abstracts, as long as the second paper is under a different sub-theme. The organizing committee will inform successful presenters by the 26th of August 2019. Please note that presenters are required to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

Call for Abstracts

Click here to download. 

Important dates

15 August 2019                Last day to submit abstracts

18 – 19 October 2019        Conference Date


For more information, please contact:

Mr. E. Odero

+264 63 2202000,

Dr. B. Maseke
061 220 2000,

VISA Application

Please ask at the Embassy/High Commission of Namibia in your country for Visa requirements. Most SADC countries do not require VISAs to visit Namibia.

Participants from the countries here in are exempted from Visa applications.

Important information before you travel to Namibia

  1. Travel and Health Insurance is mandatoryplease ensure that you carry with your proof from a reliable insurer from your country. The University of Namibia will not be held liable for medical or travel-related costs, while in Namibia.

2.Ensure that your passport is valid for not less than 6 months by the date of your entry in Namibia

3.  Participants from North, Central and West Africa, and Central and South America, must ensure that they have received vaccination against yellow fever and must have proof thereof if transiting via South Africa.

4Applicants from countries that are not exempted from Visa requirements, please ensure that you apply for entry Visa/Business Visas via the nearest Namibian embassy or consular offices. Please request an invitation letter to attend the Conference from the contact email listed on this conference webpage, to help you with this process.

5. Yellow Fever
There is no risk of yellow fever in Namibia. The government of Namibia requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission. For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Namibia. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.

For more information on health related matters, visit the link below:

Some facts about Namibia

  • Namibia has a total landmass of 511,567 square miles/ 823,290 square kilometers.
  • The country gets its name from the Namib Desert – one of the world’s oldest deserts.
  • Namibia is the second least densely populated country in the world. 
  •  It became independent in 1990.
  • Despite its low population, Namibia is still home to 13 different ethnic groups – including the Himba, a nomadic and traditional people whose ways have changed little over the years due to their seclusion from outside influences. Namibia is the first country in the world to incorporate environmental protection into its Constitution.
  • Namibia is one of only two countries in the world that has desert elephants! Namibia is home to the world’s largest population of free-roaming black rhinos.
  •  Namibia’s currency is the Namibian Dollar (NAD), and this has been interchangeable with South Africa’s Rand for many years.
  • Note that South African Rand notes can be used in Namibia at face value; whereas in South Africa, Namibian Dollar notes are worth fractionally less than Rand notes.
  • English is the official language, but German, Afrikaans, Oshiwambo and many tribal languages (including RuKwangali, Otjiherero, Silozi, Nama and Setswana) are also spoken.
  • About half of all Namibians speak Oshiwambo as a first language; most of the white population speak German or Afrikaans as a first language.
  • Etosha National Park is home to four of the Big Five, specifically elephant, rhino, lion and leopard.
  • The park’s many waterholes are considered some of the best places in the world to spot the endangered black rhino, as well as other rare African animals like the cheetah and the black-faced impala.

Beautiful Namibia scenery!!

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