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Agriculture

More rice for Africa: enhancing smallholder farmers’ rice yields in Africa through the use of efficient and low cost endophytic Actinomycetes biopesticide
Amadou Babana, University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako, Mali
Poster

Enhancing food security through improved productivity, nutrition, and marketing of chickpeas in central and western Ethiopia
Teklehaimanot Haileselassie, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Poster

Sustainable coffee-banana agroforestry systems to adapt to climate change, enhance food security, and alleviate poverty in Uganda
Godfrey H. Kagezi, Coffee Research Center, National Agricultural Organization, Uganda
Poster

Scaled deployment of smart-phone agro-applications for field based diagnosis and real-time surveillance data collection
Ernest Mwebaze, Makerere University, Uganda
Poster

Development of edible and medicinal mushrooms as functional foods in Ghana
Mary Obodai, CSIR-Food Research Institute, Ghana
Poster

Development of high-yielding Aflatoxin-resistant maize hybrids for improved nutrition and health in Ghana
Allen Oppong, CSIR, Crops Research Institute, Ghana
Poster

Harnessing genomics of edible African Solanaceae plants for improved nutritional and food security
Willis Owino, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya
Poster

Wild and edible insects to sustain forests and fight malnutrition
Andrianjaka Ravelomanana, Madagascar Biodiversity Center, Madagascar
Poster

Derailing witchweed (Striga) virulence in rice to achieve durable and broad-spectrum resistance
Steven Runo, Kenyatta University
Poster

Evaluation study of the use of digital technologies for agriculture and food security in Mali
Amadou Sidibé, Institute Politechnique Rural Katibougou, Mali
Poster

Bringing seasonal forecasts to the farmer: participatory climate smart villages for Green Growth in Ethiopia
Belay Simane, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Poster

Reducing soil loss through effective soil and water conservation practices using hydrologic considerations and farmers’ participation in Blue Nile Basin
Seifu Tilahun, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia
Poster

Delivering crop yield nowcasts and forecasts by integrating satellite data and crop modelling in Sub-Saharan Africa
John Wasige, Makerere University, Uganda and Langa Tembo, University of Zambia, Zambia
Poster



Biodiversity

Use of DNA technology in combating illegal trade and promoting conservation and sustainable use of plants in Kenya and Tanzania
Beatrice Khayota and Joseph Otieno, National Museums of Kenya, Kenya
Poster

Remote sensing and GIS mapping for land use changes in Laikipia ecosystem, Kenya: a tool to explore patterns of biodiversity and emergence of vector-borne zoonoses and enhance environmental management and community health
Maamun Jeneby, Institute of Primate Research-National Museums of Kenya, Kenya
Poster

DNA barcoding to combat wildlife crime
Henry Ndithia, National Museums of Kenya, Kenya
Poster

End of the road for illegal bushmeat trade in East Africa: establishing transboundary surveillance by high resolution melting analysis of vertebrate molecular barcodes
Lilian Wambua, International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology, Kenya
Poster



Climate

Using an integrated modeling framework to evaluate the impact of human-induced land use/land cover change on carbon dynamics in the Upper Ewaso Ngiro River Basin, Kenya
Stephen Kiama, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, Kenya
Poster

Using geospatial tools to investigate how deforestation affects the transmission of malaria in birds
Anong Damian Nota, University of Buea, Cameroon
Poster



Energy

Waste to renewable energy: biogas cleanup (upgrading) in Tanzania and Kenya
Cecil King’ondu, Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Tanzania
Poster

GeoPower Africa
Nicholas Mariita, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya
Poster

Development and implementation of a solar PV outreach training module for capacity building in East Africa
Geoffrey Ronoh, Strathmore University, Kenya
Poster

PRESSA: Photovoltaic Reliability Evaluation in Sub-Sahara Africa
Gabriel Takyi, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana
Poster



Environment

Promoting Resource- Oriented Sanitation in Peri-urban Ethiopia through the Production of Struvite from Digested Sludge Filtrate
Adey Desta, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Poster

Characterizing and tracking of antimicrobial resistance in the water-plant-food public health interface: an emerging water, sanitation and hygiene issue
Erika Duplessis, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Poster

Developing exposure and toxicity data for trace organic chemicals in wastewater, biosolids, and soils
Bice Martincigh, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Poster

Community-based monitoring and management of Madagascar’s National Park protected areas
Lalatiana Randriamiharisoa, Madagascar National Parks, Madagascar
Poster

Exploring the fate of mercury in artisanal gold mining of the Lake Victoria Gold Field
Clavery Tungaraza, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
Poster



Health

Impact of PRONTO training in emergency obstetric and newborn care on 24-hour neonatal mortality
Onesmus Gachuno, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Poster

Lassa fever pathobiology in children and during pregnancy
Donald Grant, Lassa Fever Program Kenema Government Hospital, Sierra Leone
Poster

mHealth for TB-Tobacco: An approach to reduce tobacco use among TB patients
Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Makerere University, Uganda
Poster

Improved access and uptake of maternal and child health services in rural Ethiopia through collaborative community and health systems partnership
Adino Tesfahun, University of Gondar, Ethiopia
Poster

Reducing loss-to-follow-up among HIV-exposed infants in central Mozambique
Lucia da Costa Vieira, Beira Operations Research Center, Mozambique
Poster



Water

GRECHLIM
Tamiru Abiye, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Poster

Effectiveness of point-of-use water treatment technologies to prevent child stunting in South Africa
Pascal Bessong, University of Venda, South Africa
Poster

Design of metal-oxide nanoparticle reinforced Nano-fibrous biopolymer composites for water treatment
Wilson Gitari, University of Venda, South Africa
Poster

Water Security and Social-Hydrological Resilience for Rural Small-scale Crop Value Chains
Marizvikuru Manjoro nee Mwale, University of Venda, South Africa
Poster

A multi-sensor hydrologic modeling framework to assess the impacts of small-scale water storage practices to water resources over Uganda
Jamiat Nanteza, Makerere University, Uganda
Poster

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