11th International Conference on Appropriate Technology (11th ICAT)

    Building Sustainable Rural and Urban Cities for Economic Growth, Enhancing Health and Eradicating Poverty

    November 25-29, 2024

    Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre
    Johannesburg, South Africa

    Important Dates

    Initial Call for Participation 4 Sept 2023
    Abstract Submission Deadline 20 Oct 2023 3 Nov 2023
    Notification of Acceptance 24 Nov 2023
    Full Paper Submission Deadline 26 Jan 2024 9 Feb 2024
    Paper Reviews and Feedback 06 Apr 2024
    Full Paper Submission 10 May 2024

    Author Instructions

    To prepare your final submission, please consult the following instructions for authors. Note the instructions on the first page for your specific submission category (full paper, poster paper, workshop proposal, or tech-fair proposal) about length and structure.

    Call for Participation

    About the Conference

    Africa continues to grapple with a multitude of challenges that impede rapid sustainable urbanization for a healthy continent. Researchers and engineers, the world over continue to seek solutions for the 21st century regarding land, health and energy, climate change, water, and sanitation. The world continues to believe that Africa is a continent of the future that will see applications of sustainable technologies towards the empowerment of communities. African progress is needed to ensure that there is peace and prosperity. In that regard, the 11th conference organized by Unisa for 2024, is under the theme: "Building Sustainable Rural and Urban Cities for Economic Growth, Enhancing Health and Eradicating Poverty". In summation of all previous conferences' advances, reflecting on the contemporary African actuality and gazing into the future, the theme presented is opportune.

    Submission Topics

    • Peace, Security and Safety
    • Governance
    • Environment, Agriculture and Ecovillages
    • Water and Sanitation
    • Health
    • Green Economy and Innovation
    • Energy and Materials
    • Mining
    • Construction and Infrastructure
    • Sustainability, Social Inequality and Human Wellbeing
    • Policy, Standards and Ethics
    • Climate Change
    • Education, Knowledge and Technology Transfer
    • Technology R&D
    • Rural Industrialization and Entrepreneurship
    • Land Use and Resource Development
    • Cities and Space
    • Manufacturing
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