23rd TO 24th NOVEMBER  2021




  1. Disruptions in the private vs. public sectors
  2. Project Management and Covid-19
  3. Finance/ Fintechs
  4. Disruptions in Marketing
  5. Supply chains and operations Management
  6. HR and Covid -19
  7. Risk Management in pandemics
  8. Planning in pandemics
  9. Managing Change
  10. Covid -19 vs other disruptions
  11. SME and Covid -19
  12. Innovations amid pandemics

 Conference Aims and Objectives

The 12th African International Business and Management (AIBUMA) conference aims at providing interdisciplinary communications, where researchers ,intellectuals, policy/decision makers and consultants would share the results of their research , studies and thoughts. The conference seeks to showcase research as well as provide a forum for collaboration and fusion with business leadership practice as we continuously seek to enhance university- industry linkages. Due to the current corona virus pandemic, we will this year hold our conference virtually, and participants will for the first time interact virtually. The University of Nairobi is therefore making all the necessary arrangements to make this conference deliver a unique experience to the participants.

Conference Proceedings

All submitted conference papers will be blind peer reviewed by competent reviewers. All successful conference abstracts will be available to all participants alongside the conference programme. Further, each  paper presenter or  conference participant will be awarded  a certificate of participation.

Presentation formats

Research Papers, presentations, TED talks, fishbowls, and other non traditional methods of sharing ideas are welcome.

Special Journal Issues

Selected conference papers of high quality will be published in a special edition of the AIBUMA journal, within two months after the conference. Link to the journal http://uonjournals.uonbi.ac.ke/ojs/index.php/ajbuma

Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

The Conference offers an opportunity to corporate organizations to become a sponsor or exhibitor during the Conference.


Abstract / Full Paper Submission deadline:   8th October 2021

Notification of acceptance:                                  15th October   2021

Registration deadline:                                          12th November 2021

Conference Date:                                                    23rd and 24th November 2021

Conference Registration Fee

University of Nairobi undergraduate students       ksh 600

University of Nairobi postgraduate students          ksh  1000

University of Nairobi Staff                                          ksh 1000

Participants from East Africa                                     ksh 3000

International  participants                                         USD 50




AIBUMA @10 conference brings together leading academics, researchers and business leaders to exchange and share their experiences and research.  We encourage interdisciplinary   research and collaborations.  You can participate in a number of ways;

  • Research papers
  • Presentation of ideas in gestation e.g. proposals
  • Panels
  • Posters
  • Fishbowl
  • TED talk 

Please contact the conference chair Prof.  XN Iraki to arrange your preferred format of presentation.

Send your abstracts or synopsis to Wniraki@uonbi.ac.ke or Xniraki@gmail.com  or hilda@uonbi.ac.ke. Undergraduates and postgraduates students are encouraged to contribute. There is a prize for the best graduate and undergraduate paper/presentation. You can call me on 0733655262.

Note: Accepted papers will be peered reviewed and published FOR FREE inAfrica International Journal of Business and Management (AJBUMA)- ISSN 2079-410 X

Our theme is “Managing 21st Century Realities“

Date(s) - 23/10/2019 - 24/10/2019
All Day