CUK 5TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2021

/CUK 5TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2021
Prof Isaac Nyamongo -Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Co-operative Development, Research and Innovation (CDRI)

Welcome to the fifth Annual Conference 2021 of the Co-operative University of Kenya. The conference will be held on 27th and 28th July 2021 amidst the COVID – 19 pandemic. This year’s conference, just line in 2020, will be held virtually. The conference brings together industry leaders, academia, researchers, policymakers, youth, and the co-operative sector practitioners to share knowledge and experiences. It will provide a platform for knowledge exchange and help practitioners and researchers to chart a way forward under unprecedented new “normal” presented by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The theme of the conference is, therefore “Social and Solidarity Economy as a catalyst for resilience, inclusivity, and attainment of Sustainable Development Goals.” The Conference will have three sub-themes, namely: (1) Social and Solidarity Economy and Resilience; (2) Social and Solidarity Economy and inclusivity; and, (3) Social and Solidarity Economy and Sustainable Development Goals. In line with the government’s stated “Big Four Agenda” the conference will focus on the role of the Cooperative sector in the delivery of affordable housing, food security; nutrition, manufacturing, and universal health coverage. I call upon you to leverage the conference presentations, network, share experiences

 

Global economic and political instability in the recent past and growing calls for alternative forms of business and models of growth has created renewed interest in Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) as a viable solution to re-balancing economic, social, and environmental objectives (International Labour Organization, 2020). Social and Solidarity Economy refers to enterprises and organizations, in particular cooperatives, mutual benefit societies, associations, fair trade organizations, foundations, and social enterprises that do not primarily pursue profits but their members’ interests and the fact that they are owned and managed by their stakeholders The relevance of SSE organizations and their value-driven, human-centered approaches in addressing the challenges in the changing world of work being a key focus in major global forums.

This renewed interest has seen the incorporation of SSE policy-making by a growing number of international organizations including the United Nations, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and European Union institutions. The UN in 2013 created the  Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) as its main UN hub dedicated to SSE (International Cooperative Alliance, 2020), to raise the visibility of  SSE within the UN system and beyond (ILO 2021)

 

Increased attention to SSE has witnessed the spread of the SSE concept in various countries on all continents, and its rapid institutionalization through legal frameworks, public policies, and dedicated public administrations (ICA, 2020). This is premised on the argument that SSE organizations are well-positioned to become an essential part of the tool kit for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in general and for better localizing the SDGs in particular, questions on the relevance of SSE, and their contribution to the attainment of SDGs notwithstanding.

Since COVID-19 broke out, social and economic organizations have been greatly affected, distorting their operations and viability. Under these circumstances, there is a need to assess the resilience of cooperative movement and other SSE organizations and their potential to contribute to the realization of SDGs. Do the defining characteristics (- focus on members’ interests; democratic governance; autonomous management; entrepreneurial nature; reinvestments of surpluses) of cooperatives and other SSE organizations enable them to survive systematic shocks and to carry out sustainable development objectives and services of interest to their members and to the society?

The CUK Annual Conference 2021:  Granted the role cooperatives and other SSE organizations play in social-economic development, we seek to hold a conference to deliberate on the resilience of cooperatives and other SSE organizations and their potential in serving as a catalyst for inclusivity and attainment of Sustainable Development Goals in times of systemic shocks similar to COVID-19. The theme of the conference is, therefore “Social and Solidarity Economy as a catalyst for resilience, inclusivity, and attainment of Sustainable Development Goals.” The Conference will have three sub-themes, namely: (1) Social and Solidarity Economy and Resilience; (2) Social and Solidarity Economy and inclusivity; and, (3) Social and Solidarity Economy and Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Description of sub-themes

The first sub-theme requires participants to interrogate the resilience of Social and Solidarity Economy organizations from different perspectives. Special focus should be on the extent to which defining characteristics of SSE organizations enable them to anticipate, prepare for, respond to and adapt to sudden disruptions compared to an organization operating under other business models; ability SSE organizations to recover from the shock and carry on with their businesses compared to an organization operating on other business models;  measurement/projection of resilience of SSE organizations during times of normalcy; interventions  SSE organization need to put in place to achieve their resilience; and, external intervention needed to ensure the resilience of SSE organization to future shocks.

The second sub-theme focuses primarily on the question of the contribution of the SSE organization’s inclusion of people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized into economic systems. It calls on participants to engage in critical inquiry of the extent to which  SSE organizations are ensuring inclusion and participation of youth, women, people living with disabilities, and marginalized communities as equal players in economic systems. Special attention should be on mechanisms, instruments, processes, and practices in SSE organizations and their implication on inclusivity, level of inclusivity. Participants can also engage in a discussion on practices that work against goals of inclusivity, and the means and approaches necessary to support and enhance inclusivity.

The third Sub-theme focuses on the role of SSE in the achievement of SDGs. The Position Paper by the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (TFSSE) and the Challenge of Sustainable Development published in June 2014 underscored the promise of the potential of SSEs in addressing the key issue areas that are central to the challenge of SDGs. These include: Transitioning from Informal Economy to Decent Work; Greening the Economy and Society; Local Economic Development; Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements; Women’s Well-Being and Empowerment; Food Security and Smallholder Empowerment; Universal Health Coverage; and Transformative Finance. The subtheme, therefore, seeks to take stock of how SSE has fared in addressing the foregoing areas and other SDGs. It also explores the challenges that still remain ahead in leveraging the full potential of SSE to achieve SDGs.

Highlights of the sub-themes: Key focus in the sub-themes: as tabulated:

 

Sub-theme 1: Social & Solidarity Economy and Resilience Sub-theme 2:   Social & Solidarity Economy and inclusivity

 

Sub-theme 3: Social &Solidarity Economy and Sustainable Development Goals.
·         Ability of SSE organization to anticipate, prepare for, respond to and adapt to sudden disruptions;

·         Ability of SSE organizations to recover from shocks;

·         Evaluation/appraisal/measurement/projection of resilience of SSE organizations;

·         Interventions SSE organizations need to institute to achieve resilience;

·         External intervention needed to achieve resilience of SSE organization to future shocks.

 

 

●        Contribution of SSE organizations to inclusion;

●        Level of inclusivity in SSE organizations;

●        Mechanisms, instruments, processes and practices for inclusivity in SSE organizations;

●        Practices that work against goals of inclusivity in SSE organizations;

●        Means and approaches necessary to support and enhance inclusivity in SSE organizations.

 

●        Role of SSE in the achievement of SDGs.

●        Achievements in addressing issues in Position Paper by United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (TFSSE) published in June 2014;

●        Challenges that still remain in leveraging the full potential of SSE to achieve SDGs.

 

 

 Conference Key Dates

  • 1st Call for abstracts                                     30th April 2021
  • Early Bird Registration opens                         15th May 2021
  • 2nd Call for abstracts                                     15th May 2021
  • Last Date for Submission of Abstracts 30th May 2021
  • Last Date for FULL PAPERS Submission 20th June 2021
  • Last date for Registration                                          26th July, 2021
  • Conference                                                 27th – 28th July, 2021

Conference Cost:

  • 3,000 for the presenters of papers
  • Kshs 1,000 per person for other participants and corporates

 

Submit your Abstracts and Papers to: abstract@cuk.ac.ke

Registration – To register follow the link:  https://forms.gle/1mCgJeUnQaQyYXKDA

 

 

Abstract guidelines

The following should be included in the abstract: Title, name, contact, and affiliation of the author(s). Brief background/contextual and conceptual aspects of the study, research problem, objectives, theoretical anchorage/conceptual framework, and methodology. Results – key findings from the research. Conclusions and Recommendations. Other instructions

The abstract should be submitted in English with a maximum of 300 words, in New Times Roman, single spacing with 3-5 keywords in bold at the bottom of the abstract. Authors are encouraged to check spelling & grammar and proofread carefully.

Payment Bank Details

Conference Cost: Kshs. 3,000 (USD.30) for the presenters of papers OR Kshs 1,000 (USD10)per person for other participants and corporates.

Bank: Co-operative Bank of Kenya | Account Name: The Co-operative University of Kenya | Branch: Karen Account No. 01120125033500 | Narration: Research Conference

THE 5TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

ON

SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY AS CATALYST FOR RESILIENCE, INCLUSIVITY, AND ATTAINMENT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

HOST: THE CO-OPERATIVE UNIVERSITY OF KENYA, NAIROBI

VENUE: HELD VIRTUALLY, Link will be provided upon registration

DATES: 27th – 28th July 2021

The CUK Annual Conference 2021: Granted the role cooperatives and other SSE organizations play in social-economic development, we seek to hold a conference to deliberate on the resilience of cooperatives and other SSE organizations and their potential in serving as a catalyst for inclusivity and attainment of Sustainable Development Goals in times of systemic shocks similar to COVID-19

The theme of the conference is, therefore “Social and Solidarity Economy as a catalyst for resilience, inclusivity, and attainment of Sustainable Development Goals.” The Conference will have three sub-themes, namely: (1) Social and Solidarity Economy and Resilience; (2) Social and Solidarity Economy and inclusivity; and, (3) Social and Solidarity Economy and Sustainable Development Goals. The focus of sub-themes is as follows :

Social and Solidarity Economy and Resilience

  • The ability of SSE organization to anticipate, prepare for, respond to and adapt to sudden disruptions;
  • Ability SSE organizations to recover from shock;
  • Evaluation/appraisal/measurement/projection of resilience of SSE organizations;
  • Interventions SSE organizations need to institute to achieve resilience;
  • External intervention needed to achieve the resilience of SSE organization to future shocks.

Social and Solidarity Economy and inclusivity

  • Contribution of SSE organizations to inclusion;
  • Level of inclusivity SSE organizations;
  • Mechanisms, instruments, processes, and practices for inclusivity in SSE organizations;
  • Practices that work against goals of inclusivity’
  • Means and approaches necessary to support and enhance inclusivity.

Social and Solidarity Economy and Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Role of SSE in the achievement of SDGs;
  • Achievements in addressing issues in Position Paper by United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy TFSSE published in June 2014;
  • Challenges that still remain in leveraging the full potential of SSE to achieve SDGs.

Description of sub-themes

The first sub-theme requires participants to interrogate the resilience of Social and Solidarity Economy organizations from different perspectives. Special focus should be on the extent to which defining characteristics of SSE organizations enable them to anticipate, prepare for, respond to and adapt to sudden disruptions compared to the organization operating under other business models; ability SSE organizations to recover from the shock and carry on with their businesses compared to an organization operating on other business models; measurement/projection of resilience of SSE organizations during times of normalcy; interventions SSE organization need to put in place to achieve their resilience; and, external intervention needed to ensure the resilience of SSE organization to future shocks.

The second sub-theme focuses primarily on the question of the contribution of SSE organizations’ inclusion of people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized into economic systems. It calls on participants to engage in critical inquiry of the extent to which SSE organizations are ensuring inclusion and participation of youth, women, people living with disabilities, and marginalized communities as equal players in economic systems. Special attention should be on mechanisms, instruments, processes, and practices in SSE organizations and their implication on inclusivity, level of inclusivity. Participants can also engage in a discussion on practices that work against goals of inclusivity, and the means and approaches necessary to support and enhance inclusivity.

The third Sub-theme focuses on the role of SSE in the achievement of SDGs. The Position Paper by the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (TFSSE) and the Challenge of Sustainable Development published in June 2014 underscored the promise of the potential of SSEs in addressing the key issue areas that are central to the challenge of SDGs. These include: Transitioning from Informal Economy to Decent Work; Greening the Economy and Society; Local Economic Development; Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements; Women’s Well-Being and Empowerment; Food Security and Smallholder Empowerment; Universal Health Coverage; and Transformative Finance. The subtheme, therefore, seeks to take stock of how SSE has fared in addressing the foregoing areas and other SDGs. It also explores the challenges that still remain ahead in leveraging the full potential of SSE to achieve SDGs

Conference Key Dates  
· 1st Call for abstracts 30th April 2021
·         Early Bird Registration opens 15th May 2021
·         2nd Call for abstracts 15th May 2021
·         Last Date for Submission of Abstracts 30th May 2021
·         Last Date for FULL PAPERS Submission 20th June 2021
· Last date for  Registration 26th July 2021
· Conference 27th – 28th July 2021

 

  • 3,000 for the presenters of papers
  • Kshs 1,000 per person for other participants and corporates

Submit your Abstracts and Papers to: abstract@cuk.ac.ke

Registration – To register follow the link:  https://forms.gle/1mCgJeUnQaQyYXKDA

Abstract guidelines

The following should be included in the abstract: Title, name, contact, and affiliation of the author(s). Brief background/contextual and conceptual aspects of the study, research problem, objectives, theoretical anchorage/conceptual framework, and methodology. Results – key findings from the research. Conclusions and Recommendations. Other instructions

The abstract should be submitted in English with a maximum of 300 words, in New Times Roman, single spacing with 3-5 keywords in bold at the bottom of the abstract. Authors are encouraged to check spelling & grammar and proofread carefully.

 

Bank Details

Bank: Co-operative Bank of Kenya | Account Name: The Co-operative University of Kenya |

Branch: Karen Account No. 01120125033500 | Narration: Research Conference

 

For more information about the conference contact:

 

Chairperson,

Conference organizing committee

The Co-operative University of Kenya

Division of Co-operative Development, Research & Innovation

P.O Box 24814 – 00502 Along Ushirika road, Karen, Nairobi. Kenya.

 

Tel: +254 (0) 721713954

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Author(s), Presenter(s), in the 5th Annual Conference 2021,

On behalf of The co-operative University of Kenya Annual Conference Organizing Committee, we congratulate you for writing a great paper, peer-reviewed and accepted for presentation at the CUK 5th Annual Virtual Conference 2021 to be held online on July 27th – 28th, 2021. Only papers presented during the Conference will be eligible for publication in the conference proceedings. By agreeing to provide your presentation material and registering for the conference, your work will be published in the conference proceedings and Book of Abstracts.

Given the virtual format of the conference, your Paper Presentation needs to be PRE-RECORDED (you MUST be HOWEVER PRESENT for your presentation to be streamed). Depending on your speech, it can be a video of yourself speaking to the audience, or a Voice over PowerPoint. Details on how to record your presentations are listed below.

Speech/presentation length:

Paper presentation: 13 minutes (15 minutes maximum)

It would be greatly appreciated if you could SHARE YOUR PRESENTATION NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, JULY 20TH, 2021, by sending it via the email abstracts@cuk.ac.ke  

For any question (s), do not hesitate to contact the Conference Organizing Committee Secretariat via the email: abstracts@cuk.ac.ke  

We highly encourage you to include an audio/video presentation of your work both to allow you the opportunity to explain your work and get more exposure to the audience, as well as making the conference more informative, valuable, and engaging for the attendees. Your presentation material will only be made available to conference attendees (i.e. those who have registered for the virtual conference) for a limited period of time, beginning July 20th, 2021.

Best Regards,

Wycliffe Oboka, Ph.D., 

Chairperson, Conference Organizing Committee

 

 

Registration

Conference Cost: Kshs. 3,000 (USD.30) for the presenters of papers OR Kshs 1,000 (USD. 10) per person for other participants and corporates

Registration Deadline – All participants and presenters are required to register for the conference by Monday, July 26, 2021, via the link shared below:

CUK 5TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM

The login link will be shared with all presenters after the close of the registration period via the email address provided on the registration form.

Membership of the Conference Organizing Committee (CoC)

  1. Dr. Wycliffe Oboka – Chairperson
  2. Prof. Kennedy Waweru – Member
  3. Dr. Lydia Mutua – Secretariat
  4. Mr. Silas Maiyo – Secretariat
  5. Prof. John Kihoro – Member
  6. Dr. Shem Mbandu – Member
  7. Dr. Lucy Kiganane – Member
  8. Dr. Charles Katila – Member
  9. Dr. Michael Ngala – Member
  10. Dr. Moses Gweyi – Member
  11. Dr. Kennedy Kirima – Member
  12. Mr. Kirianki M’Imanyara – Member
  13. Mr. Victor Wambua – Member
  14. Ms. Mary Mbugua – Member
  15. Mr. Victor Njogu – Member

 

 

Official Conference Contact Information,

 Dr. Lydia Mutua – Registrar CDRI and Conference Organizing Committee Secretariat

Email: lmutua@cuk.ac.ke

Mr. Silas Maiyo – Secretariat – Conference Organizing Committee

Email: smaiyo@cuk.ac.ke

Submit Abstracts / Papers to Email: abstracts@cuk.ac.ke

 Official University Contacts

P.O Box 24814-00502

Phone number: +254 724 311 606

Email: enquiries@cuk.ac.ke

Social Media Pages:

Facebook: The Co-operative University of Kenya
LinkedIn: The Co-operative University of Kenya
Twitter: @CoopVarsityKe
Instagram: COOP_UNIVERSITY

 

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