Special Issue "Sustainable Development Initiatives towards Poverty Alleviation"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016)
Over the past decades, higher education institutions all over the world, and in particular in developing countries, have experienced profound changes aimed at ensuring that they remain progressive and effective in providing solutions to society’s multifarious challenges. In this regard, several milestones have been achieved in our classroom pedagogies, and in research and community engagement initiatives pursuant to meeting the mandates of various aspects of sustainable developmental initiatives towards poverty alleviation. The outcomes of these initiatives need to be properly disseminated into the public domain for the benefit of society, which is the motivation for this Special Issue. The title of this Special Issue forms a key sub-theme in the recently concluded centenary conference of the University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa, which took place between 4th and 6th of July 2016. Building upon the commendable outcomes of the presentations at the conference, we now invite manuscripts from the international community for consideration for full paper publication in this Special Issue within the following focal areas:
- Public, environmental, traditional and allied health in a developing economy.
- Water resources management
- Leadership & transformation
- Mentoring and capacity building
- Biochemical and physical sciences
- Fuelling sustainable development with renewable energy
- Sustainable agriculture and food security;
- Climate change and global warming,
- Space exploration
- Indigenous knowledge
Prof Anthony I Okoh
Prof Voster Muchenje
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- sustainable devolopment
- poverty alleviation
- indigenous knowledge