National Research Initiatives Conference (NaRIC) 2014

National Research Initiatives Conference (NaRIC) – 2014

7-8 October, 2014 , Accra, GHANA -

The National Research Initiatives Conference - NaRIC-2014 will take place on 7-8 October, 2014, 2014 at the Accra International Conference Center, Accra, Ghana.


NaRIC is an annual multi-disciplinary international research-focused conference for researchers and practitioners involved in national research initiatives at universities and research institutions in developing and developed countries. Nations all over the world are investing in promoting research initiatives targeted at their respective national development efforts as well as aimed at moving the frontier of knowledge in a number of targeted critical research fields and areas. The advanced nations are in the fore-front of a number of major national research and R&D initiatives, with an increasing number of the developing countries following their footsteps to make national research initiatives a priority area of national efforts.


NaRIC is designed to serve as an international forum for presenting and discussion of outputs of on-going national research efforts as well as serve as an avenue for sharing of experiences of researchers and for networking among researchers and practitioners on an international level.



The focus of NaRIC-2014 is therefore on showcasing the outputs of on-going national research initiatives within the universities, research institutions and national research laboratories targeted at various aspects of science, technology and innovation (STI) as well as those targeted at innovative business and management. The aim is to present within the context of an international conference,recent developments and progress made in research work in terms of theory, practice and applications particularly major R&D efforts in the various subject areas and disciplines of focus of the conference.


NaRIC-2014 will focus on the following thematic areas and fields:

· Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)

· Advances in Computing Science

· Educational Technology and Innovation

· Food and AgricultureTechnologies and Innovation

· Engineering and Infrastructure

· Health and Sanitation

· Energy and the Environment

· Business, Management and Entrepreneurship

· Gender and Technology

· R&D and Product Innovation