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A Sustainable Energy Future for Emerging and Developing Economies: Focus Africa

Conference call for papers from International Journal of Energy Sector Management

4th Annual International Conference on Energy, Logistics and the Environment

Fossil-fuel energy has fostered industrialization, economic growth and prosperity in the developed world. In fact, developed nations exist largely because fossil fuels have allowed for affordable and reliable energy.  But today, environmental concerns are driving developed nations to invest large sums of money in changing their energy sources and infrastructure to support a clean environment. The question is, “Should emerging and developing nations develop their energy infrastructure from these same traditional energy sources, or are there now other, better options available to them?”
This conference brings together scholars, scientists, researchers and business executives from the renewable energy and natural gas industries, representatives from non-governmental and governmental organizations, and officials from developed, developing and emerging countries, especially African countries. Together we will explore ways to implement a new paradigm for sustainably supplying the energy needed for economic growth in economies—particularly in Africa—where the energy infrastructure has not been fully developed.

Conference Tracks

Alternative Energy Technologies and Innovation
Business Communication and Entrepreneurship
Changing Geography of Energy Demand
Climate Change and Environmental Issues
Conventional and Unconventional Gas and Oil Supplies
Corporate Governance, Ethics and Values
Deepwater Exploration and Production
Emerging Markets and Economic Development
Electric and Natural Gas Vehicles
Energy and Water Issues
Energy Capital Investment and Allocation
Energy Costs and Effects on Economic Development and Growth
Energy Efficiency and Application
Energy Infrastructure, Efficiency, Development, and Exploration
Global Economic Crisis and Energy Demand
Global Economic Landscape and Outlook
Global Petroleum Security and Pricing
Globalization of Financial Markets
Global, Regional and Country Specific Co-Operation Programs
Marketing in Developing Countries
Natural Gas the Bridge Fuel
Project Financing Models
Relationship between the Energy Sector and Other Sectors
Role of Energy Supply in Economic Development
Markets and Drivers of Renewable Energy
Economic Analysis Methods (Energy, Natural Resources, Economic Development Etc)
Role of Government as a Catalyst for Sustainable Economic Development


Student participation is highly encouraged. Students may submit an abstract, a poster or a paper to present the results of their recent academic work relevant to the conference or the work in progress for input from peers and faculty. 

A Call for Papers and an invitation to attend

Scholars and practitioners are cordially invited to attend and/or submit:

  • Papers (maximum 25 pages)
  • Positioning, Case or Interactive Papers (Maximum 10 pages)
  • Panels and Posters (Maximum 4 pages with a 100 word abstract)
  • Abstracts - Abstracts for papers should not exceed two pages and must have the following components:
    (1) Overview of the topic to be covered, (2) methodology, (3) Results, (4) conclusions, and (5) references. 
  • A short bio (Not more than 150 words)

Please send your submission before August 15, 2011 to Dr. Luka Powanga at: [email protected]

For more information, please visit the conference website: or contact Dr. Luka Powanga.