Call for Papers – ARCKM 2017

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THEME: Knowledge Management in the Digital Era: Transforming Africa Through Sustainable Development Goals


Information Africa Organization  and its partners provide a regional platform for professional communication and understanding of the significance of KM for innovation.  It gives a voice to KM on a regional scale and follows the developments in KM, promoting its practical implementation within Africa.

The 3rd ARCKM is organized by IAO in partnership with Kenyatta University to bring together Knowledge creators, users, managers to help stakeholders understand the role of knowledge in transformation of Africa into a knowledge economy.

Papers presenting innovative projects, experience, initiatives or services with a strong collaborative cross-border or regional dimension are preferred. Papers should reflect the 2017 conference theme, ‘’Knowledge Management in the  Digital Era: transforming Africa Through Sustainable Development Goals ‘’

Sub theme 1: Knowledge Management and Economy

  • Indigenous knowledge in economic development
  • K-Economy, K-community and K-enterprise
  • Public and private policy for the knowledge economy
  • Entrepreneurship and business models of the knowledge based economy
  • Education sector in the knowledge economy
  • Ethical considerations of the knowledge economy

Sub theme 2: Knowledge Management for Organizational growth

  • Knowledge management in business and competitive intelligence: applications in the enterprise, principles and case studies
  • Knowledge Technologies and Applications
  • Benchmarking, impact measurement and performance evaluation of knowledge management applications in the Enterprise
  • Communication, collaboration and knowledge sharing
  • Learning Organization & Organizational Learning
  • Best Practices & Communities of Practice: projects and case studies

Sub theme 3: Innovation in Knowledge Management

  • Information and knowledge societies in low technology countries
  • Cloud computing applications to knowledge management and human capital development
  • Innovations on the corporate culture of an organization
  • Content management and context modeling: patenting copy right, fair use and digital rights & digital rights management
  • Innovative systems and practices
  • Knowledge framework , policy analyses and theoretical approach

Subtheme 4: Knowledge Management for Governance and Advocacy

  • Social media in governance and advocacy
  • Information Technology in Governance and Government Policy Making
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • KM in Devolved Systems
  • e-Government
  • Governance of knowledge in digital era

Sub theme 5: Knowledge Management and Information

  • Km in financial, insurance and institutions
  • Digital libraries, Archives and Repositories
  • Knowledge Management and open access
  • Knowledge Management strategies and implementations : case studies
  • Knowledge Reengineering; Knowledge Relationship Discovery
  • Telecommunication and Information Networking
  • KM in academic and research institutions
  • Knowledge sources, acquisition, storage, transfer and sharing for information managers
  • Convergence of KM and Information Management

Submissions and selection process:

Should you be interested in contributing, please provide:

  • Name and affiliation of presenter(s)
  • The title of the paper /poster
  • An abstract of the paper or presentation of 300-500 words, in English
  • Brief biographical information of presenter(s)
  • Contact information including email address


Please send your proposals by 31st May 2017 to addresses: cc .

For further inquiries and queries contact conference administrator:

Edward  Lodenyo  (; Tel: +254 721316416 )


The submitted material will be reviewed by the conference editorial committee. The selection will be based on the abstracts and rated on how well they fit the program theme.

Communication of acceptance of the papers will be sent out by 15th July 2017.

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