Organising Committee 2022

Organizing Chair
Conference Convener
Josh

Prof Joshua Chukwuere is an Associate Professor of information systems, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences in the North-West University, South Africa. Prof Chukwuere is a researcher and consultant in digital transformation, social media (digital technologies), and few others. He has published a number of accredited journals and conference papers and has presented papers in local and international conferences in his research area. For more information, check: Google Scholar and ResearchGate

Organizing Mentor
Uma

Dr. Krishnan Umachandran, General Manager, Nelcast Ltd, India. Dr. Krishnan Umachandran has 34 years of industrial experience. Graduated from Madras University as a Mechanical Engineer in 1988; went on to complete Masters in Technological Management from BITS in 1992, Pilani; PGDPMIR from MSSW in 1994; and PhD from Dr.MGR University in 2012. Started as, a shop floor Engineer, used various opportunities; became a consultant for a spectrum of industries ranging from Beverages, Batteries, Chemicals, Ceramic Tiles, Leather, Electricity, Mfg, Facilities, IT, ITES, etc. Currently specializes in Industry 4.0 applications & innovations His interest areas include Pedagogy; Market promotions, Customer retention; and Leadership-Management-Organization Development. Dr. Umachandran is a Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Indian Society for Agricultural Engineers.

Publishing Chair
Adom

Dr. Dickson Adom is a researcher in the pluridisciplinary fields of Place Identity History, African Art, Art Installations, and Cultural Anthropology for Biodiversity Conservation, Environmental Sustainability, and Heritage Sites Conservation. He lectures and undertake research activities in the Department of Educational Innovations in Science and Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He also holds an extraordinary researcher position in the School of Economic Sciences, Northwest University, South Africa. Dr. Adom holds a First Class BA, Master of Philosophy, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in African Art and Culture from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology as well as a Post-Diploma in Education with Distinction from the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. He studied Egyptian Art History and Archaeology at the Harvard University, U.S.A. and won a scholarship to study Entrepreneurial in African Emerging Economies at the Harvard Business School. He is an expert in the use of traditional knowledge systems and community engagement strategies in nature conservation projects in rural communities. Dr. Adom was recognised as the RUFORUM Young Scientist 2019, a covetous award for honouring young and dynamic scientists in Africa who are extremely promising for their scientific achievements. His benchmark work has been the development of an innovative traditional strategy for biodiversity conservation that engages local communities and utilizes their rich indigenous knowledge systems. His Post Doctoral research at the Leipzeg University in Germany financed by the DAAD with funding from the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany, aimed at capacity building in cultural and traditional craft enterprises among host communities in Protected Areas in Ghana to boost ecotourism development. This is a community engagement study to make community members take ownership of PA systems in their regions while supporting conservation interests. For his scholarly and academically rigorous peer review activities for top-ranked publishers and journals such as SAGE Open, Taylor and Francis (African Identities), Springer, Elsevier, and many others, he received the 1% Global Top Reviewer Award from Publons, New Zealand in 2018. He is a certified Publons Academy mentor and a Diamond Level Author at Ezines (U.S.A.). with over sixty journal publications, more than ten book chapters, and over 200 e-articles.

Prof. Joshua Chukwuere


Prof. Joshua Chukwuere, North-West University, South Africa. 


Prof Joshua Chukwuere is an Associate Professor of information systems, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences in the North-West University, South Africa. Prof Chukwuere is a researcher and consultant in digital transformation, social media (digital technologies), and few others. He has published a number of accredited journals and conference papers and has presented papers in local and international conferences in his research area.

For more information, check:


Google Scholar
ResearchGate





Prof Craig Refugio


 Prof. Craig Refugio, Director-International Research and Linkages at Negros Oriental State University, Philippines.


Dr. Craig N. Refugio holds the following degrees on scholarship grants: PhD in Education major in Research & Evaluation from the University of San Carlos, Cebu City, in 2004; MA in Education major in Mathematics Education from Western Mindanao State University, Zamboanga City in 1995; & BS in Mathematics from Andres Bonifacio College, Magna Cum Laude in 1987. He is currently an Associate Professor 5 and the Assistant Dean of the College of Teacher Education of Negros Oriental State University, Dumagute City. He has 23 professional affiliations including the American Mathematical Society & the American Statistical Association as well as the College Board of the United States of America for Advanced Placement Programs for Advanced Statistics & Advanced Calculus. On February 3-21, 2014, he was sent by the Philippine government in cooperation with the Indian government to attend the International Labor Studies Research Methods at the Indian National Labour Institute, Noida, New Delhi, India. Moreover, he has seven professional certifications and licenses, three from the Philippines and four from the United States of America. As a researcher, he has published 24 research articles in local, national & international refereed journals, seven of which are published in Scopus Indexed Journals. He presented 40 research papers in local, national & international conferences & conventions. In 2015, one of his mathematics education papers won the best mathematics education research paper during the 6th Conference in Science and Math Education in Penang, Malaysia and in 2010, he was awarded the Claes Nobel Educator Distinction Award by the US National Society of High School Scholar, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. At present, he serves as associate editor of the following refereed journals: Philippine Social Science Journal (https://philssj.org/index.php/main/about/editorialTeam) of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, Bacolod City; Philippine Innovative Education Journal (https://philssj.org/index.php/main/about/editorialTeam) of Central Philippine State University, kabankalan City; PRISM (www.norsu.edu.ph) of Negros Oriental State University, Dumaguete City; and  the International Journal of Advance Study and Research (https://philssj.org/index.php/main/about/editorialTeam), India. His publication profile can be accessed by the following links: Scopus: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57208440246

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.ph/citations?user=H_rR4f8AAAAJ&hl=en

Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1374-6103  

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Craig_Refugio

Prof. Jorge Ruben Varas


Prof. Jorge Ruben Varas - Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia Austral, Argentina.


Associate Professor in the Ergonomics and Psychosociology of Work Area (Seniority in university teaching, 21 years). Master's Thesis in Education in Virtual Environments UNPA. Co-Director of Research Projects of projects related to Education in Virtual Learning Environments of the National University of Austral Patagonia ¬ Patagonia ARGENTINA. He is also Co-Director of the Teaching Innovation Group in Virtual Learning Environments (GIEAVA - http://www.unpa.edu.ar/cecyt/1876/grupo/gieava) Areas of interest: Instructional Design applied to Labor Organizations , Tic's applied to Education, Teaching Models in Virtual Learning Environments. Cognitive Ergonomics. Organizational Ergonomics. He has publications in national and international events.







Assoc Prof. Imran Aslan


Faculty of Health Sciences, Bingöl University, 12000 Bingöl, Turkey.


Assoc.Prof. Imran Aslan has done his four years healthcare education as Emergency Medical Technician at Batman Health Vocational High School between 1996-2000 years. Furthermore, he studied at Marmara University as Industrial Engineer, FHOOW/Germany as Technical manager master and at Atatürk University as PhD student. He has published more than 30 international articles at famous SSCI, ISI, scopus etc. indexed journals , 3 books and 7  book chapters.







Prof. Gabriela Edith Vilanova


Prof. Gabriela Edith Vilanova - Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia Austral, Argentina.


Associate Professor in Software Engineering. Degree in Computer Science (UNPSJB). Master's thesis in Education in Virtual Environments. Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia Austral (UNPA)PhD in computer science (UNCPBA) Due thesis. Postgraduate in Bioinformatics.. Hospital Italiano CABA. Argentina. Associate Areas of research interest: pedagogic models in online education. digital skills. evaluation in virtual teaching and learning environments. software design and development. process modeling (BPM). Agile methodologies. IEEE Member, ACM Association computing Machinery. CSTA Computer Science Teacher Association. Reviewer ITICSE. Member and Interdisciplinary Fellow of International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (IIIS - USA). Head of Reasearch Projects. Area of interest: Distance Education and Virtual learning, Culture-oriented technology and system, e-learning, e-health, Social media. Process Modeling and Software Design, Engineering requeriment at IEC Institute of education and citizenship. National University of Southern Patagonia. Argentina (UNPA).







Dr. Krishnan Umachandran


Dr. Krishnan Umachandran, General Manager, Nelcast Ltd, India.

Dr. Krishnan Umachandran has 34 years of industrial experience. Graduated from Madras University as a Mechanical Engineer in 1988; went on to complete Masters in Technological Management from BITS in 1992, Pilani; PGDPMIR from MSSW in 1994; and PhD from Dr.MGR University in 2012. Started as, a shop floor Engineer, used various opportunities; became a consultant for a spectrum of industries ranging from Beverages, Batteries, Chemicals, Ceramic Tiles, Leather, Electricity, Mfg, Facilities, IT, ITES etc. Currently specialises in Industry 4.0 applications & innovations His interest areas include Pedagogy; Market promotions, Customer retention; and Leadership-Management-Organization Development.

Dr. Umachandran is a Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Indian Society for Agricultural Engineers.  




Dr. Dickson Adom


Dr. Dickson Adom, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.


Dr. Dickson Adom is a researcher in the pluridisciplinary fields of Place Identity History, African Art, Art Installations, and Cultural Anthropology for Biodiversity Conservation, Environmental Sustainability, and Heritage Sites Conservation. He lectures and undertake research activities in the Department of Educational Innovations in Science and Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He also holds an extraordinary researcher position in the School of Economic Sciences, Northwest University, South Africa. Dr. Adom holds a First Class BA, Master of Philosophy, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in African Art and Culture from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology as well as a Post-Diploma in Education with Distinction from the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. He  studied Egyptian Art History and Archaeology at the Harvard University, U.S.A. and won a scholarship to study Entrepreneurial in African Emerging Economies at the Harvard Business School. He is an expert in the use of traditional knowledge systems and community engagement strategies in nature conservation projects in rural communities. Dr. Adom was recognised as the RUFORUM Young Scientist 2019, a covetous award for honouring young and dynamic scientists in Africa who are extremely promising for their scientific achievements. His benchmark work has been the development of an innovative traditional strategy for biodiversity conservation that engages local communities and utilizes their rich indigenous knowledge systems. His Post Doctoral research at the Leipzeg University in Germany financed by the DAAD with funding from the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany, aimed at capacity building in cultural and traditional craft enterprises among host communities in Protected Areas in Ghana to boost ecotourism development. This is a community engagement study to make community members take ownership of PA systems in their regions while supporting conservation interests. For his scholarly and academically rigorous peer review activities for top-ranked publishers and journals such as SAGE Open, Taylor and Francis (African Identities), Springer, Elsevier, and many others, he received the 1% Global Top Reviewer  Award from Publons, New Zealand in 2018. He is a certified Publons Academy mentor and a Diamond Level Author at Ezines (U.S.A.). with over sixty journal publications, more than ten book chapters, and over 200 e-articles.

Dr. Chinwe Uchechukwu Amatu


Dr. Chinwe Uchechukwu Amatu. Mass Communication Department, Madonna University Okija Nigeria.


Dr. Chinwe Uchechukwu Amatu is a lecturer, in the Department of Mass Communication, Madonna University, Nigeria, Okija, Anambra state. She has interest in Broadcast, Advertising and health communication. She holds a PhD and a M.Sc. in Mass Communication from Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, Anambra State; a BSc. in Mass Communication, from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria. She also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from the National Open University of Nigeria. Chinwe is a certified member of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN). Dr. Chinwe is a member of some professional bodies.









Dr. Ahmed Babatunde Adeosun


Dr. Ahmed Babatunde Adeosun, Dean of College of Administration and Management Studies, Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic, Kazaure, Jigawa State, Nigeria.


Dr. Ahmed Babatunde Adeosun is a faculty member at College of Administration and Management Studies, Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic, Kazaure, Nigeria. He obtained a Doctoral degree in Political Science from Universiti Utara Malaysia and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He has published extensively in both local and international journals. He has more than thirteen years of teaching and research experience in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. He is currently the Dean of College of Administration and Management Studies, Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic, Kazaure, Jigawa State, Nigeria. His research interests are: federalism, national integration, democracy and democratic consolidation..







Dr. Chinelo Ude-Akpeh


Dr. Chinelo Ude-Akpeh, Senior Lecturer with the NTA Television College in Jos, North Central Nigeria.


Dr. Chinelo Ude-Akpeh PhD is a Senior Lecturer with the NTA Television College in Jos, North Central Nigeria. She had worked as a presenter on radio and television and still produces some programmes. Currently, she is the Head, Department of Research and General Studies. Chinelo's area of interest include: Development Communication, Gender, Conflict and Peace, Health & Drugs and Social Inequalities. She is fairly published in local and International Journals and has presented papers at both local and International conferences.







Engr. Dr. Gana Ibrahim Mohammed


Engr. Dr. Gana Ibrahim Mohammed, Farm Power & Machinery Specialist, The Federal Polytechnic Bida, Nigeria.


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Mr. Toyin Adinlewa


Mr. Toyin Adinlewa - Mass Communication Department, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria.


Mr. Toyin Adinlewa is a lecturer at the Department of Mass Communication, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria. He obtained his B.A. in Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, M.Sc. in University of Lagos, Akoka, and currently running his Ph.D. programme at the University of Benin, Benin City. His academic interests include: gender issues in communication, public relations, political communication and advertising. He has contributed to many local and international journals. Mr. Adinlewa a member of some professional bodies.






Mr. Abdul Samad


Mr. Abdul Samad Researcher, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, MNS University of Agriculture Multan Pakistan.


Mr. Abdul Samad Researcher and student from Pakistan belongs to Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, MNS University of Agriculture Multan Pakistan. Having 17 research papers and 2 Projects with 17 Conference Proceedings and 5 review papers. Working with 7 international Journals as reviewer and Editorial Board member with 2 years of Experience in feild of Journals.







Mr. Christopher Ejike Anekwe


Mr. Christopher Ejike Anekwe


Mr. Christopher Ejike Anekwe obtained his B.Sc.Ed (Chemistry) in University of Nigeria, Nsukka, M.Sc.Ed (Science Education) in Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) Uli, formerly known as Anambra State University. He is presently a doctorate degree student in the same COOU, Uli in the department of Science Education. Mr. Ejike is a fellow member of Eudoxia Research Centre (FMERC), an international research centre. He is a registered member of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), a member of Chemical Society of Nigeria (MCSN), and have participated in so many national and international conferences, workshops, and summits on sciences, social sciences, and humanities related. He is an examiner of West African Examination Council (WAEC). As a well-trained teacher, he works with the Anambra State Post Primary Service Commission in a prestigious Dennis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS), Onitsha. His innovative method of teaching has received a Commendation Award by the Governor Anambra State, Chief Dr. Willie Mmaduaburochukwu Obiano in 2020 during the COVID-19 emergency programme “Anambra Teaching Air” initiated by the Anambra State Ministry of Education. At DMGS Onitsha where he works, he has received several awards. Because of his love in bringing a positive change in the education system, his research interest anchors on the innovative teaching method; Scaffolding Instructional Strategies, Hands-on activities, multimedia Animation, Problem Solving Strategies, Self-regulatory Metacognitive Strategy, Students’ Emotional Intelligence and Self-Efficacy on Academic Achievement, etc.







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