Conference Convener: Dr. Duncan Elly Ochieng’: duncan.elly@uonbi.ac.ke

Dates: 22nd TO 23rd Nov 2021


The University of Nairobi, Department of Finance and Accounting is pleased to call attention to the 2021 Annual Development Finance Conference (ADFC) to be held in November. The conference brings together academics, policymakers, doctoral students, and practitioners from around the world to present research, network and collaborate. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we will this year hold our conference virtually, and participants will interact virtually. The University of Nairobi and Partners are therefore making all the necessary arrangements to make this conference deliver a unique experience to the participants.

THEME: Rethinking Research, Innovation, and Technology for Financing Sustainable Development


  1. Agricultural value chain finance
  2. Alternative Investment opportunities, avenues and assets
  3. Capital Formation in developing markets
  4. Capital market theory and development
  5. Country Competitiveness and Foreign Direct Investments
  6. Credit Markets and development
  7. Development Accounting and Standards
  8. Development Finance systems
  9. Digital Finance services (DFS), platforms and Eco – systems
  10. Emerging Financial technologies (Fintech) for development
  11. Environmental/Climate/Sustainable/Green finance
  12. External aid, trade and development
  13. Financial Development Pyramid Index
  14. Financial Markets Microstructure
  15. Financing Government Big 4 Agenda
  16. Health Financing
  17. Infrastructure Finance
  18. Manufacturing Finance
  19. Micro finance practices and schemes
  20. Public Accounting and Standards
  21. Public Private Partnerships
  22. Public Financial management reforms and Development
  23. Taxation and Development

SUBMISSION DETAILS: The call for the submission of full papers, position papers or abstracts for review is now open. All abstracts should include a title, keywords, authors’ names, affiliation and an email address. The abstract should not exceed 500 words. A position paper should be a maximum of 4 pages in which the authors present their research, preliminary results, challenges, describe their approach and how it embeds theories, methods and techniques from various approaches of research. Submit your full papers, position papers or abstract in English, on or before November 15th, 2021 preferably in MS Word to: editoradfj@uonbi.ac.ke

REVIEW PROCESS: Submissions will be reviewed and selected by the conference committee led by the conference convener. Based on accepted submissions, the convener will form an expert panel by including fellow acknowledged international researchers.


Abstract Submission deadline:                                   15th November, 2021

Notification of Abstract acceptance                           15th November, 2021

Full Paper Submission deadline                                 15th November, 2021

Registration deadline                                                  21st November, 2021

Conference Dates                                                       22nd and 23rd November, 2021