Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
16 September 2019
Notification deadline
31 October 2019
Camera-ready deadline
4 December 2019


Today, there is a consensus that complex social-ecological challenges require solutions that are not amenable to separate single-discipline investigation, but require collaboration between many types of traditional disciplines. There is a need for more transdisciplinary practice: where research has a real world impact. This is the essence behind Interdisciplinary Solutions (InterSol); an international conference dedicated to the advancement of interdisciplinary researches that address people’s needs in underserved areas. It is intended  to (1) encourage innovative interdisciplinary research, development and education that focus on solving problems in underserved areas in Africa and beyond, and (2) create an international research and development community around “interdisciplinary solutions”, which meets annually, publish in international forca, and incentivize members of the community to initiate interdisciplinary research projects that address needs.


The fourth edition of the conference (InterSol2020) will be held on March 8-9, 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya. This conference calls for rigorous interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary solutions. The purpose is to highlight the strong voices of African social, natural, and physical scientists. Questions range from the impacts of infrastructure developments, to what is the current state of climate change disaster risk preparedness, and how is this evidence base translated into decision-making processes that result in flourishing biodiversity, and prosperous, meaningful livelihoods.



  • Building disaster resilience to extreme events: translating the local to global
  • Land use transitions and spatial modelling
  • Scenarios, complex systems thinking, and muti-criteria decision analayis
  • Human health and pollution in the total environment
  • Nature-based and ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change
  • Ecological infrastructure, green and blue spaces and ecosystem services
  • Environmental justice and role of civil society making resilience equitable
  • Balancing development and conservation agendas
  • The role of Artificial Intelligence in solving Africa’s grand challenges
  • Challenges and opportunities to curving career attrition of African women in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics)
  • Environmental migration, gender and the food-water-energy nexus
  • Innovations in adapting to water scarcity and abundance
  • ICT and innovative connectivity as enabler for sustainable development

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