Proceedings of the 1st Annual International Conference on Harnessing Scientific Research, Innovation And Technology For Sustainable Development, Machakos University, 17th-19th April, 2018.
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It delights me to write the foreword to this Book of Conference Proceedings of the Machakos University 1st Annual International Conference that was held from 17th -19th April 2018 at the Machakos University Hotel. The theme of the conference: Harnessing Scientific Research, Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Development,was an invitation to share and discuss research findings, opinions and thoughts on international initiatives to promote sustainable development through research, innovation and technology as well as new methods engage the key drivers of higher and university education. The Five Conference Sub-themes (Agriculture, Food Security, and Agribusiness for Community Transformation; Transformative Development Through Language, Culture And Communication Technology; Innovative Approaches to Education and Training for Sustainable Development; Business and Innovative Approaches for Small & Medium Enterprise Development and Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation For Industrial Transformation) have provided the basis upon which all papers and presentations have been arranged in this volume. Machakos University shall always endeavour to provide scholarly education through training, research and innovation for industrial and social-economic transformation of our communities. Thank you Prof. Lucy W. Irungu, Phd. Vice-Chancellor & Professor of Entomology