Concept Note for 2019 International Conference

Africa and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Defining a Role for Research Universities

Introduction

The world is being ushered into a new industrial future, which is set to change in a fundamental way, how people live daily. The Fourth Industrial Revolution will be fundamentally different from earlier industrial revolutions in its scope and complexity, as well as its scale. The rate, depth and breadth of the likely transformations promise to be breathtaking and disruptive to all industries everywhere, especially for their production systems, management as well as governance.  It is not clear how its future will look, but clues about  what will shape winners or losers are emerging. Clearly innovation is critical, but so also is the constant restating of shared values that safeguard our common humanity. One thing is certain; the future will be like nothing the world has seen before. To make the most of it will require coordinated effort of all stakeholders, including the public and private sectors, academia and industry, as well as civil society.

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Hotel Accommodation for Nairobi Conference in November

NAIROBI SAFARI CLUB* The ARUA Conference Partner Hotel

Contact: Florence +254 733 604 579

PACKAGE

ACCOMMODATION TYPE

RATE PER PERSON

WALKING DISTANCE

Bed & Breakfast

Single

80 USD (KES 8,240.00)

2 Minutes

LAICO REGENCY

Contact: Lydiah +254 (020) 2211199 / Lydia.chemweno@laicoregencyhotel.com

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ACCOMMODATION TYPE

RATE PER PERSON

WALKING DISTANCE

Bed & Breakfast

Single

110 USD (KES 11,330.00)

11 MINUTES

HILTON HOTEL

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ACCOMMODATION TYPE

RATE PER PERSON

WALKING DISTANCE

Bed & Breakfast

Single

130 USD (KES 13,390.00)

17 Minutes

NORFOLK FAIRMONT, NAIROBI

Contact: Elizabeth +254 (020) 2265000 / Elizabeth.kamuyu@fairmont.com

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ACCOMMODATION TYPE

RATE PER PERSON

WALKING DISTANCE

Bed & Breakfast

Single

150 USD (KES 15,450.00)

2 Minutes

SAROVA STANLEY

Contact: +254 709 111 111 / stanley@sarovahotels.com

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ACCOMMODATION TYPE

RATE PER PERSON

WALKING DISTANCE

Bed & Breakfast

Single

185 USD (KES 19,055.00)

15 Minutes

BOULEVARD HOTEL, NAIROBI

Contact: Edith +254 733 623 727 / +254 722 200 755

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ACCOMMODATION TYPE

RATE PER PERSON

WALKING DISTANCE

Bed & Breakfast

Single

KES 8,450.00

5 MINUTES

680 HOTEL

Contact: Stanley +254 737 680 680 / reservations680@centrim-hotels.com

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ACCOMMODATION TYPE

RATE PER PERSON

WALKING DISTANCE

Bed & Breakfast

Single

East Africans – KES 7,250.00

Non- East Africans – 120 USD (KES 12,360.00)

11 Minutes

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