2017 Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

  • VENUE: Library Block, UDS Nyankpala Campus,
  • DATE: 6th –7th September, 2017.
  • TIME: 9:00 am Daily

1.0 The Annual Interdisciplinary Conference (AIC)

The Annual Interdisciplinary Conference (AIC) started as interfaculty lectures series in 2007 and has grown to become a well-established annual interdisciplinary and international conference. The aim of the conference is to create a platform for researchers, academics, scientists, inventors, to come together to share their research findings.

2.0 Invitation

The Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Consultancy Services of the University for Development Studies (UDS) is therefore inviting researchers who are interested in sharing their research works to this conference. The call also encourages groups and individuals to present papers on UDS@25 to reflect the contribution of UDS to the development of Northern Ghana as the university celebrates 25 years of excellent teaching and research to mark its Silver Jubilee. Papers will be published in peer reviewed journals.Papers are invited from all areas of research, and people interested in presenting papers should follow the guidelines below:

2.1 Guidelines for Submissions

Interested persons who wish to make presentations should submit an abstract of not more than 250 words outlining the purpose, methodology, major findings, conclusions and recommendations to the addresses below. Abstracts should also include the title of the paper and contact details. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is by 5:00pm on August 20, 2017. You can also submit full papers together with the abstracts.

3.0 Contact Information

All submissions should be sent to the following email addresses:

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Fee for Presenters

  1. International Presenters……………………......USD100
  2. Local Presenters……………………………… GHS200
  3. UDS Presenters………………………………..GHS100
  4. Non-UDS Student Presenters ………………... GHS50
  5. UDS Student Presenters ……………………....GHS30
  6. Participants…………………………………….GHS20

Payment can be made into the following account:

Account name: IIRaCS

Accounts number: 9040002705332

Bank branch: Stanbic Bank, Tamale

Swift Code: SBIC GHAC

Alternatively, payment could be made on the day of registration

For further inquiries, please call the following numbers: 0372092362; 0200560041; 0202858569; 0208051953

Accommodation is reserved for all Fresh Students at the UDS-GUSSS HOSTEL at the TAMALE CAMPUS as follows:


Room Type Rate (GHC)

1 Two (2) in One (1)  2,100
2 Three (3) in One (1)  1,500
3 Four (4) in One (1) 1,200


Students are to apply for Reservation of Rooms online on the UDS website 

All fresh Students on Tamale Campus are supposed to show evidence of reservation and payment of the GUSSS HOSTEL Fee before they will officially begin the process for registration as students at the Faculty/School level.

Thank you.






Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Short Courses


Introducing the UDS WASH Short Courses

The future of action on WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) looks positive – with the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals global agenda maintaining attention on the need for water, sanitation and hygiene for everyone, all the time. But the path to achieving this global agenda requires new ways of thinking. This new way of thinking requires that all WASH players (governments, private sectors, civil society, and academia) work together to ensure sustainable WASH is attained for everyone everywhere. The UDS WASH short courses have been developed to respond to a new way of thinking, and also respond to the needs of WASH practitioners, who need up-to-date trends in the sector to deliver quality and sustainable services. It is expected that this platform will offer regular knowledge updates with respect to sector practice and policy, and also conform to international standards. UDS, Navrongo Campus collaborates regularly with industry to deliver relevant and practical teaching that is firmly based on transformational research. Our engagement with industry is to ensure that the course contents are relevant and meet the expectations of employers.


  • Monitoring and Evaluation for WASH
  • Sanitation Approaches (CLTS/CLUES)
  • Water Quality Management (monitoring and assuring water quality for communities)
  • Project Management

Who should Attend/Target Audience

WASH sector players (policy makers, WSMT members, DWST members, ESHO, NGOs in WASH, WASH Consultants and Contractors, WASH Service Providers, CONIWAS, MMDAs Planning Officers, MMDAs Coordinating Directors, and WASH Programme Managers) and any interested persons.


For further enquiries, please contact the following:

Sam on +233500129893, or Alex on +233208254518/+233382095755/+233382095756

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University website:


How to Apply

Short courses for 2017 will start from July 17, 2017 and end on July 29, 2017. All who want to attend must register at least two weeks before the start of a selected course. Late registration will attract extra fees. Application Fees: GHC 100.00 late application: GHC160.00. Please note that application fees are non-refundable.

Download Application Form here . You may also request for an Application Form via our email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mode of submission of application forms : You may fill your forms and submit in person at the Navrongo Campus (UDS) or send by mail via our address:

The Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University for Development Studies,

P.O. Box 24, Navrongo, UER.

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Payment of application fees : Applicants can pay into the following account details:

Account name: UDS-FAS

Bank: GCB, Navrongo

Account number: 9021130003035


Accommodation: On-campus accommodation can be arranged. Please call the above contacts for further information.



A certificate will be awarded to each participant on completion of each short course.





Fees GHC

Monitoring and Evaluation for WASH

July 17-29, 2017


Sanitation Approaches (CLTS/CLUES)

July 17 – 29, 2017


Water Quality Management

July 17 – 29, 2017


Project Management

July 17 – 29, 2017