Call for Abstracts


 “Nutrition in action for sustainable development in Africa”


Kigali, Rwanda


August 12-15, 2019

Scope of the Congress: The conference provides a forum for nutrition and health scientists, policy makers, entrepreneurs, development partners, and other stakeholders in the nutrition, health, agriculture and food sectors to present their latest research findings. Also, the conference will act as an avenue to dialogue how to enhance better nutrition and health among Africans to serve as the foundation for sustainable human, social, and economic development.


Congress themes and symposia: In addition to plenary presentations, this four day conference will have parallel symposia focused on 11 sub-themes:

·     Malnutrition; forms, trends, causalities, innovations and cost.

·     Commitments, policies and strategies to eliminate malnutrition

·     Multi-sectoral coordination of nutrition initiatives

·     Sustainable financing of Nutrition

·     Human Capital Development and Education

·     Nutrition and NCDs

·     Isotopes in nutrition research

·     Advocacy, communication and mobilization

·     Data generation and Knowledge systems

·     Nutrition policies, politics, and nutrition governance in Africa

·     Nutrition and health implication of the current food system in Africa

·     Exploring the Potential of African foods in Nutrition and disease. 


Abstracts for paper presentations or posters: Abstracts submission is open. The call of abstracts will be sent before end of 2018.  However, all abstracts relevant to the Congress theme or sub-themes should be written in English and not exceed 300 words. Authors should indicate which symposia there abstract pertains to. The presenting author should be underlined and contact information noted. Each abstract should contain a short introduction; purpose of the study/program; methods/approach used; summary of results; and major conclusions/ recommendations. Send your abstracts to Dr Ella Compaore This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. CCed Dr Christine Mukantwali This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Registration and venue: Details regarding registration will be shared in due course. However, the registration fee will cover a registration package, conference proceedings, daily tea breaks, lunches and admission to all congress events. The venue of the congress will be the Kigali Conference Center, an ultra modern conference center, in Kigali, Rwanda. Information about this Center and other moderate accommodations in Kigali will be sent to registered participants and posted on the FANUS website.


Enquiries to the Chairperson of the Local Organizing Committee:  Christine Mukantwali, PhD. President, Rwanda Nutrition Society. Senior Food and Nutrition Research Fellow. Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board. Tel: (+250)788445328/ (+250)732800358; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Periodic updates and other accommodation facilities will be posted on the website: 


Organizers: Rwanda Nutrition Society and the Federation of African Nutrition Societies (FANUS with support from  IUNS, Rwanda Ministry of Health

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