Call for Papers

The Africa Center for Excellence in Phytochemicals, Textile and Renewable Energy (ACEII - PTRE) and Sino-Africa Symposium on Textiles and Apparel (SAISTA), Donghua University, announce the International Conference on Phytochemistry, Textile & Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development to be conducted online between August 12-14, 2020.

Conference ThemeAdvancing Science, Technology and Innovation for Industrial Growth.

The purpose of this conference is to build capacity in the research relationships between Universities and industry that have enabled the two entities to flourish and in the past have been credited for accelerated sustainable development and uplifting of millions of individuals out of poverty.

This international conference therefore, aims at providing a platform for academic researchers across the world to meet key industry professionals and actively share knowledge on advancing the role of research in industrial development, particularly, in the developing nations. To the exhibitors,  it will be an opportunity to showcase the businesses, products, technologies and equipment to conference participants, build networks and hopefully spur collaborations aimed at building capacity.

We invite contributors to submit abstracts for papers which address any of the following thematic areas:

  1. Phytochemistry: Nano Materials, Medicinal Chemistry, Natural Products,  Phytoremediation, Food Nutrition, Phyto-economics and Phytochemical Analysis.
  2. Progressive Textiles: Sustainable Textile Technologies and Fashion, Textile Engineering and Fibres, Technical Textiles and Composites, Functional Textiles, Development of Textile and Fashion Industry and Textiles of the future.
  3. Renewable energy: Smart Technologies for Energy Access,  Energy Conversion, Hybrid Energy Systems; Energy Systems Modeling, Optimizations and Analysis; Energy and Environmental Management; Waste to Energy, Energy Systems Integration; Energy Storage, Energy Economics, Policy and Regulations.
  4. Transformative industrialization: Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing, Sustainable Production and Consumption.
  5. Cross - cutting: Sustainable Technology and Innovations: Supporting Science and Social Innovations, Commercialization of Technology, Environment and Innovation for Growth, Ethics and Governance, Chinese Textiles in Africa, Textile and apparel-related intangible cultural and The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
  6. Any other abstracts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) that contribute/relate to the above thematic areas.

Important Dates

  • Full Paper Submission: 16th July, 2020

Conference Charges

Kenyans and East Africa participants: KES 2,000/= ($20)
All student participants:                      KES 1,000/= ($10)
International participants:                   KES 5,000/= ($50)
Conference exhibitors:                        KES 5,000/= ($50)

Account details


Account Number: 1202447163


Swift Code: KCBLKENX


Contact information:

For inquiries, please contact the conference organizers through:, +254721942392, +254704920581, +254731567121

Author Guidelines

Instructions for submission of a full paper

Authors are invited to submit the full paper electronically in PDF format through the online submission system. The submission deadline for all full papers is 16th July,  2020. See the procedure to submit your paper here

The following details should be clearly captured in your paper:

  1. The title of the paper.
  2. The correct authors’ names and the corresponding author clearly indicated.
  3. Institution of affiliation.
  4. Contact address of the corresponding author.
  5. Abstract.
  6. Key words.
  7. The paper should be structured as follows depending on the research problem: Abstract, Introduction, Literature review, Methods, Results and Discussions, Conclusions and Recommendations.
  8. References should be arranged alphabetically (using APA system).
  9. The tables, figures and diagrams should be numbered correctly and section wise.
  10. If the research work was sponsored by any organization, this must be appropriately acknowledged.
  11. The format of the manuscript should be Times New Roman font 12, single column and single-spaced.  The pages should not be more than 15.
  12. The manuscript should be submitted in both PDF and MS word formats.

Submissions for this conference were closed on 2020-07-17.

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