The International Conference
on Lake Chad

Conference Announcement call for papers

The Technical Sub-Committee on the International Conference on Lake Chad is accepting technical and research based papers on exclusively works on the Lake Chad Basin for presentation at an International Conference on Lake Chad 2017 which will be held on February 26-28, 2018 at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted through the Conference website on or before 15th January 2018 by completing the paper submission form. Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper. The Committee will not accept any paper submitted by email.

All Authors will be notified of the acceptance of abstract once the abstract has been reviewed. The full paper in line with submission guidelines should be submitted not later than 15th January 2018 .

Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper, which if accepted for publication, must be presented at the conference.

We encourage early submission of abstracts and papers to facilitate registration and travel arrangements.

The language of the conference will be English and French.


“Saving the Lake Chad to revitalize the Basin’s ecosystem for sustainable livelihood, security and development.”


i. Restoration of Lake Chad: Scientific and Technical innovations;
ii. Lake Chad Water Transfer: prospects, challenges, and solutions;
iii. Social, environmental, cultural, and educational aspects in the current context; .
iv. Security and regional cooperation aspects with a view to restoring peace in the Lake Chad basin;
v. Funding of approved options.

Submission guidelines

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and should contain title, author/s names, full address, and email address. Include at least four keywords. Full paper submitted to the conference must follow lcbconference2017 author’s guidelines.

Author Guidelines


• All abstract and full paper submissions must go through website submission form. Prior to submission, all participants need to register on this website- Conference Secretariat won’t accept abstracts received by email.

• Authors must ensure that contents of any submission are original and not held by the copyright of any other publication.

• It is assumed that the submission is approved by all authors and the concerned authorities where the work was carried out.

• It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that any submission does not contain libelous or unlawful statements or in any way infringe on the rights of others.

• Only original works on Lake Chad Basin issues will be accepted


Authors should submit all files online as a single-spaced WORD documents. The submitted WORD files should include:

• Abstract: 300 words brief summary of the research paper.

• Keywords: 3-7 words that encapsulate the key topics

• Full Paper (The main manuscript): Main body of the manuscript without the author’s details to ensure an anonymous review (Submission File).

• Author details: full name of each author with an identification of the corresponding author, affiliation of each author at the time research was completed, e-mail address of each author, and brief professional biography of each author (Supplementary File 1).

• Cover letter: publishing request with article title, target journal, and names, affiliations and contact details of Author(s). (Supplementary File 2).

• Any additional Supplementary Files are welcomed.


Main Section

The main manuscript should contain the following sections:

• Title

• Abstract (100 – 300 words)

• Keywords (3-7 words that encapsulate the key topics)

• Main body that is not restricted to specific format but rather hinges on the manuscript type and methodology (e.g., original research article, review article, surveys, case studies, technical and management reports, viewpoints, book reviews, notes, commentaries). However, the main body may address the following sections:

o Introduction

o Background or Literature Review

o Materials and Methods or Research Methodology

o Results

o Discussion

o Conclusions

o Acknowledgments (if any)

• References

Tables and Figures

All Tables and Figures should be cited in the text in a consecutive order. Tables and Figures should be included at the end of the manuscript on separate pages, with their position in the main body of the text being indicated. Each Figure and Table must have a descriptive brief title and an Arabic number (e.g., Figure 1). Where Figures are supplied in a format that cannot be edited within a Word document, authors will be asked to provide the source files of the figures in a separate electronic file that contain vector art formats (Illustrator, EPS, WMF, FreeHand, CorelDraw, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) or bitmap formats (Photoshop, TIFF, GIF, JPEG, etc.).


Citing other publications in the text must follow Harvard style using author and date.

• Citing ONE author: (Adegoke, 2016) or Thomas (2016)…

• Citing ONE author with multiple works: (Adegoke, 2008; 2011)

• Citing ONE author with multiple works in the same year: (Adegoke, 2008a; 2008b)

• Citing TWO authors: (Adegoke and Moma, 2011) or Adegoke and Moma (2011)

• Citing MORE than two authors: (Adegoke et al., 2012) or Adegoke et al. (2012) …

• Citing LIST of references should be alphabetically and then chronologically: (Rakiya and Uwah, 2007; John and Adex, 2016; Akilu, 2001, Henry, 1998; Haruna, 2006)

• Quoting SPECIFIC TEXT: (Lawrence, 2011, p. 145) or Lawrence (2011, p. 145) …


References to other publications must be complete and accurate, and presented in Harvard style

Footnotes and Endnotes

Footnotes or Endnotes should be avoided and may be used if absolutely necessary. They should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript. They should not be used in book reviews.


A list of abbreviations should be used only when the full term is very long and used often. The abbreviation should be spelled out the first time it is used in the text. Authors should also use the International System of Units (SI) where required.

Location: Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria.
Email:   Tel: +2348037033941