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As the College of Humanities and Social Sciences strives to position the humanities and the social sciences scholarship at the centre of confronting challenges of the new era — an era of ever changing technologies, globalisation, and decolonisation, but also of risks such as climate change, pandemics and terrorism that have threatened our very existence —Makerere University is extremely hounoured and pleased that you responded to our call and invitation to participate in this conference.

We received 122 abstracts and 8 panel proposals, each of which went through a rigorous preliminary review process. We are grateful to you all our dear participants for this huge response. We wish to also thank our keynote speakers, Prof Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, Vice Chancellor of the United States International University-Africa and Prof. Monica Chibita, the Dean of the Faculty of Journalism and Communication at the Uganda Christian University - Mukono. We also appreciate the special panel of experts from the professional and business world who will engage in a conversation with the academia to share experiences and insights that will enrich the scholarship and its dynamic response to contemporary aspirations and challenges.

Together, this conference is a historic event that should help us rethink the course that humanities and social science scholarship should take in the mantle to address challenges of our present times and to proactively plan for those that will come after us. Our hope is that through our deliberations over these three days, we will accentuate our contribution to the collective response that the world needs to impact lives and societies that are threatened by the challenges of the new era.

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