Consequently, the fourth (4th) C-ICADI is designed to cover a wide range of topics germane to issues of Leadership in driving Africa's future vis-à-vis the humanities, social sciences and engineering, even as the foundation for the imminent African renaissance is laid. Academic contributions such as research articles review papers, concept papers, vision/idea papers, work in progress with partial research results, poster presentations as well as Ph.D pecha kucha are welcomed. Papers from the industry presenting experience reports, company testimonials and reports of best practices’ implementation that have yielded positive results are also invited for presentation under a special Industry Track.

Special plenary sessions for thematic discourse, general discussion, position papers, case studies and evolving thoughts for Politicians, Persons in Business and other Stakeholders from a wide array of sectors including Government, Media and Industry, among others will be hosted.

As is the practice at ICADI conferences, the fourth (4th) C-ICADI will feature special Keynote and Lead Paper presentations by acclaimed leaders, renowned Academics and Industry experts. In addition, there shall be dedicated fora and syndicate sessions that will provide an opportunity for all participants to contribute to specific topics on sustainable and diverse issues of African Development, emanating from the Conference theme and other core areas flagged.

All accepted and presented papers at the conference will be included in the conference proceedings. Furthermore, the accepted papers will be submitted for indexing in open-access academic databases such as Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar. In addition, authors of accepted papers would be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to some selected high-impact journals, and Covenant University Journals post the conference.