UTB Academic staff presented 10 papers in the International Conference on Research Innovation and Global Advancement (ICRIGA) held in ARUSHA-TANZANIA from 13 -14 February 2018.

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The theme of the 1stJRIIE Research Conference was “Research Innovation for Global Advancement.” This theme was propelled by the fact that Most African countries strive to move into middle economy class. Innovation in research was used as an instrument to inspire researchers to come up with findings that would solve practical problems in African countries.

The keynote speaker was Dr. Kabera Callixte, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Tourism, Technology and Business Studies.

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The keynote speaker Dr. Kabera Callixte, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Tourism,Technology and Business Studies.

His key note address inspired delegates to be innovative and collaborative in solving problems that face developing countries. During this key note address, he mentioned that:

 

‘‘Innovation has long been recognized as an important driver of economic growth. Empirical research and surveys of business activities show that innovation leads to new and improved products and services, higher productivity, and lower prices. Transformative innovation is more likely when basic research leads to expanding knowledge or through synergies when progress in multiple areas of science or technology complement each other to provide new composite capabilities. Universities have been a model of innovation throughout the world, addressing complex economic, social, scientific, and technological problems. Research and Development-based innovation has long been a pillar of the several economies, contributing importantly to the national wealth, employment, security, and general quality of life’’.

The key note address of Dr. KABERA Callixte has challenged participants of the conference through their comments and questions.

The Conference was attended by delegates from six countries namely; India, Philippines, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. These included a range of scholars such as professors, academicians, educators and University students.

A total of 10 papers were presented by UTB Academic Staff.  The conference had Plenary Session papers and Parallel Session papers under two major groups namely; (a) Instructional Technology, Education and ICT chaired by Dr. Josephine Mutie and (b) Tourism, Food, Hospitality and Climate Change chaired by Dr. Kabea Callixte, UTB Vice Chancellor.

 

10 papers presented by UTB Academic Staff

 

Title  of the paper Authors Presenter Institution
 

 

 

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TOWARDS BLENDED LEARNING IN HIGHER LEARNING INSTITUTIONS:  THE EXPERIENCE OF UNIVERSITY OF TOURISM TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS STUDIES, RWANDA.

Dr. Kabera Callixte, Ph.D.

Dr. Mbarushimana Nelson, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer

Dr. Mbanzabugabo JB, Lecturer

Mr. Janvier Fatisonga, Asst. Lecturer,

Mr. Sebuhoro Emmanuel, Asst. Lecturer,

 

 

 

Dr. Mbarushimana Nelson

UTB
 

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MOBILE BASE LEARNING APPLICATION FOR CAMPUS ON ANDROID PLATFORM

 

Mr. Kundan Kumar, Asst. Lecturer,

Mr. Lucy Cherono, Asst. Lecturer

Mr. Kundan Kumar UTB
 

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INTERACTIVE VIDEO TUTORIALS FOR E-LEARNING PLATFORM. A CASE STUDY OF UTB E-LEARNING PLATFORM

 

Mr. Rutarindwa Jean Pierre, Asst. Lecturer,

ü  Mr. Nizeyimana Jean Paul, Asst. Lecturer

Rutarindwa Jean Pierre UTB
 

 

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THE RESULTANT IMPACTS OF ICT INFRASTRUCTURE APPLICATIONS IN HOTELS. ” A CASE STUDY OF SERENA HOTELS IN RWANDA”

 

Mr. Jean Paul Nizeyimana, Assistant Lecturer

Mr. Ronald Kalulu, Assistant Lecturer

 

Nizeyimana Jean Paul UTB
 

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BROADENING OF TOURISM PRODUCTS: AN ANALYSIS OF THE BATWA TRAIL IN MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARK

 

Mr. Kalulu Ronald ,Assistant Lecturer

Mr. Tushabe Emmy Lecturer

 

Kalulu Ronald

UTB
 

 

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INVESTIGATE THE BARRIERS OF WASTE MINIMIZATION IN FOOD & BEVERAGE SECTOR. CASE STUDY OF SELECTED RESTAURANTS IN RUBAVU DISTRICT, RWANDA Mrs. Ingabire Stella

Mr. Twagirayezu Jean Pierre

Mr. Rutalindwa Jean Pierre

 

Ingabire Stella

UTB
 

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THE ADOPTION PROCESS OF E-LEARNING PLATFORM IN HIGHER LEARNING INSTITUTIONS IN RWANDA. CASE STUDY OF UTB Mr. Rutarindwa Jean Pierre, Assistant Lectuer

Mr. Nizeyimana Jean  Paul

Mrs. Ingabire Stella

Mr. Nizeyimana Jean  Paul

 

UTB
 

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MIMICKING DEWEY’S THEORY INTO AN ADVANCED MODEL OF TEACHERS’ KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND DISPOSITION

 

Dr. Mbarushimana  Nelson Ph.D., Senior Lecturer

Prof. Ndiku Lazarus

Dr. Baraka Ngussa

Dr. Mbarushimana  Nelson UTB

 

 

 

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SERVICE DELIVERY AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IN HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY:

 A CASE STUDY OF 2000 HOTEL, RWANDA.

 

Dr. Mbarushimana Nelson

Ms Uwamahoro Jeanine

Dr. Mbarushimana Nelson

 

UTB
 

 

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SERVICE DELIVERY AND CONTRIBUTION OF MUSEUMS ON SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT.      A CASE STUDY OF PRESIDENTIAL PALACE MUSEUM, RWANDA

 

Dr. Mbarushimana Nelson

Mr. Tuyishimire Jean Paul

Dr. Mbarushimana Nelson

 

UTB

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Mr. Kundan Kumar lecturer at UTB presenting

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Dr. Mbarushimana Nelson, Senior Lecturer & Director of Research at UTB during his presentation

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Mrs. Ingabire Stella, Assistant Lecturer at UTB presenting her paper

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Mrs. Ingabire Stella receiving feedback from the audience

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During discussion

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Mr. Kalulu Ronald, Lecturer at UTB, presenting his paper

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Mr. Nizeyimana Jean Paul, Lecturer at UTB, presenting his paper

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Due to interest developed by University of Tourism, Technology and Business Studies, the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Kabera Callixte and the JRIIE’s Editor in Chief Prof. Lazarus Ndiku Makewa signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in research activities, something which necessitated arrangement of the next research conference.

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UTB Vice Chancellor, Dr. Kabera Callixte and the JRIIE’s Editor in Chief 

   Prof. Lazarus Ndiku Makewa signing the Memorandum of Understanding

This MOU has the following objectives:

  1. To partner in research activities
  2. To share research reports through publishing
  3. To encourage participation of members in publishing
  4. To market the journal through members of the institution

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UTB Vice Chancellor, Dr. Kabera Callixte and the JRIIE’s Editor in Chief             

   Prof. Lazarus Ndiku Makewa after signing the Memorandum of Understanding

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Due to great need raised by delegates, next research conference will be in Kigali, Rwanda. It will be run jointly by the University of Tourism, Technology and Business Studies and the Journal of Research Innovation and Innovation and Implications in Education.

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The next conference will be held in October 24th-25th, 2018 at Marriott Hotel Kigali- Rwanda.  The theme of the conference is RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FOR QUALITY LIVING AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. The call for papers will be released on Friday, February 23rd, 2018.

 

By

Dr. Mbarushimana Nelson, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer of Curriculum & Teaching

 irector of Research and Consultancy, UTB