University of Dar es Salaam The Eighth Voice of Social Sciences (VSS) International Conference 7 - 8 November 2024, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
8Th Voice of Social Sciences (VSS) International Conference

Important Dates

  • Submission of abstracts opens on : 07 th December 2023
  • Submission of abstracts closes on :
    31 st March 2024
  • Notification of accepted abstracts : 15 th April 2024
  • Final date of submission of papers : 30 th June 2024
  • Conference Dates :
    7 th - 8 th November 2024


Voice of social sciences (VSS) is a biannual international conference that is organised by the College of Social Sciences (CoSS) at the University of Dar es Salaam since 2014. In 2024, CoSS will hold the 8th edition of VSS. VSS2024 will reflect on Africa’s place and role in the uncertainties currently facing the world, manifesting in, among other things, global health challenges, climate change, major powers competition and the resulting security challenges as well volatile economic trends.

The aim of VSS2024 is to raise voices of social science scholars in the world to reflect on a myriad of issues pertaining to the continent’s current and future prospect in response to the global uncertainties. The Conferences invites scholars, practitioners and students from a wide range of social science disciplines – sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science, economics, statistics, geography, environment and related disciplines – to engage and advance social science research.

In particular, we invite paper abstracts, panel proposals and student posters which address at least one of the following sub-themes:


  • Rethinking development in Africa
  • The present and future of democracy in Africa
  • Population and the youth question in Africa
  • Nationalism, identity and the quest for continental unity
  • Peace, security and development
  • Religion, faith, society and development
  • Mental health and psychosocial wellbeing
  • Climate and global dynamics
  • Health and environment
  • AU’s Agenda 2063 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Africa and major powers competition
  • Gender and sexuality in Africa
  • Food systems and livelihoods
  • Africa and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Social science research and development in Africa
  • Media, cyberspace and information warfare