University of Dar es Salaam The Seventh Voice of Social Sciences (VSS) International Conference 10 - 11 November 2022, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
7Th Voice of Social Sciences (VSS) International Conference
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Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission: 30 th August 2022
  • Decision on Accepted Abstracts :
    10 th September 2022
  • Submission of Conference Papers : 15 th December 2022
  • Conference Dates :
    10 th - 11 th November 2022


Voice of Social Sciences (VSS) is a biannual international conference that is organised by the College of Social Sciences at the University of Dar es Salaam since 2014. VSS 2022 will reflect on ‘Social Science and Transformations’ that the world is undergoing with particular focus on the global south’s responses to epistemic and practical opportunities and challenges of such transformations.

The aim of the 7 th VSS conference is to raise voices emerging from social science research in the global south to bring to discussions the myriad societal impacts and responses to the ongoing transformations. The conference invites scholars, practitioners and students from a wide range of social science disciplines - sociology, political science, economics, statistics, anthropology, 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;


  • Gendered dimensions of transformations
  • Leadership and political transformations in Africa
  • Technology and youth development
  • Social media, social movements and transformations in Africa
  • Decolonization of knowledge production and dissemination systems
  • Nation-building and global transformations
  • Urban and rural transformations
  • Population, migration and African Humanitarianism
  • Agricultural value chains and governance
  • Democratization and democratic processes
  • African development and politics
  • Covid-19, Health Systems and governance
  • Conflicts, peace and security in Africa
  • Climate change knowledge and discourses
  • Conservation and livelihoods