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10th International Conference on Appropriate Technology (ICAT), 22-25 Nov 2022, Khartoum, Sudan

We are happy to invite your participation in the 10th International Conference on Appropriate Technology (ICAT), which will be held in Khartoum, Sudan, between November 22nd and 25th, 2022.

This is the 10th in an on-going series of ICATs that began in 2004 with the 1st ICAT held in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. It was co-sponsored by the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and the International Network on Appropriate Technology (INAT). Conferences have been held in Rwanda, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Benin.

The 10th ICAT will be held in Northeast Africa, in Sudan, a country with an ancient history which is facing challenges in the present, but is also experiencing great changes, envisioning a better future, and starting its own revolution in appropriate technology. The conference is hosted by the University of Khartoum (UofK) and co-hosted by Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST). The local organizing committee is led by Dr Akram Elkhalifa, Dean of Faculty of Architecture (UofK), and Professor Amel Omer Bakhit, Dean of Scientific Research (SUST).

We look forward to receiving abstracts for papers, posters, workshops as well as for projects and appropriate technology demonstrations. All will have their rightful place in the 10th ICAT. Oral platform presentations will be for papers that are accepted as such following double-blind peer review, and these will be published in the 10th ICAT Proceedings. Papers may also be submitted for poster presentations during our Poster Paper Sessions, and as proposals for scholarly or hands-on workshops. There will also be an Appropriate Technology fair that will showcase AT projects that have been implemented as well as appropriate technologies that have been developed by various groups including NGO's, government laboratories and institutions, and commercial enterprises. All are welcome as part of the 10th ICAT. Further details on the conference will be available in due course at the conference page on INAT’s website. Information on where abstracts should be submitted is provided in the attached Call for Participation.

Abstracts are due by 4 October 2021 and full papers will be due by 18 April 2022, to permit sufficient time for double-blind peer review of submissions. Submissions are at

We encourage and look forward to your contributions and hope to see you in Sudan next year for what we think will be a very exciting conference!