True Scholar Conference was founded in January 2014 in the UK, through an initiative of the School of thought having the desire for Capacity Building for National Sustainable Development. A unique forum where researchers work together to address issues related to capacity building for national sustainable development as well as disaster management.
TRUE SCHOLAR is also at the forefront of efforts to understand and to help governments respond to new developments and concerns, such as corporate governance, the information economy and the challenges of an ageing population. The Organization provides a setting where governments and policy makers can compare policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, identify good practice and work to co-ordinate domestic and international policies.
An important feature of the TRUE SCHOLAR horizontal programme on sustainable development is assisting Member countries in developing and implementing sustainable policies and programmes at national level. Most countries now have in place National Sustainable Development Strategies (NSDS) as agreed as part of Agenda 21 signed at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the Rio Earth Summit) in 1992.
The original objective of the TRUE SCHOLAR conference was to provide a vehicle for the development of research (Capacity Building For Sustainable Development As Well As Disaster Management) across Countries and Nations through giving young researchers and scholars, academic as well as the industrialist an outlet for developing their research work and skills through constructive face-to-face interaction with experienced international academics and their peers; and to supply a platform for networking and collaboration among more senior academics. Today TRUE SCHOLAR has grown into a full-fledged conference hosting about an average of 160 people at each annual conference, as well as publishing the conference papers.
The first TRUE SCHOLAR International conference took place in May 2014; University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana with about 130 participants/researchers mainly from Africa. Prof. Sharon M. Kolb;University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA was one of the Keynote Speaker. The 2015 international conference took place in The American University in the Emirates, Dubai International Academic City, Dubai, UAE, in place in May 2015 with about 160 participants/researchers, and having Dr. Abhilasha Singh and Prof. Adejuyigbe, S. B as some of the Keynote Speakers. The 2016 conference took place in DeMontfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom with Prof. Aya Maher as one of the Keynote Speakers. The 4th International Conference took place in Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST) Kumasi, Ghana between 5th -7th April 2017, while The 5th International Conference took place in Rochester Institute of Technology, Dubai, August 23-25, 2017. The 6th International Conference took place in Multimedia University, Nairobi, Kenya between August 29-31 2018 with over 140 papers presented. The Vice Chancellor, Multimedia University Prof. Amb. Festus Kaberia, and the Vice Chancellor, Kabarak University, Kenya Prof. Henry Kiptiony Kiplangat were some of the keynote speakers. The 7th International Conference took place from 2nd to 4th September 2019 in Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa, with 95 participants in attendance. All presented conference papers, with further review have been published in recognized and high impact factor journals.
Since our establishment in 2014, we have successfully organised seven international conferences that have brought together more than 1400 academics, researchers and practitioners from across countries to discuss their latest research and knowledge for addressing the challenges and opportunities facing their nation.
TRUE SCHOLAR with network of institutions and people has enabled us to pursue a number of initiatives. Our annual conferences have also enabled us to publish more than 800 research papers that are supplying some of the knowledge required to improve researches in their various institution and countries.