International Conference on Natural Resources Accounting and Finance

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For many years, extractive industries have been key contributors to the rapid growth of both developing and developed economies. Challenges and opportunities arising from this sector have been issues of major concern for academics, practitioners and policy makers. Different initiatives have been put in place to address the challenges and exploit opportunities for the sustainable development of the industry. In this year, the International Conference on Natural Resources Accounting and Finance (ICNRAF) seeks to debate on issues pertaining to business environment which have a direct contribution to the development of the extractive industries. This year’s chapter is the third in the annual series of the international conference on natural resources, ICNRAF. The objective of the conference is to bring together academics, practitioners and policymakers under one roof to discuss issues of importance in the management of the natural resources. Previous chapters had focused on the opportunities and challenges affecting the industry, it is now the right time to look at the business environment and how it can be enhanced to make positive contributions to the sector. This year’s chapter therefore, has decided to focus on the main theme of “Enhancing Business Environment for Sustainable Development of the Extractive Industry”.



Conference sessions will be split into Mining and Oil and Gas tracks. The following are thematic priorities for both categories. Exploration Activities and Prospects of the Extractive Industry Financing Africa’s Extractive Industry (the Role of Financial Institutions) Innovation and Technology Transfer in the Extractive Industry Accounting for Sustainable Utilization of the Extractive Resources Taxation and Public Finance for Sustainable Development of the Industry Local Content in the Extractive Industries Environmental Management in the Extractive Industry Auditing, Governance, and Risk Management in the Extractive Industry Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development of the Industry Investing in Africa's extractive industries - Opportunities and challenges Financial and Management Accounting Practices in the Extractive Industry Economic Issues Relating to Extractive Industries (including both monetary and fiscal policies)


  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: 15th April, 2016
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance: 22nd April, 2016
  • Deadline for Full Paper Submission: 31st July, 2016
  • Notification of Paper Acceptance: One week after receipt of full paper


Abstracts and papers are invited from various institutions and individuals including academia, policy makers, business community, public and private sector organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, development partners, and international organizations. All correspondences should be addressed to; ICNRAF 2016 Coordinator, Prof. E. G Kitindi, Department of Accounting, University of Dar es Salaam Business School (UDBS), P. O. Box 35046, Dar es Salaam Phone: +255 22 2410006, Fax: +255 22 2410510 Email:; For further information about the conference please visit or


  1. Papers must be original and have not been previously accepted in a journal for publication. Submitted papers will be peer reviewed and feedback will be given within one week after receiving the paper. Upon acceptance, the author should effect changes (if any) and return an electronic version of the paper in Microsoft Word, via the email address provided above. Good articles will be selected and subjected to peer review for publication in the Business Management Review (hosted by UDBS) and African Journal of Financial Management (hosted by IFM);
  2. The paper must be written in English and the length should be in the range of 5000-6000 words (excluding references and appendices). The abstract should have a maximum of 150 words and a maximum of 5 keywords;
  3. The paper should be in the following order: Title of the paper, author(s) name(s) and titles (e.g. Dr., Miss, Professor), institutional affiliations (with complete mailing addresses, email address(es), telephone and fax numbers (of the contacting author), abstract, keywords, main text (including figures and tables), acknowledgement, reference and appendix (if any); and
  4. Text should be single-spaced, 10 font size for abstract and 12 font size for main text, Font type should be Times New Roman font.


  • Registration fee is US $200 for participants
  • Registration fee shall be US $100 for university/college students

All interested participants have to register by paying relevant fees on or before 10 th November, 2016. No registration will be allowed thereafter. Registration fee covers organizational costs, conference materials, lunch and refreshments for the two conference days. All participants will meet their travel and accommodation expenses. Certificates of attendance will be issued to participants. Payments can be effected to the following bank account: Account Name: UDBS Department of Accounting Bank Name: National Bank of Commerce (NBC), Mlimani Branch Account Number: 040103000791 Swift Code: NLCBTZTX Please send copies of your bank pay-in slips to

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