African Association of Insect Scientist (AAIS) 24th Meeting and Scientific Conference

The Executive Committee of the AAIS and the Entomological Society of Ethiopia (ESE) Addis Ababa University (AAU) and the African Union invite you to the 24thAAIS Meeting and Scientific Conference, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Under the theme “Migratory Pests and Invasive Species: Early Warning System, Monitoring, Control and their Impact on Food Security, Environment and Livelihoods during COVID-19 pandemic.”, the conference will be held November 22nd – 26PthP, 2021, at the Addis Ababa University/African Union Headquarters. The conference will provide a forum for effective communication and exchanging of information and ideas between participants on various aspects of insect science. It will also promote the advancement and dissemination of knowledge relevant to the needs of Africa. Approximately, about 300 scientists are expected to attend the conference both from outside and within Ethiopia. 

Sub-themes will include:

  • Desert Locusts: Monitoring Surveillance and Control
  • Invasive species in Africa: Monitoring Surveillance and Control
  • Commercial and Edible insects for improved livelihood
  • Impacts of climate change on insects in Africa: opportunities and threats
  • Insect biodiversity and Taxonomy
  • Biological control for a sustainable environment and food security in Africa
  • Beneficial insects (bees, silk) in pollination and sustainable livelihoods in Africa
  • Human Health including Medical entomology and Public Health
  • Veterinary Entomology: Study of animal diseases and acarology
  • Socio-economic impact of insects on food security and livelihood
  • Technology Transfer and Capacity Building
  • Regional Policies on the production of safe food

Submission of Abstracts

Abstracts should be submitted using the application form on the AAIS website: not later than the deadline, 30th April 2021.

Selection, Notification Process and Fellowships

Notification of acceptance of contributions will be made by the end of June 2021. Abstracts (in either English or French) should not exceed 300 words and should be formatted in Times New Roman, 12-point font size, single space, and presented as follows: Title in capital letters; Surname and initials of the authors in capital letters; Authors’ affiliation and addresses. The summary, in one paragraph, should contain information concerning objectives of the study, materials and methods, results, conclusions and keywords (max 5). Save the abstract under the First author name. Save in version MS word 2003 or later (.doc or .docx extension). Fellowships to enable students and young scientists undertaking cutting edge research to participate may be available. Deserving applicants may apply to the Hon. Secretary-General ;  for consideration. Participants are also encouraged to approach other donors/agencies or institutions for assistance. The Secretariat can issue a letter of invitation on request to support such efforts. Female participants are highly encouraged to apply.

Oral Presentations

The presentation of the contributed papers is limited to 10 minutes and 5 minutes of discussion. All authors are invited to prepare their oral communications using AAIS PowerPoint template available on the AAIS website link:


The presentations on posters will be made on a surface of 90cm x 90cm. The text should be legible from a distance of 2 meters. Although posters will be on display throughout the conference, during poster sessions, contributors will be expected to avail themselves for discussions with the participants.

Immigration and Visa Requirements

Participants should contact the Embassy of Ethiopia or the consular office in their respective countries for relevant documents. For participants from countries without an Embassy of Ethiopia, please liaise with the LOC (email address:  or to facilitate your visa process.

Ministry of Health Regulation

All participants are requested to follow ministry of health regulations regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. Yellow fever vaccine is also mandatory.

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Dr. Tadele Tefera

IAPPS Coordinator Region V: East Africa