21/10/2021 130 Days
The Management Committee of the African Labour Law Society is pleased to announce that it is hosting its 4th Conference as a Hybrid event in Nairobi, Kenya on the 21 and 22 October 2021.

The Call for Speakers for the Conference is now open!

You are invited to participate.

The main thrust of this conference is to establish a platform for delegates to engage on the challenges and complexities that have arisen in the world of work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic on the African Continent.
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The theme of the conference is: Resilience, Recovery & Justice under the ‘New Normal’
The COVID-19 pandemic provides the backdrop for the deliberations of this Conference. The pandemic has had far-reaching impacts on all aspects of social, economic or political life. More than a year after the onset of the pandemic, it is evident that what seemed to be a “temporary inconvenience” has ushered in a “new normal”. The crisis has had a significant impact on the world of work. As countries continue to have to take measures to prevent the spread of the disease, an immediate return to ‘business as usual’ is unlikely. Employers and workers have had to modify different aspects of their work in response to the crisis. It is worth considering the labour and social protection interventions - both short and long term- that African countries have introduced to respond to the crisis. It is also worth considering the legal gaps and make recommendations for reforms required to align the laws with the realities.

Sub Themes:

We invite speakers to present on these and other issues related to COVID-19:

  • Navigating leave, salary reductions, dismissal and retrenchment for COVID-19 related reasons
  • Responding to health and safety issues: measures to workplace safety, prevent infections, testing, vaccinations, mental health issues
  • Extending social protection and other income-replacement measures
  • Regional and global policies needed to respond to the crisis

In addition, speakers may make a presentation about other labour law developments on issues including the following:
- Migration and the movement and protection of workers
- Gig Economy
- Discrimination
- Dispute resolution


The audience will be comprised of the following delegates:

  • Academics
  • Advocates
  • Attorneys
  • Consultants
  • Human Resource personnel
  • Public Sector
  • Workers organisations

Delegates will be from the African continent, Europe and USA predominantly.

Speaking Options:

As a speaker at a hybrid event there are 2 platforms available to consider and select your preferred format:

1. In person LIVE presentation at the venue
2. LIVE video stream into the venue from a location

LIVE Presentation at the venue

The Speaker will be attending the physical event on the 21st & 22nd October 2021.
Content will be shared from the stage to a live audience at the specified time
The session will be recorded by a videographer and relayed out to the virtual conference platform.
You have the option of presenting your topic as a workshop, panel discussion or Plenary session.

LIVE Video Stream

The Speaker will join the conference via a video conference link via Zoom.
Content will be shared to delegates participating virtually and physically.
The Speaker must have a good internet connection, preferably with a LAN connection.
The Speaker must be available for a Dry Run to test connection, feed and audio.
Speakers are asked to be available on the conference platform on the day to handle questions at their session on the chat function.

Should you be interested in presenting via one of these platforms, please forward the following:

  • Forward a proposed title of your topic;
  • Indicate which platform you propose to present - Live Presentation; or Live Video Stream
  • A short outline of about 100 words of what you envisage the content of your presentation will be;
  • 150 words in narrative form, not CV format please – per speaker. The narrative should ideally be written in the 3rd person.
  • Colour Photo – jpeg format – (head and shoulders preferably and high resolution)

Types of Presentations:

  • Plenary session – 40 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions
  • Panel discussion – 40 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions
  • Address – 25 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions
  • Interactive session/Ideas Exchange/Workshop – 50 minutes


  1. When considering which presentations will be selected, consideration will be given to the relevance and interest of the topic to the platform as well as whether this topic has been done before.
  2. The Management committee may have to ask speakers to co-present if the topics are similar and reserves the right to move the presentation to a different platform to balance the programme.
  3. Confirmed speakers will receive a complimentary registration to the event.
  4. The physical speaker will cover their own travel costs to Nairobi and to the venue and accommodation costs.
  5. Kindly respond by 11 June 2021 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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