Call for Research Contributions

The eBorneo Knowledge Fair (eBKF) has been organized every other year since 2007 by The Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations (ISITI) at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). It has turned the orthodox conference model on its head by taking academicians, development professionals, policy makers and government officials into the rural communities they are discussing and mixing them with the residents in their natural environment in the remote interior of Borneo.

The event succeeds in giving voice to marginalised communities within debates whose outcomes will affect them. It enables fruitful interaction among the participants through engagement in insightful dialogues that lead to lasting relationships and mutual learning. Over the years, the event has spawned applied research around deploying technologies to solutions for local problems whose outcomes have far exceeded expectations, involving the following:

  • Agriculture Entrepreneurship
  • Art and Handicraft
  • Community Area Zoning
  • Geomorphology Maps
  • Land Mapping with Drones
  • Preserving Traditional Knowledge
  • Community Resilience
  • Community-based Tourism
  • Digital Inequality
  • Language Preservation
  • Resolving Disputes
  • Rural Technology for Connectivity
  • Service Learning for Communities
  • Stimulating Grass-roots Interest in Local Culture
  • Sustainable Livelihoods
  • Technology for Education and Health
  • Traditional Practices for Conservation
  • Understanding Climate Change Impacts and Their Mitigations


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