I take this opportunity to express gratitude of the Organising Committee to all who presented papers (completed papers or works-in-progress) at the maiden SDD-UBIDS Research Conference, especially external presenters. We sincerely appreciate your support as we take steps to inculcate a culture of research by creating a conducive environment for research, collaboration and knowledge sharing. The papers were of reasonably high quality. I encourage authors to use the feedback received to improve them for publication.

I wish you a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you at the SDD-UBIDS 2022 Research Conference.

Professor Maurice Oscar Dassah