International Call for Papers: 9th International Conference on African Development 2016

About This Event

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The Center of African Development Policy Research (CADPR) at Western Michigan University in collaboration with Addis Ababa University, Adama Science and Technology University, Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, and Arsi University in Assela, Arsi, Ethiopia announce a call for research papers on the theme:

The Challenges of Good Governance and Leadership for Sustainable Development in African States.

Dates: May 20-22, 2016
Places: AAU College of Business and Economics, Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, Adama Science and Technology University, and Arsi University in Asella, Ethiopia.

Please submit your 200 – 300 word abstracts as an email attachment to Sisay Asefa by March 1, 2016 at Please include “Submission: 9th ICAD” in the subject line of your email. All email submissions should include the title of the paper and the abstract, author’s name, institutional affiliation, and contact e-mail address.

Please submit your final abstract and paper online by April 1, 2016 here Submit Abstract & Paper


To access past conference papers see the International Conferences on African Development Archives. Selected papers will be reviewed for publication in CADPR-sponsored International Journal of African Development.

For more details on the background of the conference and suggested paper topics see the Detailed 9th ICAD Call for Papers.

Keynote speakers already scheduled:

  • Ingida Asfaw, MD, Professor of Surgery, Wayne State University, Founding President of the Ethiopian North American Health Professionals Association
  • Senait Fisseha, MD, JD, Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Director of International Programs at Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • John Ishyama, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science, University of North Texas and Editor in Chief of American Review
  • Mulu Solomon, MBA, President of the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association, Vice President of the Pan-African Chamber of Commerce and Industries


For more information please contact Dr. Sisay Asefa, CADPR director: