Thursday 12 December - Friday 13 December 2013
9am - 9am

The conference brings together two of the most internationally oriented universities, the University of Greenwich, London and the International Leadership Institute, Addis Ababa.

This is a unique opportunity to meet and discuss current issues with the most prominent researchers working in the field, including those that live and work in the region itself. We believe that this will create new synergies to strengthen the international network of researchers specialising in the economic rise of Africa.

This topic is presented by selected speakers from:

  • Academic researchers at the International Leadership Institute
  • Academic researchers at the University of Greenwich

The conference is the fifth of its kind and is fast establishing itself as a leading forum on critical issues in economics and governance in Africa and their implication on the Global Business. Speakers will be selected from researchers at the International Leadership Institute, the University of Greenwich and other leading institutions and organisations. Keynote speakers will present the latest findings from their research into dynamics of economic and business realities in Africa within wider global context.

This conference is being organised under the theme Investment Trends in Africa and the Global Economic Recovery. It will take a timely look at the impact of the global financial crisis on the economies of Africa and highlight opportunities formed by the new world economic order.

The core themes of the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • International Aid and Development
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
  • Leadership and Governance
  • Global Economic Restructuring
  • International Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Trade Policy
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • The Role of Governments

The SNA workshop Addis Ababa on Wednesday 11 December 2013 may be of interest to attendees of this conference, more information on this event is coming soon...

We would like to invite researchers to present papers at the Joint International Conference.

Who can attend:

Researchers concerned with the economic potential of the African continent. This includes academic researchers, students and industry analysts.


Thursday 12 December - Friday 13 December 2013 (2 days)


International Leadership Institute campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Fees, concessions and accommodation:

Enquiries to Mr. Nahom F. Abraham:

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