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Call for Proposals for 2020 AFAM Conference

Submitted by AFAM on Thu, 09/28/2017 - 8:46pm

Call for Proposals to Host the Africa Academy of Management Biennial Conference January 2020

The Africa Academy of Management is seeking proposals for local hosts in Africa for its 2020 Biennial Conference. Previous conferences sites in 2014, 2016, and 2018 were respectively in Gaborone, Botswana; Nairobi, Kenya; and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We are seeking a local host for 2020. This call also contains a description of the minimum requirements to be considered as host. All proposals are due by 1 November, 2017 and should be sent to Prof David Zoogah (Secretary of AFAM) at The proposals should also include a letter from the appropriate University or Faculty official indicating support for the proposal. There should also be an indication of attendance (from academic staff) at previous AFAM conferences. Proposals will be evaluated by the Executive Committee of AFAM on a competitive basis and the selected host will be notified by 4 December 2017.

Proposals to host the conference should explicitly indicate the ability and commitment to fulfill the requirements (see minimum requirements listed below) and how your institution will achieve each of the requirements. For example, proposals should include information about facilities in terms of room and space availability, quality and availability of catering services, audio visual and IT facilities, staffing resources, hotel options, etc. The proposal should clearly indicate who will be the designated Chair of the local host committee and his/her affiliations. We also need to know what institutional processes are required to finalize a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and how the MOU would be implemented in terms of administration of funds. Proposals can also provide details of any other proposed activities or contributions that would add value to the conference and delegate experiences.