Abstract summary and participating institutions announced for seventh International Conference on African Development

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Thirty abstracts for the seventh International Conference on African Development have been accepted from representatives of five countries—Ethiopia, Japan, Nigeria, Ghana, Ireland and the United States—and several U.S. states, including North Carolina, Michigan, Virginia, Kentucky, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin, New Jersey, Texas, Ohio, Colorado and Missouri.

Conference presenters represent the following universities and colleges.

U.S universities and colleges

  • North Carolina State University
  • University of Michigan
  • Michigan State University
  • Western Michigan University
  • Rutgers University
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • St. Louis Community College
  • Old Dominion University
  • Defiance College
  • Murray State University
  • Ferris State University

International universities and colleges

  • Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • Tukuba University, Japan
  • Miyazaki International College, Japan

Sustainable development issues addressed by abstracts

  • Interdisciplinary research and education for sustainable development and global challenge
  • Determinants of children school and work status: evidence from Ethiopia
  • U.S.-Ethiopia partnership for progress and modernization (1903-1974)
  • Sustainability in African airlines
  • Assessing public perception of corruption
  • The role of economic freedom in productivity
  • Poor and non-poor Africans
  • Factors influencing productivity in public and private firms in Ethiopia
  • Trends in maternal and child health: evidence from three surveys
  • Building resilience to climate change in Ethiopia
  • A single ethnic party dominance in governance in Ethiopia
  • The impact of foreign direct investment on economic growth
  • Female students in higher education in Ethiopia
  • An assessment of language education in Ethiopia
  • Human security in Africa
  • Federalism and democratic experiments
  • Developmentalism and development
  • A case of corruption and state capture of polity and economy in Africa
  • The challenges of sustainable development in the Horn of Africa