The future of knowledge economy in Africa is precarious since in most instances knowledge production on the continent is not founded on any sustainable model. This disturbing trend is largely informed by an extreme reliance by institutions of higher learning on government patronage. This unequal relationship between nation states and their multifarious colleges and universities, though buoyed by the need to provide quality education to indigenes, is mostly truncated by political imperatives that are detrimental to the well-being of Africa’s knowledge economy and therefore not sustainable.
Consequently, conference will explore strategies that will enable financial self sufficiency by interrogating successful models. Also, it will address capacity of governance and administration, leadership and management by administrators of institutions of higher learning in Africa. The conference date is September 10-12, 2014 at Valencia College, Orlando, Florida.
The organizers of this conference hereby call for abstracts from administrators, scholars and other stake holders. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:
1. The economy of knowledge and sustainable development
2. Human resources, leadership and Knowledge production
3. Private and Public partnerships in Knowledge production
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