An international conference organized by the Master of Public Administration Program, in collaboration with The African & Caribbean Business Council.
While other regions of the world are making strides in improving the living standards of their citizens, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is still trapped in poverty with more than 40% of its 600 million people living below the internationally recognised absolute poverty level of US$ 1 per day. Several reports highlight corruption as one of the institutional and systemic problems responsible for keeping million of Africans under absolute poverty. In fact, the 2008 Transparency International report demonstrates a direct link between corruption and failure of societal institutions to effectively achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in SSA. It is a serious concern that the goals of halving poverty in SSA by the year 2015 from the level of 1990 will not be met.
PaCIEis pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for its 2013 annual conference —Building Global Competence through Collaborative Strategies in International Education. This year’s theme embodies a significant part of PaCIE’s mission — to build and strengthen connections and collaborations among and between educational institutions, governmental bodies, businesses, and non-profit organizations throughout Pennsylvania. By showcasing the development of successful collaborations, PaCIE strives to inspire the creation of new networks and initiatives and to provide concrete examples of the ways in which this can be done. Individuals representing a host of academic disciplines as well as areas of international education administration, government, business, and non-profit work are welcome to submit session proposals. The conference will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 11-12, 2013. Session proposals are due by March 1, 2013.