Call for Papers: "Contemporary Development Issues in

Call for Papers: "Contemporary Development Issues in Ethiopia"




"Contemporary Development Issues in Ethiopia" August 2-4, 2001.


The Ethiopian American Foundation (EAF) announces an international conference on contemporary development issues in

Ethiopia. The primary objectives of the conference are to:


1. Raise awareness about critical development issues in Ethiopia among the Diaspora and the public at large,


2. Provide a forum for informed dialogue on key development and policy issues, and


3. Build consensus on issues that are critical for future research and policy choices.


The Conference is intended for researchers, policy makers, investors, the donor community, and others interested in development issues in Ethiopia. The conference will be co-sponsored by EAF and selected academic departments and units of Western Michigan University, Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, and Kalamazoo College. Selected papers

will be published in a volume of conference proceedings.


The Conference will convene at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. The Program Committee invites proposals for papers relevant to the following sub-themes. Other proposals related to the topic will be considered.


-- Human Development: Education and Health Issues


-- Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture


-- Governance and Institutional Development


-- Property Rights and Private Sector Development


-- Science and Technology for Development


-- The State of Ethiopia:


Socio-economic & Political developments


Each contributor is invited to complete and submit a participation form and one typed, double-spaced copy of the paper or an

abstract. The latest date to submit completed papers will be April 30, 2001. Contributors will be informed about the status of

papers by May 15, 2001. For details and registration, please visit the Preliminary Conference Announcement and Call for

Papers posted in the following website:


Please send abstracts or proposals by December 30, 2000 to: Sisay Asefa, Program Chairperson, Contemporary

Development Issues in Ethiopia Conference, Department of Economics, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan