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Second International Conference on Democratic Governance in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East
Start Date: Jun 25, 2014
End Date: Jun 27, 2014
Venue: Serena Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda


Issues, Constraints, and Opportunities in Democratic Governance


The purpose of this conference is to bring together an international group of scholars and practitioners from diverse disciplines (economics, sociology, public administration, political economy, business, anthropology, law, political science, information technology, journalism, international relation, education, public heath, etc.) to collectively explore the multiple facets of the problems and emerging opportunities of democratic governance around the world.

Interested scholars and practitioners in economic development and democratic governance are invited to share their experiences, discuss their perspectives, and present concrete proposals to help advance democratic governance in developing nations. More specifically, participants of the conference are encouraged to present papers and participate in group discussions on developing strategies for building sustainable democratic governance practices in developing countries. Since Rwanda is the host country, presentations on the problems of post-conflict societies are particularly welcome.


Conference Organizers

Rwanda Governance Board & Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) is a national institution established by law in 2011 with core mission of promoting the principles of good governance and decentralization, monitoring the practices of good governance in public and private institutions and conduct research related to governance for achieving good service delivery, sustainable development and prosperity.

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania founded in 1837, is the oldest of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in America. The University’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is expanding its international focus on democratic governance.

Conference Venue

The plenaries and panels of the conference will be held at Serena Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda (http://www.serenahotels.com/serenakigali/).

More information about the conference 

program, hotel, travel, and tour arrangements will be soon available at the conference website.

Financial Assistance for Presenters

There will be a limited amount of funds available to support the presenters at the conference. The program committee will make the decisions to allocate the funds. 
Organizers: Rwanda Governance Board & Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Participation Requirements: Open

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