Addis Ababa December 07/2017 An international conference on business and economics, which brought together academicians from over 20 countries, kicked off here today.
Over 80 research papers will be presented on food security, agriculture, health, climate change and entrepreneurship, among others, at the Addis Ababa International Conference on Business and Economics organized by the Swedish Jonkoping University and Addis Ababa University (AAU).
In his opening remark to the conference, National Planning Commissioner Dr. Yinager Dessie said, “Researchers need to search for solutions through rigorous policy relevant research and such endeavors will help to produce well informed, evidence-based policy interventions that accelerate the growth and development of our country and the welfare of citizens.”
He added that universities and such kind of studies will help assess practices and mainly solve daunting economic challenges.
AAU Acting President, Dr. Jeilu Oumer said universities are expected to be engaged in research activities and much is expected in supporting national development and ensuring African competitiveness in the world market.
Accordingly, dialogues are expected to flourish and recall on how education is supported by research or the links of university-industry partnership and promoting solutions for Africa's grand challenges in economic spheres.
The Acting President stated that outcomes of the conference will reach the concerned policymakers and practitioners to serve their respective development efforts.