Centro International de Conferencias Joaquim Chissano, Maputo, Mozambique - 8-9 October 2009
The event focused on the topic of development. 39 participants attended this event. The keynote address was delivered by Dr Adebayo Olukoshi on "Conceptions of development in the context of challenges for the transformation of Africa's economy and society"
Objectives of the dialogue:
• To debate the concept of development and the “developmental state”;
• To understand the factors that affect HEIs’ development and their
capacity to influence national/regional development
• To come up with actions to revitalize and enhance HEIs in the region to
increase their capacity to influence both their own development and the
national/regional development policies
• To involve the leadership and the academics in the dialogue to build a
common vision and the new positioning/role of HEIs in development.