The University of Kigali recently hosted scholars and practitioners across the world affiliated to the Academy of International Business to deliberate on partnerships in research, sharing and publishing content about international business in Africa.
Participants held deliberations under the theme ‘Making Africa Work’.
The Academy of International Business (AIB) is the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business established in in 1959.
With over 2900 members in 93 countries across the world, the academy’s members include leading global academic institutions as well as consultants, researchers, government and NGO representatives.
The Academy also has 18 chapters established around the world to facilitate networking as well as the facilitation and exchange of knowledge at a more local level.
Nshuti Manasseh, Chairman of the Board of Promoters of the University of Kigali, said that Rwanda is an ideal case study of the partnership.
Inanc Ciftci, Vice-Chairman of the Board of the University of Kigali, said that the partnership was key to ensuring that the institution generates data.
Over 100 scholars from within and outside Africa attended the conference, representing 35 countries from across the world.
The AIB 2020 strategic initiative is committed to building SSA’s international business capacity by mentoring and training early career researchers, enabling African voices to be heard within the International Business Research Agenda, organisers said.