2014 Accountability, Effectiveness & Quality Improvement Summit -AEQIS
Welcomes your registration to participate at the first of its many planned dialogues on “Accountability, Effectiveness and Quality Improvement”.
Auspices: Effectiveness and Quality Improvement Agency (EQIA)
Theme: Accountability, Effectiveness and Quality Improvement (AEQI): Where is the evidence?
Venue: DANNIC HOTELS, No 3 Edem Close, New Haven, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria
Dates: Wednesday & Thursday, October 22-23, 2014
* This is subject to change without prior notice
About the Summit
Are establishments and agencies in African countries really poised to align with global best practices in measuring and assuring accountability, effectiveness and continuous quality improvement? This is a question that this Summit is designed to address as caring professionals and stakeholders come together to discuss, exchange information and reach consensus on the types of framework and guidelines that could become the standards or indicators of success in measuring accountability & effectiveness across a broad spectrum of settings.
Participants will engage in discussions with peers/experts that sharpen their assessment skills while gaining exposure to emergent and best practices in promoting continuous quality improvement of programs and services. Notable planning and assessment experts will give the keynote address(es) that set the tone to what is feasible and sustainable in this era of mounting pressures for accountability.
Accepted proposals constitute the concurrent sessions that provide in-depth perspectives on best practices, specific instruments and techniques for measuring outcomes and outputs. Poster sessions provide visual depictions of tested techniques/strategies and measurement methods shared as a one-on-one discussion.
A two-day pre-registered limited seating post summit workshop on “Assessment of Effectiveness Model” scheduled for October 24 and 25 offers participants hands-on experience with participation certification in applying a tested model for measuring and improving effectiveness.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS – Submission deadline is July 23, 2014
Consistent with the summit theme, AEQIS invites individuals/teams to submit proposals (papers and posters) related to measuring and documenting evidence of Accountability, Effectiveness and Quality Improvement (AEQI) spanning the following topics:
- Critical steps for planning the measurement of sustainable AEQI
- Identifying and overcoming window-dressing practices toward AEQI
- Best practices in Accountability & Effectiveness (A&E) assessment, reporting and documentation
- Linking Accountability & Effectiveness (A&E) assessment results with strategic planning and resource allocation systems
- Planning and implementing Improvement activities
PROPOSALS – Submission Guidelines
Proposal title and objectives
Relevance of topic and its appropriateness to the theme
Significance of the content with Citations
Session format (Select one: Concurrent session, Panel discussion, Roundtable discussion, Poster session, Other)
Qualifications of Presenter(s)/Brief Bio Sketch/Resume
National Workshop on: Climate Change and Environmental Degradation
As the years go by, cases of extreme weather conditions are recorded with growing magnitude in different parts of the world resulting in deaths and loss of property. In light of this, the Centre for Population and Environmental Development (CPED) and Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) is organizing a national workshop on ‘Climate Change and Environmental Degradation scheduled for the 8th - 11th September, 2014 at Abuja.
CPED and CSEA therefore through this call for papers solicit abstracts around the following subthemes:
Science of Climate change: Regional Climate Change Evidence Niger Delta Region, Sudano-Sahellian Region
Causes of climate change Natural, anthropogenic
Climate change impacts and solutions Ecosystem and biodiversity, Migration and conflict, National Security, Water Resources, Human health, Telecommunication, Energy and Power, Agriculture and Food Security, Urbanization, Transportation, Natural disasters, Recreation and Tourism, Culture and Religion, Roles of NGOs, Green/Clean Technology, Green Economy, Urban Greening, Business opportunities of climate Change, Land Use Regions: Coastal region, Niger Delta, Sahellian Region
Climate change vulnerability and adaptation
Climate change, Education and awareness
Climate change auditing and insurance
Climate resilient society
Policy and Politics of climate change
Climate change and gender
July15, 2014 -Deadline for submission of abstract(s)
July31, 2014 -Notification of acceptance of abstracts ends
August22, 2014 -Submission of full paper
September8-11, 2014 -Workshop
Abstracts and full papers should be sent to:
Prof. Odjugo, P. A. Ovuyovwiroye Job Eronmhonsele
Chairman: Workshop Planning Committee. Secretary, Workshop Planning
For more details, download document here
PEGNet Call for Papers 2014
We would like to remind you that the Call for Submissions for the PEGNet (Poverty Equity and Growth Network) Conference 2014 is now open. We invite submissions from researchers, practitioners and others actively involved in the field of development for our Call for Papers that has been attached to this document.
Abstracts should have more than 400 words but should not exceed three pages. Priority will be given to empirical research with clear implications for policy design and implementation. They can either address the conference theme, explained in detail below or PEGNet’s core
research areas which are poverty reduction, inequality and growth.
Submission of abstracts: April 11, 2014
Notification of acceptance: June 2014
Submission of full papers: August 15, 2014
This year’s conference will be held in collaboration with the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) in Lusaka, Zambia on
September 18 and 19. It will address the theme “Employment creation strategies in the developing world - How to create sufficient, productive
and decent jobs”.
PEGNet invites submissions that provide answers to the following questions:
- What are the experiences in the field of youth employment creation in developed countries?
- What options exist to improve the labor market information and job matching systems?
- Are subsidies for an apprenticeship system and the recruitment of young people a viable option to promote youth employment in a sustainable way?
- To what extent might they be relevant for developing countries and emerging economies?
- Should employment creation concentrate more on traditional sectors or focus on dynamic sectors as tourism, services, research and technology?
- Thinking about future employment means thinking about education today. How can education at schools, universities and in vocational training be improved to provide better skills for future labor market demand? How can the current education and training systems be reformed in a way that best serves the employability of young people and their integration into the labor market?
- How can the impacts of selected employment creation policies and instruments on youth employment be measured?
- Is social protection a viable means of cushioning the effects of unemployment in developing countries?
- How can we enhance the growth of viable and sustainable enterprises?
- What are some of the country specific policy responses and job creation strategies that could be useful in addressing unemployment?
- Should informal enterprises in developing countries be formalized and if yes how?
More information is available on our conference website
We look forward to seeing you in Lusaka!
The PEGNet Team