ISM International Week | December 6-8

Groupe ISM (Institut Supérieur de Management) organizes the International Week, a flagship event aimed at promoting intercultural exchange and strengthening links between the academic partners of the ISM Group. This week will include a series of activities, including conferences, roundtables, seminars, workshops, and institutional presentations.

The aim is to provide a platform for discussion and collaboration on relevant academic topics. Among these activities, we will highlight the Study Abroad Fair in honor of the partner schools and universities of the GGE network and beyond, and the cultural stands, intended for embassies and other diplomatic representations, to promote foreign cultures.

This year’s theme, “Connecting Cultures, Creating the Future”, emphasizes the importance of connectivity between the world’s different cultures as a catalyst for innovation and progress. It encourages cross-cultural understanding, global collaboration and collective creativity to shape a better future.

Lagos Business School: Fairwork Nigeria Stakeholder Forum

Stakeholders Workshop: 20 April 2023

Building on the findings of the Fairwork Nigeria report, a stakeholders workshop is scheduled to take place on the 20th of April 2023 to engage with platform companies, workers, civil society organizations, and other relevant stakeholders. The workshop will provide a platform for discussions on the key issues highlighted in the report and explore strategies for improving platform work in Nigeria.

The stakeholders workshop will commence the second year of scoring of platforms in Nigeria, where the Fairwork principles will continue to be used to evaluate the working conditions of platform workers in Nigeria. Through this process, the Fairwork project aims to encourage platforms to adopt fairer labor practices and promote greater transparency and accountability in the platform economy.

2023 ARUA Biennial Conference: Reimagining the Future of HigherEd in Africa

2023 ARUA Biennial Conference, 15–17 November 2023, University of Lagos, Nigeria

The 2023 ARUA Biennial Conference will bring together experts from universities, research institutions, government, industry, civil society, international organizations, etc., to discuss the potential pathways of reimagining the future of HEIs on the African Continent in the coming decades. How can the projections be altered significantly?

In reflecting on the prominent lessons from other institutions, including those from both the Global North and other Global South regions, the focus of the conference will be on significantly increasing the output of higher education institutions in the region while enhancing the quality of the output to match that in other regions. The conference will seek to embolden university leaders to pursue needed reforms while drawing lessons for medium to long-term changes that need to be undertaken by national governments and their regulators. These will consider national development aspirations as well as regional development goals and targets, including the SDGs and Agenda 2063.

The conference and workshops will take place on 15–17 November 2023. The two-day conference will be extended to a third day of workshops for the thirteen (13) ARUA Centres of Excellence (CoE). The 2023 conference will be hosted by the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

Persons interested in participating in the conference may submit an abstract of not more than one page to the organisers before 28 February.

Applicants will be notified about decisions by 31 March 2023.

Completed papers must be submitted before 30 September 2023.

Mark Your Calendar for the 4th Edition of the AUC Business Forum on February 26-28, 2023

The American University in Cairo School of Business will be hosting the fourth edition of its flagship event, AUC Business Forum, for the first time back on campus since the onset of COVID-19 under the theme of “The Changing Role of Business Schools in a Globally Dynamic and Transformative Environment”. The forum will feature five insightful roundtable discussions, where renowned and distinguished scholars, practitioners from business and industry, as well as policymakers from Egypt and other parts of the world.

These policymakers will discuss timely and relevant issues related to the changing role of business schools in society and how business and management education needs to transform itself to remain not just relevant, but also impactful to help society face the growing diverse challenges. Representatives and top executives from the World Bank, the Central Bank of Egypt, the Commercial International Bank, PwC Professional Services, SEKEM, Abou Ghaly Motors Group, Al Qalaa Holdings, the IFRS Foundation, and the American Marketing Association, as well as academics from Edinburgh Business School, University of Paris-Saclay, the American University of Beirut, the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University, Harvard Business Publishing, and The Case Centre, will deliberate on issues of sustainable financial reporting, family businesses’ challenges, case studies as a pedagogical approach, microcredentials and the future of work, as well as the pressing and challenging issues related to addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The 2023 AUC Business Forum is powered by the Willard W. Brown International Business Leadership Series.The forum will be live-streamed on the School’s Facebook page.

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The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs | Annual Conference 2023

Early Bird Registration is Officially Open for the ANDE Annual Conference 2023!

For the first time in ANDE history, we are delighted to host our 2023 Annual Conference at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra, Ghana.

Our conference comes at the half-way point to the 2030 target to achieve the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs). The theme, “Accelerating Action: Small Business Solutions and the SDGs,” will focus on key progress to date and what is still needed in small and growing business (SGB) ecosystems to help maximize their contribution to the SDGs over the next seven years, and how ANDE members and other organizations operating in this space can help guide the way. 

This year, ANDE will combine our Annual Conference (September 12-13) alongside our West Africa Regional Conference (September 14). The theme for September 14, “Made in West Africa,” will focus on trends in the West African entrepreneurial ecosystem, highlight ongoing needs, and promote best practices in the development of the region’s SGB sector. 

Mark your calendars for September 12-14, 2023, and register to join us in person for an exciting Annual Conference agenda, featuring: 

            –  Global and regional State of the Sector deep dive
            –  Interactive discussions surrounding the latest in network news and research
            –  Inspiring featured speakers
            –  Dynamic opportunities for cross-sector collaboration and knowledge-sharing
            –  Engaging member-led and curated sessions
            –  Fun speed networking, and much more

Early bird registration is now open and the 15% off discount is available until Friday, April 7, 2023, at midnight U.S. Eastern Time.


Early Bird Prices (USD)
Member rate: $830 (Regular Price $975)
Non-member rate: $1,400 (Regular Price $1,650)

Up to five colleagues from your organization are welcome to attend, so please share!  Also, note that registration is non-refundable, except in cases of emergency.

If you are seeking financial support in the form of a scholarship to attend this year’s Annual Conference, please refrain from registering at this time. We are seeking funding to provide scholarships and will share additional information as it becomes available.

Registration and Information

Sessions Submissions and Sponsorships

We rely on ANDE members to help create an agenda that is timely, meaningful, and engaging. Sessions this year will include workshops, breakouts, micro-talks, and mini roundtables. 

ANDE members are invited to submit up to two session submissions by Friday, April 7, 2023, at midnight U.S. Eastern Time. Due to limited space, not all submissions will be incorporated into the agenda and some admissions may be combined.

Sponsoring the Annual Conference is a great way to build awareness around your work, support members from developing countries, and have a more active role in shaping the conference. See the sponsorship brochure and contact Flora Bracco with any questions.

We are delighted to be bringing our global community together and are looking forward to seeing you in person in September! 

ABCC 2023 Kick-Off Welcome Event

Date: Tuesday, March 14th

Time: 9:00AM EDT/ 2:00PM CET and WAT/ 3:00PM SAST/ 4:00PM EAT

Location: Zoom

Contact: Maddie Handler at

Join us for our official Kick-Off event for the Africa Business Concept Challenge 2023!

We are so excited to welcome Student Teams, Investor Experts, Judges, and more to our opening event for ABCC 2023! GBSN CEO, Dan LeClair, Peaqs Co-Founder and Director, Peter Martin Holst, and ABCC’s Head Mentor and Academic Advisor, Rickie Moore, will be welcoming competing teams for this year’s competition. Afterwards, the platform will officially launch into Phase 1 and the development begins.

This is also a great opportunity to meet other teams and ask any last minute questions.

We look forward to this year’s set of ideas!


  • Dan LeClair, Ph.D

    Global Business School Network
  • Dr. Rickie A. Moore

    Professor of Entrepreneurship Director, MSc in Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    emlyon business school

AUC School of Business to Host PRME Chapter Africa’s First Annual General Meeting

General Information

AUC School of Business is hosting the first Annual General Meeting of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UNPRME) Chapter Africa at the AUC New Cairo Campus. The meeting will consist of two sessions as well as a campus tour.

The event will be live streamed on the School’s Facebook page.


Wednesday, January 11

Session Details

Session One (9:30 – 11 am Cairo) will feature Mette Morsing, head, PRME Secretariat, Sherwat Elwan Ibrahim, professor at AUC School of Business and chair, PRME Chapter Africa, Mumbi Wachira, professor at Strathmore University Business School and vice-chair, PRME Chapter Africa, Cobus Oosthuizen, professor at Milpark Business School, CSC, PRME Chapter Africa, Hadia FakhrEldin, professor at British University in Cairo (BUE) Faculty of Business Administration, Economics and Political Science, CSC, PRME Chapter Africa, and Ahmed Abdel Meguid, professor at AUC School of Business and PRME i5 Expert Pedagogy Group.

Session Two (11:15 am – 12:45 pm Cairo) will be moderated by Ralph Hamann, professor at the UCT Graduate School of Business, and will feature Moses Acquaah, professor and department head of management at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Laura Spence, professor of business ethics, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK and international research fellow, Centre for Corporate Reputation, Saїd Business School, University of Oxford, UK, Joseph Lekunze, research associate professor at the North-West University (NWU) Business School of South Africa, Noha El-Bassiouny, vice dean for academic affairs, professor and chair of marketing at the Faculty of Management Technology, the German University in Cairo (GUC), Dan LeClair, CEO, Global Business School Network (GBSN), Helmi Hammami, full professor of accounting and auditing, senior advisor for knowledge transfer and academic outreach, Rennes School of Business, and Mark Smith, professor and director, Stellenbosch Business School. This session will discuss the implications of COP27 on responsible management education in Africa.

Don’t miss out on the upcoming Business Forward Annual Event on December 4th

Date: Sunday, 4 December 2022

Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm (Cairo Time)

Location: Ewart Memorial Hall, AUC Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt

Business Forward, the knowledge portal of The American University in Cairo School of Business, is hosting the fifth edition of its annual event! The event will also be live-streamed virtually.

The fifth edition of the anticipated Business Forward Annual Event takes stock of the past year’s economic performance and provides expert perspectives on the future outlook and suggested remedies through in depth analysis of local and global trends. It brings in academic, professional and industry perspectives on current economic challenges manifested in a weakening local currency, rising inflation and foreign debt, and a shrinking private sector.

The end goal of the event would be a white paper that provides actionable suggestions for policymakers and other stakeholders to address the current complex economic challenges; an exercise that will reflect on the discussions of the event and will be led by the AUC School of Business Department of Economics, which celebrates its 75th anniversary on the day of the event.

AUC School of Business to host African Deans Roundtable for COP27

In recognition of the critical role Business Schools in Africa are expected to play in addressing Climate Change goals, AUC School of Business is hosting a roundtable for African business school deans on November 7 on campus.

The event is held in preparation for the upcoming 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), which will be held from November 6 to 18 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. This event is a collaboration between AUC School of Business, the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Chapter Africa, and the Business Schools for Climate Leadership in Africa (BS4CLA) initiative.

The roundtable aims to develop an Africa tailored framework of action for African business schools to collaboratively work together (in coordination with the private sector and civil society) that matches their needs and adapts to the realities of the continent.

AUC School of Business to Host the 15th Eduniversal World Convention (EWC)



Yearly the Eduniversal World Convention takes place in a new geographical zone to highlight the richness and diversity of higher education in the world. After 2 virtual editions, Eduniversal brings back to its initial mission to gather education leaders across borders with a new 4 days in person event.

Africa is not only significant in terms of economy growth, innovations, culture, leadership, politics, ethics, diversity… Africa appears also in HE industry as the most promising and dynamic continent of the XXI century. As the second biggest continent in the world, Africa has more than 30 countries represented in the Eduniversal Official Selection with 75 academic institutions in the Best 1000 Business Schools ranking (
As such, Egypt is appointed as hosting country for the upcoming COP 27 to be held in November 2022.

Gateway to the Nile delta, where the lower Nile separates into the Rosetta and Damietta branches, Cairo is the Africa’s largest city with nearly 9 million inhabitants located in the northeast of the country.

Thus, it appeared obvious to restart our global tour for the second time in Africa and to celebrate the 15th Eduniversal World Convention in the beautiful and so enriching city of Cairo, known as the “mother world” or “city of victory”.

At the 2022 Eduniversal Awards and Trophies of Excellence ceremonies, institutions achievements and results will be celebrated and rewarded.

Expand your academic network meeting in person during the event with your colleagues coming from all over the world.