Joint Regional Conference

First Human Resource Development Conference in Africa

Conference | Policy Round-Table | Discussion | Exhibition


August 30-31, 2017

UN Economic Commission for Africa Conference Center

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


"Employability and Skill Development: Building Systems at National and Enterprise Level"

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About the Summit

Two prominent global professional organizations are joining together to sponsor the first conference focusing on human capital development research and practice in Africa.

The Academy of Human Resource Development was founded in the U.S.A. in 1993 to encourage the dissemination of scholarly research by scholars and informed practitioners from multiple disciplines across the globe.

The International Federation of Training and Development Organizations was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1972 to develop and maintain a worldwide network committed to improving human performance in the workplace, organizational productivity, and sustainable development.

Special Conference Issue Journal

International Journal of HRD Practice,
Policy & Research (IJHRDPP&R)

Strategic Partners

Ministry of Education

Ministry of Public Service & HRD

Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce


Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

The Conference will feature expert presenters representing diverse settings, including:
  • Regional and global scholars presenting their latest research
  • Policy makers from African, European, and Asian nations reporting on lessons learned from their respective countries
  • Skilled practitioners and consultants sharing best practices from regional and global organizations
  • Business leaders in the region sharing their experiences

The Conference will be designed to encourage formal and informal knowledge sharing among participants, and will include the following learning opportunities:
Invited papers from university faculty and students, government officials, business leaders and company staff members, consultants, and members of international organizations will be presented. Presentation will focus on topics relevant to the region and ranging from workplace learning, national and organizational issues, workforce development policy, technology transfer, productivity and performance improvement, leadership and change, technical and vocational education and training, and related issues and challenges.
  • The Conference presentations will be categorized to address:
  • HRD and Workforce Development Policy
  • Workplace Learning, Performance, and Strategy
  • Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Learning and Performance in enterprises in Africa

About Us

The i-Capital Africa Institute is a private consulting firm established and based in Ethiopia to deliver Intellectual Capital Development Packages, provide Knowledge Sharing Platforms, and promote Innovation & Technology Transfer Solutions for small to large scale enterprises in Africa.

Contact Us

Arat-Killo, Elsabet Bldg #209, Arada Sub-City

Office Phone:+251 11 812 06 00

Mobile Phone+251 91 162 90 11

P.O.Box: 80484


Addis Ababa