Uganda Management Institute to host its 3rd International Conference on Governance and Service Delivery in Developing Countries

Lilly Ajarova, Uganda Tourism Board CEO making a presentation at a past conference

Uganda Management Institute (UMI) will host its 3rd International Conference on Governance and Service Delivery in Developing Economies under the theme “Sustainable Service Delivery: Partnerships & Innovations” on October 25-27, 2022 at UMI, Kampala. The conference aims to sustain the debate on innovative governance and management solutions for developing countries’ current and future challenges in today’s interconnected world.

The conference participation for delegates is blended with options for both in-person participation or online. Registration for the conference is ongoing with early bird expiry date being 15th August while that for late registration is 10th October. More details on the registration fee can be found on the conference’s official webpage.

This conference can be considered timely, given the global disruptions in service delivery, in particular, the Covid-19 pandemic which created more market failures and exerted high costs on running economies. To sail through the post-Covid-19 era, governments and other development actors need to fundamentally rethink and redesign their business processes to sustainably address changing citizens’ needs.

The theme of this year’s conference “Sustainable Service Delivery: Partnerships & Innovations” will facilitate debate on how actors should adjust to the unpredictable governance and service delivery needs that require restructuring of conventional approaches. It will also deliberate on new and emerging issues that did not feature in the 2019 conference such as; management of Covid-19, Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), informal sector, finance management, country case scenarios of local service delivery systems, circular/ green economy, Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and specific focus on sustainable development strategies.

The conference is expected to attract over 400 delegates from all over the world, who include; academicians, researchers, industrial participants, policy-makers, development partners, civil society actors, practitioners, public and private sector officials, and postgraduate students.

The 2019 Conference which was attended by 495 delegates from over 26 countries, with Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni as the chief, guest bridged the gap between theory and practice and explored new approaches to governance and management of nations, especially developing countries.

UMI holds International Conferences on Governance and Service Delivery in Developing Economies on a two 2-year interval, however, it did not take place in 2021 as Uganda was still under partial lockdown and institutions of higher learning were closed.

Photo courtesy / Uganda Tourism Board

Article by Research Beeline corespondent