Consortium for International Management, Policy & Development

Call for Papers

Requirements and guidance for submitting papers

Guidelines for Submissions of Proposals

  • All proposals must be received on or before Friday, April 3, 2020.

  • All presenters must register for the conference.

  • Proposals will be provisionally accepted or rejected by the Conference Program Committee and notices will be sent out by email no later than Monday, April 13, 2020.

  • Final acceptance is contingent upon the completion of the Conference Registration.

  • Failure to register for the conference will result in an automatic proposal rejection.

  • Only those participants who are registered for the conference will be published in the program.


Proposal Acceptances

The Program Committee has final responsibility for accepting or declining all proposals in accordance with the established guidelines. It also maintains the right to change designated theme tracks.

“No Show” Policy

Your participation in the 12th International Conference is a major commitment to your colleagues, to CIMPAD, and to Bahir Dar University. Individuals may be seriously inconvenienced and disappointed when they attend sessions, only to find that persons they looked forward to hearing and seeing failed to appear. The Program Committee works hard to create a cohesive program and “no shows” detract from the success of the conference.


Presenters should notify the Program Committee via email as soon as possible if they know they will be unable to attend the conference. The information will be reflected in the Final Program if said notification is received within two (2) weeks of notification of acceptance.

Refund Policy

Conference refunds will only be processed for an individual whose proposal has been declined, and only upon written request. Requests should be sent to, and include your preferred mailing address.

Access Policy

CIMPAD and Bahir Dar University are committed to ensuring that the conference is accessible to all. If you have any special needs or require special assistance, please indicate on your conference registration form.

Student Presentation Prize

CIMPAD established the Student Presentation Prize in 2015 to recognize outstanding presentations by students. All presentations by students at the conference are eligible for the cash prize, which is awarded during the Closing Session.

Submission Procedures

Papers And Posters

Every paper and poster submission must consist of:

  1. A title that describes the content of the proposed paper and correlates with one of the ten session themes;

  2. An abstract that is no more than 200 words;

  3. A summary of the main issues that the paper proposes to explore in no more than 300 words. The quality of the submission is the main criterion for acceptance. A submission with a weak abstract and summary is unlikely to be accepted.

Conference Postponed

Indefinite postponement of Ethiopia 2020 International Conference

The Board of Directors of the Consortium for International Management Policy and Development (CIMPAD) regrets to inform you that the 12th International Conference and Pre-Conference, which were scheduled for Addis Ababa and Bahir Dar, Ethiopia June 7-12 has been indefinitely postponed.
The postponement is because of concern about containment of the coronavirus.