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The 6th General Assembly and Conference of the African Council for Distance Education, Accra invites scholars, policy makers, students, professionals and other stakeholders to send original research abstracts, case studies and proposals formatted according to the conference guidelines.  The conference will be held from 24th-27th March, 2020 at the Association of African Universities (AAU) Secretariat, Accra, Ghana under the theme “Open and Distance Learning, The Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA) and the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4)”. The African Council for Distance Education (ACDE) is a Continental Educational Organization comprising of African Universities and other Higher Educational Institutions, which are committed to promoting quality education and training through Open and Distance Learning. Every four years, the ACDE organizes its General Assembly and Conference to take stock of its activities in the last four years and to plan for the next four years ( The Assembly brings together Vice Chancellors, Rectors and Presidents of Universities and other tertiary institutions providing Open and Distance Education on the continent and in the diaspora to deliberate on key issues affecting ODL on the continent by partnering with host countries.

In line with the aspirations of the Continental Education Strategy for Africa, the ACDE has embarked on a number of initiatives geared at ensuring that, the strengths of ODL is harnessed towards the achievement of both the strategic focus of the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA, 2016-2025) and ultimately the SDG 4. This focus has necessitated a stakeholder conference to review and share experiences on the progresses chalked by diverse stakeholders in the Open and Distance education space in Africa, in a bid to fulfill the goalsof the CESA and SDG4.

The 2020 conference will bring together Leaders and Managers of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), Policy Makers, scholars, students, educational professionals, development agencies and educational technology investors and private sector committed to sustainable open and distance learning education in Africa. We welcome submissions that address wider distance learning and open education contexts including methodological approaches and technological infrastructure. Scholars, practitioners and upcoming scholars with conceptual and empirical papers as well as teaching case studies are invited to submit their abstracts online under the following conference themes.