Preparing Ethical Professions through Higher Education Conference
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On 11–12 November 2019, Globethics.net, in partnership with the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), held an international conference on the theme of Preparing Ethical Professionals through Higher Education. The event was hosted at the university's Lang' ata Campus in Nairobi, Kenya.
The conference comes as part of the university's continued efforts to foster ethical concern and awareness among students and faculty. Globethics.net was represented by the Globethics.net Eastern Africa regional programme, with Sister Dr. Elizabeth Nduku and Herbert Makinda, who each gave a presentation on 'Ethical Concerns in Teaching Professions in Sub Saharan Africa' and 'Ethical Practices in Conducting Scientific Research in Kenya' respectively. Additionally, a presentation on the Globethics.net Consortium on Ethics in Higher Education and the Globethics.net Academy was presented to the conference participants.
The conference also saw the launch of the recently released publication 'Mainstreaming Ethics in Higher Education', which showcases the outcomes and research following the 2018 conference. Dr Sarag Kibugi, Globethis.net Eastern Africa Regional Programme Director, chaired the launch that was attended by the book contributors and faculty of the university.
As a result of this year's conference contributions, a call for papers has been issued that will produce a publication (to be launched in 2020) featuring research on the role of higher education in preparing ethical professionals.
The Catholic University of Eastern Africa is a founding institutional member of the Globethicsnet Consortium for Ethics in Higher Education.