The General Conference, an assembly of representatives of all member institutions with key higher education stakeholders including policy makers, academics, researchers, donor representatives and others in attendance, meets once every four years for the purpose of:

  1. Assessing the activities implemented in the past four years against the background of its Work Programme and Budget approved at the previous Conference;
  2. Approving the plan of activities and budget estimates for the following four-year period; and
  3. Electing a new Governing Board of the Association from among the Vice Chancellors, Presidents and Rectors of the member universities.