The objective of this panel is to disseminate a viewpoint in the delivery of an IS PhD in low-income countries and to foster debate in creating an international model. Over three dozen faculty from 18 universities across the globe have come together to deliver the IS PhD at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. The program was launched in 2008. All nine courses are scheduled for delivery by the international faculty in cooperation with local faculty. Course work will be completed in July 2009. This panel will discuss the model used in Ethiopia with the intention of fostering debate on creating an international model for IS PhD programs.