The 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC), jointly organized by African Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Programme, will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 2nd to 4th December 2019. Since its inception in 2006, the AEC series has fostered dialogue and the exchange of knowledge on a variety of issues and challenges facing Africa.
The theme of this year’s conference is: “Jobs, Entrepreneurship and Capacity Development for African Youths”,
Policy-oriented papers that are linked to the overall theme of the conference are of particular interest.
Eligibility and Criteria
- Only full papers addressing the theme of the conference will be considered for presentation. We also encourage the submission of policy-and-solution oriented papers with strong empirical work. The conference shall give priority to solution-oriented papers.
- Authors are kindly invited to submit their papers as per the schedule below.
- Young African female and male researchers are especially encouraged to submit their articles. One of the objectives of the AEC series is to provide young African researchers with the opportunity not only to share their work with a broader audience, but also to expand their networks.
- All the papers will be professionally peer reviewed through a blind review process by the co-organizing institutions. Only original quality work shall be accepted for presentation.
- A distinguished panel will assess the papers presented and award a prize to a young author whose paper is deemed the best conference paper. The winner will be announced at the closing ceremony.
- Authors will be requested to indicate whether they require support to cover expenses (travel, accommodation and daily subsistence allowance) associated with their participation at the conference.
- Only one author per paper accepted for presentation will be eligible for sponsorship. Support is reserved mainly for presenters and young researchers from Africa.
Awards and Benefits
The outputs of the conference are expected to include:
- The debates that focus on using the four pillars to propel innovative solutions to address persistent skills mismatch of African youth and empower them for increased participation in the continent’s development agenda
• A Conference Report
• The proceedings of the conference, incorporating relevant comments and feedback from peer review and conference participants, may be published after the Conference.
• Selected papers for a special issue in the African Development Review.
• Policy briefs.
How To Apply
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