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African Economic Conference 2014 - "Knowledge and Innovation for Africa''''s Transformation"
Start Date: Nov 01, 2014
End Date: Nov 03, 2014
Venue: Abidjan
Description: The 9th edition of the African Economic Conference will take place in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, on November 1-3, 2014 on the theme "Knowledge and Innovation for Africa's Transformation".
The Conference will provide a unique opportunity for researchers, policy-makers and development practitioners from Africa and elsewhere, to explore Africa's existing knowledge generation approaches and frameworks, the efficacy of its knowledge and innovation institutions in developing needed skills, technology and innovation capacities. It will look at the policies required in the areas of knowledge generation and innovation to achieve Africa's transformation agenda.
The 2014 AEC coincides with the 50th anniversary celebrations of the founding of the African Development Bank Group.
Conference Objectives:
Promote knowledge management as an important driver of policy dialogue, good policy planning and implementation;
Foster dialogue that promotes the exchange of ideas and innovative thinking among researchers, development practitioners and African policy-makers;
Encourage and enhance research on economic and policy issues related to the development of African economies;
Provide an opportunity for young African researchers, Africans in the Diaspora, regional and sub-regional organizations to disseminate their research findings as well as share information with African policy-makers on the work they do in the region.
The Call for Papers is now open.
Website: http://www.uneca.org/aec2014
Created By: CPSI
Organizers: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Participation Requirements: Open

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