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Le Monument de la Renaissance africaine

Contact:
Mrs. Eleni Yitbarek
Mr. Théophile Azomahou
africagrowth@merit.unu.edu

 

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International Conference on

Sustainable Growth and Development in Africa

Dakar, Senegal, 25-26 November 2013

The United Nations University Maastricht Economic and Social Research and training Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) and the Consortium pour la Recherche Economique et Sociale (CRES) are pleased to invite you to contribute to the International Conference on "Sustainable Growth and Development in Africa", which will be held on 25-26 November 2013, in Dakar, Senegal. Throughout the conference, opportunities will be offered to discuss how capacities should be reinforced and what strategies seem promising to address the challenge of sustained economic growth in Africa. Contributions to the conference are based on invitation, but the conference addresses all interested persons in the related field, academics and professionals as well, from all over the world. The conference will bring together representatives of governmental authorities, including high-level officials, and academic experts as well as other national and international stakeholders.

UNU-MERIT and CRES have launched the initiative to establish a new UNU institute in Dakar. The new institute will work on the broad topic of Human Resources for Development in Africa, which will be reflected in the research topics that are envisaged below. The goal of the conference is to explore these research topics. To this end, the conference program will present speakers both from CRES and UNU-MERIT and from other renowned institutions world-wide. The invited contributors are asked to reflect broadly on their assigned topic, rather than focus on detailed research results. Presentations will be short (30 minutes), followed by ample discussions.

Key Topics

  1. Local development, regional integration and globalization
  2. Agriculture and structural transformation of African economies
  3. Human capital, population and migration
  4. Growth, equity and redistribution
  5. Sustainable employment and development
  6. Knowledge, innovation and development
  7. Governance

Scientific committee
Prof. Théophile Azomahou, UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University
Prof. François Joseph Cabral, CRES and University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD)
Prof. Abdoulaye Diagne, CRES and University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD)
Prof. Bart Verspagen, UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University

Organization committee
Prof. Théophile Azomahou, UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University
Prof. François Joseph Cabral, CRES and UCAD
Ms. Fatou Cisse, CRES and UCAD
Prof. Abdoulaye Diagne, CRES and UCAD
M. Ousmane Faye, CRES
Dr. Salimata Faye, CRES
Ms. Marietou Mbaye, CRES
M. Doudou Ndiaye, CRES
Ms. Mame Sokhana Thiaw, CRES
Prof. Bart Verspagen, UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University
Mrs. Eleni Yitbarek, UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University

Local partners
Presidency of the Republic of Senegal
Ministry of Public Function, Labour and Employment
Permanent Secretariat for the Accelerated Growth Strategy, Cabinet of the Prime Minister
Ministry of Higher Education and Research

Venue and Date
Dakar, Senegal, 25-26 November 2013

Conference Fee
There is no fee for the conference. Participants other than contributors are expected to arrange their own accommodation and travel. Coffee breaks, lunch and dinners are offered to all participants.

Contact information

For information about the conference, please contact:
Mrs. Eleni Yitbarek
Mr. Théophile Azomahou
email: africagrowth@merit.unu.edu

United Nations University (UNU-MERIT)
Keizer Karelplein 19
6211 TC Maastricht, the Netherlands
Tel. +31-433884449
Fax +31-433884499
email: africagrowth@merit.unu.edu
Website: http://www.merit.unu.edu

Consortium pour la Recherche Economique et Sociale (CRES)
Rue 10 Prolongée. Cité Iba Ndiaye Diadji Numéro 1-2, Dakar
Senegal
Tel: +221-338647757
Fax +221-338647758
Website: http://cres-sn.org

 
         
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