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Programme

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The conference offers only plenary addresses from invited contributors. The speakers reflect broadly on their assigned topic, rather than focus on detailed research results. Presentations are short (30 minutes per speaker), followed by ample discussions.


Day One: Monday, November 25, 2013

8:30       

Registration

9:00–09:30               

Welcome Address
Chair : His excellency Mary Tew Niane, Minister of Higher Education and Research of Senegal
Prof. Bart Verspagen
Prof. Abdoulaye Diagne

09:30-10:00

Research based policy making
His excellency Mary Tew Niane, Minister of Higher Education and Research, Senegal

10:00-10:30

Coffee

Topic 1: Local development, regional integration and globalization
Chair : Prof. Eddy Szirmai

10:30–11:00               

Trade policy and poverty
F. Cisse (CRES and UCAD) and I. Fofana (IFPRI)

11:00-11:30

FDI and African development,
R. Narula (University Reading)

11:30-12:30

Discussion

12:30-14:00

Lunch

Topic 2: Agriculture and structural transformation of African economies
Chair : Prof. Théophile Azomahou

14:00-14:30

Climate change and food security
M. Diene (CRES, UCAD)

14:30-15:00

Renewable energy and energy efficiency technology diffusion in Africa
R. Kemp and J. Ndichu (UNU-MERIT)

15:00-16:00

Discussion

16:00-16:30

Coffee

Topic 3: Human capital, population and migration
Chair: Prof. François Joseph Cabral

16:30-17:00

Migration and development: recent evidence and some lessons for Africa
C. Ebeke (IMF, Washington)

17:00-17:30

Impact of school feeding programs on cognitive achievement of students: randomized experiment in rural primary schools in Senegal
Moustapha Lo (CRES)

17:30-18:30

Discussion

20:00-

Dinner

 


Day Two : Tuesday , November 26, 2013

Topic 4: Growth, equity and redistribution
Chair : Prof. Bart Verspagen

9:00–9:30

Vulnerability and Social Protection
M. Diene (CRES, UCAD)

9:30-10:00

Cash transfer and child labor poverty
G. Daffé (CRES and UCAD)

10:00-11:00

Discussion

11:00-11:30

Coffee

Topic 5: Sustainable employment and development
Chair : Prof. Pierre Mohnen

11:30-12:00

Productive employment in Africa
E. Szirmai (UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University)

12:00-12:30

Productive and sustainable employment in Africa: from structural perspective
Y. Awel and M. Iizuka, (UNU-MERIT)

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:00

Discussion

Topic 6: Knowledge, innovation and development
Chair : Dr. Philippe Mawoko

15:00-15:30

Innovation measurement in Africa
A. Konte and P. Mawoko (African Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation, AOSTI)

15:30-16:00

Productivity and innovation in Africa: Micro-ecometrics perspectives
P. Mohnen (UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University)

16:00-16:30

Coffee

16:30-17:30

Discussion

Topic 7: Governance
Chair : Prof. Abdoulaye Diagne

17:30-18:00

Corruption, growth and poverty
F. J. Cabral (CRES and UCAD)

18:00-18:30

Technology production: A growth and development challenge for Africa
A. Seck (UCAD)

18:30-19:30

Discussion

19:30-19:45

Closing: His Excellency Abdoulaye Balde, Minister of Planning of Senegal

 

 
         
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