Sustainable Growth and Development in Africa

The Consortium pour la Recherche Economique et Sociale (CRES) and the United Nations University Maastricht Economic and Social Research and training Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) are pleased to invite you to contribute to the International Conference on "Africa's Quest for Sustained Growth", 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.

CRES and UNU-MERIT 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 (20 minutes), followed by ample time for discussion.

Venue: Dakar, Senegal

Date: 25-26 November 2013