Virtual Conference (at UNU-MERIT): Third Young Scholars Conference on Structural Change and Industrial Policy In Africa
Multiple presenters at the University of Johannesburg,
About the conference
The economic structures of many African countries remain largely commodity based, without successful industrialisation. African countries seek to increase their industrialisation in an ever-changing economic landscape. Rapid digitalisation and move towards more AI-enabled functions, means that the gap between African and the rest of the world is becoming ever wider. In addition, climate change has brought to the fore the need for green industrialisation, particularly in a world where sustainability requirements are increasingly part of conditions to supply into GVCs. These and other considerations suggest that, in their quest for industrialisation, a full consideration of the rapidly changing global economic landscape should be part of any industrialisation plans.
Following the success of the previous conferences, the Third Young Scholars Conference on Structural Change and Industrial Policy in Africa invites papers from young scholars whose work engages with these themes. We especially encourage research that takes a pluralist perspective. The purpose of this conference is to contribute to scholarship on structural change and industrial development and policy in Africa, specifically among young scholars.
Most of the conference will proceed in parallel thematic sessions. Senior international scholars will act as discussants to provide feedback on presented papers. The conference will be held virtually, with the option of congregated attendance at satellite venues, where attendants can participate in the conference as a group in a single venue. Attendance is free and open to the public, especially young scholars. Certificates confirming presenters’ participation will be provided on request.
See the full programme here.
Practical details of the virtual conference:
10:00 - 15.30 on Tues 13 June
10:00 - 15.20 on Wed 14 June
Location: Rooms 0.16, 0.17, and 0.18 at UNU-MERIT, Boschstraat 24, 6211 AX Maastricht
Please register here.
Venue: 0.16; 0.17; 0.18
Date: 13-14 June 2023
Time: 10:00 - 15:30 CEST