2nd International Conference on Sustainable Development in Africa


Important notes:

  • Except for Panel II.3 and Panel II.4 the language of the conference is English and presentations should be made in English only. We will have English-French translations for the welcome, opening and plenary sessions only.
  • All slides, including slides for papers written in French, should be prepared in English. This will help to cater a larger audience.
  • All session rooms are equipped with a projector and screen for your presentation. Presenters please arrive at your session room at least 10 minutes before the session begins and load your presentations on the computers.

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The hashtag of the conference is: #sdafrica2015

Thursday 26 November 2015

08.00 Registration

08.30 – 09.00 Opening and Welcome Address
Venue: Amphitheatre

Tribute to Marietou (28/07/1978 – 22/02/2015)

Abdoulaye Diagne, Director of the Consortium for Social and Economic Research (CRES), University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar

Bart Verspagen, Director of UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University and Maastricht Graduate School of Governance

Diakalia Sanogo, Representative of ITT and IDRC

09.00 – 10.00 Inaugural address
Informed Policy Making in Africa
His Excellency Amadou Ba, Minister of Economic, Finance and Plan of Senegal
Venue: Amphitheatre

10.00 – 10.30 Coffee break

10.30 – 12.30 Keynotes
Chair: Théophile Azomahou, UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University
Venue: Amphitheatre

Development challenges in Africa
Leonard Wantchekon, Princeton University and Africa School of Economics
The role of CFA franc in the development of the Africa region
Amadou Sy, Brookings Institution

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 Institutional Panel Sessions I

Panel I.1. Association for the Advancement of African Women Economists:
Gender and Development
Venue: Salle Chef de délégation

Panel I.2. Aix Marseille School of Economics:
Topics on Development I
Venue: Salon Ziguinchor

Panel I.3. Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN:
Food security and Climate Change in Africa
Venue: Salon Saint-Louis

Panel I.4. International Livestock Research Institute:
Agriculture in Africa
Venue: C103

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.30 Parallel I:
Agriculture, Innovation and Food Security

Venue: Salle Chef de délégation

Parallel II:

Venue: Salon Ziguinchor

Parallel  III:
Gender and Women’s Empowerment

Venue: Salon Saint-Louis

Parallel IV:

Venue: C103

19.00 Conference Dinner

Friday 27 November 2015

09.00 – 10.00 Address – His Excellency Mary Teuw Niane, Minister of Higher Education and Research of Senegal
Venue: B01

10.00 – 10.30 Coffee break

10.30 – 12.30 Parallel V:
Poverty and Welfare

Venue: B05/06

Parallel VI:
Fiscal and Monetary Policy
Venue: C05-06

Parallel VII:
Venue: C01

Parallel  VIII:
Regional Integration
Venue: B01

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 Institutional Panel Sessions II

Panel II.1. UNU-MERIT Migration Group
Migration in Development
Venue: B05/06

Panel II.2. Institute for World Economics and International Management
New Growth and Poverty Alleviation Strategies for Africa – Institutional and Local Perspectives
Venue: C05-06

Panel II.3: Consortium pour la Recherche Ecomique et Sociale
Topics on development II
Venue: C01
Panel II.4: Ministère de l’Economie, des Finances et du Plan du Sénégal
Expériences d’émergence en Afrique, Ministry of Economic and Finance, Senegal
Venue: B01

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 – 17.30 Parallel IX:
Natural Resource, Welfare and Sustainable Environment
Venue: B05/06

Parallel X:
Finance, Debt and FDI

Venue: C05-06

Parallel Session XI:
Market, Non-farm employment and Inequality
Venue: C01

Parallel Session XII:
Education and  Agriculture

Venue: B01


    King Fahd Palace Hotel