Call for Papers: AfDB/UNECA/UNDP African Economic Conference 2020 for young African researchers

Application Deadline: 21 August 2020

The 2020 African Economic Conference (AEC), jointly organized by African Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Programme, will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (or virtually) from 1st to 3rd December 2020 or from the 8th to the 10th of December.

Since its inception in 2006, the AEC series has fostered dialogue and the exchange of knowledge on a variety of issues and challenges facing Africa.

The theme of this year’s conference is: “Africa beyond COVID-19: acceleration towards inclusive sustainable development”

Submission Guidelines:

Interested authors should submit their papers here: https://www.uneca.org/aec2020

Only full papers addressing the theme of the conference will be considered for presentation. We also encourage the submission of policy-and-solution oriented papers with strong empirical work.  The conference shall give priority to solution-oriented papers.

Authors are kindly invited to submit their papers as per the schedule below.

AnnotationDeadline Date
Deadline for paper submissions21 August 2020
Notification of final acceptance15 October 2020
Last day for registration for presenters1 November 2020
Closing of flight bookings15 November 2020
Conference dates (if held in Addis Ababa)1 – 3 December 2020

Young African female and male researchers are especially encouraged to submit their articles. One of the objectives of the AEC series is to provide young African researchers with the opportunity not only to share their work with a broader audience, but also to expand their networks.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the AfDB/UNECA/UNDP African Economic Conference 2020

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