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The African Economic Conference (AEC), collaboratively organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), African Development Bank, and the Economic Commission for Africa will hold the 2020 Edition of the Call for Papers at the African Economic Conference. Call for Papers at the African Economic Conference 2020 (Sponsorship available) | APPLY NOW

The Conference would be taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (or virtually, depending on the situation regarding the pandemic – COVID-19 ) from 1st of December, 2020 to 3rd of December, 2020, or from the 8th of December, 2020 to 10th of December, 2020. Call for Papers at the African Economic Conference (AEC) 2020 is now open and applications are being received as authors are encouraged to apply on or before the deadline date scheduled for the 21st of August, 2020.

About the Call for Papers at the African Economic Conference 2020

Since the inception of the African Economic Conference (AEC) in 2006, its series has fostered and developed dialogue and the exchange of knowledge on a variety of challenges and issues facing Africa. The theme of the 2020 edition of the African Economic Conference (AEC) is: “Africa beyond COVID-19: acceleration towards inclusive sustainable development”. Hence, Policy-oriented papers that are linked to the overall theme of the African Economic Conference 2020 are, particularly of interest.

Sponsorship or Benefits

Authors who have been selected for the African Economic Conference 2020 will be asked to indicate whether they require support to cover expenses or cost of living associated with their participation at the conference; such as travel, accommodation, and daily subsistence allowance. It should be noted that only one author per paper accepted for presentation will be eligible for sponsorship or benefit. Support is mainly reserved for presenters and young researchers from Africa.

Eligibility Criteria

To be selected to participate in the Call for Papers at the African Economic Conference 2020, certain eligibility criteria and requirements must be met by the authors. These eligibility criteria and requirements are as follow:

  • Only full papers that addresses the theme of the conference: “Africa beyond COVID-19: acceleration towards inclusive sustainable development” will be considered for presentation.
  • Submission of policy-oriented and solution-oriented papers that demonstrate strong empirical analysis are also encouraged. However, note that the African Economic Conference will give priority to solution-oriented papers.

Young African female and male researchers are especially encouraged to submit their articles on or before the deadline date scheduled for 21st of August, 2020.

Review and Selection Process

All the full papers that addresses the theme of the conference will be professionally peer-reviewed by the co-organizing bodies through a blind review process. Note that only original quality work will be accepted for presentation. A distinguished panel will review and assess the papers presented and award a prize to a young author whose paper is considered as the best conference paper. The winner will be announced at the closing ceremony.

Application

Interested authors seeking to participate in the 2020 edition of African Economic Conference (AEC) are required to submit their papers which should address the theme of this year’s African Economic Conference: “Africa beyond COVID-19: acceleration towards inclusive sustainable development”, both via the submission form (at the official online platform) and by email to aec2020@un.org. Interested authors are advised to visit the official online platform via this link for more information.

Application Deadline

21st of August, 2020.

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