Executive Director, AERC
Prof. William Lyakurwa is the Executive Director of the African Economic Research Consortium. He joined AERC from the International Trade Centre based in Geneva, Switzerland in 1993. He is credited with the successful initiation of the ongoing Collaborative Masters Programme (CMAP) and the Collaborative PhD Programme (CPP) in response to a retroactive decline in external support and opportunities for graduate training in Economics in Africa. Mr. Lyakurwa received his PhD from Cornell University, USA. He has consequently been enlisted as an advisor and consultant to governments; regional bodies; multilateral institutions; international and non-governmental organizations.