The main objectives of the African Economic Conference series are:

  • To promote knowledge management as an important driver of policy dialogue, good policy planning and implementation;
  • To foster dialogue that promotes the exchange of ideas and innovative thinking among researchers, development practitioners and African policymakers;
  • To encourage and enhance research on economic and policy issues related to the development of African economies;
  • To provide an opportunity for young African researchers, Africans in the Diaspora, regional and sub-regional organizations to disseminate their research findings as well as share information with African policymakers on the work they do in the region.

Since inception in 2006 the African Economic Conference has brought together outstanding academics and development practitioners in the field of economics and fosters dialogue and exchange of knowledge on issues facing Africa within the global context.

Themes of the African Economic Conference Since Inauguration in 2006

Integrating Africa’s Workforce

If African countries are to transform structurally and integrate regionally, African workers and talents must be able to explore job opportunities and skills transfer across industries and across borders.

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