ECA calls for papers for the 2022 African Economic Conference


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As the continent gears up for the 2022 edition of the African Economic Conference, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is calling for the submission of research and policy papers for the meeting.

In a press release copied to Ghana Business News, the ECA says the stories are expected to focus on the theme of the event: Supporting climate-smart development in Africa.

“This year’s conference will be held from December 9 to 11 in Port Louis, Mauritius. As has been the practice over the years, it will be hosted by the African Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Programme,” the statement said.

According to the communiqué, the call for contributions is underpinned by the need to address Africa’s vulnerability to climate change through innovative solutions and to accelerate investments through green growth strategies.

“Experts have warned that most Africans and the African economy will suffer from extreme weather events, which have become more frequent and severe, causing damage to agriculture, tourism, cities, infrastructure, systems water and energy, and even to the extractive sector”, he added.

Papers should be divided into the following four sub-themes: “Just Energy Transitions in African Economies”, “Climate Change and Agriculture”, “Africa’s Climate-Smart Industrialization and Climate-Smart Governance”.

The organizers particularly encourage young African scholars to submit papers to share their work, learn from more senior scholars and expand their networks.

Additionally, organizers say they welcome policy and solution-focused papers that are tied to the theme of the event and based on solid empirical work.

“The documents should include innovative mechanisms that African countries could use to mobilize financial resources to mitigate and adapt to climate risks,” the statement added.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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