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Call for Papers: AfDB/UNECA/UNDP African Economic Conference 2020 for African Authors (Funded)

Call for Papers for the African Economic Conference 2020 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (or virtually) from 1st to 3rd December 2020 or from the 8th to the 10th of December.

Application Deadline: 21st August 2020

About the Award: 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”.


Policy-oriented papers that are linked to the overall theme of the conference are of particular interest.

Type: Call for Papers

Eligibility: 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.

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.

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be Taken at (Country): Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (or virtually)

Number of Awards: Not Specified

Value of Award: Authors will be requested to indicate whether they require support to cover expenses (travel, accommodation and daily subsistence allowance) associated with their participation at the conference. Only one author per paper accepted for presentation will be eligible for sponsorship. Support is reserved mainly for presenters and young researchers from Africa.

Duration of Award: from 1st to 3rd December 2020 or from the 8th to the 10th of December.

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

The full Concept Note can be downloaded here.

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