Africa Working Group

About

The Africa Working Group explores the economic challenges on the continent. How will Africa overcome its legacy, strengthen its institutions and advance towards an equitable, and sustainable future? 

Coordinators:
Abel Gaiya (Clean Technology Hub, Nigeria)
Aisha Mashingauta (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
Femi Awopegba (University of Manitoba, Canada) 

Contact

africa[@]youngscholarsinitiative.org

Mandate (2024)

Research Themes 

  • Politics of Knowledge Production and History of African economic thought
  • Frontiers of African finance (central banking and illicit financial flows)
  • The political economy of peace and security
  • African perspectives on economics and gender
  • Natural resources, climate change and sustainable development in Africa
  • Climate justice, green transition and clean energy
  • Agriculture and food security
  • Decolonising economics (South-South relations, de-dollarization and CFA)
  • Industrialisation and industrial policy in Africa
  • The informal economy and rural communities
  • Beyond the COVID-19 crisis – emerging trends shaping development in Africa
  • Institutions, Governance and Corruption in Africa – Colonial legacies and beyond


Partnerships and Cooperations:

  •  Institute of Economic Justice (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
  • African Economic History Network (AEHN)

Projects Planned

  • African Constitutional Law Conference (last time in Namibia)
  • Financial Stability (collaboration on comparative central banking & currency systems) & Finance Law & Econ WGs (Financial market infrastructure & ….) – work with them to broaden the discussion within Africa
  • Financial market infrastructures & central counterparting (few firms & inadequate manpower in Africa) – to improve transactions
  • East African hub meeting (main hub meeting in Sept)
  • African political economy working group of Africans in North America (looking to collaborate with CEA & other big.  conference organizers) – May/June

Projects

You’re welcome to join any webinar or reading group at any time. You’re also invited to apply to present or participate in an any in-person workshop in your area. 

Upcoming 

News

The latest updates and announcements, sent out to all working group members via email.
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Upcoming Events!
Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store by Africa…
April 7, 2024
16:13
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AFRICA WG Mandate And Projects Brainstorming 2024!
Welcome to the new year, 2024! To begin with a…
January 26, 2024
09:17
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AFRICA WG Mandate And Projects Brainstorming 2024!
Welcome to the new year, 2024! To begin with a…
January 26, 2024
09:16
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