Africa Conference 2019

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Beginn:
24.01.2019
Ende:
26.01.2019
Ort:
Leuphana University Of Lueneburg, Universitaetsallee 1, 21335 Lueneburg, Germany


How can Africa and Europe move forward together?

African economies face a number of critical challenges (e.g., limited employment opportunities, low quality of education), but also offer many opportunities (e.g., a young and motivated workforce, high entrepreneurial activity). Unfortunately, most indicators suggest that large parts of Africa are not on track to address the critical challenges and leverage the opportunities. Given that Africa’s and Europe’s challenges are linked in multiple ways, we want to discuss how Africa and Europe can move forward together by jointly developing and using evidence-based solutions. Evidence-based solutions play an increasingly prominent role in “project-based” development cooperation. Yet, there is still a major “knowing-doing gap”. Furthermore, policy-relevant evidence is often scarce in key areas, including employment creation, migration, trade, and investment policies.

Leuphana University and the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) are pleased to invite you to the three-day conference "Africa and Europe Moving Forward Together – Evidence-based Solutions for African Development.” The conference will be the inaugural conference of a series of biennial conferences. The focus of the inaugural conference is on ECONOMY and EMPLOYMENT.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2019 TO SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019
LEUPHANA UNIVERSITY OF LUENEBURG,
UNIVERSITAETSALLEE 1
21335 LUENEBURG, GERMANY

THE CONFERENCE IS OF INTEREST FOR AFRICAN AND EUROPEAN RESEARCHERS AND PRACTITIONERS SUCH AS

  • Scientists who conduct research in Africa (in particular on employment and entrepreneurship), and use evidence-based approaches (or intend to do so)
  • Institutions (e.g., governmental as well as non-governmental organizations) that focus on African-European development cooperation
  • Development practitioners with a focus on Africa
  • Politicians and policy-makers working in the fields of (African-European) development cooperation, trade policy, agricultural policy, migration policy or climate policy
  • Companies that are doing business in Africa (or have the intention to do so) and that want to share their experience and good practices
    Journalists and individuals from civil society who are well-experienced with African-European development cooperation

https://www.leuphana.de/en/institutes/imo/news/africa-conference.html

For further information, please contact africa-conference(at)leuphana.de.

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