“Climate Change and Economic Development in Africa”, socioeconomic and climate scenarios in the African continent

Climate change and economic development in Africa are pressing issues within the African continent. Although Africa is pressurized by problems of poverty alleviation and health issues, yet lately climate change and economic development became a major concern. While African countries have lower overall and per capita global warming emissions on the planet, they are also likely to suffer from the consequences of climate change. Droughts, famine, desertification, and population displacement are the impacts of such a rising danger within the continent. In the context of high levels of poverty and malnutrition, the priority for many African countries is increasing access to energy services and improving the economic welfare of their people. The African Economic Research Consortium’s (AERC) is organizing its Biannual Research Workshop addressing the topic of “climate change and economic development”. The event is scheduled on Sunday June 2, 2013 at the Mount Meru Hotel, Arusha, Tanzania.

AERC has embarked upon an initiative of an interactive live webcast for the workshop allowing the audience to follow the proceedings on the plenary session. The live web cast is available directly from: http://aercafricaevents.org/ba1-2013/livestream/.The videos will also be made available on the YouTube link on the website as the meeting progresses. For updates through Twitter, the AERC twitter handle is @AERCAFRICA and through the RSS link available on the website.

In general, AERC’s biannual research workshops attracts around 200 researchers, academics, policy makers and other economists. These workshops provide an opportunity for monitoring the progress and quality of the various research projects sponsored by AERC. The sessions of the workshop will be featuring 82 presentations of research proposals, work in progress, final reports as well as PhD theses proposals. These will cover a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Poverty
  • Income distribution and food security Macroeconomic policies
  • Investment and growth
  • Finance and resource mobilization
  • Trade and regional integration
  • Political economy, natural resource management and agricultural policy issues

Follow the proceedings of the plenary session on June 2 , 2013, starting from 9:00 am to 5.00 pm Tanzanian time ( GMT/UTC +3:00 hours).

4 Responses to “Climate Change and Economic Development in Africa”, socioeconomic and climate scenarios in the African continent

  1. TAMARA L WALKER says:

    I’m a Johannesburg-based researcher and am interested in reading the papers just presented on African and climate change. How might I access them? Thank you.

  2. Jack kelle says:

    Hey there,

    If you’re interested in learning some more about the economic developments in Africa, I recently finished an infographic that explores the cultural, economic, and human right development in Africa from a visual perspective. Here’s the link: http://www.master-of-finance.org/africa-economy/

    Best Wishes,

    • Zeinab Sabet says:

      Hey Jack,

      Many thanks for sharing with us your inforgraphic. Very useful indeed. Will tweet it. Are you on Twitter?

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