Saturday, December 1, 2012

AFRICAN research consortium Biannual Research Workshop which is expected to bring together 200 researchers, academics, policy-makers and other economists who participate in the Research Programme will convene on Sunday in Arusha Tanzania  to discuss Gender Economic development in Africa

 The workshops  which will take place  at Mount Meru Hotel will provide  a forum in which the participants can meet each other within a worldwide network of professionals, and deal with issues relevant to Africa’s economic development.

The session, which will be chaired by Prof. Charles Soludo, former Governor Central Bank of Nigeria and now, the Chairman of Institute for African Heritage, Nigeria will feature four presentations by distinguished economists. Stephanie Seguino of University of Vermont, USA, and Maureen Were, Central Bank of Kenya,  who will start off the proceedings with a look at Gender, Development and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa.

A press release issued by AERC communication  stated that other papers expected to be presented will be Collecting Gender Disaggregated Data to Improve Development Policies by Cheryl Doss, Yale University, USA and  the the third paper will be Gender and Economic Empowerment in Africa and   Evidence and Policy Issues by Naomi Wekwete, University of Zimbabwe.

The last paper on The Care Economy in Africa Subsistence Production and Unpaid Care will be presented by Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts, USA.


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