World-leading experts in African economics will gather virtually at the fifth annual Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development (CAREED) conference hosted by University of the West of Scotland (UWS).
The CAREED conference will this year be hosted online for the first time, in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Taking place on 9 December, the theme of this year’s event is ‘Enterprise and Economic Development in Africa: The Way Forward’.
The conference will include keynote speeches from a host of experts in African economics from around the world, including world-leading agricultural economist Professor Thomas Jayne from Michigan State University. Professor Jayne will explore the changing face of African farmland in an era of rural transformation.
Also on the agenda is Professor Victor Murinde from the School of Oriental and African Studies at University of London, focussing on the fintech revolution in Africa; Professor Olanrewaju Olaniyan from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria exploring youth unemployment in Africa; and Professor Toyin Falola from University of Texas, who will delve into charting the pathway for African economic development in the 21st century.