CAREED Membership Benefits
Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development (CAREED) is a structured research unit within UWS's School of Business and Creative Studies. CAREED was established with purpose of advancing scholarly activities primarily through collaborative research, research training, research dissemination and project management. It intends to foster critical thinking and analytical skills though seminar series and workshops that help to expand knowledge and understanding of members chosen fields.
In this climate of uncertainty and competing demands, the benefits of research centre such CAREED must be set out more explicitly than ever. We believe that academic research drives prosperity, and as a member of the centre, you will be part of a network of professionals with good solid foundation of African experience and research expertise focused on commodities and exporting, logistics and supply chain management, the global value chains debate, governance, ethics and corporate social responsibility, microfinance, social enterprise, and economic development.
You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and share your expertise and experience through our seminar, workshops, conferences and other events. In addition, members can publish their articles with our working paper series and will have access to our high-quality research done by our expertise in different fields.
The centre provides a mutually supportive environment and structure in which PhD student researchers are nurtured and supported. This is in addition to the support given for attending and presenting in academic conferences and workshops and seminars, as well as opportunities to engage in teaching. In the long run possibly internship opportunities in companies and public sector organisation with an interest in Africa.
As a member of CAREED, you will also benefit from the following opportunities offered by the Centre:
- Facilitating and nurturing partnerships and collaborations
- Securing research resources and providing research support
- Establishing a sense of community and providing continued learning
- Managing organisational flexibility
- Competing for bids and raising funds for research that focus on societal problems
All the CAREED members will be entitled to a special discount fees for writing retreats organised during the time of our conferences.