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Biannual Research Workshop - Port Louis, Mauritius, 3-6 June 2018

Tue, 08 May 2018 Hits:532

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) is pleased to announce the next Biannual Research Workshop to be held in Port Louis, Mauritius from 3-6 June 2018. The Biannual is unique - combining learning-by-doing research, peer review, mentoring and networking to build and strengthen the capacity of African researchers. The workshop brings...

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AERC Appoints Incoming Executive Director - Kenya’s Former Central Bank Governor, Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u, to assume role September 1, 2018

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 Hits:2293

26 April 2018, Nairobi, Kenya -- The Board of Directors and Management of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) are pleased to announce the appointment of Prof Njuguna Ndung’u as the next AERC Executive Director effective September 1, 2018. Njuguna Ndung’u is well known to the AERC network as a trainer...

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AERC Has ‘Most Significant Impact on Public Policy in Africa’ Ranked #1 by the “Go To Think Tank Index Report”

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 Hits:414

Ranked #1 by the “Go To Think Tank Index Report” 19 March 2018, Nairobi, Kenya - - African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) has been ranked number one for having the most significant impact on public policy in Africa, according to the Global Go To Think Tank Index Report released by the...

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Rethinking Regional Integration in Africa

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 Hits:856

AERC and Bank of Uganda Hosted a Two Day Policy Seminar  14 March 2018, Entebbe, Uganda- - The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) held its twentieth senior policy seminar from March 12-13 at the Lake Victoria Serena Hotel in Kampala, Uganda, in partnership with the Bank of Uganda. Rt Hon. Dr...

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Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for 2018

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 Hits:1522

    The Brookings Institution Africa Growth Initiative (AGI), African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), had a joint launch of AGI’s flagship report titled, Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Crowne Plaza Hotel....

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Growth in Fragile States in Africa

Training overview

Training overview

The AERC Training Programme is designed to augment the pool of economic researchers in sub-Saharan Africa by supporting postgraduate studies in Economics and Agricultural Economics, and by enhancing the capacities of departments of Economics and departments of Agricultural Economics/Agribusiness in local public universities.

AERC supports the Collaborative Master's Programme in Economics (CMAP) for Anglophone Africa (excluding Nigeria and South Africa), the Collaborative Master of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics (CMAAE) for Eastern, Central and South Africa, and the Collaborative PhD Programme (CPP) in Economics, along with targeted support for PhD thesis research. The collaboration features joint facility for electives, enforcement of standards through internationally recruited external examiners, a common curriculum and a joint development of teaching materials. 

The Consortium also maintains close links with collaborative master's programmes in Nigeria (under the umbrella of the Foundation for Economics Education-FEE) and in francophone Africa (run by the Programme de Troisième Cycle Inter-universitaire en Economie-PTCI) and some Universities in South Africa. Of note is that all the above mentioned initiatives stemmed from AERC research into graduate training in the continent. 

The three training programmes build the capacity of mid-level managers and policy analysts, and produce first class students interested in careers in academia. Twenty-six universities in 21 countries participate in the CMAP programme, out of which 4 are in category C, fully hosting core and electives; seven are in category B, offering core courses; and 15 are in category A, and they send their students to category B and C institutions for master's studies. CMAAE, on the other hand, has 17 universities in 13 countries, 8 in Category B (accredited) and 9 in category A (non-accredited). CPP has 8 degree-awarding universities, 4 of which are host degree-awarding and the remaining 4 are non-host degree awarding. Details of each programme can be accessed under specific programme overview. 

Other than the postgraduate training programmes, the training department also hosts 2 the World Food Programme project on Purchase for Progress (P4P) known as Data Analysis and Knowledge Management Hub (DAKMAH), which is involved with cleaning, analysis and reporting on data relating to smallholder farmers access to higher value chains. The project covers 21 P4P countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Details of the project can also be accessed under specific project overview.

 

 

 

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