1. CMAAE 2013 Curriculum Review Workshop
The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), a Pan African economic network on capacity building and policy research, has organized a full curriculum review for the Collaborative Msc in Agricultural and Applied Economics (CMAAE) from July 29 to August 1, 2013 hosted by the University of Pretoria, South Africa. A total of 35 reviewers drawn from Africa and beyond will participate in this very important event. A total of 32 core and elective courses are lined up for review. The key objective of the review is to capture contemporary policy issues in Africa besides keeping a breast with the international standards in the programme.
2. CMAAE Shared Facility for Specialization and Electives (SFSE) 2013
The review workshop will be held back to back with the official opening of the 2013 Shared Facility for Specialization and Electives (SFSE). The SFSE will again be held at the University of Pretoria, where 75 students drawn from 12 countries in the region are expected to undertake their electives taught by 16 Internationality recruited Professors from Africa and beyond. The SFSE will commence on August 01 to November 30, 2013. The Chief Executive Officer of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda will be the Chief Guest and will also give the SFSE introductory lecture. In addition, the best student during the SFSE 2012 will receive the CMAAE Academic Board Award. The awardee for the year will be a lady from the Bunda College of Agriculture in Malawi.