Wednesday, April 20, 2011



A key challenge facing the African continent today and for many years to come relates to the
impact of climate changes and the transition to a ‘green-economy’. While Africa is least
responsible for the climate change challenges the world is facing, it is still the most vulnerable
to the impacts of the changing climate...Taking into account the huge opportunities for a green economy in Africa, and given the challenges faced by African countries in essential areas such as agriculture and energy, the Sixth edition of the African Economic Conference will be devoted to “Green Economy and Structural Transformation in Africa”. The meeting which is being organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 26 – 28 October, 2011. It is expected to bring together experts, intellectuals and development partners to discuss emerging opportunities and challenges for a green economy in Africa. The Conference will make concrete recommendations that may inform Africa’s position at the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

Time Frame and Resources
The selection of papers and panels for the 2011 AEC will follow a two stage process:
(i)initial screening based on submitted abstracts; a conditional acceptance will be issued and (ii)
final selection based on full manuscript. The following important dates will serve to guide
participants and experts submitting papers for the Conference:
• Start of online submission (abstract or panel proposal + CV): March 7, 2011
• Last day for online submission: April 25, 2011
• Notification of conditional acceptance: June 15, 2011
• Paper submission deadline: August 15, 2011
• Initial peer-review of manuscripts: August 15 – September 15, 2011
• Papers sent to authors for revisions: September 15, 2011
• Submission of first revised manuscripts: September 30, 2011
• Closing of flight bookings: October 10, 2011
• Conference dates: October 26 – 28, 2011.
• Submission of second revised manuscripts: November 15, 2011

Submission of Abstracts and Panel Proposals
The organisers welcome abstracts for papers and panel proposals around the aforementioned
themes. Submissions that cut across one or more themes are also welcome. All submissions
should be made to
Scholars and practitioners wishing to submit an abstract should please send the following:
1. A full paper (encouraged) or an abstract of 200-300 words
2. Three to five keywords describing the paper topic (that should be in line with the
Conference themes)
3. Name, affiliation, contact information and a short biography of author for the
programme (not exceeding 100 words).
4. A full CV of the author.

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