Programme Papers


About 2022 AEC

The 2022 African Economic Conference (AEC), jointly organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be held in Balaclava, Mauritius, from 9 to 11 December 2022.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Supporting climate-smart development in Africa”.

Concept Note

Date & Venue

Date: 9 – 11 December 2022
Venue: Balaclava, Mauritius


Africa’s vulnerability to climate change calls for innovative solutions. Agriculture employs half the African workforce, and over 90% of African agriculture is reliant on rainfall. It is expected that the vast majority of Africans and the African economy will suffer more from climate extremes, as extreme weather events become more frequent and...


Interested authors should submit their papers to  by 15th September 2022.

Only full papers addressing the conference theme will be considered for presentation. We encourage the submission of policy- and solution-oriented papers with strong empirical work, with preference being given to solution-oriented papers.


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