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PEGNet Conference Program 2016

 

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PEGNet Conference 2016:

Regional integration for Africa’s economic transformation – Challenges and opportunities

 

 

At the University of Rwanda, College of Business and Economics, Kigali, Rwanda

September 15-16, 2016

 

Conference Program 2016

 
( for details on parallel sessions click here)
 
 

Day 1 (September 15)

08:15–09:00

Registration (Foyer)

09:00–09:45

Welcome Address:

 

by  Eugenia Kayitesi, (IPAR-Rwanda); Andreas Beckermann, (BMZ);  Manfred Wiebelt (PEGNet and IfW Kiel) Claver Gatete (MINECOFIN); 

 

09:45–10:45

Keynote Address

 

Services, Trade and Inclusive Growth

by Bernard Hoekman (European University Institute, Florence)

Moderator: Hermann van Boemmel (GIZ, Rwanda)

10:45–11:15

Coffee Break

11:15–13:15

Parallel Sessions I

13:15–14:15

Lunch

14:1515:45

Roundtable discussion:

 

Harnessing regional trade for growth and poverty reduction in landlocked countries

 

 

Chair:

Speakers:

Sonja Kurz (GIZ)

Alun Thomas (International Monetary Fund)

Xinshen Diao (International Food Policy Research Institute)

Francois Kanimba (Minister of Trade and Industry, Rwanda)

15.45–16.15

Coffee Break

16.1518.15

Parallel Sessions II 

18:30–22:00

Welcome Dinner at Pili Pili Restaurant

 

Day 2 (September 16)

09:00–10:00

Young Professional Keynote Address

 

Anti-corruption policy-making, institutional quality and legitimacy: experimental evidence

 

by Amadou Boly (African Development Bank)

Moderator: Michael Munyaneza (IPAR-Rwanda)

10:00–11:00

Poster Session and Market Place of Ideas

11:00–13:00

Parallel Sessions III

13:00–14:00

Lunch

14:00–16:00

Debate

 
Should regional integration in Africa follow the EU's example - or is a light integration model preferable?

 

Moderator:

Speakers:

 

Katja Dombrowski (E+Z/D+C Magazine)

Helmut Asche (University of Mainz, Germany),

Peter Draper (Tutwa Consulting, Pretoria, South Africa)

16:00–16:30

Coffee Break

16:30–18:00

Best Practice Award

Moderators: Andreas Beckerman (BMZ) and Linda Kleemann (IfW Kiel)

 

Projects:

  • African Focus on Intervention Research for Mental Health (AFFIRM) presented by Maguerite Schneider (University of Cape Town)
  • Community Based Health Insurance in Ethiopia presented by Arjun Bedi (International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Economics of Land Degradation presented by Alisher Mirzabaev (ZEF)

 

18:00–18:30

 

Farewell remarks

by Philip Cotton (University of Rwanda) and Manfred Wiebelt (IfW Kiel and PEGNet)

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