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Paper Submission Guidelines

Interested authors must submit their papers to Only full papers addressing the theme of the conference will be considered for presentation. We also encourage the submission of policy- and solution-oriented papers based on strong empirical work, prioritizing solution-oriented papers.

Participants and experts submitting papers must adhere to the following key deadlines:



Call for papers

30 June 2022

Deadline for paper submissions

15 September 2022

Notification of final acceptance

15 October 2022

Last day of registration for presenters

15 November2022

Conference dates

9-11 December 2022

Note: Registration details will be provided shortly.

Young African researchers are especially encouraged to submit articles. One of the objectives of the AEC series is to provide young African researchers, especially women, with the opportunity to share their work with a broader audience and to expand their networks.

All papers will be blind peer-reviewed by the co-organizing institutions. Papers accepted for presentation shall be original quality work.

A distinguished panel will assess the papers presented and award a prize to the young author whose paper is deemed the best conference paper. The winner will be announced at the closing ceremony.