In the Bagré irrigation scheme, Burkina Faso, these women are paid $5 (2,500 FCFA) per day for winnowing rice. Credit: World Bank
The Sahel Economic Forum is an annual conference seeking to provide an intellectual environment to allow the Sahel's stakeholders (academia, think tanks, policymakers, and donors) to analyze, assess, discuss, and review economic issues pertinent to the development of the Sahel region.
The World Bank and Université Thomas Sankara de Ouagadougou jointly organize this first edition on June 15-16, 2023. The conference's topic is Social Contract and Socio-Economic Challenges in the Sahel. This topic is particularly relevant to the Sahel region, which is experiencing a combination of food insecurity, armed conflicts, demographic, and climate shocks.
How to enter: Send us your paper following the APPLY button at the top right of this page, fill in the information needed, and follow the steps.
Deadline: Submissions are due April 30, 2023, Sunday, 11:59 EDT.
CALL OF PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Selection: Interested authors are invited to submit a detailed abstract or a draft of their paper on the platform by April 30, 2023. Papers will be judged by a scientific committee (see members list below). After the selection process, the scientific committee will contact the selected authors whose papers have been selected by May 15, 2023, via the contact information provided with their submission. Selected papers will be published in the special edition of an academic journal, such as the Journal of Modern African Studies or African Affairs.
The scientific committee is composed of World Bank staff, academia, and researchers:
Gael Raballand: Practice Manager, World Bank
Fulbert Tchana Tchana: Program Leader, World Bank
Pr. Pam Zahonogo: President of Université Thomas Sankara de Ouagadougou
Pr. Florent Song-Naba: VP Research, Université Thomas Sankara de Ouagadougou
Pr. Issouf Soumaré: Professor, Université Laval
Theo David Thomas: Practice Manager, World Bank
Christophe Rockmore: Practice Leader, World Bank
Pierre Xavier Bonneau: Program Leader, World Bank
Ousmane Kolie: Senior Public Sector Specialist, World Bank
Pr Kimseyinga Savadogo, Université Thomas Sankara
Pr Dominique W. Kabré, VP of pedagogical innovations, Université Thomas Sankara
Kodzovi Abalo: Senior Economist, World Bank
Kabinet Kaba: Fellow, World Bank
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