International Conference on Industrialization through Diversification, Regional Value Chains Development, and Food Security within the Framework of the AU’s African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement of 2018

09 - 11 October 2020
Landmark Resort and Conference Center
Mbezi Beach, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Friday - 9th October 2020

International Conference on Industrialization through Diversification, Regional Value Chains Development, and Food Security within the Framework of the AU’s African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement of 2018

The Institute of Finance Management (IFM) proudly invites the Tanzanian German Center for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL) Alumni, other German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Alumni and other scholars within and outside East Africa to an International conference as titled above.

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Conference Theme

The conference is designed around the core African agenda of industrialization. Specifically, the main conference theme will be; “Industrialization through Diversification, Regional Value Chains Development, Agricultural Development and Food Security within the Framework of the AU’s African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement of 2018. It is expected that the topics will be generated from the following subthemes coming from the main theme:

Sub-themes

1.  Diversification: Mechanisms for Enhancing Industrial Development in Africa.

  • Intellectual Property law
  • Competition law
  • Technology
  • Investor obligation
  • Healthy trading and investment
  • Paradigm shift in international and regional investment law
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Knowledge Management
  • (Traditional knowledge
  • Energy
  • African Intra-trade (Investment, capital flow)
  • Women Empowerment
  • Transaction Costs
  • Exportation (Permit)
  • Labour migration

2.   Mechanisms for Promoting Regional Value Chains in Africa

  • Human capital (Skilled labour)
  • Money laundering
  • Cross border investment
  • Movement of capital
  • Trade Logistics (Infrastructure, Supply Chain Management,ICT Management)
  • Formalisation of Small Business (Women Entrepreneurs -Taxation)

3.  Leveraging Natural Resources for Industrial Development.

  • Management of proceeds from natural resources
  • Governance of natural resources (Retention of benefits)
  • Prevention and management of water and land conflicts

4.  Enhancing Agricultural Development as a means of supporting industrialization and economic Development in Africa

  • Land Rights
  • Agricultural Innovations and its impact on food security
  • Gender Dynamics (Women participation and contribution to the African economy)
  • Agricultural Financing
  • Agricultural Insurance
  • Agricultural Mechanization (ICT – sensor networking, Technology & Innovation, Marketing)
  • Information and Dissemination

5. Towards Achieving Food Security Across the African Continent

  • ICT
  • Nutrition
  • Culture
  • Food Distribution Management: Value chains, Markets and Livelihoods
  • Legal and Regulatory Framework (fostering movement of food)
  • Advertising (distribution, trademark, digital)
  • Gender
  • Climate change and food security
  • Infrastructure (access, availability, stability, & utilization)

Target Group

This conference targets TGCL Alumni, IFM staff, Tanzania DAAD Alumni Association, other DAAD Alumni networks and other scholars from within and outside Tanzania/Africa. You are invited to attend even if not presenting any paper. If you wish to participate in this conference, kindly register through registration link. For those interested to present papers, please submit your abstract in English through this portal by clicking on SUBMISSION link.

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