As Africa begins to emerge from the current global financial turmoil, there is the need for African researchers to begin to identify ways and means of producing relevant research that can help put the continent in the right footing to compete with the rest of the world. The crisis has, therefore, reinforced the urgent need for researchers, with interest in Africa, to work together to develop a sustainable research platform that can provide support to financial and economic policy makers and structures in the continent.
The African Finance Journal and African Finance Association, in association with several academic institutions, is hosting the 9th African Finance Journal Conference under the theme ‘Innovative Development Finance Research for Africa’s Development’, from 19-20 April 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The emphasis of the conference will be on high-quality, theoretical and/or applied research focusing on issues relevant to d finance/economics research which have special relevance to Africa. The conference will focus (not exclusively) on the following:
- Emerging Stock Markets Research;
- Emerging Corporate Finance;
- Commodities Markets Research;
- Emerging Bond Markets Research;
- Trade Finance;
- Environmental Finance.
- Emerging Banking Research;
- Corporate Governance
- Regulatory Issues in Africa;
- SME Finance;
- Issues on the Basel Accord;
- FDI and Portfolio Investment in Africa;
- Financial Risk Management in Emerging Markets.
Click here to register to participate in this conference.
For more about the African Finance Journal and African Finance Association, refer to www.africagrowth.com/afj.htm.