AGRODEP NETWORK MEETING: Immersion of New Members
Led by AKADEMIYA2063, AGRODEP is enabling a critical mass of world-class economic modelers across Africa to take a leading role in addressing strategic development issues across the continent, including helping meet the analytical needs of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) implementation agenda. AGRODEP facilitates the use of economic modeling tools, promotes access to data, and provides training, research grants, and networking opportunities to its network of Africa-based experts, equally supporting collaboration between these experts and their peers outside the continent to build a dynamic research community that can respond to the continent’s emerging and long-term needs.
2023 AGRODEP Annual Conference
The AGRODEP Annual Conference on African Growth and Development Policy will be organized by AKADEMIYA2063 from March 21-23, 2023, in Kigali, Rwanda. The hybrid event will bring together key actors from the AGRODEP network, including members and partners, to exchange on cutting edge economic modeling and research tools, access to data sources, training, research grants, and networking opportunities to enable them to take a leading role in addressing strategic development issues facing Africa.
AGRODEP Members’ Meeting: Research Funding Opportunities from J-PAL
AKADEMIYA2063 in partnership with J-PAL Africa, hosted a virtual session on Thursday, June 23, 2022, to share updates and planned activities for the AGRODEP Modeling Consortium in 2022-2023. Staff from J-PAL presented research funding opportunities for African Scholars including calls for proposals covering digital payments and digital identification, digitization in agriculture, and labor market topics. During the session, J-PAL covered the research scope for these three initiatives and offered some practical next steps for African Scholars who may be interested in applying to these research grants.
2022 Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor (AATM)
AKADEMIYA2063 and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) convened a virtual session on September 27, 2022, to debate and promote the findings of the 2022 Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor (AATM). The 5th AATM sharpens our understanding of African agricultural trade by analyzing regional and continental trade in agriculture and select value chains, with analysis of the nutritional content of African trade; the potentially transformative impact of the AfCFTA on the region’s economies and the evolution of intra- and extra-regional trade flows and trade policy of the ECCAS region.
The African Growth and Development Policy (AGRODEP) Modeling Consortium, established in 2010, is a network of Africa-based experts supported to take a leading role in addressing strategic development issues across the continent, including the analytical needs of the CAADP implementation agenda. AGRODEP facilitates the use…
Featured network member
Dr. Chahir Zaki is a citizen of Egypt. He has been an AGRODEP member since April 2011. At present, Chahir is an Associate Professor at the Cairo University. In this position, Chahir teaches and conducts research on trade policy. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, an M.A. in Economics from Université Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Université Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne. His area of specialization is development economics.