Abidjan, May 24, 2021 (AIP) – The Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et d’Economie Appliquée (ENSEA) in Abidjan, an African centre of excellence for training in statistics, and the Econometric Society (ES) are organising the 2021 edition of the African Summer School in Econometrics (ASSE 2021) and the African Conference of the Econometric Society (AFES 2021) respectively from May 26 to June 2 and from June 2 to June 5, 2021 in Abidjan.
These two international events of the prestigious Econometric Society (ES) take place on the African continent on an annual basis. The ES is an international society for the advancement of economic theory in relation to statistics and mathematics. It is the world’s largest forum of economists including world-renowned scholars in economics and related disciplines.
AFES 2021 aims to promote the culture of economic analysis based on advanced quantitative methods grounded in statistical and econometric theories in Africa. It provides a unique framework for bringing together researchers and policy makers from across Africa and the West while fostering strong synergy between African researchers and their peers from overseas.
Because of the Covid-19, AFES 2021 has the distinction of being the first regional meeting of ES that will be held in hybrid (online and face-to-face) format around the theme “Education and Development”, reports a statement sent Monday, May 24, 2021 to the IPA.
A panel on the theme “Improving pre-secondary education in Africa: Key challenges and solutions for the development of human capital” will be moderated by senior national and international figures, including the Ministers in charge of National Education and Literacy, Mariatou Kone, and Technical Education, Vocational Training and Apprenticeship, Koffi N’guessan.
The AFES 2021 is made up of 210 registered participants from around the world, 158 presentations of scientific papers in parallel sessions, seven keynote speeches and a panel discussion.