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Public Lecture on Green Industrialisation in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
01 September 2022|Hybrid Event|Ubuntu Chambers (former Council Chambers), University of Johannesburg
Prof Antonio Andreoni is Professor of Development Economics at SOAS, University of
London. Prof Lindsay Whitfield is Professor and Co-Director of the Centre of Business and
Development Studies, Copenhagen Business School. Both are affiliated with SARChI Industrial
Development as visiting professors.
In-person attendance: RSVP by 29 August 2022
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Industrial Policy for Policy Makers Programme (IPPM) 2022
Green Agricultural and Industrial Development in Africa
05-09 September 2022|Pretoria|South Africa
The fourth edition of the Industrial Policy for Policy Makers (IPPM) training programme will take place in September 2022, alongside the annual African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE). This year’s theme for IPPM is: Green Agricultural and Industrial Development in Africa.
The programme is a partnership between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), APORDE, the South African Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, the DSI/NRF South African Research Chair in Industrial Development (SARChI-ID), and Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS). It is aimed at senior government officials from across Africa and will be held in Pretoria, South Africa, from the 5th to 9th September 2022.
Application submission closing date: 17 May 2022
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NRF General Scholarships for Honours Students in 2023
Are you interested in doing an Honours in Economics at UJ in 2023?
Do you need a scholarship or bursary, laptop and other support?
Are you keen on joining a dynamic research community with opportunities for academic and personal development?
The DSI/NRF South African Research Chair in Industrial Development is calling for Honours students in economics who will be full time registered at UJ in 2023. The Chair will provide application motivation support to high-achieving and motivated students. The NRF honours full bursaries cover fees. Bursary holders will join a prestigious and dynamic research community at SARChI Industrial Development, led by Prof Fiona Tregenna.
Closing date: 30 September 2022
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TIPS FORUM 2022 : Towards a Just Transition: The role of Industrial Policy
01-02 August 2022
The TIPS Forum aims to deepen the understanding of the intersection between Just Transition trajectories and industrial policy. This includes looking at the actions required from industrial policy to support green industries and the development of new technologies and sectors and to ensure equitable distribution of the costs and benefits.
Abstract submission closing date: 29 April 2022
Final paper submission date: 22 July 2022
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Call for abstracts: Second Young Scholars Conference on
Structural Change and Industrial Policy in Africa
University of Johannesburg, Young Scholars Initiative
21-22 June 2022
Following the success of the inaugural conference in 2021, the Second Young Scholars Conference on Structural Change and Industrial Policy in Africa invites submissions for the 2022 conference. The purpose of this conference is to contribute to scholarship on structural change and industrial development and policy in Africa, specifically among young scholars.
Abstract submission closing date: 17 May 2022
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Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for 2022/ 2023
The DSI-NRF South African Research Chair in Industrial Development (SARChI-ID) has positions available for postdoctoral research fellowships. The fellowships are attached to a prestigious international project titled ‘Accelerating Vaccine Production in Africa: A Centres of Excellence Initiative’ seeking to foster extensive interactions between select African universities and reputed university counterparts in the USA and Europe. There are no teaching obligations. In keeping with the focus of the project, postdocs will be expected to conduct research and engage in translational policy advice at the country and regional level in Africa. The fellowships are for an initial one year period, with possibilities of renewal for up to December 2023 attached to this project, and continuation thereafter. Fellows will be paid a monthly stipend and are provided with office space, laptops, and access to funding for research and travel. In addition to the standard postdoctoral stipends, fellows will receive additional remuneration for project activities.
Closing date: 05 June 2022
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Full bursaries: Masters and PhD students in 2023
Are you interested in doing a Masters or PhD in Economics at UJ in 2023? Are you keen on joining a dynamic research community with opportunities for academic and personal development?
Applications are open for NRF bursaries through the DSI-NRF South African Research Chair in Industrial Development (SARChI-ID). These bursaries are for high-achieving and motivated students who will be studying Masters or PhD in economics at UJ in 2023, with research is in the broad field of industrial development. Full bursaries cover fees, living allowance, transport allowance, accommodation allowance, and an electronic device. Additional funding is available from SARChI-ID for research expenses, travel to national and international conferences, and training courses, awarded on a case by case basis. Students are provided with office facilities. Masters bursaries cover up to two years of study, PhD bursaries cover up to three years of study. Bursary holders join a prestigious and dynamic research community at SARChI-ID, which is led by Prof Fiona Tregenna.
Closing date: 01 June 2022
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Call for submissions: 2022 Thandika Mkandawire Prize for Outstanding Scholarship in African Political Economy and Economic Development and Prize for Young Scholars
The African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (Aporde) and the DSI/NRF South African Research Chair in Industrial Development (SARChI Industrial Development) are delighted to announce the second Thandika Mkandawire Prize for Outstanding Scholarship in African Political Economy and Economic Development. This prize is to be awarded annually to recognise outstanding research papers of the highest quality by African scholars.
A second award, the Thandika Mkandawire Prize for Young Scholars in African Political Economy and Economic Development, is specifically for young researchers.
Closing Date: 22 May 2022
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Vacancy: Researcher, African Trade and Industrialisation Observatory (ATIO)
18 May 2022
The DSI/NRF South African Research Chair in Industrial Development (SARChI-ID) at the
University of Johannesburg and the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance (NMSPG)
at the University of Cape Town are partnering in establishing the African Trade and
Industrialisation Observatory (ATIO). ATIO will be a portal for quantitative data, policy
documents and research papers on trade and industrialisation in Africa. In its initial phase,
ATIO is envisaged as a gateway to secondary data and research. ATIO will be open access and
is intended to be of benefit to policymakers, researchers and students. ATIO will be launched
and available for public use towards the end of 2022.
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Book Talk: Industrial Policy and the Transformation of the Colonial Economy in Africa: The Zambian Experience
28 March 2022
Horman Chitonge is a professor of African Studies at the Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town (UCT). He is a visiting research fellow in the Global Justice Programme, Yale University, a research associate at PRISM, School of Economics (UCT), and a vising fellow at the African Studies Centre, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
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Book Launch: Oxford Handbook of the South African Economy
06 April 2022
The DSI/NRF South African Research Chair in Industrial Development and the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies (SCIS) at the University of the Witwatersrand are co-hosting the launch of the Oxford Handbook of the South African Economy (edited by Arkebe Oqubay, Fiona Tregenna, and Imraan Valodia, Oxford University Press). The keynote address will be delivered by His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa.
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