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).
The five-day intensive training course is focused on Industrial Policy and consists of lectures and seminars by leading international and African economists. It is of particular relevance given:
- Africa’s particular vulnerability to adverse impacts of climate change, despite accounting for less than 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
- Lagging African agricultural productivity in the context of disruptions to agricultural production and rising food prices.
- Debates around green industrialisation and green industrial policy.
- Discussions about the most appropriate strategies to advance structural transformation and regional integration under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
The 2022 IPPM will cover topics in development economics and green structural transformation in Africa. Several lectures will be held jointly with the APORDE programme. The training will include sessions on:
- Critical Perspectives on Development Economics
- African Economic Development: A Practitioner’s View
- Market, State and Institutions in Economic Development
- Agriculture, the Industrialisation of Freshness and Industrial Policy
- Applicants should be senior government officials in African countries working in economic ministries, departments, or other public institutions, or supranational policy institutions in Africa.
- In particular, they encourage applications from officials working on issues such as industrial policy, trade, agriculture, or climate change/environmental policies. Participants need to be proficient in English.
- There is no charge to attend the training; however, due to limited places applicants will be accepted through a competitive application process. South African participants, or their institutions, will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation costs.
- Participants from other countries will have their travel and accommodation costs covered by the programme.
For more information, visit APORDE.
For more information, visit https://www.aporde.co.za/?page_id=1101