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Alumni Profiles

Dr. Louis Kasekende

Dr. Louis Kasekende is currently the Deputy Governor at the Bank of Uganda and has previously served as the vice chairman of the African Economic Research Consortium’s (AERC) Board. He recently served at the African Development Bank (AfDB) as Chief Economist. Dr. Kasekende is currently the Chairman of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Board of Directors and an Alumni as well. He has several research papers published by AERC to his name.

Professor Akpan Ekpo

Professor Akpan Ekpo is currently the Director General and Chief Executive of the West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM). Professor Ekpo has published extensively in his areas of specialization in national and international journals. He has over 170 publications comprising refereed journal articles, books and chapters in books. He is an AERC Alumni has published several Research Papers in the AERC Thematic Research papers series.

Professor Ernest Aryeetey

Professor Ernest Aryeetey is currently the Chairman of the Board of the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), Helsinki. Ernest Aryeetey who has been associated with AERC since inception has published 3 books, 5 edited volumes, 32 journal articles and over 100 conference, working and discussion papers. Some of these publications were thematic research projects completed and published by AERC.

Key Figures

Research Programmes

Capacity built of more than 3,900 African economics researchers from 35 countries.

Capacity built of about 625 researchers through technical workshops focusing on under-represented groups: women and post-conflict/fragile states.

 Participation of females in research activities increased to about 30%.

Improved participation of researchers from under-represented countries.

Training Programmes

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