Chair of AIIG Programme Committee
Professor Simplice Asongu, (PhD)

[read]Professor Simplice Asongu holds a PhD from Oxford Brookes University and is currently the Lead Economist and Director of the African Governance and Development Institute (Yaoundé, Cameroon); Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg (Johannesburg, South Africa), the Lead Economist and Director of the European Xtramile Centre of African Studies (Liège, Belgium) and Lead Economist and Co-director of “Centre de Recherche pour le Développement Economique” (Bangui, Central African Republic). He is also a: Senior Research Fellow at the Africa Growth Institute (Cape Town, South Africa); PhD Supervisor at Covenant University (Ota, Nigeria), the University of Ghana (Accra, Ghana); Antioch University (Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Midwest, New England, Seattle, USA) and Midlands State University (Gweru, Zimbabwe); DBA Supervisor at Management College of Southern Africa (Durban, South Africa) and Research Associate at the Research Network Africa (Gaborone, Botswana), University of South Africa (Pretoria, South Africa), University of Buea (Buea, Cameroon) and Oxford Brookes University (Oxford, UK). He is also Associate Editor in some journals including the Journal of Economic Surveys, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, the Journal of African Business and the African Journal of Economic and Management Studies.[/read]

Senior Research Fellow- SENEGAL
Professor Abdoulaye Seck, PhD

[read]Professor, at Universite Cheik Anta Diop & founding Director of Institut d’Etudes Economiques et Sociales, Dakar, Senegal Professor Abdoulaye Seck is director and co-founder of Institut d’Etudes Economiques et Sociales (Institute for Economic and Social Studies – www.iees.sn), and Professor of Economics at Cheikh Anta Diop University. He has been a visiting professor at universities in Senegal, Mauritania and Guinea. Professor Abdoulaye teaches various courses (Microeconomics, International Trade Theory and Policy, Advanced Macroeconomics, Topics in Econometrics) and conducts research on international trade, economic growth, technology generation and diffusion, entrepreneurship, agriculture, and environmental valuation. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Suffolk University, Boston, with a specialization in International Economics and in Econometrics. abdoulaye.seck@ucad.edu.sn Institut d’Etudes Economiques et Sociales.[/read]

Senior Research Fellow- ETHIOPIA
Professor Alemayehu Geda

[read]Professor of Macro & International Economics Department of Economics Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Professor Alemayehu Geda is currently Professor of Macroeconomics & International Economics at the Department of Economics of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He is a pivotal member of the Ethiopian Economic Association and the Economic Advisory Council; of the Prime Minister of Ethiopia. He is also a Research Professor at the SOAS, University of London, where he served as Senior Lecture between 2003 and 2005. Research Associate (Center for Development Policy Research, SOAS, University of London & The Central Bank of Kenya, Nairobi).[/read]

Senior Research Fellow- BURUNDI
Professor Willy-Marcel Ndayitwayeko, PhD

[read]Associate professor & Dean, Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Burundi, Bujumbura, Burundi. Professor Willy-Marcel NDAYITWAYEKO is an Associate Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Burundi. He holds a BS in Agribusiness from University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, an MPhil in Agricultural Economics and Resource Management from Moi University, Kenya, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and Resource Management from Moi University, Kenya. He is specialized in International Trade.[/read]

Research Fellow – CAMEROON
Professor Epo Boniface Ngah, PhD

[read]Associate Professor, University of Younde II, Yaounde, Cameroon. Professor Boniface Ngah Epo is an Associate Professor at the University of Yaoundé II. Boniface Ngah conducts research on welfare issues and pro-poor growth. Before joining University of Yaoundé II. He holds a Ph.D. in Faculty of Economics and Management from University of Yaoundé II. He specializes in Development Economics.[/read]

Senior Research Fellow- DRC
Professor Isaac K. Kanyama, Ph.D

[read]rofessor Isaac K. Kanyama, Ph.D.Professor at University of Kinshasa & Founding Executive Director Bureau for Economic Expertise (BEE) Kinshasa, DRC Professor Isaac Kanyama received his B.S. degree in Mathematical Economics from the University of Kinshasa (DRC), his MA and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Kansa (US). He is currently a professor of econometrics, microeconomics, macroeconomics and mathematical economics at the University of Kinshasa and at some universities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He is a former Senior Lecturer of the University of Johannesburg where he taught courses in econometrics and development macroeconomics.He represents the African Institute for Inclusive Growth in DRC, in partnership with his organization, the Bureau for Economic Expertise.He is the Founding President of the Bureau for Economic Expertise (BEE), Center for Economic Sensitivity (CES). His current research is on developing indices of consumer sensitivity to economic conditions, based on microeconomic theory. These indices are theoretically founded and depend on observable characteristics of consumer decisional environment and on properties of utility maximization, based on the fact that prices indices do not reflect consumer sensitivity to economic conditions. He is Research fellow at the Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES) at the University of Kinshasa, and a Research Director at the Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI).[/read]