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Theme: Innovative Development Finance Research for Africa’s Development

19-20 April 2012

Venue:  The Panari Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

As Africa begins to emerge from the current global financial turmoil, there is the need for African researchers to begin to identify ways and means of producing relevant research that can help put the continent in the right footing to compete with the rest of the world. The crisis has, therefore, reinforced the urgent need for researchers, with interest in Africa, to work together to develop a sustainable research platform that can provide support to financial and economic policy makers and structures in the continent.

The African Finance Journal and African Finance Association, in association with several academic institutions, will be hosting the 9th African Finance Journal Conference at Nairobi, Kenya. We wish to take this opportunity to invite you to submit papers for presentations at the conference.  The emphasis of the conference will be on high-quality, theoretical and/or applied research focusing on issues relevant to d finance/economics research which have special relevance to Africa. The conference will focus (not exclusively) on the following:

  • Emerging Stock Markets Research;
  • Microfinance;
  • Emerging Corporate Finance;
  • Commodities Markets Research;
  • Emerging Bond Markets Research;
  • Trade Finance;
  • Environmental Finance
  • Responsible Investment
  • Emerging Banking Research;
  • Corporate Governance
  • Regulatory Issues in Africa;
  • SME Finance;
  • Issues on the Basel Accord;
  • FDI and Portfolio Investment in Africa;
  • Financial Risk Management in Emerging Markets;
  • Other areas of Development Finance and Economics
Scientific Committee
  • Prof Kalu Ojah (Wits)
  • Dr. Mills Soko (Univ. of Cape Town)
  • Dr Charles Adjasi (University of      Ghana)
  • Prof.  Kwaku Opong (University of Glasgow)
  • Dr. O.O Othata (University of Bostwana)
  • Prof Smile Dube (California State University, Sacramento)
  • Prof Eskandar Tooma (The American University in Cairo)
  • Dr. Kenneth Mwenda, (World Bank)
  • Dr. Rose Ngugi (University of Nairobi)
  • Dr. Joel Eita (Monash University)
  • Dr. Esman Nyamongo (Central Bank of Kenya)
  • Dr. Maureen Were (Central Bank of Kenya)
  • Dr. Adeleke Salami (African Development Bank)
  • Professor Nicholas Biekpe (University of Cape Town & Africagrowth Institute)
  • Prof Nicholas Odhiambo  (UNISA)
  • Prof. Joshua Abor (University of Ghana)
  • Dr. Matthew Ocran (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)
  • Dr. John Mutenyo (Brookings Institute, USA)
  • Prof Sheriffdeen Tella (Olabisi Onabanjo University)
  • Prof Franklin Michello (Middle Tennessee State University)
  • Dr. Christopher K. Kiptoo (Office of the Prime Minister, Kenya)
  • Dr. Paul Alagidede (University of Stirling, UK)
  • Dr. Lucas Njoroge (Central Bank of Kenya)
  • Dr. Roseline Misati (Central Bank of Kenya)
  • Dr. Moses Sichei (Central Bank of Kenya)
  • Dr. Anne Kamau (Central Bank of Kenya)
  • Dr. Moses Kiptui (KSMS Research Centre, Kenya)

The African Finance Journal is IBSS and Econlit listed and accredited by the South African governments and Department of Education for subsidy purpose. The Journal is affiiated to the African Finance Association.

All conference papers will be reviewed for possible publication in a special issue of the African Finance Journal.


Abstract Submission 30 November 2011
Pay Registration Fee 31 January 2012
Full Paper Submission 28 February 2012


Delegate Tour Exclude Tour Include
Academic/Researchers and Presenters US$ 385.00 US$ 476.00
Non Academic Delegate US$ 390.00 US$ 481.00
Student US$ 310.00 US$ 400.00

NAIROBI DAY TOUR: (click on link for more information)


The Conference organizing committee includes:  Professor Nicholas Biekpe (President), Dina Potgieter (Executive Manager)

All scientific questions to be addressed to Professor Biekpe:
Abstract, paper submission and all other questions:  Lydia le Roux:

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