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Theme: Applied Research in Accounting, Finance,
Economics, Banking and Insurance on Africa

24 - 25 May 2022

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The African Finance Association in partnership with Africagrowth Institute, Chartered Institute of Development Finance, the Development Finance Centre (University of Cape Town), other African Universities and financial, accounting, banking & research institutions, will be hosting the 18th Annual African Finance Association Conference and Doctoral Symposium on the 24-25 May 2022. The conference and doctoral symposium will bring together academics, doctoral students, practitioner researchers in  financial, accounting, economic, banking and insurance sector and practitioners throughout Africa and beyond to discuss issues impacting on financial, accounting, finance, banking and insurance sectors in Africa.

The highlight for the conference will be the doctoral symposium which will provide a platform for PhD students to present their work to an audience of established academics. The symposium will deliver a prize for the best PhD paper.

The emphasis of the conference and the PhD Symposium will be on high-quality papers on issues relevant to emerging trends in finance, accounting, economics, banking  and insurance which have special relevance to Africa’s development. The conference will focus (not exclusively) on the following:


Topics will include issues around the following
  • Emerging Stock Markets Research
  • Microfinance
  • Emerging Corporate Finance
  • Commodities Markets Research
  • Emerging Bond Markets Research
  • Trade Finance
  • Environmental Finance
  • Responsible Investment
  • Development Accounting
  • Development Economics
  • Agricultural Finance
  • Capital Adequacy & Planning: Exploring the future for capital in the banking sector
  • Export Finance
  • Insurance Finance in Africa
  • 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
  • Islamic Finance
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Credit Risk Analysis
  • Retail banking in Africa
  • Growth of mobile banking in Africa
  • Corporate Finance and Investments
  • Value Chain Finance
Scientific Committee
  • Prof. Kalu Ojah (University of Witwatersrand)
  • Prof. Mills Soko (University of Witwatersrand)
  • Prof. Charles Adjasi (University of     Stellenbosch)
  • 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 (KIPPRA, Kenya)
  • Prof. Joel Eita (University of Johannesburg)
  • Dr. Esman Nyamongo (Central Bank of Kenya)
  • Dr. Maureen Were (Central Bank of Kenya)
  • Dr. Adeleke Salami (African Development Bank)
  • Dr. Frances Obafemi (University of Calabar, Nigeria)
  • Dr. Michael Olagunju (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria)
  • Prof. Josiah Aduda (University of Nairobi)
  • Prof. Nicholas Biekpe (University of Cape Town & Africagrowth Institute)
  • Prof. Nicholas Odhiambo  (UNISA)
  • Prof. 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. 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)
  • Prof. Heinz Klingelhofer (Tshwane University of Technology)
  • Dr. Sephooko Motelle (Central Bank of Lesotho)
  • Dr. Michael Adebiyi (Central Bank of Nigeria)
  • Dr. Zwelakhe Tshandu (Development Bank of Southern Africa)
  • Dr. Anthony Coleman (Afreximbank)
  • Dr. Patricia Makoni (University of South Africa)
  • Dr. Abdul Latif Alhassan (University of Cape Town)
  • Dr. Odongo Kodongo (University of Witwatersrand)

The African Finance Association is affiliated to a number of flagship publications including African Finance Journal, Review of Development Finance, Africagrowth Agenda and Development Finance Agenda. The African Finance Journal, is IBSS, Scopus, and Econlit listed and accredited by the South African governments and Department of Education for subsidy purpose. Review of Development Finance is both Scopus, CABS and IBSS listed and Africagrowth Agenda is IBSS listed.

Conference Fee is from $150

  • Registration fee includes virtual participation in the conference and conference attendance e-certificate;
  • Virtual Live Presentation: For your virtual live presentation, we will use live virtual conference software to connect all delegates on a single platform to ensure your presentation is available to all participants;
  • Virtual Pre-Recorded Presentation: If you have limited IT resources, we offer you to present your research paper/abstract through Pre-Recorded poster/PowerPoint presentation;
  • Listener includes those delegates who are virtually attending the conference but not presenting;
  • Virtual Complete Registration Pack includes virtual LIVE participation in the conference, potential publication of the contribution after journal submission, conference attendance e-certificate and editing fee.


Submission of abstracts - 30 April 2022
Payment of registration fee - 15 May 2022


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

All scientific questions to be addressed to Professor Biekpe:
Abstract, paper submission and all other questions: Dina Potgieter:

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