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AYGS 2018: Africa’s socio-economic transformation: Opportunities, challenges and the way forward

11 March 2018

Date:  11-16 March 2018

Venue:  Gauteng, South Africa

The AISA Young Graduates and Scholars (AYGS) conference is a platform that was conceived by the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) in the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and organised annually to enable young scholars, to produce and share research-based knowledge about the development challenges facing Africa as well as to publish and disseminate their research findings. The event also enables AISA to facilitate capacity strengthening of the young scholars in various respects. Therefore, in March 2018, the 2-day conference will be hosted together with a 3-day Academy that will provide emerging scholars the opportunity to enhance an array of competencies and skills required in their post graduate studies. The scholars will be exposed to seasoned experts in research, as well as carry out robust discussions among themselves in a workshop format with a view to strengthen their capacity in research, publishing, and project management. AISA has identified these 3 focal areas as some of the key ingredients for the development of young scholars. For this edition, applicants from research and academic institutions in Africa are highly encouraged to submit their abstracts.