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31 October 2019

AYGS – Abstract submission deadline

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

The Africa  Institute of  South Africa  (AISA) within the  Human Science  Research Council (HSRC) in partnership with the University of Botswana will be convening the 14th Africa Young Graduates and Scholars (AYGS) conference organised under the theme “Innovating for Sustainable Development: The Research-Policy- Practice Nexus.”

The AYGS 2020 submission and author guideline documents are available for download below:

Deadline for abstract submission: 23:59 on 30 November 2019 Deadline for final paper submission: 20 January 2020 Conference dates: 5 to 6 March 2020

Submission Guidelines
AYGS 2019 invites contribuions from emerging scholars, activists, researchers, policy makers, professionals, and students from Africa who are interested in and concerned with development challenges of the youth in Africa. Emerging refers to contribuions from Masters’ and Doctoral Degree Level scholars or those who completed their PhD within the last 3 years.

Priority will be given to submissions that clearly contribute exisitng theories and rational for development. Submission that contribute (or suggest) the development of new theories and rationales of international development will receive even greater primacy.  This is important in the context of a raft and growing number of international agreements and notably rise in cases of economic nationalism all present conflicting and-or re-enforcing economic, social and environmental standards that place are burdening late-comer industrialisers. The huge capital outlay consequently determines, from a technological perspective, the type of business and industrial development models; which require different design, engineering, production, investment, safety, and quality assurance solutions that are different from those of the forerunners.

Abstract submissions should have the following format:
Abstract: Maximum of 300 words Keywords: Five keywords
Bio: 100- word author biography, including email address
Bio picture: Head-and-shoulders photo in 300 dpi jpeg format
Closing date: 30 November 2019

Please submit your abstracts to:

The organisers of the conference will not consider late submissions.
Successful applicants will be no�fied by 10 December 2019.

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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