The programme is supported by the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa (the dti), the French Development Agency (AFD), and the French Embassy in South Africa with the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS).
African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE) will allow talented academics, policy makers and civil society representatives from Africa, Asia and Latin America to gain access to alternatives to mainstream thinking on development issues and to be equipped in a way that will foster original thinking.
Participants will receive intensive high-level training and interact with some of the best development economists in the world and with other participants.
African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE) will cover essential topics in development economics, including industrial policy, inequality, poverty, financial crises and social policy.
Lectures will equip participants with key information pertaining to both mainstream and critical approaches. Day lectures will last for three and a half hours, while a number of shorter lectures will also be organised.
The programme of the seminar will be communicated at the beginning of next year and posted on the African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE) website.
For information, the programmes of the first four seminars are available on the site.
All costs – travel, accommodation, conference fee and per diem – will be covered for selected applicants.
The deadline to submit applications is 6 December.
For more information and scholarship applications, see: Development Training Sponsorship in Africa