The Passau International Centre for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies (PICAIS), in collaboration with the Research Training Group "Digital Platform Ecosystems" (DPE) and the Chair of Development Economics (Prof. Grimm) invites you to a symposium:
The workshop will address developmental constraints in Sub-Saharan Africa and discuss possible solutions through digitalisation. The event will feature talks by Dr. Edward Asiedu, first Research-in-Residence Fellow of PICAIS, and Prof. Jann Lay from the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg. Whereas Edward Asiedu will focus on interventions to enhance digitalization and the effectiveness of these interventions, Jann Lay will focus on the implications for African labour markets. The event will end with a Round Table Discussion on "Achieving an Inclusive Digital Ecosystem in Africa". Panelists are next to Dr. Edward Asiedu and Prof. Jann Lay, Dr. Patricia Boshe (Research Centre for Law and Digitalisation (FREDI)) and Prof. Jan Krämer (Spokesperson of the RTG DPE) both from the University of Passau.
If you wish to attend, please register by sending an email before 6 July 2022 to: DevEcon@uni-passau.de. Please state your full name and affiliation (or your study programme). Students with an interest in digitalization and development are particularly welcome to attend!