The 1st AfRIC will be held virtually by LouRIM at UCLouvain, in collaboration with the IEF Forum, INSME, SAM, and supported by CAMES through its research thematic programs (PTR Santé; PTR Socio-économie et Marché; PTR Gouvernance et Développement), The Francophone University Agency (AUF) as well as the Project ‘Promotion de la Recherche, l’Innovation et de la Culture Numérique en Afrique Centrale’ (PRICNAC) one of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States - Research & Innovation (OACPS R&I) initiative funded by the European Union. The conference will focus on cutting-edge empirical research in progress that will significantly advance the field of sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation from emerging economies with a specific focus on Africa.


October 24
Doctoral Consortium


October 25
‘Meet the Editors’


October 26
Cross fertilization

PhD BOOTCAMP: Capacity Building for PhDs and early-stage researchers

Strategic Research Workshop with Stakeholders

PHD Project Africa Doctoral Consortium

Early-Stage Researchers (Postdoc & others)Publication, Writing and Dissemination

Parallel Sessions
Parallel Sessions (Feedback & problem solving on issues raised by students)
09h00 - 09h15 : Inaugural Session
09h15 - 10h45 : Panel Discussion 1
11h00 - 12h30 : Panel Discussion 2
13h30 - 15h00 : Panel Discussion 3
15h00 - 16h30 : Panel Discussion 4
16h45 - 17h15 : Panel Discussion 5
17h15 - 18h00 : Closing Session
9h30 - 12h00 : Writing for Journals
13h - 14h30 : Writing Monograph & Text
14h45 - 16h15 : Dissemination & Communication
16h30 - 17h30 : Steering Board Meeting (for board members only)

With the support of :

UCLouvain icn business school artem UNESCO Unitwin University of Essex ipag business school kyungpook national universityuniversité de tahoua Université SenghorAgence Universitaire de la Francophonie universite abdou moumouni
CESAG Université Internationale de Libreville Université Thomas Sankara PTR Sante CAMES LEP Université calavy Journal of African Business Journal of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Economies Sigillum Universitatis Cheikh Anta Diop Dakarensis PRICNAC