Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) and Louvain Research Institute in Management and Organizations (LouRIM) are glad to announce the first edition of African Research Initiative Conference (AfRIC) 2022 on 24th, 25th and 26th October 2022. The 2022 AfRIC is organized by LouRIM/ Sustainable Innovative Entrepreneurship Worldwide /Africa Initiative (SIEWA Initiative: A real world Laboratory to Accelerate the Transition with Africa) with the collaboration of International Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF, University of Essex), International Network for SMEs (INSME) and Société Africaine de Management (SAM). AfRIC 2022 is also supported by the African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education (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 general objective of this three-day virtual conference is to allow discussions about the progress on sustainable innovative entrepreneurship research with Africa through transdisciplinary, interdisciplinary perspectives. The specific objectives are:
The AfRIC 2022 is organized virtually around two main activities during 3 days as follow:
SIEWA Initiative is an emerging international consortium-based initiative with already more than 15 universities and research initiatives members and supportive international organizations. Pursuant to the AU-EU High-Level Policy Dialogue on Science, Technology and Innovation, we aim to: