Call for Papers - Submission deadline October 10, 2019

First Research Days on Financial Inclusion - CESAG, Dakar, Senegal "Inclusive Finance and Digital Technologies"

When: November 20 and 21, 2019

Where: CESAG - Boulevard du Général DE GAULLE x Malick Sy, Dakar

As part of the second edition of the Financial Inclusion Week in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), CESAG is launching its first Research Days on Financial Inclusion (JRI). These scientific days are dedicated to CESAG's role as an international public institution acting on behalf of UEMOA Member States and specialized in training, research and development in applied economics and management sciences.

More specifically, through the Financial Inclusion Research Days, CESAG aims to create a fruitful platform for multilateral discussions and exchanges between professionals in the field, researchers from all walks of life and actors from regional or international institutions responsible for regulating and promoting the sector. This will ultimately enhance the quality of scientific production and contribute to the promotion of applied research and action research on the theme of financial inclusion and its challenges in the economic development of UEMOA.

The first 2019 edition of JRI is under the theme "Inclusive Finance and Digital Technologies " and aims to enrich the debate on the issues of economic and financial inclusion in the digital age . Indeed, recent research, including that conducted by the World Bank, advocates digital financial inclusion as a lever for increasing productivity and reducing poverty, while other research more critical stress out the deregulation of the financial system subsequent to the advent of digital technologies. On the other hand, if digital technologies allow financial organizations to play on transaction costs in order to be increasingly efficient without undermining the objectives of financial inclusion 1, we should question the issues and challenges in order to update current practices and strategies for sustainable inclusive finance. Also, the inclusion of research topics related to inclusive finance and digital science into the agenda of researchers is nowadays essential in many respects.

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Archived Opportunities

 

Human Economy Research Programme - Call for applications

Two postdoctoral fellowships - The Human Economy Research Programme at the University of Pretoria invites applications for two postdoctoral fellowships commencing in the second half of 2019 or at the start of 2020. The successful applicants will undertake research contributing to one or other of the programme's current focus areas – 'Digital Finance: Innovations and Implications' and 'Agrarian Reform, Markets and Food Distribution'. Given the programme's location, the emphasis is on researching these themes in Africa, but there is also scope for comparative analysis drawing on other parts of the global South. See details of the call here.

Two doctoral scholarships - The Human Economy Research Programme at the University of Pretoria invites applications for two doctoral scholarships commencing as soon as possible. The successful applicants will undertake research towards a doctoral degree contributing to one or other of the programme's current focus areas – 'Digital Finance: innovations and Implications' and 'Agrarian Reform, Markets and Food Distribution'. Given the programme's location, the emphasis is on researching these themes in Africa, but there is also scope for comparative analysis drawing on other parts of the global South. See details of the call here.

 

UN Call for inputs - Private debt and human rights report, Deadline July 31

The Independent Expert on the effects of foreign effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of human rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, is preparing a thematic report to the Human Rights Council on private debt and human rights. The report will be presented to the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council in February / March 2020.

View detailed call online here.

 

Call for Papers - Submission deadline March 31, 2019

Politics of Sociomateriality: Reconnecting with Societal Controversies and Political Struggles

9th Organizations, Artifacts and Practices (OAP) Workshop, July 23-26th, 2019 #OAP2019

When: July, 23th-26th 2019

Where: FGV/EAESP – Fundação Getulio Vargas / Escola de Administração de Empresas do Estado de Sao Paulo - Sao Paulo – Brazil In partnership with: Université Paris Dauphine, King's College London and HEC Montreal

What: From 23 to 24 July: Academic seminars (preparation for the workshop), 4 seminars of 3 hours each about relevant issues to the workshop that follows.

Tuesday 23rd: Marlei Pozzebon, Post-developmental approaches; Armindo Teodósio, Epistemologies of the South Wednesday 24th: François-Xavier de Vaujani, Introduction to Sociomateriality; Eduardo Diniz, Social Impacts of Blockchain

From 25 to 26 July: 9th OAP Workshop - Organizations, Artifacts and Practices , including national and international keynote speakers, papers' presentation, panels and lots of debates. Co-chairs: Eduardo Diniz (FGV/EAESP), Nathalie Mitev (King's College London), Marlei Pozzebon (HEC Montreal & FGV/EAESP), François-Xavier de Vaujany (PSL- Université Paris-Dauphine, DRM M&O)

Download detailed call for proposals and submission instructions HERE.

 

Call for Papers for Two Sessions on Financial Education - First International Conference of the Journal Scuola Democratica: "Education and Post-Democracy", June, 6-8, 2019 in Cagliari

Reflecting on the link between financial education and vulnerability: http://www.scuolademocratica-conference.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/A.04.-MOISO-REFRIGERI-RINALDI.pdf

Inclusion and citizenship: http://www.scuolademocratica-conference.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/A.11.-REFRIGERI.pdf

All proposals must be sent via the online form: http://www.scuolademocratica-conference.net/openconf/openconf.php

Abstracts deadline: February 28th, 2019.

 

DFS LAB - Mojaloop Bootcamp Application

Deadline: February 14, 2019

The DFS Lab, in partnership with the Gates Foundation, is offering a group of leading technology and financial service companies an opportunity to work with the team behind the Mojaloop platform in a closed-door session to explore how Mojaloop can be used. The 5-day event will offer participants an in-depth look at the Mojaloop stack and an opportunity to prototype and build solutions in collaboration with the Mojaloop platform developers and DFS Lab mentors. We are looking forward to having you participate in the event!

Dates: April 8th-12th, 2019
Location: TBD Venue in Tanzania

Application details here: https://dfslab.net/apply

 

6th European Research Conference on Microfinance, June 3-5 in Paris

Deadline: February 15th, 2019

Submit a full paper or an extended abstract by clicking on the link: https://ercm2019.sciencesconf.org/user/submit

 

 

 

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