Following my recent post on some good news at the start of the year 2021, here is a nice update on the PASRC and list of the Inaugural members.
You can find the full list of the inaugural members to the councils and myself included. According to the PASRC, "Members have been selected for their proven excellence in research, potential for growth, and ability to contribute to engagement with policymakers on the African continent."
Even more importantly, "The main goals of the Pan-African Scientific Research Council are to highlight excellence in research on the African continent, promote career development of young scholars, and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration. The Council will also strive to influence evidence-based policymaking in Africa, and communicate scientific research to a wide audience through public engagement. Upcoming efforts and initiatives will be focused on advancing these goals."
...and that could not be any more aligned with my goals as an economist and researcher!
The Inaugural Member selection was made by the Council’s Evaluation Committee which was co-chaired by renowned Professor Leonard Wantchekon, founder of the Africa School of Economics and Professor and Raouf Boucekkine of Aix-Marseille School of Economics (AMSE); both fellows of the Econometrics Society, of which I am also a member.
I am excited to contribute to this important agenda of contributing to economic research and evidence-based policy making in Africa!