CALL FOR PAPERS
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT LAW AFRICA
The African Procurement Law Unit (APLU), Faculty of Law, Stellenbosch University, is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the fourth International Conference on Public Procurement Law Africa. The Conference will be held in 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa.
THE CONFERENCE WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 2020, BUT DUE TO THE UNCERTAINTIES REGARDING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND PARTICULARLY IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL, APLU HAS DECIDED TO POSTPONE THE CONFERENCE TO EARLY IN 2021. THE NEW CONFERENCE DATES WILL BE PUBLISHED HERE SOON.
The Conference theme is Public Procurement and the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa: A Decade of Opportunity. The theme will address a range of critically important legal and policy issues relating to sustainable development and sustainable public procurement in Africa, in the ten year deadline to achieving the SDGs by 2030. The conference will examine the role of public procurement to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals; using public procurement to address the climate emergency in Africa, the integration between procurement and human rights issues such as modern slavery, as well as issues that present an obstacle to sustainable development such as corruption, weak institutional capacity and poor governance in the procurement context – all from a regulatory perspective. The conference will also consider the role that innovation and technology such as blockchain and AI can play in sustainable public procurement and regulatory issues pertaining to such innovation. Plenary speakers include some of the leading thinkers in public procurement in Africa and internationally, and the conference will feature numerous papers, and workshops presentations. We are inviting abstracts for paper presentations addressing the broad conference theme in any of these particular areas:
||Using public procurement law to address the climate emergency
||Public procurement and human rights
||Sustainable development and public procurement law in Africa
||Corruption, fraud and public procurement in Africa
||Sustainable public procurement in Africa – regulatory challenges and opportunities
||Technology, sustainable public procurement and law
|| Innovation and public procurement law in Africa
Note that abstract ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas but which are within the broad conference focus will also be considered.
Submit a Conference Abstract
Abstracts for the conference should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and should be no more than 300 words. The deadline for submission is 30th March 2020. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by 30th April 2020. Full conference papers (of no more than 10,000 words, including footnotes) and presentation slides (no more than 12 slides) should be submitted by 1st September 2020, for distribution to delegates. Please note that late abstract submissions will not be considered.
The best papers will either be published in an edited book collection (to be confirmed), or in the African Public Procurement Law Journal.
|Abstract submission opens
||10th December 2019
|Abstract submission deadline
||30th March 2020
||30th April 2020
|Full paper submission deadline
|| 1st December 2020
To learn more about the conference, including speakers, session formats, venue, registration please visit www.africanprocurementlaw.org.
Inquiries should be directed to the organizers at email@example.com
Please note that the conference is an academic conference and we are unable to fund speaker’s participation.
Prof Geo Quinot & Prof Sope Williams-Elegbe