APLU collaborated again with the PPRG of the University of Nottingham to support the leading international conference on public procurement law, Public Procurement: Global Revolutions IX, hosted by the PPRG in Nottingham. The 2019 conference – the 9th in the series – took place from June 17-18 2019 at the East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham, UK.
Various APLU researchers presented papers and chaired workshops at the two-day conference. These included:
- Dr Allison Anthony “The promotion of human rights through public procurement in South African law”
- Dr George Nwangwu “A Comparative Analysis of the Use of Unsolicited Proposal for the Delivery of PPP Projects in Africa”
- Prof Geo Quinot “Conceptualising sustainable public procurement in the Global South – distinct from the North?”
- Prof Dominic Dagbanja “Developments in sustainable public procurement policy and law in Ghana and Australia”
- Prof Sope Williams-Elegbe “Procurement, corruption and blockchain technology”
as well as former APLU LLM student, Songezo Mabece, who was awarded one of three bursaries to participate in the conference and presented a paper on “Building Institutional Relationships in the Development and Regulation of Public Procurement in South Africa”
At the conference the new book publication Public Procurement and Aid Effectiveness: A Roadmap under Construction, co-edited by APLU research fellow, Prof Annamaria la Chimia and published by Hart Publishing was also launched with a panel discussion on what the future holds for procurement and aid effectiveness on which both Prof La Chimia and Prof Williams-Elegbe of APLU participated.