Fourth International Conference on Public Procurement Law Africa 2022



The fourth International Conference on Public Procurement Law Africa will be held (COVID permitting) in 2022.

Conference Theme

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:

1 Using public procurement to address the climate emergency
2 Public procurement and human rights
3 Sustainable development and public procurement in Africa
4 Corruption, fraud and public procurement in Africa
5 Sustainable public procurement in Africa
6 Technology and sustainable public procurement
7  Innovation and public procurement in Africa
8 Health procurement and sustainable development
9 Emergency procurement and pandemics

Note that abstract ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas but which are within the broad conference focus will also be considered.

As soon as dates (and modalities) for the conference  have been finalised, they will be published here along with a call for papers. 

Inquiries should be directed to the organizers at

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

Conference directors


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