The 10th PEP General Meeting will be held at Lagoon Beach Hotel, in Cape Town, South Africa, from May 2 to 10, 2013. The event is organized in collaboration with a local partner institution, the Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)
PEP general meetings are international events that gather hundreds of participants development researchers, practitioners, lead experts and policy stakeholders - from around the world, who travel to learn and share knowledge on the most recent methodologies, concepts and findings in the analysis of policy issues related to poverty, economic and social development.
These meetings are, for instance, the perfect occasion for PEP-affiliated resource persons and international experts to provide hundreds of developing country researchers with intensive training in the use of the most updated analytical tools, concepts and methodological innovations fostered through the network's supported research and initiatives. This year's training workshops will be held from May 2 to 6 (see program below).
Following training sessions, attending researchers are invited to present either new research proposals - or latest reports from their currently funded PEP research project - to fellow researchers and PEP evaluators. This year, all presentations are of new project proposals that were submitted to PEP following a call for proposals launched in September 2012, in the context of the new multi-country research initiative for "Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment (PAGE) co-funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom (or UK Aid) and the International Development Research Center (IDRC) of Canada - both thereby main sponsors of the event.
To all attending participants, and especially developing country researchers, PEP meetings present a unique opportunity in terms of peer-review and international networking experience.
Finally, PEP general meetings also usually feature a one- or two-day policy conference (or plenary sessions), to present and discuss the policy implications of PEP research and analytical approaches. These presentations are thematically focused in accordance with current or emerging development policy issues, and several relevant stakeholders (policymakers, international institution representatives, etc.) are invited to both attend and participate in.
As they provide an opportunity for international participants of both academic and government affiliations to debate on the issues at hand, these conferences thus contribute to bridging the gap between research and policy when defining options to address poverty issues and promote development in the South.
For information on the previous (9th) PEP general meeting - held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, in December 2011 - click here.
See detailed program (still to come)
Training workshops for members of shortlisted teams
Optional group tour visit of Cape Town
May 8-9 am
Parallel sessions:Presentation and discussion of applicants' project proposals
May 9 pm
Conference Venue: Lagoon Beach Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa
Group picture (still to come)
Lagoon Beach Hotel
Address: Lagoon Gate Drive, Milnerton, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Tel: +27 21 528 2000 Fax: +27 21 528 2010
For reservation and to avail of the special conference rate, please contact the PEP Conference Secretariat.
Contact Information of Conference Secretariat:
PEP Africa Office
Tel. : 221 33 864 73 98
Fax : 221 33 864 77 58