Call for applications for participants to attend Industrial Policy for Policy Makers
31 May 2019 - 14:30
Call for applications for participants to attend Industrial Policy for Policy Makers IPPM 2019 2-6 September 2019 Sandton, South Africa
The third edition of the Industrial Policy for Policy Makers (IPPM) training programme will be taking place in September 2019, and will be held alongside the annual African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE). This year’s theme for IPPM is: Challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution for Industrial Development.
The programme is a partnership between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), APORDE, the South African Department of Trade and Industry, and Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS). It is aimed at senior government officials from across SADC and will be held in Johannesburg (South Africa) from 2 to 6 September 2019.
There is no charge to attend the training. However, due to limited places, applicants will be accepted through an application process. South African delegates will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation costs. Up to 10 delegates from other SADC countries will have their costs of travel and accommodation covered by the programme.
The five-day intensive training course is focused on Industrial Policy and consists of lectures and seminars by leading international and African economists. It is of particular relevance given the recent adoption of the SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Action Plan. The programme consists of both daytime lectures and evening lectures.
Participants are expected to attend all lectures.
IPPM will cover essential topics in development economics and industrial policy with a focus on technological change and Industry 4.0. NOTE: Several lectures will be held jointly with the APORDE programme. The training will include sessions on:
Critical Perspectives on Development Economics
Market, State and Institutions in Economic Development
Innovation Systems and Industrial Development
The 4th Industrial Revolution: Concepts and Policies
Learning, Governance and Technology Acquisition
Agro-industry Value Chains and Industry 4.0
Strategic Approaches to Industry 4.0
Regional Value Chains and Industrial Development
Political Economy of Structural Transformation, Industrial Policy and the 4th Industrial Revolution
A list of confirmed lecturers includes:
Chris Cramer (SOAS, University of London)
Ha-Joon Chang (Cambridge University)
Mushtaq Khan (SOAS)
Sanghoon Kim (UNIDO)
Fernando Santiago (UNIDO)
Erika Kraemer-Mbula (University of Johannesburg)
Stephanie Blankenburg (UNCTAD)
Frank Hartwich (UNIDO)
Gabriel Palma (SOAS)
Neva Makgetla (TIPS)
Nimrod Zalk (the dti)
Applicants should be senior government officials in SADC countries working in economic ministries / departments and be proficient in English.