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AAAE-AEASA Conference Committees

The following are key committees tasked with overseeing the successful 7th African Conference of Agricultural Economists and the 60th Conference of AEASA:

Local Organizing Committee:

  • Providing the Organisers with essential advice on every aspect of organizing the event, including the program, logistics, venue, security and accommodation.

    • Lloyd Baiyegunhi: Chair

    • Opeyemi Ayinde

    • Mmatlou Kalaba

    • Mushunje Abbyssinia

    • Stuart Ferrer

    • Christine Cuenod

    • Rose Nyikal

    • Traub Lulama

    • Ndumiso 

    • Maxwell Mudhara 

    • Jeffers Miruka



Finance & Fundraising Committee

  • Raising funds to ensure the financial viability and stability of the event

  • Reviewing the event’s prepared budget.

  • Working with staff to produce accurate financial reports.

  • Soliciting for corporate partnerships.

    • Guy-Blaise Nkamleu: Chair

    • Sifiso Ntombela

    • Colleta Gandidzanwa

    • Mmatlou Kalaba 

    • Ed Mabaya

    • Opeyemi Ayinde

    • Rose Nyikal 

    • Joshua Ariga


Program Committee

  • Provides a broader reach for identifying quality papers and speakers at the conference and contributes to the efficient execution of the program at the event

    • Nick Vink: Chair

    • Melissa Van der Merwe

    • Tahirou Abdoulaye

    • Alice Murage

    • Anthony Onoja



Advocacy and Marketing

  • To set the vision for and manage the overall advocacy and marketing strategy of the conference in various regions and to various organized interest groups

    • Opeyemi Ayinde: Chair

    • Alice Murage

    • Anthony Onoja

    • Ernest Molua

    • Mohamed Bushara

    • Lulama Traub



Communications Committee:

  • The Communications committee is responsible for developing, updating and monitoring the event’s communications policies, social networking accounts, and electronic discussion groups, as well as recommending new ways for the associations to communicate with its members and other interested parties through alternative media.

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