1st Biennial Conference of the
African Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AFAERE)

26-27 August 2020
Cape Town, South Africa


The 1st Biennial Conference of the African Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AFAERE) will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, on 26 and 27 August 2020. The Conference is organised by the Environmental Policy Research Unit (EPRU) located in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town.

Submission Guideline and Rules

You are invited to submit theoretical and empirical papers in all areas of environmental and resource economics.

Full papers are to be submitted to The deadline for paper submissions is 15 April 2020. Potential participants from outside South Africa are encouraged to submit their papers much EARLIER to allow for sufficient time for visa applications.

The Scientific Committee will evaluate all submissions with the help of peer reviewers. The last notification of acceptance of papers is scheduled for 15 May 2020.

The number of submissions per person is unlimited, but the maximum number of presentations in parallel sessions per person will be limited to two. Presenters must be duly registered for the Conference by 7 July 2020 for their papers to be included on the programme.

Keynote Speakers

Discussions with three notable international keynote speakers are underway and details will be published on the Conference website in due course.

Sponsorship and Support

Logistical support by AFAERE institutional member, Environment for Development (EfD), is gratefully acknowledged.

Conference Fees

The conference fees in South African rand (R) (or approximate US dollar equivalent) are given below and information on the registration process will be available on the Conference website soon.

Early Bird (register & pay by 7 July)

Late (8 July onwards)

Full Registration (*)

AFAERE members

R 2500


R 3500


AFAERE Full-time students

R 1250

US$ 90

R 1750


Non- members

R 3500


R 4000


Non-member Full-time students

R 1750


R 2000


Gala dinner


R 700


Subject to availability

(* All teas and lunches included)

All payments need to be settled in advance of the Conference.

AFAERE annual membership costs R450 (US$30) while triennial membership costs R1125 (US$75). We therefore encourage delegates to join and gain the benefits of the membership rate and access to the Association and its resources. To join AFAERE click on the link provided:

Scientific Committee

Prof Edwin Muchapondwa, University of Cape Town

Prof Margaret Chitiga, University of Pretoria

Prof Martine Visser, University of Cape Town

Prof Wisdom Akpalu, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration

Important Deadlines

  • 15 April 2020: Deadline for paper submissions
  • 31 May 2020: Notification of acceptance of papers
  • 7 July 2020: Early bird registration deadline

Further Information

For questions related to paper submissions, please contact the Scientific Committee at: For additional information about AFAERE 2020 please visit the Conference website. For questions related to AFAERE membership, please contact .