What We Do


The activities of AAAWE include:

Opportunities for networking and mentoring

  • Organize mentoring and training/technical workshops at major Economics conferences in Africa and abroad.
  • Provide grants¬†to African women economists to present papers at conferences.
  • Collaborate with partner institutions to provide support for leading African women economists to visit and give lectures in Economics departments in African universities.
  • Link African women economists with other scholars in their fields who may serve as mentors.
  • Assist African women economists to publish their work in international scholarly journals.

Fellowships, Grants and Internships

  • Assist African women economists to secure funding to pursue masters and doctoral degrees in Economics.
  • Assist African women economists to secure funding for doctoral dissertation research.
  • Assist African women economists who teach in African universities to secure funding to conduct their research.
  • Assist African women economists to secure internships at think tanks and international organizations.

Knowledge Generation and Sharing

  • Work with partner institutions to secure grants for African women economists residing in Africa to spend 6-12 months in an institution abroad working with a mentor on a research project.
  • Collaborate with partner institutions to secure grants for African women economists in the African Diaspora to spend 3-6 months conducting research or teaching in an institution in Africa.