The Second Biannual Conference of the African Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AFAERE) will be held from 09-13 September 2024. The plenary and special sessions of the conference will be in a hybrid form. The conference venue for the on-site meeting will be in Nairobi, and the exact location will be announced later.

Conference Theme

This is an open call for paper submissions on all relevant topics related to environmental economics and natural resources management.

Submission Guideline and Rules

You are invited to submit theoretical, empirical, and/or policy papers on the socioeconomic and environmental implications and policy trade-offs of natural resources management/ environmental regulations in Africa. Papers could address any or a combination of the following topics:

  • Just energy transitions in Africa
  • Climate change impacts and adaptation
  • Sustainable forestry management and biodiversity conservation
  • Water resources management
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Pollution control and waste management
  • Wildlife conservation and parks management
  • Sustainable agriculture and land management
  • Other areas related to natural resources and environmental economics

Full papers are to be submitted at

WCEREA Special Session:

Climate Change, Land-Use, and Biodiversity: Economic Perspectives

Membership Fees

AFAERE annual membership costs R450 (US$30), while triennial membership costs R1125 (US$75). We therefore encourage delegates to join and gain membership benefits and access to the Association and its resources. To join AFAERE, click on the link provided: Note that membership is required to present accepted papers at the conference. 

Conference Fees

Conference registration and information on the registration process is available on the Conference website ( Conference fees are waived for members.

Non-AFAERE Members

Non-Students R3780 (US$200)

Students R1800 (US$100)

Organizing Committee

Dr. Herbert Ntuli, Secretary General, AFAERE, contact

Dr Mary Karumba, State Department of Economic Planning and Statistics, Government of Kenya, contact

Dr Precious Zikhali, World Bank, contact

Dr Boscow Okumu, The National Treasury and Planning in the Government of Kenya, contact

Important Deadlines

  • 31 May 2024: Deadline for paper submissions
  • 31 July 2024: Notification of acceptance of papers
  • 30 August 2023: Registration deadline for presenters

Further Information

For questions related to paper submissions, please contact the Organizing Committee at: For additional information about AFAERE 2024, please visit the Conference website at: For questions related to AFAERE membership, please contact