The main objective of the Congress of African Economists is to provide a forum for African economists, from the continent and from the Diaspora, to come up with concrete solutions to integration and development challenges facing Africa. Specifically, the Congress aims at considering, discussing and analyzing contemporary development issues, and proposing appropriate and extensive solutions to the socio-economic problems relating to the integration of the African continent. It will:
1. Provide a forum for African economists, from the continent and from the Diaspora, to weigh in on current development of the continent, and foster dialogue among African economists and policymakers;
2. Encourage and enhance research relating to integration and development of the continent;
3. Promote knowledge sharing as an important component of effective policy making; and
4. Provide clear recommendations to assist African countries in reformulating their economic policies with a view to addressing current socio-economic challenges.