Opened on Monday, June 17, 2019, the second edition of the International Conference on Statistics and Applied Economics (CISEA) organized by ENSEA of Abidjan closed its doors on June 19, 2019.
After three days of panels, presentations and discussions of research papers on the theme: Statistics and the Digital Economy, CISEA 2019 closed its doors on June 19, 2019.
This conference, which provided an overview of recent research and economic policy recommendations and aimed to achieve a digital transformation of the economies of sub-Saharan Africa to effectively combat the high unemployment rate in the region, mobilized:
- more than 250 participants
- more than 60 scientific articles and research results
- 06 Internationally recognized speakers as experts in their respective fields.
At the end of these three days of conferences, strong recommendations were made, namely
- Understand the full potential of ICTs and be able to benefit from them; Understand the importance of having statistics of impeccable quality; Support policies for change; Establish platforms for exchange with migrants to increase their implications and benefit from the diaspora; Promote policies for the diversification of energy sources and supply; Use the Internet to help African countries gain energy and efficiency by monitoring the use of energy undertaken, in public and private administrations at household level.
- Improve the performance of existing electricity and energy installations through the use of the Internet; Implement an intelligent system for collecting and analysing household energy consumption in real time; Also promote the use of green energy to reduce carbon emissions; Increase electrification in Africa, especially for rural areas to enable them to benefit from the advantages of digital technology; Reduce the costs of access to communication services to give more people the opportunity to benefit;
- Promote the implementation of optical fibre to facilitate access to a quality Internet connection; Take into account the heterogeneity of agents and investment risk in the design of capital control policies;
- Take into account the impact of capital flows on African economies; Take into account the impact of trade openness on economies in designing open policies; Anticipate the optimal level of competition from which the banking sector could move from a state of stability to a state of instability;
- Strengthen action plans to improve basic infrastructure capable of fostering entrepreneurship; Take into account the possible negative effects of the implementation of the Basel III regulations on the profitability, stability and competitiveness of banks; Promote investment in infrastructure in general and road infrastructure in particular as a means of effectively reducing the costs of intra-national trade; Promote the new statistician (with advanced statistical and IT skills).
The authors were each awarded a certificate of participation and a flag as a token of congratulations and encouragement. Special mention was also made of Professor Issouf SOUMARE for his commitment alongside the Directorate for the influence of the doctoral school and the research activities of the African Centre of Excellence for Statistical Training CEA-ENSEA.
There were some good people. It can be said that CISEA 2019 achieved the expected results both in terms of the quality of the participants and the papers presented.
ENSEA, not just a school, a mindset !