As part of the 1st Research Week, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et d’Economie Appliquée (ENSEA) in Abidjan, with the institutional support of the Ministry of Planning and Development, officially opened a platform for research exchanges on Tuesday 20 June 2023, in the presence of the Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Planning & Development, Dr YEO Nahoua, representing Minister Nialé KABA.

This week dedicated to research at ENSEA was marked by the official opening of the 3rd edition of the International Conference on Statistics and Applied Economics (CISEA) on the theme: “Exogenous shocks and resilience strategies of developing economies”, introduced Dr. Hugues KOUADIO, Director of ENSEA Abidjan, in his welcoming remarks.

The Director of ENSEA then recalled the numerous labels and distinctions obtained from WAEMU and AFD. These have enabled ENSEA to reinforce its excellence in training and to carry out important activities to date.

Present at this 3rd edition of the CISEA, Dr. Rachidi KOTCHONI, Principal Country Economist at the African Development Bank of Tunisia, led the opening conference on the central theme. After presenting a typology of shocks, the expert proposed preventive and emergency measures to build the resilience of African economies to exogenous shocks.

“We are celebrating Research Week at ENSEA. The aim is to ensure that the institution is also a Centre of Excellence in Research,” said Professor Issouf SOUMARE, Chairman of ENSEA’s Scientific Council. Professor SOUMARE thanked the members of the Scientific Council for agreeing to support the institution in its ongoing quest for excellence.

It should be noted that to date, the doctoral school has registered five cohorts of PhD students, for a total of 22.

Faced with the recent disturbances in the economic environment, with the Covid_19 health crisis and the war in Ukraine, it is necessary to take countermeasures that will enable us to overcome the damage caused by these shocks and return to a state of normal functioning,” said Dr. Yeo Nahoua, representing Minister Nialé Kaba at the opening ceremony.

This conference aims to provide an opportunity for researchers to present their scientific work and discuss the economic policy implications of their findings.

A panel discussion followed by parallel sessions brought the first day to a close.

Research Week at ENSEA Abidjan will culminate on 23 June 2023, preceded by the first thesis defence by the institution’s PhD students on Thursday 22 June 2023.

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