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Theme:  “The Future of Economic Diplomacy:

Supporting Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development in Africa”

25th – 26th July, 2019
Venue: Avani Victoria Falls Resort,Livingstone, Zambia

Guest of Honour:

His Excellency, Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia

The Economics Association of Zambia will be hosting the 2019 National Economic Summit in Livingstone, Zambia on the 25th -26th July , 2019.

The main objective of this conference is to offer a unique avenue as well as present a platform where key stakeholders can gather to discuss, evaluate and develop strategies aimed at strengthening the economic environment in Zambia in particular and across Africa in general in order to achieve sustainable economic development.

The conference will attract thought leaders, think tanks and academicians who will present thoroughly researched papers. The two-day Conference will provide a number of plenary sessions on the various themes. Keynote speakers will include His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zambia Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, Former Presidents, Ministers, Central Bank Governors, Business leaders, among others. The Conference will also feature breakout sessions that will provide more in-depth discussions and technical analyses of pertinent topics related to the thematic focus of the Conference. These will feature presentations and discussions by academics, policymakers, the private sector, opinion leaders, government officials, and representatives from the country’s developmental partners.


The summit will accept papers from the following sub-themes:

I. Commercial diplomacy and NGO's.

ii. Structural policies and bilateral trade and investment agreements.

iii. International organizations

iv. Economic Diplomacy in Africa.

v. Regional Integration and Infrastructure

vi. Global Dimension of Growth & Sustainability

vii. Economic Integration and Communication Technology

viii. Institutional Framework for Inclusive Economic Growth

ix. Agriculture as a means of Economic Diversification.

x. Financing for Development

xi. Trade and Investment


xii. Energy and Industrialization

xiii. Policy Framework for Growth

xiv. Population, Migration and Urbanization

xv. Socioeconomic Development


Scientific Committee

Domestic Members of the Review Committee

Chair : Professor J. Lungu, School of Graduate Studies, Copperbelt University

Deputy Chair : Professor M. Ndulo, Department of Economics, School of Humanities, University of Zambia

Deputy Chair: Erastus M. Mwanaumo, PhD Eng Mgt, MSc, BSc, FCIOB, MDRBF, MRICS, REng, PEIZ, MACEZ, CPM, Chartered Construction Manager Assistant Dean (Postgraduate Studies), School of Engineering, The University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia.

Professor S. Kapena, Dean, School of Business, Copperbelt University

Professor F. Masiye- Ph.D Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zambia

Professor V. Seshamani, Department of Economics, School of Humanities, University of Zambia

Dr J. Mwanza, School of Humanities, University of Zambia

Dr O. Mungule- Ph.D., Principal Policy Analyst, National Economic Advisory Council

Dr C. Mphuka, Department of Economics, School of Humanities, University of Zambia

International Members of the Review Committee
Chair: Elena G. Popkova Doctor of Economics, Professor of the Chair “World economics and economic theory” of Volgograd State Technical University, President of “Institute of Scientific Communications”.

Co-chair: Bruno Sergio, Professor of International Economics, University of Messina and Associate, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University.
Merlan A. Akhmadzhanov – Ph.D., Associate Professor, expert of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan.

Elena E. Golovchanskaya - Ph.D. (Economics), Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Chair “Innovational management”, Faculty of economics of Belarusian State University.

Aydarbek T. Giyazov - Ph.D. (Economics), Associate Professor, Batken State University (Kyrgyzstan).

Dorien de Tombe - Professor of Sichuan University in Chengdu, Founder and Chair of The Dutch research group on Methodology for Complex Societal Problems, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


M. Muninarayanappa - Doctor of Economics, Professor of the Department “Commerce”, Bangalore University (India).


Drahomira Pavelkova - Professor of the Faculty of management and economics of Tomas Bata University (Zlin, the Czech Republic).


Nodira K. Zokirova - Doctor of Economics, Professor, Deputy Director for science and innovations, Head of the Chair “Labor economics and management” of the branch of G.V. Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Ivan Milenkovic - Ph.D. (Economics), Associate Professor of the Chair “Economics”, University of Novi-Sad, Serbia.

Pirmat K. Kupuev - Doctor of Economics, Professor, Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyzstan,.

Lubinda Haabazoka – Ph.D., Graduate School of Business, The University of Zambia.

Natalia Guilluy-Sulikashvili - Doctor of Economics, Director of the Faculty “International relations”, Catholic University of Lille (France).

Chatkal K. Raimbaev - Ph.D. (Economics), Professor, Rector of Kyrgyz-Uzbek University.

Natalia V. Cherchenko - Ph.D. (Economics), Associate Professor, Head of the Chair “Marketing” of State Institute of Management and Social Technologies of Belarusian State University.

Accepted academic and scientific papers will be published in a Springer nature book indexed in Scopus.


A Special Conference Issue of the EAZ Economic Journal will be published and authors are encouraged to submit their articles to be considered for the issue.  Certificate of participation will be issued to all authors. In addition to this, all abstracts will be published as conference proceedings on our website.


An award  and a certificate of excellence will be presented to the  best paper presented at the conference.  




Submission of abstracts - 01 March 2019
Final papers due 15th May 2019

National Economic Summit 25 - 26 July 2019




The primary source of information about the EAZ Economic Summit is on our website: www.eazambia.org.


Enquiries concerning registration, sponsorship, full paper and or abstract submission should be directed to: secretariat@eazambia.org or telephone +260211842088/ 0954932786/ 0963882111



The National Economic Summit proceedings will be in English; no simultaneous translation will be available.

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