International Conference 2018 : Call for Papers

International Conference 2018 on:

“Central Asian Regional Economic Integration and CPEC: Prospects, Challenges and the Way Forward, (CAREIC-PCWF)”

Call for Papers

The Applied Economics Research Centre (AERC), University of Karachi, is organizing a three-day International Conference in Karachi. The main theme is;

“Central Asian Regional Economic Integration and CPEC: Prospects, Challenges and the Way Forward, (CAREIC-PCWF)”

Unlocking the Potential of Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Central Asia, the AERC international conference, 2018 aims at investigating the state of economic integration in Central Asia and identify potential areas of CPEC for further strengthening sub regional linkages between Pakistan and Central Asia. The CAREC Institute initiative is a milestone in promoting economic integration and centrality of countries in Central Asia along with CPEC, but it alone is insufficient for the institute to retain relevance in an increasingly multi-polar world. Central Asian countries, including Pakistan and Afghanistan, need an ambitious plan for economic integration beyond their borders to achieve its economic development aspirations.

The conference will explore and evaluate the scope, broad principles, and characteristics of Central Asian countries economic relationships and cooperation at the regional level. It will address the broad issue of whether Central Asian efforts for regional cooperation and integration have been compatible with similar arrangements elsewhere or with an open multilateral trading system at the global level. The conference will also focus on the changing dynamics of regional integration and its future prospects and will explore the possibilities and implications of Central Asian integration for Pakistan through CPEC and the rest of the world.

You are invited to submit your contributions towards identifying practical strategies for improving inclusive governance and improving efficient institutions processes for the forthcoming international conference 2018. The researchers can also submit their research contribution to the following sub-themes:

  • Regional Integration and Infrastructure
  • Communication Technology
  • Trade Facilitation and CPEC
  • Environment and Disaster Risk Management
  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Financial Development
  • Gender and Human Development
  • Governance and Public Management
  • Energy and Urbanization
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)
  • Socioeconomic Development

Dates to Remember

Submission of Abstracts : June 10, 2018 

Submission of full Papers : Sept 15, 2018 

Notification of Papers Acceptance : Nov 26, 2018

Conference Dates : December 18-20, 2018

For Further Information, Please Contact:

Conference Secretariat;
Applied Economics Research Centre, University of Karachi

P.O. Box 8403, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270

Phone: (+92) 21-99261541-43

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