2018 AGRODEP Workshop on the African Continental Free Trade Area

Event Date
Dakar, Senegal
Monday, November 12, 2018
Research Day
Welcome Remarks
9:00 - 9:20
Opening Statement 
David Laborde (IFPRI)
9:20 - 9:40
Introduction of Participants 
Betina Dimaranan (IFPRI)
9:40 -10:00
Launch of Trade and Regional Integration PAAS
Antoine Bouet (IFPRI)
Coffee Break
Session 1: Explaining Africa's Limited Participation to International Trade
Why is African (formal) Trade so Limited?
Antoine Bouet (IFPRI)
How Do Technical Barriers to Trade Affect Exports? Evidence from Egyptian Firm-Level Data
Chahir Zaki (Cairo University)
11:50- 12:30
The Effects of Trade Facilitation on Trade Performance in Africa
Daniel Sakyi (KNUST, Ghana) 
12:30- 1:30
Session 2: The level of Africa’s trade integration
1:30 - 2:10
Measuring Trade Flows in Africa
Fousseini Traore (IFPRI)
2:10 - 2:50
Measuring Trade Integration in Africa
Antoine Bouet (IFPRI)
Session 3: Economywide Assessments of the AfCFTA
2:50 - 3:30
The African Continental Free Trade Area and Trade Facilitation Agreement: An Empirical Assessment  
Mustapha Sadni-Jallab (IDEP)
3:30 - 4:00
 Coffee Break
4:00 - 4:40
Assessing the Welfare Implications and Export Trade Potential of the African CFTA on Member Countries 
Albert Makochekanwa
(University of Zimbabwe)
4:00 - 5:20
AfCFTA Modalities on Goods and Implications for Africa
Simon Mevel (UNECA)
5:20 - 6:00
From Tunis to Freetown: How West African Integration Can Contribute to the CFTA
David Laborde (IFPRI)
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Agenda-Setting Day
Introductory Presentations
9:00 - 9:20 Presentation on AGRODEP Ousmane Badiane (IFPRI)
9:20 - 9:45 Presentation about the AfCFTA Task Force Antoine Bouet / David Laborde
9:45 -10:15 Presentation on research findings and priorities from research day  Fousseini Traore
Coffee Break
10:30-12:30 Round Table 1: Views of stakeholders about the role of the AfCFTA Task Force  Moderator: Antoine Bouet 
Youssouf Kone, AfDB
Lukas Kornher, ZEF
Mustafa Sadni-Jallab, IDEP
Clemens Schroeter, EU
Clemence Vergne, AFD
12:30- 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 3:30 Round Table 2: Views of researchers on methodological issues  Moderator: Fousseini Traore 
Antoine Bouet
Lukas Kornher, ZEF
Mustafa Sadni-Jallab, IDEP
Luca Salvatici, UniRoma
Chahir Zaki ,Cairo University
3:30 - 4:00  Coffee Break
4:00 - 6:00 Round Table 3: Identification of joint list of research priorities (short term) and identification of working groups 
Moderator: David Laborde
    AGRODEP expert group members, mentors, and all stakeholder agency representatives
6:00-7:00 Reception  
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Training on Trade Analysis Methodologies, Day 1 
9:00 - 1:00

Measuring Trade Integration with Trade Flows / Trade Indicators

Antoine Bouet and Fousseini Traore (instructors)
1:00 - 2:00
2:00 - 6:00

Measuring Trade Integration with Gravity Models

Luca Salvatici (instructor)

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Training on Trade Analysis Methodologies, Day 2
9:00 - 1:00
Partial Equilibrium Models Used in Trade Analysis 
David Laborde and Antoine Bouet (instructors)
1:00 - 2:00
2:00 - 6:00

Modeling Large Free Trade Agreements: PE vs CGE, Tariff Aggregation, Tariff Revenue Losses 

David Laborde (instructor)