Best paper awards

CESAG Business School generously sponsors two best paper awards in accounting and finance.

Theme: ‘Governance and Sustainability in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities’

Final Call for Papers

The African Accounting and Finance Association (AAFA) was established in 2011 and is the main Pan-African accounting and finance academic association which extends its reach beyond the Anglophone remit to embrace other African regions, such as the Francophone region; which is seen as one of its most distinctive features. Its annual Conference – The African Accounting and Finance Conference – brings together established scholars (from within the continent, the diaspora and beyond), early career researchers (including graduate students), policy makers, and practitioners to debate on contemporary issues in accounting and finance. The Conference will feature parallel sessions in English and French.

The CESAG Business School (Centre Africain d’Etudes Superieures en Gestion) – a leading regional business school in West Africa – is very proud to be the first Francophone institution to host the 2018 edition of the African Accounting and Finance Conference.


Dakar is the capital of Senegal with a regional and rich historical importance. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean with warm weather (temperature hovering around 30-32◦C in September) and a number of famous touristic sites and attractive warm beaches. It is very diverse culturally, and is a primary destination for international business and tourism in the Francophone African region. Dakar is

a major financial centre regionally and home to a number of international organisations – The regional central bank (BCEAO) is headquartered at the heart of the city as well as major international financial institutions such as Citibank, BNP Paribas, International Finance Corporation (of the World Bank Group), and Société Générale. A former capital and headquarters of the French West African colonial administration, Dakar is the home of the famous Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire (Fundamental Institute of Black Africa) founded in 1938 as a research centre to study the culture, history and languages of Black Africa under the French colonial administration. Its famous Île de Gorée (Gorée Island) known as the ‘House of Slaves’, which was used as a base for the slave trade between the 15th and 19th century, is situated just about two kilometers off the port of Dakar and is a popular tourist destination. The recent Porte du Troisième millénaire (the Third Millennium Gate) is a contemporary monument that symbolizes the opening of the continent to the rest of the world and the new (21st) millennium – which is an attractive tourist place. Please see the following link for further details: