Mr. Paul maritz and a delegation from Harvard University and University of Washington visited IIAS on 8th December, 2017. In attendance was the Executive Director of the institute, Prof. Emmanuel Akyeampong and other fellows of IIAS. Prof. Akyeampong used the opportunity to express profound gratitude to Mr. Maritz for his contribution and support in the formative years of IIAS. He also reiterated the commitment of the institute to independent research anchored on proferring solutions to African problems from the perspectives of African scholarship.
The Centre Ivoirien de Researchers Economiques et Sociales (CIRES) in colloaboration with the International Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) organised a Policy Forum at Abidjan from 28th - 29th September, 2017. This forum was put together to provide some empirical evidence under the Growth and economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) program commissioned by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada. In attendance were the Canadian Ambassador, Ministers of Industry and Mines & Women, Child Protection and Solidarity.
As part of the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) project funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and being undertaken by IIAS in collaboration with CIRES, Ivory Coast, a Midterm workshop was held to present findings made on 14th June, 2017.
On Thursday, 13th October, 2016, the International Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) organized a workshop to review preliminary findings made by the Principal Investigator, Dr. William Baah-Boateng for the Project dubbed “Growth in West Africa: assessing impacts of extractive industry on women’s economic empowerment in Cote d’Ivoire & Ghana”. This event brought together stakeholders from academia, governmental agencies and extractive sector-based institutions.