Name: Research Africa Network (RAN).

Background and Focus:

Research Africa Network is an international group of scholars interested in Africa’s development. It is organized in a network whose intention is to promote, disseminate, and stimulate high quality research in economic, management, and development studies.

The seeds of Research Africa Network were planted by Professor John Kuada during the 5th Aalborg University Conference whose theme was Finding Solutions to the New Challenges of Internationalization held at Comwell Rebild Bakker, Aalborg-Denmark 4-6 June 2014. It was agreed by the inaugural group that there is lack of research on Africa made by African researchers. It was also agreed that it is important to strengthen research capacities and North-South partnerships.

In particular, the network will serve as a meeting and communication forum for all its subscribers resident in Africa and elsewhere. It is a network for exchange of knowledge on an international level and constitutes machinery allowing for a better dissemination of information on research, teaching and outreach. The network also aims at the development of relations with all other professional and research-oriented networks that are active in the field of economics, management and development.

Research Africa Network Vision: Leading catalyst for Africa research, publication and application.

Research Africa Network Mission: facilitate research, publish scholarly articles, and stimulate creativity, innovation and application in Africa based organisations to foster socio economic change for the betterment of all.