Novafrica Students’ Group
The NOVAFRICA Student Group (NSG) is the students' counterpart of the Nova SBE NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center. It was founded in 2011 by a group of Nova SBE students who were passionate about Development Economics. Their mission is to produce and promote research with an impact in less developed parts of the world, with an emphasis on Africa.
The club is a tight-knit group of members who are involved in research studies that the center produces. Some of them are abroad pursuing projects implemented in countries such as Angola, Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, São Tome and Príncipe, and even Portugal.
In addition to being part of research projects and supporting the Nova SBE NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center at its conferences and events, the group also organizes activities to "put Economics at the service of people." These actions include the well-known biweekly "Pizza & Topic" debate sessions and the NOVAFRICA Student Group Mentorship Program that helps students understand which professional path they want to fulfil their career goals.
The discussions include topics like Financial Inclusion, Entrepreneurship, Climate Change, Migrations, Conflict, among others, and are student-led and facilitated by faculty at Nova SBE. These discussions are held to take steps towards tackling the issues in developing countries.”
The high quality of research produced in the Nova SBE NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center attracts international speakers visiting the center to participate in seminars and conferences. This allows for another of their activities – contributing to the Nova SBE NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center Podcast and the Nova SBE NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center Blog, which are the tools used to approach students and the general audience about critical topics in Development Economics.
Nova SBE NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center
NOVAFRICA is a Knowledge Center at Nova SBE, operating since 2011. It produces applied research on sub-Saharan Africa, where it has collaborated with a number of public authorities, private companies, and local organizations.Website
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