newsliderMarch 8, 2017 (Ottawa, Canada): The 2017 Annual GEIA Economic Summit holds in Lagos, Nigeria on June 14-15, 2017. The GEIA Economic Summit is the Institute’s flagship event held in Africa every year. This is a red carpet event attended by heads of government, Ministers, senior government officials, CEOs, senior business leaders, leading academics, industry experts and other international trade and development dignitaries from different parts of the globe. The 2017 Summit is being organized in partnership with three principal organizations: (i) Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) (ii) Nigerian Economic Summit Group and (iii) Centre for International Governance Innovation. Kindly visit summit website for more information: For any questions or clarifications, please contact:



4July 8, 2016 (Ottawa, Canada) GEIA is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2016 GEIA-CPCS Fellowship: Dr. Sue Claire Berning. A German citizen, Dr. Berning completed her Ph.D. in International Management in 2016 from the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany. She holds two Master’s degrees: Social Management from the Lutheran University, Nürnberg (Germany) and International Business & Communication in Asia / China from the University of Applied Sciences, Konstanz (Germany). The Corporate Sponsor of the 2016 GEIA Fellowship is CPCSTranscom Limited. The host organization for the 2016 GEIA-CPCS Fellow is the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG). NESG is headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. The Fellow receives a lump-sum Fellowship Award valued at two thousand Canadian dollars ($2,000.00) and a round-trip flight ticket from country of residence to Lagos. In addition, the Fellowship covers accommodation, local transportation and a guaranteed monthly base salary of one hundred and fifty thousand naira (NGN 150,000.00). The $2,000 Fellowship Award is made available by CPCS, in addition to a NGN 50,000.00 monthly salary supplement. GEIA Fellows have opportunities for international research collaborations and professional career development. In a statement by the President/Chief Economist of GEIA, Dr. Fred Olayele, “This is a prestigious award conferred by the Institute, and Dr. Sue Claire Berning is to be congratulated for having a strong academic record that merits this honour”. For any questions or clarifications, please contact:



June 8, 2016 (Ottawa, Canada). The Global Economic Institute for Africa (GEIA), in partnership with the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business (formerly Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business), has concluded plans to hold its 2015 Economic Summit in Toronto, Canada. The Summit is a four-day event from September 27-30, 2016 under the theme, “Energy, Extractive Industries, Infrastructure and Sustainable Development”. Senior executives from government, industry, academia, utilities, and other organizations from across Canada, United States and Africa are being invited to this red carpet event. As well, other professionals focused on developing stronger business, trade and investment ties between North America and Africa will attend. For any questions or clarifications, please contact:



6May 27, 2016 (Ottawa, Canada): Applications are now being accepted for Graduate Fellowships with the Global Economic Institute for Africa (GEIA) and its partners across Africa. The GEIA Graduate Fellowship Program (GGFP) pairs recent graduates or exceptional students in Master’s and PhD programs from reputable universities with chief/senior executives and leaders of top-performing public, private and non-profit organizations in Africa. The goal of the GGFP is to help African countries in policy development and capacity building. Fellowships typically last from four (4) months to one (1) year depending on the mutual interest of the Fellow and the host organization, as well as the availability of an assigned chief/senior executive. For any questions or clarifications, please contact: