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Reasons to be Proud - #R2bP: Asanda Koyo, a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Economics student, has been selected to participate at the prestigious and competitive 2020 Rethinking Economics for Africa Festival hosted by the Institute for Economic Justice.

She was selected from more than 230 applicants. The participants of the festival are a mix of undergraduate and postgraduate students, civil society, researchers and academics from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, the United Kingdom, Mexico and the United States spread across four streams. The festival usually takes place at Wits University but due to Covid-19, it will now take place virtually. 

The festival is an annual event where participants exchange ideas over how to build a movement for rethinking economics.

The 2020 event officially kicks off today (1 October) with an opening plenary, entitled “What does the COVID-19 moment mean for economics teaching and research in the global south?” It will give an overview of how economic teaching, and practice should change given the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thereafter, Asanda will participate in discussions around pedagogy in the Gender in Economics stream.

Asanda is also the Black Management Forum student chapter Chairperson for 2020.