GRANTS

International Summer School on Public Policy - Nairobi Edition 20-24 April, 2020

CAFRAD GRANTS

 

The African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development (CAFRAD) is providing a limited number of grants for applicants whose applications to the summer school are accepted. The grant will cover the full tuition fees and accommodation of the participant during the Summer School, and reimbursement of their flight cost up to $250.  

 

Eligibility

 

To be eligible for the grant, the applicant must be national of one of the CAFRAD member states.

At present, the member States are:

 

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, Cap Vert, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Gabon, (The) Gambia, Ghana, Guinea (Conakry), Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tchad, Togo, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

 

The applications for grants will be open at the end of the call for applications (28 February 2020). 

 

 

IFRA GRANTS

The French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA) in Nairobi, Kenya, will provide a limited number of grants for the applicants whose applications to the summer school are accepted. The grant will fully or partially cover transportation (and visa costs if relevant) after examination of the situation of the applicant.  

 

Eligibility

 

To be eligible for this support, the applicant must have been accepted to the summer school and be a national of one of the following countries: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda.

 

The applications for IFRA's grants will be open only at the end of the call for applications (28 February 2020)

 

 

ABOUT CAFRAD

 

The African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development (CAFRAD) is a Pan African intergovernmental organization, established in 1964 by African governments, with the support of UNESCO; making it the first uniquely Pan-African training and research center in the continent for the improvement of public administration and governance systems in Africa. Its headquarters is located in Tangier (Morocco). Membership is open to all African countries: at present, CAFRAD has a membership of 36 States.  CAFRAD´s overall objective is to provide such a forum where senior administrators from all traditions could come to compare one other.s experiences and draw their own conclusions about what can or ought to be done differently in their own systems and approaches, whenever these have seemed necessary, possible or desirable. CAFRAD serves as a Centre of Excellence to support governments’ actions and those of related bodies in capacity development, innovation in public administration for improved service delivery to the citizens and it´s vision is to create a new leadership, support participatory and equitable development policies, sustain a performing public service and raise awareness of governments in human governance and make them sensitive to population’s needs.

 

Main Areas of Intervention

  • Innovation, modernization and re-inventing public administration and governance.
  • Improvement of performance and productivity in the public sector and in parastatal organizations.
  • Negotiation, conflict-resolution and post-conflict reconstruction of public services.
  • Promoting good governance, ethics, and professionalism in the public service.
  • Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the public sector (e-governance/e-administration).

 

Activities

CAFRAD´s performance record in the field of training indicates important quantitative results. During the 56 years of its existence, CAFRAD has mounted over 300 seminars and workshops, bringing together heads of institutions, senior administrators and others, at national and transnational levels. Each training activity was attended by 20-25 participants and lasted from three to ten days. Programmes covered a wide range of broad areas. 

 

  • CAFRAD has provided a platform for the Directors of Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Management in Africa since 1983 to meet once every two years to address subjects of common interest and challenge. 
  • CAFRAD, in collaboration with the United Nations Department for Economics and Social Affairs (UNDESA/DPADM) also initiated in June 1994 the Pan African Conference of Ministers of Civil Service. 
  • CAFRAD launched a research project on Local Governance and ICTs Research Network for Africa (LOG-IN Africa) funded by the International Development and Research Centre (IDRC) (Canada).
  • A Directory of African Experts/Consultants in Public Administration and Management has been published with the aim of facilitating the employment of qualified and competent Africans in consultancy.
  • CAFRAD developed itself from a Documentation Unit to become as from the year 2002 the Online Regional Centre for Africa to collaborate in the United Nations Online Network of Public Administration and Finance (UNPAN).
  • In the area of publication, CAFRAD published serials and occasional documents, the Journal of African Administrative Studies.
  • CAFRAD has always been sensitive to women and gender issues and has been following with keen interest the various shifts in paradigms of development where changes affected the role of women in developmental efforts.

 

Membership to CAFRAD is open to all African States. At present, the Member States are:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, Cap Vert, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Gabon, (The) Gambia, Ghana, Guinea (Conakry), Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tchad, Togo, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

 

To know more about CAFRAD, you can visit their website.

 

about ifra

The French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA) has been active in East Africa since 1977; its offices are in Nairobi, Kenya.

Research is focused on the following countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi (as well as eastern DRC, in the Kivus).

IFRA promotes research in all the disciplines of the social sciences and humanities, mainly geography, political science, anthropology and history. Archaeology missions are also supported.

 

IFRA’s main missions are as follows:

  • To increase understanding of contemporary dynamics in East Africa and foster knowledge dissemination. Research undertaken leads to the publication of books, journals, reports and conferences.
  • To provide training in research to French, East African and European students (master, PhD) and junior researchers (postdoc) by supporting field work study, networking between both researchers and  institutions, integration within research programmes, and publications and visibility.
  • To strengthen institutional relationship between French and East African universities and research institutes by supporting collaborative operations, agreements for international cooperation, academic exchanges and mobilities at PhD and Master’s levels.

IFRA works under the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France’s main research body).

It is part of the ‘French Research Centers Abroad’ network, called IFRE.

 

 

To know more, please visit the IFRA Website.