Innovation Fund

Launch of the 5 first PRICNAC Research and Innovation micro-projects in Cameroon and Democratic Republic of Congo

Selected following the first phase of the PRICNAC call for micro-projects launched in July 2021, 5 projects were launched in Cameroon by the AUF and its consortium partners, marking a new phase of the PRICNAC project (Promotion of Research, Innovation and Digital literacy in Central Africa) financed by the ACP Innovation Fund.


Co-chairing the workshop with Ms. Sabine LOPEZ, Director of projects at AUF, Prof. Wilfred NYONGET NGABSA, Secretary General of the Ministry of Higher Education (MINESUP) of Cameroon, representing the Minister, underlined the importance of the project for the “reinforcement of the innovation and research capacities of the youth“.

The workshop was held in the presence of the OACPS  R&I Programme‘s representative, Mrs. Laure DUTAUR, the heads of the consortium’s partner organisations (OBREAL Global ObservatoryAAULe CAMES, REIFAC), representatives of the Ministries of Scientific Research and Innovation, Youth and Civic Education of Cameroon, the representative of the Embassy of the DR Congo in Cameroon and the micro-projects.

The objective of the workshop was to facilitate exchanges between the stakeholders to enable the beneficiary micro-projects (see list below) to start their activities in the best conditions, by deepening knowledge on the challenges and successes of R&I projects in Central Africa, the administrative and financial management of projects, the logical framework, etc.

The four-year PRICNAC project (2021-2024) aims to strengthen research and innovation capacities in 8 Central African countries by consolidating innovation ecosystems and creating productive synergies between entrepreneurship, digital technology and innovation policies for sustainable development and poverty reduction.


PRICNAC is financed under the ACP Innovation Fund, a pillar of the OACPS Research and Innovation Programme, implemented by the OACPS Secretariat and funded by the European Union.


More information on the PRICNAC project