IF Project

Promotion de la Recherche, l’Innovation et la Culture Numérique en Afrique Centrale (PRICNAC)

Project duration

48 Months

Start 05/01/21 End 04/01/25


Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, DRC, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Central Africa


AUF- Afrique centrale et Grands lacs

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Employability
  • Technology transfer/commercialisation
  • Waste
  • Innovation Fund
  • R&I
  • Youth/women
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Climate Change & environment
  • Digitalisation
  • Food and Natural Resources

The training capacities of secondary and tertiary education providers will be adapted to include skills-based, local development and digital transformation components. By strengthening the research capacities and digital skills of research centres and networks, improving entrepreneurial and digital skills at companies and NGOs, and linking national authorities to market and educational needs, the national and regional research and innovation (R&I) ecosystems will gain the tools they need to become more inclusive and function more smoothly, in support of sustainable development in Central Africa. The establishment of a PRICNAC network with the active involvement of these stakeholders will also contribute to the creation of strong R&I ecosystems.

PRICNAC poster




Project coordinator

Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) – France

Project partners

Observatorio de Relaciones UE-AL (Obreal Global Observatory), Espagne

Conseil Africain et Malgache pour l’enseignement supérieur (CAMES), Burkina-Faso

Association of African Universities (AAU), Ghana

Réseau des experts en Ingénierie de formation de l’Afrique Centrale et des Grands Lacs (REIFAC), Cameroun