African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development                             
المركز الإفريقي للتدريب والبحث الإداري للإنماء                            
Centre Africain de Formation et de Recherche Administratives pour le Développement                             


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 37 States.

 Between the mid 1960s and 1970s, various national schools and institutes of public administration as well as staff colleges were created to train civil servants in different fields. However, African states have found that in order to develop top administrators, it was necessary to supplement such facilities that already exist with regional centres. To fill this gap and to advance the professionalization of public administration in Africa, the African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development (CAFRAD) was set up.

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Report of CAFRAD’s Golden Jubilee Celebration

25 – 27 August 2014
Tangier (Morocco)

Pan-African Conference of Secretaries General and Human Resources Directors of State Institutions

The Role and Place of Human Resources in Achieving Government Development Objectives and Countries’ Economic and Social Emergence


This conference will, on the whole, help redefine the prominence that the human resources of State institutions could have in the implementation of the process of economic and social emergence of African countries. It will help identify, examine and find the ways to eradicate the ills still afflicting administrations, in particular through the axes of Manpower and Competency Planning (MCP) as well as innovative strategies and approaches to management.

23 - 25 June 2014
Tangier (Morocco)

ICT as a Modern Solution to Security Threat, early Detection and Prevention of Crimes


This conference is intended to add to the capacity of all the participants in the fight against all sorts of crimes. It is, therefore, expected that at the end of the conference participants shall be able to fully appreciate the essence of ICT in the detection and eventual prevention of crimes ranging from common cries to high-level crimes such as kidnapping, trafficking in human beings, ritual killings, terrorism, rebellion against the state, coups d’état, etc.. It is also expected that sequel to the foregoing, there will be drastic reduction of the incidents of criminality. Similarly it is expected that the continent will experience improved security to lives and properties at both the national and continental levels. Finally, the conference will serve the participating countries as a long awaited opportunity to establish amongst themselves relationships that will lead to effective collaboration in trans-border security matters. The report of the forum will be published in the form of a book that will be circulated all over Africa. Read more...

Publication of CAFRADCAFRAD publishes n° 16 of the series "Studies and Documents"

Recently published, the 16th issue of "Studies & Documents" series is an academic book published by CAFRAD (African Centre for Training and Research in Administration for Development).
This book, dedicated to African public administration, addresses issues such as African emergence, the place of women in the construction of the dynamics of emergence in Africa, the role of public service, necessary mental software to support this project, benchmarking emergence and other topical strategies.
Bilingual (French, English), this issue brings together in over 300 pages some renowned authors and shows in each issue a range of articles on administration, governance, leadership and issues related to the continent.
This 16th issue contains a careful selection of specialists and researchers from Cameroon, DRC, Ghana, Tanzania, Congo, the United States, Senegal, Canada, Côte d'Ivoire and Tunisia.
The book is available either on order or subscription. CAFRAD also publishes other scientific and academic works. For further details, please do not hesitate to contact us.

12 - 13 May 2014
Marrakech (Morocco)

Interregional Conference for Ministers/Heads of Public Service and Modernization of Public Sector from Africa, Latin America and Arab Countries :

Developing Strategic Vision and Leadership for Public Sector Innovation and Modernization in Light with National Economic and Social Development Vision


The main objective of the conference is to expose leaders and managers of public sector/administration to current trends and developments in reforming, innovating and modernizing public administration and state institutions.

The specific objectives are as follows:

  • To share knowledge and practical experiences on the issues relating to the theme of the conference;
  • To up-grade the capacities astuteness of public sector managers and leaders in framing and implementing strategic visions for public sector reform, innovation and modernization;


New Director-General of CAFRAD

Dr. Stéphane Monney MouandjoAt the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Governing Board of the African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development (CAFRAD) held at the Salle Cristale of the Palmeraie Golf Palace, Marrakech on 14th May 2014 a new Director-General of the Centre was elected. He is Dr. Stéphane Monney Mouandjo of Cameroun. He defeated two other candidate from the Republic of Benin and Senegal to clinch the position.

Until his election, Dr. Monney Mouandjo was a Senior Expert in Innovation, Reform and Modernisation of Public Service and State Institutions in CAFRAD.

He holds a doctorate degree in International Law and International Relations from the University of Reims, Champagne Ardennes, France. Dr. Monney Mouandjo, who speaks English and French fluently is expected to assume office on July 1, 2014.

CAFRAD Work Programme
July 2014 – June 2015


Scheduled workshops, dates and venues may change. So please check online for updates 

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