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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23 – 25 February 2015
Rabat (Morocco)

African Diplomacy and Diplomacy in Africa

How can diplomacy accompany the dynamics of integration and strengthen the strategic positioning of Africa in the entente among nations?


This forum aims first to put the issue of African integration in the heart of the project of emergence and the rebirth of the African continent. It also aims to rebuild and reactivate an intra-African cultural dialogue on issues that concern the African States. ...

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26 – 28 January 2015
Tangier (Morocco)

Evaluation of Strategies and Actions of African Countries in Pursuing the Objectives of Economic Emergence

How can African countries effectively meet the requirements of the Emergence Vision?


The purpose of this meeting is to bring together those responsible for the ministries of planning, ministries of economy and officials from the ministries of reform in order to share their experiences on innovative strategies currently underway in order to build the economic emergence in Africa...

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01 – 03 December 2014
Tangier (Morocco)

Assessment of Reforms of Audit Offices and Institutions of Public Accounts Control in Africa

Innovations and Major Changes Introduced for a Better Management of Public Accounts


The main objective of the forum is to bring together those responsible for services and institutions of audit, control, inspection and evaluation from various African countries to discuss current challenges in achieving their missions and work out the most appropriate strategies to be adopted for them to improve their performance and so succeed in their obligations…

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CAFRAD Work Programme
July 2014 – June 2015


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

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