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.

Learn more...

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.For more details

13 – 15 October 2014
Tangier (Morocco)

Forum on Reform of Laws, Regulations, Infrastructures and Administrative Procedures relating to Elections

Topic: Strategies to be adopted to prevent electoral crises (Pre-, during and Post) in Africa


The proposed forum is designed to serve as a platform for all the actors in the various agencies responsible for elections in Africa to brainstorm amongst themselves and find the best way to avoid pre- and post-election crises and ensure the enthronement of true democracy in Africa through the instrument of free and fair and acceptable elections. For more details

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. For more details

New Director-General takes over

Dr. Stéphane Monney Mouandjo

The hand-over ceremony between the out-going Director-General (D-G) of the African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development (CAFRAD), Dr. Simon Mamosi LELO, and his successor, Dr. Stéphane MONNEY MOUANDJO took place at the Movenpick Hotel in Tangier on August 6, 2014. This historical event was witnessed by many dignitaries from all walks of life.

On this occasion, the Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in-charge of Public Service and Modernization of the Administration and Chairman of the Governing Board of the Centre, H. E. Mr. Mohamed MOUBDI, eulogized Dr. Lelo, for being the only D-G to have run the affairs of CAFRAD for 10 years. He congratulated him for this rare feat and thanked him for his courage and laudable contributions towards the development of public administration in Africa.  The minister also congratulated Dr. Mouandjo on his election and reminded him of the confidence which the members of the Centre’s Governing Board reposed in him in Marrakech on 14 May 2014 and urged him not to spare any efforts in tackling the challenges of his office.   more

CAFRAD Work Programme
July 2014 – June 2015


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

Login Form

Maintained by: CAFRAD