University description (as per official university website)
The Pan African Institute for Development Central Africa (IPD-AC) is a sub-regional institution created in 1965. It belongs to the network of the International Association "Panafrican Institute for Development (IPD) composed of a General Secretariat (SG-RPI) based in Douala in Cameroon and four regional institutes that are:
The Pan African Institute for Development - Central Africa (IPD-AC) , established in Douala, Cameroon;
The Pan African Institute for Development - West Africa (PAID-WA) , based in Buea, Cameroon;
The Pan African Institute for Development - West Africa and the Sahel (IPD-AOS) , based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso;
The Pan African Institute for Development - East and South Africa (PAID-ESA) , established in Kabwe, Zambia;
The RPI is currently creating a 5th Regional Institute for North Africa to be based in Morocco.
This network will be enriched with two other institutes still developing and should be operational from October 2011. They are:
The Pan African Institute for Development of North Africa (PAID-AN) , which will be established in Rabat, Morocco;
The International Centre for Sustainable Development (ICSD) , which will be established in Douala, Cameroon.
The intervention area of the IPD-AC covers thirteen countries of Central Africa: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Comoros, Madagascar, Democratic Republic of Congo People's Republic Congo; Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe and Chad.
The RPI-TA's mission is to support the development efforts of African countries through capacity building frameworks and institutional development through the following activities:
Support / advice
Research and Innovation
The IPD-AC receives the benefits that relate to headquarters agreements (signed 28 November 1981 and issued by decree No. 82/196 of 05 June 1982) and Technical Cooperation (signed May 10, 1972 and published by Decree ° 72/274 of June 3, 1972) between the Government of Cameroon and the IPD.