THE PRICNAC PROJECT
PRICNAC is one of the twelve projects funded under the ACP Innovation Fund of the OEACP Research and Innovation Programme with the financial support of the European Union. PRICNAC aims to contribute to an inclusive R&I environment in Central African countries for sustainable development and poverty reduction. It specifically aims to :
This project is executed by a consortium of five institutions: the AUF (Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie) via its Regional Directorate for Central Africa and the Great Lakes based in Yaoundé (coordinator), OBREAL Global Observatory (Observatorio de Relaciones Unión Europea – América Latina), the AAU (Association of African Universities), CAMES ( African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education), and REIFAC (Network of Experts in Training Engineering for Central Africa and the Great Lakes).
PRICNAC is being implemented in eight countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe, for an implementation period of 4 years (January 2021-December 2024).
For its second phase, PRICNAC is about to launch a call for proposals with a view to selecting a maximum of 10 micro-projects for a minimum of 150,000 euros (98,393,550 FCFA) and a maximum of 180,000 euros (118,072,260 FCFA) in funding.
The 10 selected micro-projects will have the following specific objectives:
It should be stressed that these micro-projects should be inspired by the logic of the Smart Specialization Strategies (3S).
The implementation of the second phase of PRICNAC is based on 3 priority areas. Each priority area includes actions whose implementation will contribute to the achievement of PRICNAC’s objectives.
To be accepted, all project proposals must correspond to an action and highlight the gender approach, environmental preservation, and sustainable development. The projects selected under this Call for Proposals will have a duration of 14 months.
Download the full announcement here: https://blog.aau.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Pre-Announcement-PRICNAC.pdf
For information on this call for proposals, please contact:
Agence universitaire de la Francophonie
Central Africa and Great Lakes Regional Directorate (DRACGL)