German-West African Center of Excellence for Local Governance

On behalf of Mr. Mehler, ABI employee Helga Dickow signed an agreement on the cooperation between the University of Public Administration Kehl, the Universities of Bamako and Niamey, CESAG, LASDEL and the ABI funded by the DAAD.

The aim of the Centre of Excellence is a long-term and broad academic cooperation between partners from Mail, Senegal and Niger for the creation of high-quality training for local goverment and research in the field of dezentralisation and local development in Africa. A Master's programme in "Local Management and Local Governance" with joint curricula, the development of a joint distance master's programme in blended learning mode, joint doctoral and research programmes, scholarships and exchanges of students and trainees and other academic activities are to contribute to this.