The Partners

Hochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung Kehl (HSK), Germany 

The University of Applied Sciences in Kehl/Germany, is one of the leading universities of Germany in higher education for future administrative specialists and executives in public administration (e.g. for municipal and regional public authorities, public bodies and service providers). Since long time the University of Kehl has close partnerships with Universities in Public Administration in developing Countries. The University is as well an important project partner of GIZ, KfW and the EU for the implementation of projects of promoting and strengthening of local administration. The University in Kehl is one of the very few Universities in Germany which have pursued a conscious development of its profile in this particular field. For this reason, there are many lecturers who contribute with their expertise in the new Centre of Excellence. The developed and gained Know-How for the transfer of fundamental conditions and methods for a successful training of staff are integrated into the activities of CEGLA. www.hs-kehl.de

African Centre for Higher Studies in Management (CESAG), Senegal

CESAG is an international public institution specializing in training, consulting and management research. Created in 1985 in Dakar (Senegal), it has quickly become one of the best management schools in Africa and is now a real alternative to the great management schools of the North. The Center has adopted a new vision, new organizational values and an educational offer revisited and adapted to the trends of the international business administration and good governance. These perspectives are supported by performance drivers focused on quality assurance and results-based management (RBM).www.cesag.sn

Abdou Moumouni University Niamey (UAMN), Niger

UAMN is the oldest and most important public University in Niger. From 1974 – 1994 it was called University of Niamey. It has 6 faculties and was an outgrowth of the 1971 'Centre d'Enseignement Superieur', which consolidated a number of post-secondary and trade schools founded in the years following independence. Since its creation, UAMN has developed an international cooperation network with universities and research centers located in Africa, Europe and North America. www.uam.refer.ne

University of Law and Political Sciences of Bamako (USJPB), Mali

USJPB  has been created in 2011 as one of the three Universities which succeeded to the ex- University of Bamako. This University was the oldest university in Mali but it had become too big. The University became in the last years a partner of the Centre of Local Government Training of Mali and focused on training for local government staff. www.usjpb.edu.ml 

Laboratoire d'Etudes et de Recherche sur les Dynamiques Sociales et le Développement Local (LASDEL), Niamey

LASDEL is a Nigerian and Beninese social science research laboratory, conducting qualitative empirical work (socio-anthropological field surveys), according to international quality standards, founded in Niamey (Niger) in 2001, then expanded in 2004ton Parakou (Benin).

It currently includes, on the total of the two sites, close to 30 African researchers; More than the half of them have a doctorate and some are qualified to supervise theses. All the others hold at least a Diploma of advanced studies (DEA) or Master's degree, and in doctoral course. Focus is lead very often on corruption and other Phenomena of bad and misguided government on the one hand and how it will be possible to include more transparency and effeciency in local government development. www.lasdel. net 

Arnold Bergstraesser Institute (ABI), Germany

ABI is an independent research institute founded in 1960 and based in Freiburg. Its focus is socio-political issues in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East with an emphasis on conflict and fragility, contested governance, and patterns of (forced) migration. Apart from research, the Institute's remit includes the transfer of knowledge to the general public and its application in development practice.

The Institute works closely with the University of Freiburg in both research and teaching. Since 2008 the ABI has been an associate institute of the university. Funding is provided by the State of Baden-Württemberg www.arnold-bergstraesser.de