About the university: The Institut Panafricain pour le Développement - Afrique Centrale (IPD-AC) -- Pan African Institute for Development Central Africa-- was created in 1965. Based in Douala, its mission is to support development efforts of African countries by strengthening the capacity of relevant decision-makers and institutions in the region through education/training, research and advisory services.
Areas of expertise: The main research areas of IPD-AC are participation of local communities in economic and social development, food security in Cameroon, and decentralization and local development.
Courses offered: The institute offers a range of programmes aimed at students and professionals wishing to acquire knowledge and seek careers in the area of development. These include undergraduate and graduate programmes in development and regional integration, and in environment and management of natural resources, along with graduate programmes in social and solidarity economy, and management of peace and development, among others.