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Savoirs Sahel

Un financement dédié aux thinks tanks du Sahel (pays éligibles : Sénégal, Burkina Faso, Mauritanie, Niger, Tchad) est actuellement disponible (financement de l’Agence Française du Développement – Savoirs Sahel 2). Les axes d’intervention de ce projet reposent sur plusieurs postulats:

(1) les connaissances actuelles sur le paysage des think tanks sahéliens sont encore parcellaires
(2) les think tanks sahéliens sont les mieux à mêmes de définir quels sont les appuis qui sont susceptibles d’accroître leur impact sur les débats publics
(3) Les think tanks sahéliens pourraient gagner à être plus clairement insérés dans des réseaux existants de think tanks sous-régionaux, régionaux et internationaux existants – ou à développer leurs propres réseaux. Le projet pourra financer 8 structures pour des appuis de 12 à 18 mois sur la base de leurs propositions détaillées.  Il s’adresse à la fois aux jeunes think tanks et plus anciens think tanks du Sahel. Les appels auront lieu à deux moments (l’un pourra financer jusqu’à 4 structure ; le second aussi). 
 

Pour soutenir ce projet, prière de contacter recherchefrancophone@gdn.int.


 

Ideas for the future: Supporting think tanks to enrich public debate

Think tanks in the Sahel region from Senegal, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Chad are receiving funding support from the Agence Française du Développement, as part of Savoirs Sahel 2. The project's intervention axes are based on several assumptions:

1) Current knowledge about the Sahelian think tank landscape is still fragmented

(2) Sahelian think tanks are best able to define what support is likely to increase their impact on public debates

(3) Sahelian think tanks could benefit from being more clearly inserted into existing sub-regional, regional and international think tank networks - or from developing their own networks. The project will fund eight structures for 12 to 18 months of support based on their detailed proposals. It is aimed at both young think tanks and older think tanks in the Sahel. The calls will take place twice (with the capacity to fund four structures each time). 

 

Four prominent think tanks based in the Sahel region in Africa have been selected as recipients of an 18-month institutional support grant in line with the Savoirs Sahel 2 program. This funding will empower them to successfully execute their proposed projects, coupled with a multifaceted approach to strengthen their institutional capacities. As part of this comprehensive program, the think tanks will also benefit from a dedicated mentoring program that will provide guidance and support throughout the duration of their projects. The nominated think tanks are:

Nominee 1: Centre panafricain de recherche pour le développement économique et social (CARDES)

Country: Burkina Faso

Project: How can the geographic disparity of development in Burkina Faso be addressed through the use of a composite local development indicator approach?

 

Nominee 2: Mauritanie Perspectives

Country: Mauritania

Project: Enhancing national debate for equitable development in Mauritania

 

Nominee 3: Thinking Africa

Country: Senegal

Project: How can the use of audiovisual content on contemporary issues in Africa effectively address knowledge accessibility and engage a wider audience of policymakers?

 

Nominee 4: The Centre d’Information, de Formation et d’Etudes sur le Budget (CIFOEB)

Country: Senegal

Project: Exploring Future Perspectives of Decentralization in Burkina Faso

 

 

Events and Updates

 

To support this project, please write to Wendyam Aristide Sawadogo or to recherchefrancophone@gdn.int.