Multinational - Pan African University Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Jul 2013
Signature Date 20 Aug 2013
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11420
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 30,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Pan-African University Project will support this University and contribute to Africa's goal of improving its competitiveness and accelerating its growth through the creation of quality higher education and research skills. It aims to promote the mobility of African researchers. The same is true for all higher education teachers and researchers, who can benefit from exchange programmes, as well as interaction with academics and scientists from African and foreign institutions. A fellowship programme will be set up to provide the necessary financial support to all students admitted to the APU during the first five years. The project has an important development impact, as it will contribute to the training of high-level human resources essential for Africa's competitiveness and transformation. The private sector will continue to play a key role in the successful management of the APU. The main components of the project are (i) support to the science and technology programmes (PAUSTI and PAULESI), (ii) support to the governance and regional integration programme (PAUGHSS) and (iii) support to the administration of the PAU and project management.

Project Objectives

The project goal is to establish a world class regional university system to serve the entire continent in key development areas.


The project will potentially benefit all African graduate students, higher education teachers and researchers. The UPA is intended to serve all African countries with a total population of 1.1 billion. Through sensitization and communication on the APU, the AUC and the Rectorate will strive to attract female students, with the objective of achieving at least a 40% participation rate after 5 years of operation.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-IAD-010
Last Update 26 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name TAKEI Keiko

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
7.38778 3.89639 Ibadan
3.86667 11.5167 Yaoundé
-1.18333 37.1167 Juja