In 2017, the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), the Centre d'études et de recherches sur le développement international (CERDI) and the Foundation for Studies and Research on International Developpment (FERDI) provided a visiting scholarship program offering the opportunity to AERC network researchers to work on a publishable journal article and/or improve a recent or ongoing AERC research report.
This scholar programme combines a laboratory stay of a maximum of two months in Clermont-Ferrand at CERDI and FERDI, allowing invited researchers to exchange with researchers from these organizations.
The objective of the AERC/CERDI & FERDI visiting scholars programme is to enhance the research skills and capabilities of the Fellows through mentorship by, and interactions with, the researchers at CERDI & FERDI, and through enhanced access to data and other resources at the host institutions. The specific objectives are as follows:
Mallaye Douzounet, PhD in economics at the University of Yaoundé II, is the first student to benefit from this scholarship programme. He was in Clermont-Ferrand from 16 April 2018 to May 2018.
Arcade Ndoricimpa, a professor at the University of Burundi and director of the University Research Centre for Economic and Social Development, was in Clermont-Ferrand from 1st October to early December 2018 to present and exchange with his peers on his research articles in preparation.