Visiting scholarship programme offering the opportunity to the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) network researchers to work on a publishable journal article and/or improve a recent or ongoing AERC research report.

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.

Objectives

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:

  1. Provide mentorship and networking opportunities to AERC network researchers.
  2. Familiarize AERC network researchers to research being done on developing countries at CERDI & FERDI, France.
  3. Access to data, software and other resources by AERC researchers while at CERDI &FERDI.
  4. Participation in seminars and making presentations at the Centre.
  5. Get involved in other relevant intellectual activities at the CERDI & FERDI.

Visiting Researchers

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.