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    West African German Centre for Local Governance in Africa (CEGLA)

    Building Bridges for Local Excellence

    French speaking countries in Africa like Mali, Niger and Senegal are confronted to important social, economic, environmental and security problems. Situated at the doorway to Europe, both continents Africa and Europe, are affected by these issues which lead to precarious living conditions for the population, mistrust into government structures and massive migration. To challenge these problems, decentralisation, good governance, democratization of local governments as well as the promotion of respect for the rule of law and of efficient service delivery for the local population are indispensable elements for successful development strategies in Western African countries. By creating new innovative Master programs on Local Governance and Local Public Management; the articipating universities and research institutions in Mali, Niger; Senegal and Germany contribute to the satisfaction of the increasing demand for knowledge and skills improvement in the field of good governance, sustainable development and public financial management. The project focusses on the development of

    • Presence master courses in Local Governance and Public Management in each partner university
    • A joint blended learning master course in Local Governance and Public Management combining the advantages of e-learning and face to face learning
    • PhD and research programs in the field of decentralisation, local governance and sustainable development
    • Further training courses for improving local officials’ skills

    The work of CEGLA is based on successful development strategies such as decentralisation, constitutional administration and governance, and partnership-based democratic development planning in the municipalities. In this way, CEGLA makes an important contribution to meeting the growing demand for better skilled, responsible personnel at the local level in order to provide the population with urgently needed basic services.


    Programmes and How to Apply

    A description of the process on how to apply to CEGLA offers will follow soon. CEGLA offers

    • Master courses

    The CEGLA via the University of Legal and Political Sciences of Bamako (USJPB), the Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey (UAM) and the African Centre for Higher Studies in Management (CESAG) offers the Master’s degree in “Decentralisation and Local Governance”. This course aims at strengthening the capacities of future and current civil servants working in local authorities and in deconcentrated administrations, in order for them to become the key stakeholders for a successful decentralisation and local development. For detailed information on the Master’s programmes, please click here.

    • PhD programmes

    Although almost non-existent as a focus of research interest, it has recently emerged in sub-Saharan Africa, and particularly in French-speaking West Africa, an intellectual curiosity that makes this sphere an exciting laboratory for scientific research on decentralisation and the reconstruction of local communities. The latter are the foundation of democratic, integrated, secure and prosperous societies. Sharing this analysis, the newly created Centre of Excellence for Local Governance in Africa (CEGLA), in addition to its Master’s programme, has set up its doctoral programme. Main research topics are Finance and financial management of local governments; Local governance and sustainable development; Migration, peace and security; Local government partnership and cooperation; CEGLA and local government baseline studies, monitoring and evaluation. The CEGLA website hosts an extensive database of basic documentation, legal texts and articles on local governance in Western Africa and beyond.

    • Scholarships

    The CEGLA in Africa regularly launches DAAD scholarships for particpating in the CEGLA Master and PhD programmes. The current calls for applications are published here.

    Call for proposals / Appel à communication CEGLA Conference in Dakar / Colloque de Dakar – October 2021

    Thème: DECENTRALISATION ET GOUVERNANCE LOCALE EN AFRIQUE DANS UN CONTEXTE DE CRISE SANITAIREMONDIALE : LEÇONS APPRISES ET PERSPECTIVES Theme: DECENTRALIZATION AND LOCAL GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA…

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    Ouverture des inscriptions – Colloque CEGLA

    Colloque scientifique international en ligne du CEGLA à Bamako – Développement local, paix et sécurité en Afrique de l’Ouest La Coordination Général du Centre d’Excellence…

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    Ouverture des inscription – Colloque scientifique international en ligne du CEGLA à Bamako

    Développement local, paix et sécurité en Afrique de l’Ouest La Coordination Général du Centre d’Excellence de Gouvernance Locale en Afrique (CEGLA) en coopération l’Université des…

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    Appel à candidature pour les bourses Master CEGLA 2020

    Dans le cadre des activités du Centre d’Excellence de Gouvernance Locale en Afrique (CEGLA), nous sommes heureux de porter à votre connaissance le lancement de…

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    Appel à candidature pour les bourses de recherche doctorale du CEGLA 2020 (PhD Scholarship Announcement)

    Dans le cadre des activités du Centre d’Excellence de Gouvernance Locale en Afrique (CEGLA), nous sommes heureux de porter à votre connaissance le lancement de…

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    Appel à communication – colloque scientifique international à Bamako

    En novembre/décembre 2020 le colloque scientifique sur “Développement local, paix et sécurité en Afrique de l’Ouest” aura lieu à Bamako. Veuillez trouver toutes les informations…

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    Appel à candidature: Bourses Master en «Décentralisation et Gouvernance Locale» au CESAG

    Le programme Africain Excellence du DAAD à travers le Centre d’Excellence de la Gouvernance Local en Afrique (CEGLA) offre, dans le cadre du Master en…

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    CEGLA – International Conference in Niamey on the Local Civil Service

    The Centre of Excellence for Local Governance CEGLA hold a highly relevant International Conference on the Local Civil Service from 27 to 29 November 2019…

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    How does administration work in Niger? Visit of the community of Simiri in November 2019

    Scientific Conference organised by CEGLA in Niamey in November 2019

    CEGLA Meeting at the CEGLA partner Arnold Bergstraesser Institut in Freiburg

    CEGLA Project Meeting in at the University of Applied Sciences Kehl

    Inauguration of the Centre CEGLA in Dakar with Prof. Bayala, General Director of CESAG, and Stephan Röken, Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany in Senegal

    Inauguration of the Centre CEGLA in Dakar with Dr. Harouna Diallo, Project Leader CEGLA at USJPB, and Stefan Bienefeld, Head of Division, Development Cooperation and Transregional Programmes, DAAD

    Inauguration of the Centre CEGLA in Dakar with Dr. Mamane Djibo, Project Leader CEGLA at UAMN, and Stefan Bienefeld, Head of Division, Development Cooperation and Transregional Programmes, DAAD

    Prof. Dr. Ewald Eisenberg, Project Leader CEGLA

    Prof. Dr. Ewald Eisenberg, Project Leader CEGLA, Dr. Mamane Djibo Project Leader at UAMN, Prof. Dr. Andreas Pattar, Deputy Project Leader (f.l.t.r.)

    CEGLA as part of the steering committee in the project Digital Initiative for the African Centres of Excellence DIGI-FACE

    CEGLA members at the Kick-Off Meeting of the DIGI-FACE project

    CEGLA members at the Kick-Off Meeting of the DIGI-FACE project

    Members of the CEGLA Alumni network

    CEGLA Master students in Bamako, Mali

    CEGLA Master students in Niamey, Niger

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    M. Abdoul Azizou OUMAROU DAN BAKI Doctorant en économie Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey
    Absa Fatimata Diawara
    Oumar Bréhima TANGARA Multimedia manager
    Rachida Abdou Illou CEGLA Intern
    Balla Moussa COULIBALY Lecturer USJPB-CEGLA
    Hervé Mbaya Enseignant-Chef de travaux Université de Lubumbashi
    Doctorant KEITA Mamby Assistant vacataire Faculté de Droit Public -USJPB
    Kathrin Schindler
    Clemens Schweizer Project Coordinator Centre d'Excellence de Gouvernance Locale en Afrique (CEGLA) University of Applied Sciences Kehl
    Elisa Adams Administrative and Financial Manager University of Applied Sciences Kehl
    Enseignant-chercheur El-hadji Boubacar Touré Enseignement Université des Sciences Juridiques et Politiques de Bamako
    Ewald Eisenberg Project Leader CEGLA+DIGI-FACE University of Applied Sciences Kehl
    SAIDOU Moussa
    Fofana fofanad118@gmail.com Assistant du projet CEGLA
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