Pan African Institute for Development (PAID)

Institut panafricain pour le développement (IPD)
Instituto Panafricano de Desarrollo

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Founded 20 Jan 1964, Geneva (Switzerland), following initiative of Robert Vautherin, Fernand Vincent (the first Secretary-General) and Mgr Zoa at an Inter-African Colloquium, May 1962, Douala-Bassa (Cameroon). First meeting 28 Feb 1964, Geneva. Administration has been progressively transferred from non-Africans to Africans and headquarters moved from Geneva (Switzerland) to Africa. Diplomatic statute with governments of Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Zambia. Registered in accordance with Swiss Civil Code.


Maintain dual role as an international association and a training institute; further economic, social and cultural development of African countries, locally, regionally and nationally, through information, mobilization and participation of populations concerned; promote integrated, concerted, decent, sustainable and participatory development, stressing plurality of ways and means; assist in identification and analysis of development problems; study policy issues; provide practical training for rural development officers at all levels; train trainers, allowing maximum multiplier effect; conduct training, research and provide technical support to local, self-help projects.

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Training/education; research/documentation; guidance/assistance/consulting; events/meetings.


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English, French.


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Consultative Status

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (Special Status); International Labour Organization (ILO) (Special List); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 24 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 17 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 33 countries
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Subjects *

  • Amenities
    • Rural
  • Education
    • Training
  • Development
    • Development
    • Sustainable Development
    • Help

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality Education



Last News Received

20. Aug 2018
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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