Centre for the Coordination of Research and Documentation in Social Science for Sub-Saharan Africa

Centre de coordination des recherches et de documentation en sciences sociales desservant l'Afrique sub-saharienne (CERDAS)

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Founded

1974-09-23

History

23 Sep 1974, on signature of an Agreement between B-XB3383 - UNESCO and the Government of Zaire.

Aims

Promote regional cooperation among social science research and documentation institutions situated in Africa south of the Sahara; contribute to the development of social science disciplines throughout the region; strengthen the contribution of the social sciences to the development efforts being carried out in the region; ensure full utilization of all forms of fundamental and applied research which aim at acquiring knowledge in social realities; develop inter-disciplinary, action oriented methodologies; carry out research and documentation activities at regional level.

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Structure

Governing Board (meets once a year), consisting of a representative of Zaire Executive Council, representatives of some African countries south of the Sahara, a representative of the Director General of Unesco and any other representative accorded a seat by decision of the Governing Board. Standing Committee. Consultative Assembly (acting as a Consultative Council), composed of universities and research institutions of the States represented at the Governing Board. Ad-hoc Expert Group. Secretariat, headed by Director.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

XE5346

Last News

2000

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