Institut Africain pour le Développement Economique et Social - Centre Africain de Formation (INADES-Formation)

African Institute for Economic and Social Development - African Training Centre

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Founded 26 Jan 1977, Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire), when became an independent association under the present name. An offshoot of 'African Institute for Economic and Social Development (INADES)', currently Center of Research and Action for Peace (CERAP). Derives from INADES training department, which had been operating independently since 1972, INADES having been engaged in adult education since its inception in 1962. Recognized, 1979, as an association 'in the public interest' by the Government of Côte d'Ivoire, with which it signed a cooperation agreement in 1982. Also referred to as International Association of Inades-Formation (IF).


Train rural adults - men, women, youth - so as to promote their social and economic advancement while emphasizing their knowledge and know-how; work for a society in which equitable relations prevail between men and women and in which men and women farmers are organized, have genuine power to promote law and order and influence local and national development policy, control and manage natural resources on a continuing basis, master agricultural produce channels and ensure food self-reliance and increase their financial autonomy.

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From 1965 onwards, INADES focused on on rural development through Agri-service - Afrique correspondence courses and seminars. Current fields of intervention: structuring and management of farm organizations; animation/communication: mobilization of financial resources; agricultural production; environment; project management; context analysis; drawing up plans of action and orientations. Methods of intervention, including correspondence courses and workshops, are based on self-help education and involve: study of training needs; identification of training needs; distance training with field visits; local workshops in trainees' villages; exchange trips. Functions through a decentralized system of training, in which most educational materials are produced by national offices and which benefits 50,000 to 60,000 people annually. Target audience: rural groups of literate or illiterate adults (women, youth, men); leaders of village associations; leaders of NGOs; rural animators; development agents.


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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Society
    • Adults
    • Local
  • Amenities
    • Rural
  • Education
    • Training
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Farming
  • Economics
    • Economic

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality



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