Our Partners

The COVID-19 crisis has shown that digital services can reduce the impact of pandemics and crises on citizens, patients, students, and businesses: staying connected with institutions and partners is an effective response to crises. The DIRECCT program supports the connectivity and digitisation of health, education and small business actors to better cope with current and future shocks. Financed by the EU, it is jointly implemented by Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and Enabel, the Belgian development agency. The 15.4 million euro program is managed by AFD. The DIRECCT program finances the ADC project.


The Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) is a French public research institution conducting interdisciplinary research on humans and their environment in Africa, the Mediterranean, Latin America, Asia, and the French tropical overseas territories. IRD is headquartered in Marseille, France, and has regional delegations in over 40 countries worldwide, including West Africa.

IRD is committed to promoting scientific cooperation with developing countries. The Institute’s network of regional delegations and representatives abroad helps to facilitate partnerships with local researchers and institutions. In the ADC project, IRD is the project coordinator and is also in charge of the knowledge-sharing work package.


WACREN (West and Central African Research and Education Network) is a regional organisation that aims to connect and collaborate with the research and education communities in West and Central Africa. 

WACREN focuses on network infrastructure and services, collaboration and partnerships to advance R&E, capacity building and training to upskill talents, research and education applications and research and education policy advocacy. 

WACREN is the work package leader for infrastructure and advocacy in the ADC project.


Agence des Systèmes d’Information et du Numérique (Agency for Information Systems and Digital) in Benin, commonly known as “ASI”, is a government agency responsible for the development, implementation, and management of information systems and digital technologies in Benin.

ASI Benin’s primary mandate is to promote the use of information systems and digital technologies in all sectors of Beninese society, including government institutions, businesses, education, healthcare, and public services.

ASI is responsible for liaising and fostering the successful implementation of the ADC project in Benin’s University of Lokossa


L’Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) is a global network of French-speaking higher education and research institutions. It was founded in 1961 in Montreal, Canada, and has its headquarters in Paris, France.

The AUF’s mission is to “promote excellence in higher education and research in the French-speaking world”.

The AUF has over 1,000 member institutions in 119 countries.

AUF supervises the e-learning pedagogy development and implementation task.

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The University of Lokkosa, nestled in the heart of Benin, stands as a beacon of academic excellence and cultural richness. Established as a hub of higher learning, Lokkosa University has consistently upheld its commitment to providing quality education and fostering innovation. With a diverse and vibrant student body, it offers a wide range of programs spanning various disciplines, including science, arts, and humanities. The university’s campus is a blend of modern facilities and lush greenery, creating an inspiring environment for both intellectual growth and personal development. Committed to community engagement and research, the University of Lokkosa is a driving force in Benin’s educational landscape.


FasoREN is the National Research and Education Network of Burkina Faso. It is aimed at connecting higher education institutions and research centres to high speed connectivity to facilitate the discovery, use and exchange of knowledge in the West African country.

FasoREN is a member of the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN).

The NREN is a partner in the Africa Digital Campus project.


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