PRICNAC aims to strengthen research and innovation capacities in Central African countries by consolidating innovation ecosystems, productive synergies, entrepreneurship, digital technology and innovation policies for the sake of sustainable development and poverty reduction.
PRICNAC will select and finance third-party projects in Central Africa covering the four priorities of the ACP call for proposals:
- Increasing access to digital literacy, knowledge, and use of emerging technologies;
- Creating or strengthening effective links between R&I skills development and labour market demand;
- Establishing or enabling effective synergies in the research and innovation ecosystem, including with the private sector; facilitating conditions for technology transfer; promoting R&I uptake;
- P4.romoting local and indigenous knowledge and its use in combination with formal knowledge systems and practices.
PRICNAC will cover 8 countries: Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sao Tomé e-Principe and Chad for 4-year duration (2021-2024).