Inades-Formation is a network of pan-African associations under Ivorian law, recognized as being of public utility, which works for equitable and sustainable development in Africa. It advocates a more egalitarian and supportive society, through the promotion of the common good.
Inades-Formation is present in ten countries in Africa including Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, DR Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Chad and Togo.
The General Secretariat is based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
The work of Inades-Formation is a continuation of the INADES action, begun by the Jesuit Fathers in 1962. In 1965, the African Institute for Economic and Social Development (INADES) launched agricultural correspondence courses for African farmers. These courses were steered by the “Agri-service-Africa” service and then by the “African Training Center” department. Training courses were also offered for rural women and gave rise to the Agri-Service-Afrique-Féminin.
The dramatic growth of these courses led the INADES General Assembly to decide in 1972 to create Inades-Formation (African Institute for Economic and Social Development – Agri-Service-Afrique – African Training Center) to manage the various training activities.
In 1975, Inades-Formation was officially registered as an international association under Ivorian law, with its headquarters in Abidjan. In 1977, it was recognized as an organization of public utility.
Today, Inades-Formation, always guided by the philosophy of the Founding Fathers, namely the integral development of man and each and every man, is positioning itself as an institution at the service of the common good.
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