The ECOWAS Research and Innovation Support Program (PARI) is a competitive program that aims to select the best projects submitted by researchers through calls for applications. It is included in the ECOWAS Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Action Plan (ECOPOST,
Strategic Axis 3, Activities 3.2.1 to 3.2.3) and is in close alignment with the Community Strategic Framework. (CSC) 2016-2020 of the ECOWAS, the African Union Strategy on Science, Technology and Innovation (STISA), the African Union Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG-30). This program is implemented to respond to the many challenges of the research sector (obsolescence and degradation of equipment and infrastructure, low production of researchers, development
of regional research programs, etc.).
The PARI pursues the following specific objectives:
i- Financing research on a competitive basis of call for applications
of research projects contributing to the fight against poverty and
having an impact on the development of the region;
ii- Promote the mobility of researchers through the development of regional projects;
iii- Support research laboratories to strengthen their capacities
(equipment and connectivity) and access to scientific
iv- Build the capacity of young researchers to ensure the next
generation of scientists of the research institutes within the
6- GRANT AMOUNT
The PARI program provides a grant of one hundred thousand dollars ($
100,000) per field of research.