Press Release -The 2nd cohort of PCBF and AUF scholarship recipients successfully complete the certification in university governance

Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2021

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OTTAWA / YAOUNDÉ, September 23, 2021 - The Center on Governance (CEG) of the University of Ottawa, in collaboration with the Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program (PCBF) and the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie ( AUF), is pleased to announce that 8 university leaders, 4 women and 4 men, coming from Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Morocco and Mauritania, have successfully completed the Certification program in University Governance set up by the CEG. This program receives financial support from Global Affairs Canada. This is the 2nd cohort of this program.

The contirbutions of the participants, who actively shaped the training program, highlighted the wide range of experiences and contexts in which universities in the French-speaking world operate. Through 10 modules delivered by distance learning, accompanied by academic supervisors and experts identified by the CEG and AUF in a logic of sharing good practices and exchanges, they explored the various key themes of university governance, ranging from leadership and strategic management to the governance of the academic Francophonie, including the governance of research and training, internationalization, and management in times of crisis.

Congratulations to:

  • N'DIAYE Racine Oumar, Director, Academic Affairs, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Université de Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Madame RASATAHARIFETRA Hanta, Policy Officer, Partnership and Member of the Interim Presidence Committee, Université de Toamasina, Madagascar
  • Madame ELMHANNAOUI Sabra, Director, Financial Services, Université Chouaib Doukkali d’El Jadida, Morocco
  • Monsieur DICKO Abdoulaye Amadou, Secretary General, Université Norbert Zongo de Koudougou, Burkina Faso
  • Monsieur RAHARINAIVO Liva Jackson, Policy Officer, Political Science, Université de Mahajanga, Madagascar
  • Madame RAZAFINDRANGODONA Haingoharinoro Oliniaina, Director, Initial Training, École nationale d'administration de Madagascar
  • Monsieur DOUSSOU Mohamed Ould, Director, Initial Training, Internships, Competitions, École nationale d'administration de journalisme et de magistrature (ENAJM), Mauritania
  • Madame MOUSTAPHA GHREIB Sareya, Coordinator, Technical Branch at the Department of Natural Sciences, École normale supérieure de Mauritania.


We wish all the participants very successful careers in the service of the development of higher education in their countries. It is a source of great satisfaction and pride to see grow this core community of practice in university governance. Likewise, we welcome the development of a network of change agents in university governance.

We look forward to appreciating the impact of this program in the coming years and to continue to share actions, practices and experiences through case studies that we can potentially conduct with them and share with all university institutions. We also welcome this successful partnership between the Center on Governance at the University of Ottawa, the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) via the Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program and the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie, through its Francophonie Institute for University Governance (IFGU) and its regional office for the Americas.

To maintain the this momentum and strengthen the impact of this action on the institutions concerned, a call for applications will be launched for individual support within an institutional framework for participants of this second cohort who so wish and whose applications will be selected. The original institutions of the beneficiaries will thus be supported by the AUF as the action plans and institutional projects are implemented and the skills acquired during the training are mobilized.



Anna Bogic
Centre on Governance
University of Ottawa
1-613-562-5800, ext. 2664


Ulrich Tadajeu
Institut de la Francophonie pour la Gouvernance universitaire
Agence universitaire de la Francophonie
+237 691 104 701


Tony Toufic
Director, Partnerships with Francophonie
Canadian Bureau for International Education
1-613-237 4820 ext 338

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