Marshaling knowledge in the service of development

The Groupe interacadémique pour le développement - GID - is an international association that was established in 2007 by eleven academic institutions in Africa and southern Europe. In marshalling knowledge in the service of development, the GID promotes one of the UN’s Millenium Development Goals, namely Bridging the gap between scientific output and the needs of the stakeholders.

The goal : joint European and African development

The founding of the GID by European and African academic institutions attests to the organization’s commitment to genuine joint European and African development, without which sustainable development is merely a pipe dream.

In the interest of reaching its objectives, the GID is piggybacked onto two key academic networks, in whose creation the GID was instrumental : GID-EMAN (Euro-Mediterranean Academic Network) and GID-ESAN (Euro-Subsaharian Academic Network).

The Groupe interacadémique pour le développement (GID): 

  • comprises unique constellation of knowledge and experiencethe diversity of its areas of expertise enable it to address development issues in all of their technological, socio-economic and cultural complexity;  
  • is, by virtue of its academic nature, an autonomous entity that pursues no partisan agenda;  
  • conducts its activities strictly based on a “supply-side” policy, to which end the GID solicits the views of and listens carefully to such stakeholders, when it comes to their actual development needs; 
  • is unwaveringly committed to ensuring that each and every one of its actions creates value – and refrains from carrying out actions in cases where others are in a better position to do so;
  • is open to any type of partnership that will strengthen its ability to act.

 

Three key missions for achieving these goals

  1. Centers of reflection; a proposal powerhouse Read more

  2.  A catalyst of development measures Read more

  3. Action through education, job training and information Read more

PARTNER NETWORKS

The fact that GID has been founded by European and African Academies bears witness to its commitment to true and proper Euro-African joint development, without which any form of sustainable development would be an illusion.

Bearing in mind all the countries that share the Mediterranean Sea, GID has given rise to the creation of an academic Euro-Mediterranean network (GID-EMAN) that gathers about thirty academies and is still expanding.

The GID-ESAN Sub-Saharan network is about to be formed around the Académie Nationale des Sciences et Techniques du Sénégal (ANSTS), a Founding Academy of GID, and the Académie Nationale des Sciences, des Arts et des Lettres du Bénin (ANSALB), Académie Nationale des Sciences, des Arts et des Lettres du Togo (ANSALT), Académie Nationale des Sciences du Burkina Faso (ANSB), Académie Nationale des Sciences du Développement (ANSD) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Cameroon Academy of Sciences. Close cooperation is be established with NASAC, whose Chair is the Chancellor of the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology in Morocco, a Founding Academy of GID, and whose Vice Chair is the Chairperson of ANSTS.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

 

GOUVERNANCE COUNCIL

| SÉBASTIEN ABIS
  Administrateur du CIHEAM (Centre international de hautes études agronomiques méditerranéennes)
CATHERINE BRÉCHIGNAC
  Membre et Secrétaire perpétuel de l'Académie des sciences
  Membre de l'Académie des Technologies
  et Ambassadeur délégué à la Science, la Technologie et l'Innovation
JACQUES BRULHET
  Membre de l'Académie d’agriculture de France
| MICHEL COMBARNOUS
  Académie des sciences, Académie des technologies
LOUIS COT
  Chaire UNESCO pour le développement durable de la CNFU
| DANIEL COUTURIER
  Académie nationale de médecine
XAVIER DARCOS
  Secrétaire perpétuel de l’Académie des sciences morales et politiques, Académie française
MICHÈLE GENDREAU-MASSALOUX
  Délégation interministérielle à la Méditerranée
| MAURICE GROSS
  Conseiller à l’Académie des sciences
BERNARD HUBERT
  Président d'Agropolis International (Montpellier)
| YANNICK JAFFRÉ
  Anthropologue, Directeur de Recherche CNRS (UMI 3189)
| DENIS LACROIX
  Direction scientifique de l'IFREMER, animateur de la prospective et la veille stratégique
PIERRE LAFFITTE
  Sénateur honoraire, président de la fondation Sophia-Antipolis
| OLIVIER LAFOURCADE
  Économiste, Consultant International en développement
JEAN-LUC LORY
  Vice-président de la fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme
GHISLAIN DE MARSILY
  Académie des sciences, Académie des technologies
YVES MAIGNE
  Académie des technologies
GILLES RIVEAU
  CNRS/Institut Pasteur de Lille
BERNARD SAUNIER
  Académie des technologies
PHILIPPE TAQUET
  Président de l’Académie des sciences
| JEAN-CLAUDE TOPIN
  Consultant
ALAIN-JACQUES VALLERON
  Académie des sciences
| MICHEL ZINK
  Secrétaire perpétuel de l’Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres