African Commercial Policy Institute (IAPC)

The African Trade Policy Institute (IPAC) is a private higher education institution specializing in all higher education training relevant to economics, trade and development, in relation to the License / Master / Doctorate system ( LMD), on the basis of an approval issued by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

The African Trade Policy Institute (IPAC) is a private higher education institution specializing in all higher education training relevant to economics, trade and development, in relation to the License / Master / Doctorate system ( LMD), on the basis of an approval issued by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

The courses taught at IAPC in LMD are as follows:

  • International Trade Policies and Negotiations (PNCI);
  • Law and Economics of Regional Integration Organizations and
  • Communautaire ;
  • International Trade and Trade Facilitation;
  • Administration and Management of Trade Policies;
  • Financing of Companies and Trade Policy.

At IPAC, we have also realized that added value is consubstantial with economic and social development and that training and knowledge constitute an essential means to capture and consolidate the resources and efforts capable of enabling economic actors and human resources, working in the public, non-governmental and private spheres, to have relevant tools and analysis tools (toolbox) of daily use in their areas of expertise.

We are also convinced that in a constantly changing national and international economic environment, characterized by increasingly fierce competition, successful companies, both in the public and private sectors, "make a difference" through the quality of their managers. and their staff.

To do this, IPAC is pleased to inform you, also, of the establishment of a Commercial Engineering and Services Platform (PICS), the primary purpose of which is to train public and private executives and managers. through a mass and a network of services and adequate advice, even personalized, in the fields of traditional training, but also in the new professions and support services considered as "emerging sectors".

The IPAC has also integrated and taken into account the new deal in terms of trade and development policy for Africa that is the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Dr FALOU Samb is, from its establishment until date, among the Eminent Experts who drafted the Agreement and its various Protocols; he is the Coordinator and Editor of the draft Protocol to the AfCFTA on investments.

In addition, the Institute took into account the new economic situation represented by the discovery of gas and oil in Senegal; to this end and to support training and capacity building in this area, IPAC has set up complete Modules on the oil and gas economy in Senegal (EPGS), in partnership with national, regional and international institutes specializing in these areas of the new economy.

The IPAC has realized that added value is consubstantial with economic and social development and that training and knowledge are an essential means to capture and consolidate the appropriate resources and efforts. capable of enabling economic actors and resources human, evolving in the public, non-governmental and private spheres, to have relevant instruments and tools of analysis (toolbox) in the fields of economy, international affairs, law, foreign trade , finance, industry, agriculture, education and tourism, in particular.

TheThe establishment of a Commercial Engineering and Services Platform (PICS) responds to this major vocation consisting in training public and private executives and managers through a mass and network of services and adequate, even personalized advice, in the following areas: economic and commercial diplomacy; vocational education, through BTS / DTS; new professions and support services considered as "emerging sectors".

We are convinced that in a constantly changing national and international economic environment, characterized by increasingly fierce competition, successful companies "make a difference" through the quality of their managers, as well as the management and development of their human resources. well nationally, regionally and internationally, both.

The Commercial Engineering and Services Platform is part of a new dynamic and perspective to raise IPAC to the rank of privileged interlocutor and to become a national and international center of excellence to promote activities related to trade, investments and promotion of development.

These human resources management and development activities are likely to be rolled out in various formats, as well as at national, regional and international scales.

The themes of the Modules are broken down as follows:

  1. Presentation of “Economic and Commercial Diplomacy”;

  2. Economic Diplomacy and Structural Transformation and Emergence;

  3. Economic Diplomacy and Trade Policy;

  4. Economic Diplomacy, Regional Integration and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA);

  5. Economic Diplomacy and Investments; 

  6. Economic Diplomacy and Dispute Resolution;

  7. Economic Diplomacy and Agricultural Export Strategy;

  8. Economic Diplomacy, Health and Intellectual Property;

  9. Economic Diplomacy and New Financial and Budgetary Rules and Disciplines of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA);

  10. Diplomacy and Oil and Gas Economy in Senegal (EPGS);

  11. Economic Diplomacy and Interministerial Coordination;

  12. Economic and Commercial Diplomacy and Covid and Post-Covid Management 19;

  13. Economic and Commercial Diplomacy and Integration of Trade into Economic and Social Development Strategies (Diagnostic Study on the Integration of Trade into Economic and Social Development Strategies (EDIC) and alignment with the PSE in the Medium-Term Plan ( PMT);

  14. Economic and Commercial Diplomacy and Senegal's Status as an LDC and Exit Strategy under the PSE;

  15. Economic Diplomacy and Food Resilience in Post-Covid Management 19;

  16. Other relevant Modules.

  1. The Institute's training policy is deliberately innovative in that it will be the leading private training structure in trade policy and international trade negotiations in Senegal and Africa.

  1. The other facet of the innovative dimension of the IACP relates firstly to the provision of information and technical support to African negotiators in international trade negotiations conducted within the framework of the WTO, EPAs with the 'European Union and other partners, but then to carrying out studies on the socio-economic and environmental impacts of international trade agreements in African countries.

  1. In this context, the Institute intends to base its training on the following aspects, which constitute a process of promoting quality in the teaching of trade policy, international negotiations and international trade in general.

  1. The elements of the quality approach applicable to the Institute's teaching modules can thus be articulated:
    1. An effective mix of
      1. classical subjects with regard to law, economics, accounting and the other “fundamental” courses of the Masters offered;
      2. New and or advanced subjects, such as, for example, economic intelligence, economic and commercial decision-making tools;
  • Foreign languages, in order to take into account not only English, but also targeted training focused on promoting other languages ​​such as German, Spanish, Portuguese, etc .; Chinese is an integral part of this innovative vision, due to China's increasingly strong commercial and diplomatic expansion in Africa and around the world

  1. Systematic use of communication techniques and technology (ICT); the teaching of these ICTs will not be done as a simple subject, but as an integral part in the acquisition of the knowledge provided throughout the Masters Modules

  1. The establishment of institutional partnerships between the various actors of trade policy, both in Senegal and abroad, in particular:
    1. Private sector: employers' organizations (CNES, CNP), support structures such as the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (CCIA), in particular that of Dakar, etc.
    2. Public sector: the Ministry of Commerce as well as all other bodies involved in the formulation, management and implementation of trade policy in Senegal; the relevant technical and advisory committees; ENAM, CFJ, Trade Point Senegal, etc.
    3. The academic world: the University of Dakar and, ultimately, other universities and Regional University Centers; the WTO Chair at FASEG, which was inaugurated in November 2010, under the aegis of the Head of State and the Director General of the WTO;
    4. Regional integration organizations such as ECOWAS, UEMOA, CEMAC, SADC, COMESA, as well as international trade policy institutions such as WTO, UNCTAD, ITC;
    5. International private institutions such as ILI, foreign universities and other research centers;
    6. Non-governmental organizations or “Non-State Actors” (NSAs) whose presence and recognition are increasingly evident in commercial matters

  1. The link between studies and the professional world, through the establishment of innovative mechanisms with regard to the integration of students into working and professional life, in particular:
    1. Tutoring, between students and professionals enrolled in the Masters;
    2. The incubation of students, the promotion of applied research, in relation with private and state organizations acting in this field;
    3. The establishment of diplomas and certificates targeted for people interested in professional development and or early and smooth entry into the professional world;
    4. All other actions having an interest to support in this direction

  1. Creation of an academic solidarity fund in commercial matters, intended to support the Institute in obtaining the necessary funding to support students at national, regional and international levels. This fund will be supplied by the Institute's budget, donations and bequests as well as any legally permissible financial benefit. He will be responsible for covering the related costs, in particular for the following activities:
    1. The progress of internships, missions and other visits of an academic and professional nature;
    2. Supervision of doctoral students;
    3. Support for workers based abroad who wish to contribute to the training and development of the Institute.
    4. All activities likely to promote the international dimension and stature of IPAC.

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Monday- Friday: 8: 00-18: 30 Hrs
(Phone until 17:30 Hrs)
Saturday - 8: 00-14: 00

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Lot N° 4 Cité Azur VDN Nord Foire
Phone:+ 221 33 822 25 96
Fax:+ 221 33 822 25 96
Email: iapc@iapc.sn