The African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education (CAMES) is an intergovernmental institution for integrating higher education systems. It is made up of 17 countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea-Conakry, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal and Togo)in addition to a dozen inter-state higher education and research institutions.
It was set up in 1968 to standardize the way emerging African universities were run.
To establish permanent scientific and cultural cooperation between its members
To draw up agreements between the member countries on higher education and research, and to contribute to their implementation
In order to guarantee the success of these missions, CAMES set up four programmes that can basically be defined as quality assurance programmes:
The Diploma Recognition and Equivalence Programme
The Traditional African Pharmacopeia and Medicines Programme