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The Actuary The magazine of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries

Education initiative in francophone Africa

Further to The Actuary’s recent coverage of an initiative to strengthen actuarial education in English-speaking countries of Africa, we were pleased to learn of an established project in French-speaking jurisdictions. The body, Aktuarwissen für Afrika eV, is implementing the project ‘Actuarial Education for West Africa’ in Benin, in co-operation with the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) in Munich, Germany, and an African task force is being created for the francophone countries of Africa.

The aim of the initiative is to establish a thorough and professional programme of actuarial education to Bachelor and Masters levels, with the support of reputable academics, universities and sponsors from the fi elds of science, culture and business. An application has been sent to the International Actuarial Association (IAA) seeking accreditation for the study programme. A brochure about the project can be downloaded from www.actuarialsciencesforafrica.org/presse.html and further details can be found at www.actuarialsciencesforafrica.org