Point Sud is sponsored by different financial partners in Europe and collaborates with numerous scientific institutions and researchers from Africa, Europe and the United States.

Financial Partners

The primary financial partners of Point Sud are currently:

  • German Research Foundation, DFG, Germany
  • Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • Gerda Henkel Foundation, Germany

In the past, Point Sud has benefited from the financial support of:

  • University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Volkswagen Foundation, Germany
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
  • Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin, Germany
  • Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Social Science, Sweden
  • Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, Netherlands
  • Novartis Foundation for sustainable development, Switzerland
  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
  • Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Sweden
  • French government, France
  • Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Germany

Scientific Partners
Furthermore, Point Sud collaborates with:

  • Goethe University Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • Consortium pour le développement des partenariats (CDP): “Local governance and conflicts in West Africa” (Mali, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Netherlands)
  • CODESRIA, Senegal
  • Institute of Advanced Scientific Studies of Porto Novo, Benin
  • University of Basel, Switzerland
  • University of Legon, Ghana
  • Network Programme Point Sud
  • University of Luxemburg
  • Cluster of Excellency „Africa Multiple“ at the University of Bayreuth, Germany

Point Sud is at the centre of a team for research and instruction in Mali including:

  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
  • University of Mali (Institute for Formation and Applied Research/ Rural Polytechnic Institute of Katibougou)
  • Institut d’Économie Rurale (IER)
  • Compagnie Malienne des Textiles (CMDT)

In addition to this institutional collaboration, numerous researchers and students – who have carried out their research in Mali with their own funding – benefited from the courses, the office and guest house of Point Sud. The originated from the Netherlands (University of Leiden, University of Amsterdam), the United States (Northwestern University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Washington, Carlton College, University of Boston, Helene Keller International, University of Suny Oswego, University of Wesleyan, World Resource Center), Germany (University of Bayreuth, Freie Universität Berlin), France (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Université de Nanterre, Université de Bordeaux), Canada (King’s University) and from India (Indian Institute for Management, Ahmedabad).