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Associated Membership Agreements (AMA)

Universities which do not fully qualify to become an MoU university but have the potential to support the long-term succession planning needs of the United Nations may be invited to enter an Association Membership Agreement (AMA). Recipients receive the status of university ‘associated’ with the MoU network and are regularly invited to participate as observers in the network’s activities.

Universities under AMA:

Remote Practicum Agreements (RPA)

Apart from MoUs and AMAs, partner universities may also be invited to sign a Remote Practicum Agreement with the United Nations. Such agreements offer remote practical experience to promising translation or interpretation university students.

Universities under RPA:

The Pan-African Masters Consortium in Interpretation and Translation (PAMCIT)


The Pan-African Masters Consortium in Interpretation and Translation (PAMCIT), aims to provide international, regional and subregional organizations operating on the African continent with the capacity to serve intergovernmental processes in the long run by supporting succession planning.


Formerly known as the “African Project”, PAMCIT was launched by the heads of the language services of several international organisations, including the EU and the UN, who took part in the First Pan-African Conference on Training of Translators, Conference Interpreters and Public Service Interpreters, held at the United Nations Office at Nairobi in February 2009.

Current members

PAMCIT now includes six universities in Kenya, Senegal, Cameroon, Mozambique, Egypt and Ghana, one of which is also a MoU university: the University of Nairobi (Kenya).
4th PAMCIT Executive Committee Meeting, Addis Ababa, 10 November 2016