The Centre for Regional Integration in Africa (CRIA), is a dedicated  African Centre for regional integration that not only seeks to meet the challenges of region –building and regional integration  in Africa, but also offers the much-needed leadership at all levels in this key aspect of African development. 

In the first instance, CRIA is a continental institution that serves as a basis for research, training and consultancy on African economic integration and endeavours to respond to perceived problems that are clogging the wheels of African integration.

Second, the Centre provides core competent skills for handling policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of issues on region – building and regional integration and award Masters degrees, diplomas and certificates.

Third, it serves as a documentation and resource centre for policy makers, governments, productive sector groups in the private sector, NGOs, as well as donor institutions and agencies which have an interest in regional integration. Finally, CRIA offers other advisory services to governments and the regional integration schemes.