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20 February 2017

Guest of honour, Prof. Colletta Suda, Principal Secretary in charge of Higher Education, Kenya, officially launches ACE II Project. Looking on is Prof. Alexandre Lyambabaje of IUCEA and Dr.Sajitha Bashir of World Bank

20 February 2017

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IUCEA Executive Secretary, Prof. Alexandre Lyambabaje speaks at the meeting

20 February 2017

Dr. Sajitha Bashir, Practice Manager, Education Global Practice, World Bank

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Technical and Advisory Meeting for Leaders of ACE II

20 February 2017

Prof. Alexandre Lyambabaje and Mr. Moustapha Ndiaye, World Bank Coordinating Director for Regional Intergration at the signing ceremony of the ACE II Financing Agreement

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Guest of honour, Prof. Colletta Suda, Principal Secretary in charge of Higher Education, Kenya, officially launches ACE II Project. Looking on is Prof. Alexandre Lyambabaje of IUCEA and Dr.Sajitha Bashir of World Bank

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Applied Statistics

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MSc/PhD Scholarship Program in Railway Engineering 2017

African Railway Education and Research Institute (ARERI) is one of the African Centers of Excellency supported by the World Bank. The aim of the center is to strengthen railway professionals’ development through short term training, MSc and PhD level education, and research. To this effect ARERI is offering scholarships to citizens in African countries to pursue MSc and PhD studies in Railway Engineering for the 2016/2017 academic year.  
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Scholarships at the African Center of Climate Smart Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation (Climate SABC), Haramaya University

Scholarship opportunities are available on a competitive basis for eligible male and female students from Eastern and Southern Africa Region (Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique, Uganda, and Zambia) as well as for Ethiopian female students. Successful male Ethiopian candidates will be granted financial supports for research.

1. PhD in Climate Smart Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation

2. MSc in Climate Smart Agriculture

3. MSc in Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management

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Latest News

Five Countries Become Effective

10 February 2017
Five Countries Become Effective

Five countries participating in the ACE II Project have achieved effectiveness conditions. Achieving effectiveness means that the countries have met all the requirements specified by the World Bank. They include (a) a signed Financing Agreement between the Government and the World Bank (b) establishment of the ACE II National Steering Committee (c) a signed Performance and Funding Agreement (PFA) between the Government and the Africa Center of Excellence. The table...

Ethiopia launches 4 Africa Centers of Excellence

06 February 2017
Ethiopia launches 4 Africa Centers of Excellence

Ethiopia launched its four Africa Centers of Excellence on January 16, 2017 at a ceremony held at Elilly International Hotel, Addis Ababa. The Centers include: African Center of Excellence for Climate Smart Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation (Climate SABC) at Haramaya University, and Center for Innovative Drug Development Therapeutic Trials for Africa (CDT-Africa), African Center for Water Management and African Railway Education Research Institute (ARERI) at Addis...

Rwanda Launches 4 Africa Centers of Excellence

31 January 2017
 Rwanda Launches 4 Africa Centers of Excellence

TheEastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence Project (ACE II) which seeks to strengthen 24 competitively selected centers to deliver quality, market-relevant post-graduate education in Eastern and Southern Africa has been launched in Rwanda. Rwanda is one of the 8 participating countries in ACE II. The other countries include Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Rwanda has 4 Centers of Excellence and they include; African Centre of...

PASET Benchmarking of African Universities: 2016 Report

13 January 2017
PASET Benchmarking of African Universities: 2016 Report

The report with the results of a comprehensive benchmarking analysis carried out in 2016 as part of the Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) Regional Benchmarking Initiative is out. The work was led by PASET, hosted at the World Bank, in collaboration with Shanghai Jiao Tong University Center for World-Class Universities. 31 Sub-Saharan African universities participated, including four ACE II Universities.  You can read the rest...

Technical & Advisory Meeting for Leaders of Africa Centers of Excellence: A Recap

06 December 2016
Technical & Advisory Meeting for Leaders of Africa Centers of Excellence: A  Recap

Kampala (December 14, 2016) - The Technical and Advisory meeting for Leaders of Africa Centers of Excellence was held from October 24 - 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya.The meeting (see program (index.php/download/category/42-technical-and-advisory-meeting-for-leaders-of-centers-of-excellence-october-2016?download=165:agenda-aces-centers-leaders-oct-24-26)) was an opportunity for the 24 Africa Centers of Excellence (ACEs) participating in the Eastern and Southern Africa Centers of Excellence (ACE II) Project to engage in an open dialogue with peers, experts and Regional Steering Committee (RSC) members on development...

Launch of ACE II Project

05 December 2016
Launch of ACE II Project

The Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence Project (ACE II) was launched at a ceremony at the Inter Continental Nairobi on October 26, 2016. It was attended by Center Leaders, Vice Chancellors, Regional Steering Committee members and officials from the World Bank. The project will strengthen 24 selected centers to deliver quality post-graduate education and build collaborative research capacity in five regional priority areas: industry, agriculture, health,...

The Regional Steering Committee Meeting

15 December 2016
The Regional Steering Committee Meeting

The 6th Meeting of the Regional Steering Committee (RSC) was held on October 27, 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya,to discuss how to fast track meeting of effectiveness conditions and move into the implementation phase. The RSC provides overall guidance and oversight to the project and ensures that the ACEs achieve their development objectives. The mandate of the RSC is to review the overall project results and progress achieved at the regional level,...

World Bank Launches Higher Education Centers of Excellence in Eight Eastern and Southern African Countries

26 October 2016
World Bank Launches Higher Education Centers of Excellence in Eight Eastern and Southern African Countries

The $140 million project will help raise quality and relevance of the region’s post-graduate education in five priority sectors TheEastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence Project (ACE II) – which seeks to strengthen 24 competitively selected centers to deliver quality, market-relevant post-graduate education in Eastern and Southern Africa – was launched in Nairobi by the Inter University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) and the World Bank. The five-year project...

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