CALL FOR MASTERS FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS
The World Bank is partnering with eight Governments in Eastern and Southern Africa in an innovative project with the aim of improving the quality of training and research in higher education, and reducing the skill gaps in key development priority areas. The Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACE II) Project supports the governments of Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia in strengthening selected African Centers of Excellence (ACEs) to deliver quality post-graduate education and build collaborative research capacity in the following priority areas:
(iv) Education, and
(v) Applied Statistics.
The ACE II Project implements three components, namely
(i) strengthening the 24 higher education institutions into regional ACEs in Eastern and Southern Africa in a set of defined regional priority areas (US$ 140 million);
(ii) providing capacity building support to these ACEs through regional activities (US$3 million); and
(iii) supporting coordination and management of the implementation of components (i) and (ii) (US$5 million).