Africa Center of Excellence ACE2

Increased student enrolment in STEM programs
Research and innovation for regional transformation
Development of resilient crop varieties
Research equipment and laboratory refurbishment
Strengthening agribusiness and entrepreneurship
Improved teaching and research mentoring
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A group discussion during the ACEs Technical and Advisory meeting. Faculty and staff in the ACEs will benefit from improved teaching and research conditions and professional development opportunities
ACE II is building institutional capacity to conduct higher quality applied research by providing research equipment and laboratory refurbishment
The Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence Project (ACE II) held its sixth Technical and Advisory meeting at the Serena Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda, from November 12th to 14th, 2018.
Sixth Technical and Advisory meeting at the Serena Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda, from November 12th to 14th, 2018
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Regional Priorities


In general, ESA countries are experiencing low and declining levels of enrollment in areas associated with the growing industrial sectors


Low levels of agricultural productivity, which has exacerbated food insecurity and slowed poverty reduction, is partly driven by skill constraints


Infectious diseases account for 40-50 percent of illness in the region; these include malaria and tuberculosis, diseases that have been eliminated


The quality of tertiary education is impeded by poor learning outcomes in primary and secondary education, particularly in mathematics and science.

Applied Statistics

The absence of reliable and accurate data, data management systems, and skilled statisticians is a serious constraint to policy making..

ACE II Updates & Announcements

Upcoming events

Postgraduate Supervisors Training Workshop
Dates: May 20 – 22, 2024
Where: Nairobi, Kenya

Training of Assessors for EAC Regional Programme Accreditation

Dates: May 23 – 24, 2024
Where: Nairobi, Kenya


Communication Training Workshop for ACEs

Dates: May 27 – 31, 2024
Where: Lilongwe, Malawi