Africa Center of Excellence ACE2


  1. Background

The Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) is organising the Academia-Public-Private Partnership Forum (APPPF) and Exhibitions in partnership with the East African Business Council (EABC). The APPPF will be held on 15th – 17th March 2023 at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Center, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania under the theme “Nurturing Sustainable Skills Development for Youth Employability Through Academia-Industry Partnerships.” Running parallel with the Forum will be exhibitions to enable innovators, researchers, academia, and the public and the private sectors to display the practical aspects of their operations, products, services and achievements as a way of enhancing linkages between the academia, the public and the private sectors in promoting industrialization in the region.

  1. Call for Exhibitions

Entrepreneurs, innovators, higher education institutions, public and private sector organizations are hereby invited to participate in the exhibition. Participation in the exhibition will be an excellent opportunity to showcase institutional profiles, services, and products to various stakeholders. The exhibition will also provide an opportunity for the exhibitors to interact with the best and most ambitious talents in the private sector and academia, for the eventual productive engagement between these complimentary systems.

  1. Expected Participants in the Exhibitions

a)     Delegates to the Forum, namely: – The private sector fraternity in East Africa and beyond – business leaders and employers (manufacturers, bankers, transporters, telecommunication providers, venture capitalists); SMEs; entrepreneurs, etc.

b)    The academic and research fraternity in East Africa and beyond – education managers and administrators, including vice-chancellors, rectors, principals, provosts, registrars, deans, directors, and professors from higher education/research institutions across East Africa

c)     Policy makers and government officials in East Africa

d)    Development Partners

e)     The media

f)     Students

g)    General public

4. Provisions to Exhibitors

a) 3 m x 3 m exhibition booth.

b) Exhibition furniture, including one table and two chairs

c) One-page profile in the official forum catalogue (provided by exhibitor)

d) Visit by more than 500 people including Forum participants and the general public

e) Media coverage

To book your exhibition stall or space in the forum catalogue please contact

Inter-University Council for East Africa

Kigobe Road, Kyambogo, Kampala

P.O.BOX 7110 Kampala, Uganda