Africa Center of Excellence ACE2

ACE II in the News

Chimp Reports

ACE Leaders Root for Improved Investment in ICT in Africa

The 22 Centers of Excellence from West and Central Africa and 24 Centers from Eastern and Southern Africa are meeting for the first time to learn from peers, and share knowledge, experiences and success stories. It’s an opportunity for the 46 centers to review their progress, deliberate on the challenges and collectively come up with solutions. Full Story

The Observer

Museveni launches University ACEs

Launching Uganda’s four ACEs, education minister Janet Museveni said she was happy to see universities embark on projects that address real-life challenges. Full Story

The New Vision

Three universities share Sh86 billion from World Bank for higher education

The Eastern and Southern Africa Centers of Excellence project is financed with a loan from the World Bank worth $24m (sh86b) with the aim of strengthening the institution’s capacity to teach and foster research in agriculture, health, education and industry. The First Lady and education minister, Janet Museveni, launched the Centers at the President’s Office in Kampala yesterday. Full Story

Daily Nation

World Bank launches Sh 14bn project for African universities

October 27, 2016

The World Bank has launched a sh14 billion project aimed at delivering market-relevant post graduate education and building research capacity in the Eastern and Southern Africa region.

Tanzania Today

World Bank launches higher education centers of excellence in eight Eastern and Southern African countries

Africa News Agency

World Bank to fund African centers of excellence

October 28, 2016

Dr Xiaonan Cao, senior education specialist at the World Bank told ANA in Nairobi that the centres were an innovative way to address the shortage of highly skilled human capital in the sciences.

University World News

Second African centers of excellence project launched

November 4, 2016

A second regional centres of excellence project, co-funded by the World Bank and aimed at providing sustainable solutions through science and technology in higher education across East and Southern Africa, was officially unveiled in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on 26 October.