Each selected institution will implement its own ACE proposal. A recognized academic or researcher with leadership and managerial capacity has been chosen as the leader of the newly established ACE within the institution. The leader will come from the primary discipline of the ACE, be supported by faculty from all relevant departments and receive support and guidance from the leadership of the ACE hosting university. Project implementation equally draws heavily on a large number of international, regional and national partners to achieve academic and development objectives. The ACE will also receive support from its hosting university. Responsibility for fiduciary matters during the implementation will lie with existing implementation units within the ACE institutions.