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5th ACE Impact Regional Workshop to Hold Virtually


The Association of African Universities has announced the dates and programme for the 5th ACE Impact Regional Workshop. Here is all you want to know about the event. See the press release below:




Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence for Development Impact (ACE Impact) Project ensures sustainable growth and competitiveness by improving the quality, quantity and access of postgraduate education


5th ACE Impact Regional Workshop to hold virtually from May 24th -28th, 2021


The Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence for Development Impact (ACE Impact) will be organizing its 5th biannual Regional Workshop from May 24th - 28th, 2021. Fifty-three (53) Centres of Excellence and key stakeholders, including government representatives from participating countries, Vice Chancellors, representatives from the higher education sector, the private sector, policy think tanks, and partners such as the World Bank, the French Development Agency and the Association of African Universities are expected to participate in this meeting.

As an engine for producing quality postgraduate training and applied research to ensure inclusive growth andsustainable development in Africa, the ACE Impact project is convening its stakeholders to review activities and progress made towards achieving its overarching goal - improving the quality, quantity, and development impact ofpostgraduate education in Africa.

The meeting will also afford the Centers of Excellence the opportunity to share experiences, build networks, and forgepartnerships to ensure the successful implementation and sustainability of the project.

Broadly, the workshop’s programme will feature:

  1. Overall progress registered in the implementation of ACE Impact and key priority areas.
  2. Highlights on the digital education network project, which seeks to exploit the advances in digital technologies for education towards the transformation of teaching practices for the benefit of students.
  3. Inter ACE Impact networking initiatives.
  4. ACE Impact project’s engagement with the Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET), an initiative launched by African governments (with facilitation by the World Bank).
  5. Parallel sessions on monitoring and evaluation, financial management, procurement and safeguards, as well as aspecial session for Vice-Chancellors whose institutions are involved in the project.
  6. Learning and research outputs presentations by students undertaking innovative and transformational research at ACE Impact Centers.

The meeting will also focus on the key next steps for each country, institution, and center in implementing the projectplans, and provide guidance to the centers to better meet the requirement and targets for disbursement, fiduciary, and safeguards.

The ACE impact project invites all key stakeholders to actively participate in this workshop and support the project, asit remains committed to pursuing its broad target of strengthening postgraduate training and applied research forAfrica's economic transformation.


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