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About Us


The World Bank in collaboration with the governments of African countries seek to employ the concept of Centres of Excellence to improve the quality, quantity and the development impact of postgraduate education in Africa.

Following the massive successes chalked in the establishment of centres in Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE) I (West–Central Africa) in 2013 and ACE II (East-Southern Africa) in 2015, the World Bank made a third call in September, 2018 for higher education institutions in West-Central Africa to apply for selection to the Africa Centres of Excellence Impact III project.

The Centre for Coastal Management (CCM) which was established in December, 2013 in the School of Biological Sciences of the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences (CANS) of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) responded to the call for application. CCM was competitively selected to establish the Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience (ACECoR).

ACECoR is, therefore, the new image for CCM which has as its vision: To become a Centre of Excellence in coastal management contributing to global efforts to safeguard healthy coastal ecosystems for sustained provision of goods and services

The emergence of ACECoR is thus considered as the international recognition of the activities of CCM.

Vision and Mission


To be a global centre of excellence in coastal resilience through collaboration with industry, private and public institutions.



To achieve sustainable management and use of coastal environment through training of human resource, and demand-driven research to support coastal policy development in Africa.


Achieving Excellence

Our Aims

The Centre aims at achieving excellence in training both students and professionals in selected areas as a way of enhancing coastal resilience and promoting policies through:

Training professionals

Enhancing old academic programmes and developing new programmes to train professionals in the coastal issues

Learning Environment

Improve teaching and learning environment and resources for training and research

Human Resource Capacity

Enhance human resource capacity for teaching and research in the thematic areas of the project

Industry Sector Partnerships

Establish strategic academic and industry sector partnerships for outreach through students/faculty exchange, networking, conferences and workshops

Our Partners

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