The Ninth African Higher Education Centres of Excellence (ACE) Project Workshop will take place at 2iE (Institut International d’Ingénierie de l’Eau et de l’Environment) Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. This two-day event is slated for May 8-9, 2018.

2ie is the first ACE institution to host an ACE workshop since the inception of the project.  Participants at the ninth ACE workshop will include representatives of the Centres, subject matter experts in the thematic areas of Agriculture, Health and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as well as representatives of the World Bank and the Association of African Universities (AAU).

The workshop will feature novel activities such as the Africa Higher Education Fair slated for Monday May 7, 2018. The fair will create an avenue for the Centres to showcase their products and activities. ACEs are further encouraged to ensure the participation of students from their centers in the fair to share information, learn from others and network among themselves.

Prior to the workshop, the 12th ACE Project Steering Committee Meeting will take place on Monday May 7, 2018

Since its inception in 2014, the African Centres of Excellence has organized 7 workshops for the 22 Centres in ACE I and one joint workshop for ACE I and II.