First Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence for Development Impact Project

  • F Funding Initiative/Portfolio

A Active

Key Information

The objective of the First Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence for Development Impact Project is to improve quality, quantity and development impact of postgraduate education in selected universities through regional specialization and collaboration. There are three components to the project, the first component being establishing new and scaling up well-performing existing Africa Centers of Excellence for Development Impact. This component includes two subcomponents: support to establish new centers of excellence, and support to scale-up well performing ACE I centers. The second component is the fostering regional partnerships and scholarships. This component includes two subcomponents: support to emerging centers (non-ACEs) for networking, regional technical assistance and improving learning environment, and support for PhD scholarships through the PASET Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund. Finally, the third component is the enhancing national and regional project facilitation, and monitoring and evaluation. This component includes two subcomponents: support for project facilitation and monitoring and evaluation at the regional level, and support for national level coordination (Burkina Faso and Ghana) by government designated national higher education agencies.


Lead Implementing Organization(s)

Location(s)

Sub-Saharan Africa

Burkina Faso, Ghana

Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program

Years

2019 - 2023

Partner(s)

Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation

Republic of Guinea - Ministry of Economy and Finance, Burkina Faso - Ministry of Economy, Finance and Development, Republic of Ghana - Ministry of Finance, Republic of Djibouti - Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry, Republic of Senegal - Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning

Funder(s)

COVID-19 Response

Unknown

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Attainment

  • Post-secondary

Other

  • Other

Cross-cutting areas

Not applicable or unknown


Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school)

Age

Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Tertiary

Other populations reached

  • Community leaders
  • School administrators

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Access to school

  • Alternative learning centers/mobile schools/home schools

Policy/legal environment

  • System-wide review and reform

Reducing economic barriers

  • Scholarships/stipends for school fees

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased school completion (general)
  • Increased school enrolment (general)

Cross-cutting goals

Not applicable or unknown