Press Release – Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence and Partners Meet in Washington D.C. to Showcase Project Milestones

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Press Release – Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence and Partners Meet in Washington D.C. to Showcase Project Milestones

Propelling Sustainable Development in Africa through Quality Applied Research and Innovation

Download the Press Release Here – EN_ PRESS RELEASE- ACE High-level Meeting in WashingtonFR- COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE-Réunion de haut niveau du CEA

Washington DC, USA (October 10, 2022) – Fifty-three (53) Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACEs) and their partners from over 13
countries will convene on October 17 – 18, 2022 at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, DC to present and leverage project gains for
enhancing higher education in Africa. Since its inception in 2014, the ACE Program is renowned for delivering quality post-graduate education and applied research meeting Africa’s demand for increased skills, mainly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The two-day high-level event themed “Africa Centers of Excellence: A Pathway towards sustainable development”, is organized by the World Bank, in collaboration with the Association of African Universities (AAU), the French Development Agency (AFD), and the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD). The objective is to disseminate the impact of the ACEs to date in terms of their contributions, innovations, and best practices in addressing key regional development challenges and global crises that relate
to public health, climate change, energy, agriculture and food security, digital transformation, and others.

The in-person interaction is envisaged to foster further networking and knowledge sharing, identify areas of future collaborations between the ACEs themselves, but also with various invited organizations including the following: Africa Centers for Disease Control (Africa CDC); Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS); European Union; Rockefeller Foundation; MasterCard Foundation; Welcome Trust; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; World Health Organization; IBM and Harvard University.

Please visit the dedicated website for details of the Event’s Agenda:
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