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12th June 2020                   ISSUE No: 4


Dear All,

We are pleased to share with you the fourth issue of the ACE for Development Impact News. We encourage you to click "View this email in your browser" so that you can translate this newsletter to a language of your choice.

We congratulate the Africa Higher Education Centres for Development Impact for continuing to make enormous contributions towards managing the spread of the COVID-19 virus within the sub- region.

We invite you to review the newly designed ACE for Impact website for the latest updates on the centres (
We are grateful to the Centres for their support in putting these news items together and we encourage them to continuously furnish us with information on the latest happenings in their various institutions.

Below is a selection of news items for your reading.

News from the ACEs 
  1. World Bank reports on regional collaboration in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. The Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation of Niger recently inaugurated a solar energy powered hand washing machine that was developed by CEA-IEA-MS4SSA hosted by the Université Abdou of Niamey 
  3. Obafemi Awolowo University - ICT Driven Knowledge Park produces unique face mask 
  4. The University of Lagos produces ventilators to help combat the COVID pandemic
  5. Center of Excellence in Avian Sciences puts in place measures to help students during the COVID-19 pandemic
  6. Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases reports that the SARS-CoV-2 genomes from Nigeria reveal community transmission.
  7. Bolstering Africa’s corona virus detection efforts, the Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases' story..
  8. CERSA continues playing its leadership role to revitalize the poultry sector in Togo
  9. Emerging Center of Excellence for Science, Technology and Engineering for Entrepreneurship (STEE) in the Gambia hosts its inaugural Sectoral Advisory Board Meeting
  10. ACECoR - Center for Coastal Management successfully hosted a Webinar on "Innovations in Higher Education towards Sustainable Oceans - Thinking Globally, Acting Locally"

  1. ACE Fuels FUTO calls for new applications via a creative video
  2. Africa Centres of Excellence- Managing the COVID pandemic through the production of protection materials. Click to watch
  3. Africa Centres of Excellence- Managing the COVID pandemic through scientific and transformative research. Click to watch
  4. Centre of Excellence For Neglected Tropical Diseases and Forensic Biotechnology commences testing COVID-19 samples in its laboratories. Click to watch
  5. The Regional Transport Research and Education Centre Kumasi is calling for applications for their MSc Transportation Leadership at the TRECK, KNUST. Click to watch

  1. Coursera for Campus is available globally at no cost to any university impacted by COVID-19 (
  2. edX Online Campus allows any university across the globe to offer in-demand and on-demand learning for their students (
  3. FUN-MOOC (France Université Numérique) MOOCS ( is a platform that allows the privatization of existing MOOCs in French. 
  4. Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF): COVID-19 : des ressources en ligne pour assurer la continuité pédagogique  
  5. Resources on Transport from the Transport Research and Education Centre, KNUST.

  1. Invitation to the AAU's webinar on academic survival during the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday June 18, 2020 at 11:00 GMT. Click to Register || Click to Stream

  1. PASET RSIF Call for PhD Scholarships. The Deadline date is 15 June 2020.   
  2. The College of Engineering at KNUST opens call for applications into PhD, MSc and MPhil Programmes. Deadline: 30th June, 2020
  3. Application for 2020 World Bank selection process for Young Professional Program. Deadline: July 28, 2020
  4. GBIF's BID programme calls for proposals from Sub-Saharan Africa Deadline: 27 Aug 2020 

  1. CEA en Sciences Mathematiques, Informatique et Applications, University of Abomey- Calavi, Benin
  2. CEA Pour L’eau Et L’assainissement (C2EA), University of Abomey- Calavi, Benin 
  3. Ecole d'ingénieurs, (CoE_EIE), Université d’Abomey Calavi, Benin
  4. CEA pour la Formation et La Recherche en Sciences et Technologies de l’eau, 2iE, Burkina Faso
  5. Collège d’Ingénierie pour la formation et la recherche en Sciences et Technologies d’Ingénierie de l’Energie et des Infrastructures en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre (CoE-2iE), Burkina Faso 
  6. Centre De Formation, De Recherche Et D’expertises En Sciences Du Medicament (CEFOREM), Université de Ouaga I, Burkina Faso
  7. CEA et Innovation Biotechnologiques Pour L’elimination Des Maladies A Trans-Mission Vectorielle  (CEA / ITECH-MTV), Université Nazi Boni, Burkina Faso
  8. Centre d'Etudes, de Formation et de Recherche en Gestion des Risques Sociaux (CEFORGRIS),  Université de Ouaga I, Burkina Faso 
  9. CEA: Mines et Environnement Minier (CEA-MEM), INP-HB, Cote d'Ivoire
  10. CEA: Valorisation Des Dechets En Produits A Haute Valeur Ajoutee (VALOPRO), INP-HB, Cote d'Ivoire
  11. CEA: Changement Climatique, Biodiversite et Agriculture Durable (CEA-CCBAD), Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Cote d'Ivoire
  12. CEA: Statistique et Economie Quantitative, ENSEA, Cote d'Ivoire
  13. Centre émergent: logistique et transport, Djibouti 
  14. UD Ecole d'ingénieurs, Djibouti
  15. Regional Water and Environmental Sanitation Centre Kumasi (RWESCK), KNUST, Ghana
  16. Regional Center for Energy and Environmental Sustainability (RCESS), University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana
  17. West African Center for Water, Irrigation and Sustainable Agriculture (WACWISA), University for Development Studies, Ghana.
  18. Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience (ACECoR), University of Cape Coast, Ghana 
  19. Regional Transport Training and Research Centre, (TRECK) KNUST, Ghana
  20. College of Engineering, CoE_KNUST (KEEP), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
  21. West African Centre For Cell Biology of Infectious and Non- Communicable Diseases (WACCBIP + NCDS), University of Ghana
  22. West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana
  23. West Africa Genetic Medicine Centre (WAGMC), University of Ghana
  24. Centre d’Excellence Africain pour la Prevention et le Controle des Maladies Transmissibles (CEA PCMT), Université Gamal Abdel Nasser de Conakry, Guinea
  25. Centre émergent, Mines et sociétésCoE_Guinée (CEMS), L’Institut Supérieur des Mines et  Géologie de Boké, Guinea
  26. Centre d’Excellence Regional sur les Productions Pastorales : Viande, Lait, Cuirs Et Peaux (CERPP), Université Abdou Moumouni, Niger
  27. Teaching / Learning Math and Science for Sub-Saharan Africa (MS4SSA), Université Abdou Moumouni, Niger
  28. Centre émergent:  Environnement minier (CEA-EMIG), Niger 
  29. African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), Redeemer's University, Nigeria
  30. African Center of Excellence for Neglected Tropical Diseases and Forensic Biotechnology (ACENTDFB), Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria
  31. Africa Centre of Excellence on New Pedagogy in Engineering Education (ACENPEE), Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria
  32. African Center of Excellence  for Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI), University of Benin, Nigeria
  33. African Center of Excellence in Dry Land Agriculture (CDA), Bayero University, Nigeria
  34. African Center of Excellence for Population Health and Policy (ACEPHAP), Bayero University, Nigeria
  35. Centre For Food Technology and Research (CEFTER), Benue State University, Nigeria
  36. African Centre Of Excellence for Mycotoxin And Food Safety (ACEMFS), Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria
  37. African Centre Of Excellence for Drug Research, Herbal Medicine Development and Regulatory Science (ACEDHARS), University of Lagos, Nigeria
  38. African Centre Of Excellence for Innovative And Transformative STEM Education (CITSE), Lagos State University, Nigeria
  39. African Centre Of Excellence for Sustainable Power and Energy Development (ACE SPED), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
  40. African Centre Of Excellence in Future Energies and Electrochemical Systems (ACE FUELS), Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria
  41. OAU ICT-Driven Knowledge Park (OAU-Oak Park), Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
  42. Center of Excellence for Oilfield Chemicals Research (CEFOR), University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  43. Africa Centre of Excellence for Public Health and Toxicological Research, (ACE-PUTOR) University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  44. Africa Centre of Excellence on Technology Enhanced Learning (ACETEL), National University of Nigeria
  45. Covenant Applied Informatics and Communication (CApIC), Covenant University, Nigeria
  46. African Center of Excellence in Mathematics and ICT (CEA MITIC), Gaston Berger University, Senegal
  47. CEA pour la Sante de la Mere et de L’enfant  (CEA- SAMEF), Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal
  48. CEA: Agir en Environnement et Sante, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal
  49. CEA: Agriculture pour la Securite Alimentaire et Nutritionnelle (CEA AGRISAN), Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal
  50. Emerging Center: Science, Technology and Engineering for Entrepreneurship (STEE), The Gambia
  51. Centre d’Excellence Regional pour la Maitrise de l’Electricite (CERME), Universite de Lome, Togo
  52. Centre d’Excellence Regional sur les Sciences Aviaires (CERSA), Université de Lomé, Togo
  53. Centre d’Excellence Regional Villes Durables en Afrique (CEA CERViDA DOUNEDON), Université de Lomé, Togo

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