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    DIGI-FACE enables future decision-makers in Africa

    DIGI-FACE is an online platform providing teaching, learning, research, and communication opportunities for the African Higher Education community.

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    2023/2024 Call For Applications For Admission And Award Of German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships For MPhil Agricultural Economics – Tamale, Ghana

    DEADLINE 20th June 2023 Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships for the MPhil Agricultural Economics Programme…

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    Keynote Lecture: Crimes Against Humanity Convention – Prof Dr Gerhard Kemp

    We are glad to announce that Prof Dr Gerhard Kemp will give a lecture “Crimes Against Humanity Convention” as part of the African-German Research Network…

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    Navigating the Future: DIGI-FACE Pioneers in Generative AI Education

    From November 13th to 27th, a cohort of trailblazers from the DIGI-FACE project embarked on a transformative journey via the 'Generative AI in Higher Education'…

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    THE CLIMATE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ACTION CLUB (CSDAC) SECURES A SECOND GRANT FROM THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH DEVELOPMENT OFFICE (FCDO), THROUGH THE BRITISH EMBASSY, NIGER.

    The Climate and Sustainable Development Action Club (CSDAC) has secured another project grant from the FCDO to implement a second phase of its project in…

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    The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) has signed a long-term contract with the World Food Programme (WFP) to conduct a Periodical Survey for food security and nutrition programmes in eight regions in mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar

    The World Food Programme (WFP) has signed an agreement with the University of Dar es Salaam Business School. Under this agreement, UDSM’s African Centre of…

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    DIGI-FACE@Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA) 2023

    Open Digital Formats & Alumni Activities for the Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa (NELGA) 23 November 2023 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia From…

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    Unlock Global Opportunities : Empower your enterprise with the tools and knowledge needed to excel in the global market, maximizing growth and profitability. Join Our Exclusive Workshop on Trade and Cross-Border Logistics!

    What to Expect✨ Master Trade Map & Market Access Map: Uncover hidden market potentials, analyze global trade flows, and gain insights into market trends that…

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    Open Call for Applications for 2023 Capacity-Building Short Course on Climate-Smart Agriculture – Deadline 30 November 2023

    The capacity building short course on climate-smart agriculture (C-Smart Agric) is a rigorous, unique learning experience that transforms early and mid-career professionals working in agriculture,…

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    GGCDS Annual Workshop 2023 culminates 15 years of collaboration, celebrates success stories

    The Ghanaian-German Centre for Development Studies (GGCDS) has held the 2023 edition of the Annual Collaboration Workshop. The event gathered alumni, students, programme coordinators, and partners…

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    Pro-RUWA calls for application for workshop: “Intercultural Communication in Science”

    Pro-RUWA invites every interested person to a hybrid workshop on “Intercultural Communication in Science” on 14 December 2023. We will provide you with theoretical background…

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    Interested in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Higher Education?

    The rapid advancements in AI, especially generative AI, have significant implications for students, academic professionals, and support staff. Conversations surrounding AI tools like ChatGPT, Google…

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    Atelier sur Moodle Novembre 2023 : Appel à candidatures

    Cet atelier s'adresse au personnel académique et administrative des Centres d'Excellence Francophones et les passionnés de l’apprentissage en ligne qui souhaitent améliorer leur maîtrise de…

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    MSc EMoS – Call for DAAD Scholarship Applications
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    As part of the „In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme“, DAAD offers scholarships for Master studies in Embedded and Mobile Systems (MSc EMoS) at the Nelson Mandela African…

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    Closing Ceremony: Enhancing Climate Resilience and Incomes of Rural Women and Youth through Climate Smart Agriculture and Green Energy

    The Climate and Sustainable Development Action Club (CSDAC) brought the first phase of its project: Enhancing Climate Resilience and Incomes of Rural Women and Youth…

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    CALL for Presentations and Sessions – Global Centres Conference on Health / Climate

    In September 2024 the following two Mid-Term Conferences of the DAAD Global Centres take place in Berlin. 1. Conference of the Centres for Climate and…

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    Pro-RUWA calls applications for an Agent-Based Modelling course.

    The course constitutes two parts: the first part is a self-paced on-line learning module that will take about 40 hours to finish; the second part…

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    Call for Application: Alumni Seminar at University of Johannesburg, South Africa on 4 – 8 December 2023

    Water in Africa in Balance with Human Needs and Nature Over 300 million Africans have no access to clean and safe drinking water, while 700…

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    Training Seminar and eLearning Africa 2024 Participation – Opportunity of Alumni
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    The DAAD is supporting training courses and participation in the eLearning Africa 2024 under the programme SDG Alumni Projects: Knowledge and Practice for Development for…

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    Call for MSc EMoS Programme now open

    Apply for a Master of Science in Embedded and Mobile Systems (MSc EMoS) at the Regional Centre of Excellence in East Africa (CENIT@EA) at the…

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    CEMEREM’s 4th Biennial International Conference

    The Future of Mining and Natural Resource Management in Africa From October 3rd to 6th, 2023, CEMEREM held successfully its 4th Biennial International Conference in…

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    Call for applications: Exploring the Online Learning Environment (November 2023)

    This course aims to introduce participants from the DIGI-FACE Centres to the Online Classroom, also called the Learning Management System (LMS). Moodle is the LMS…

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    Findings on addressing youth unemployment through higher education curricula

    You can now read the full report presenting the findings of a recent countrywide survey across Kenya on how to address youth unemployment through higher…

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    Invitation to Career Summit 2023

    Career Summit 2023 - Register Now!  You are invited to be part of Career Summit 2023, a virtual event, organized and funded by SA-GER CDR, Mozisha and the DAAD…

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    Event Series | Transitional Justice – The Legal Framework | Dr Marshet Tadesse Tessema & Jesse Mugero | 3 November 2023, 12:15 CET

    We are taking the publication of the book „Transitional Justice – The Legal Framework“ by Professor Werle and Professor Vormbaum as an opportunity to launch two…

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    Event Series | Transitional Justice – The Legal Framework | Prof Dr Moritz Vormbaum & Dr Juliet Okoth | 27 October 2023, 12:15 CET

    The last events of our Network for 2023 are approaching. Professor Werle and Professor Vormbaum have recently published a book on „Transitional Justice – The…

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    DIGI-FACE Centre Administrator Training in Accra | 28 and 29 Sept 2023

    Making use of DIGI-FACE: Discovering, Using and Improving the DIGI-FACE platform together In order to support the Centres of the African Excellence Programme's in the…

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    DIGI-FACE East African Regional Training Session 

    We are delighted to share an update with you, namely the recently concluded DIGI-FACE East African Regional Training Session which took place from October 5…

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    Exchange opportunity: Experience in Germany and Netherlands

    author: Cossi Afatondji Ulriche My name is Cossi Ulriche Afatondji, Pro-RUWA PhD scholar (First Cohort). During my second academic year (2023) I got an exchange…

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    Pro-RUWA – young but vibrant as part of the African Excellence network

    Fifteen years after the launch of the African Excellence (AE) initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and four years after the centres' last…

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    Training in Research Methods for Agroecology

    authors: NACRO Sadya Roseline and YAMEOGO Philippe (Pro-RUWA PhD students) In order to strengthen students' as well as lecturers' skills in research methods for Agroecology,…

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    No need to pay for software
    open source software

    It is surprising that many educational institutions still use software in their classes that is very expensive to purchase or may even require a monthly…

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    Le rôle du Centre Congolais-allemand de microfinance et son rôle dans le développement économique

    La microfinance a pris son essor à partir de 2008, avec le constat que très peu de personnes étaient formées dans ce domaine. C'est ainsi…

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    Appel à candidature pour les bourses doctorales du DAAD – CEGLA 2023

    Chers universitaires, professionnels et étudiants,  Pour le compte de cette nouvelle année universitaire, le programme African Excellence du DAAD à travers le Centre d’Excellence de…

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    Pro-RUWA calls for a research exchange grant

    Pro-RUWA provides annual grants for research and teaching exchange in our four partner Universities University of Dedougou (Burkina Faso), University of Abdou Moumouni (Niger), University…

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    Scientific Working and Publishing – workshop on good scientific practices (presence in Parakou)

    Pro-RUWA cordially invites you for a workshop on Scientific Working and Publishing beginning of December 2023. The offered workshop should provide you with skills and…

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    WAC-SRT NIGER master’s thesis defense

    Subject: Ecosystemic dynamics and proposed restoration of the Guidimouni Ramsar site (Zinder) Presented by: Souleymane Hadi Date and place of defence: 24 August 2023 at…

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    Invitation to an East African workshop on Moodle

    Are you ready to take your learning platform to new heights? Join us for one and a half day face-to-face East African Regional training session…

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    Testimonials

    The DIGI-FACE programme provides our Centre of Excellence, CEGLA, with invaluable support for the digitalisation of university teaching.

    Le programme DIGI-FACE apporte à notre Centre d’excellence le CEGLA, un appui inestimable pour la digitalisation des enseignements universitaires.

    Zakaria Yahaya

    Coordinator - Manager CEGLA NIGER
    Coordonnateur - Gestionnaire CEGLA NIGER

    Digitisation of education is a top priority of Phase III of the CEMEREM Programme

    La numérisation de l’enseignement est une priorité absolue de la Phase III du programme CEMEREM.

    Prof. Maurice Juma Ogada

    CEMEREM

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    The DIGI-FACE programme provides our Centre of Excellence, CEGLA, with invaluable support for the digitalisation of university teaching. This is the first time that such an initiative has been undertaken in two CEGLA member universities. We benefit from DIGI-FACE through online training courses, by receiving equipment for the production of educational content as well as consultancy support if necessary.

    Le programme DIGI-FACE apporte à notre Centre d’excellence le CEGLA, un appui inestimable pour la digitalisation des enseignements universitaires. C’est la première fois qu’une démarche de cette nature est entreprise dans deux universités membre du CEGLA. A travers DIGIFACE NOUS BÉNÉFICIONS DE FORMATIONS POUR LA MISE EN LIGNE DE COURS, du matériel pour la réalisation de différents contenus pédagogiques ainsi que d’un appui-conseil en cas de besoin.

    Zakaria Yahaya

    Coordinator - Manager CEGLA NIGER
    Coordonnateur - Gestionnaire CEGLA NIGER

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    Digitisation of education is a top priority of Phase III of the CEMEREM Programme. The objective is expected to culminate in the setting up of a state-of-the art digital classroom as well as the launch of online and blended programmes at Taita Taveta University which will extend the regional reach of CEMEREM. This dream could be realised earlier than the hitherto planned schedule. This is due to equipment support received from DAAD through the DIGI-FACE Programme.

    La numérisation de l’enseignement est une priorité absolue de la Phase III du programme CEMEREM. Cet objectif devrait aboutir à la mise en place d’une salle de classe numérique de pointe ainsi qu’au lancement de programmes en ligne et mixtes à l’université de Taita Taveta, ce qui permettra d’étendre la portée régionale du CEMEREM. Ce rêve a pu être réalisé plus tôt que le calendrier prévu jusqu’à présent. Ceci est dû au soutien en équipement reçu du DAAD par le biais du programme DIGI-FACE.

    Prof. Maurice Juma Ogada

    CEMEREM

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    The Centres of African Excellence offer many opportunities

    The “African Excellence” programme was developed in 2008 to improve academic education qualitatively and quantitatively in a sustainable manner. On the one hand, the programme is designed to increase the quality of teaching and to widen the research environment of selected universities in sub-Saharan Africa, with the cooperative support of German universities. On the other hand, it was also designed to train students to develop ‘soft skills’ such as leadership, decision-making and managerial abilities, in addition to supporting their personal development. The main goal of this programme, therefore, is to educate Africa’s future decision-makers, leaders and experts – for the continent’s benefit. In order to meet these goals, the DAAD supports cooperation projects – with a budget from the German Federal Foreign Office – between German and African universities. Consequently, the partner universities in each project can flexibly use the different sponsorship instruments offered by the DAAD. For instance, they can put them toward training courses for teaching staff from African universities, courses for administrative personnel, scholarships for studying on-site, and even to facilitate mobility opportunities for students, teaching staff and project managers. These funds can also be invested in summer schools and conference participation. more

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    Our Members and Alumni strive for Excellence

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    The heart of our platform is our network of members coming from the African Centres of Excellence. This is the ideal space to connect with other members and to learn more about their areas of expertise as well as their achievements.
    If you belong to an African Centre of Excellence get registered and become a part of our excellent community!

    NAPIRISO WILLIAM
    NAPIRISO WILLIAM
    Vincent Bulinda
    Vincent Bulinda
    Irene Kosgei
    Irene Kosgei
    Amina Ndinya
    Amina Ndinya
    Bulungu Cibambi
    Bulungu Cibambi
    Alexander Wegener
    Dr. Alexander Wegener Independant Consultant interpublic consultancy, www.interpublic-consultancy.de
    SAMIATOU YIGO
    SAMIATOU YIGO Executive Associate to the Director ProNet North
    Jared Nganyi
    Jared Nganyi
    Wilhelm Löwenstein
    Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein Professor for development research, faculty of management and economics Ruhr University Bochum Managing director, Institute of Development Research and Development Policy Ruhr University Bochum
    Youssef AMMINOU
    Youssef AMMINOU

    One of our main pillars is the creation and dissemination of digital modules. There are several types of modules: Generic and specific skills mini-modules as well as discipline-specific modules of the African Centres of Excellence.
    Check out below our most valuable generic modules created for academics, postgraduate students and administrative personnel!

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