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

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    African Centres of Excellence brochure published

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    Maintenance Notice 20-22 May

    All DIGIFACE users In our efforts to keep the platform modern and secure, much needed modifications and enhancements to the hosting and learning management platforms…


    Moodle Monday – 5 tips to improve the user experience on the course overview page

    This week, we are looking at “5 tips to improve the user experience on the course overview page”. It's a short one, but very useful!…


    Call for applications to WAC-SRT DAAD scholarships

    The WAC-SRT team invites young students from African countries to apply for a DAAD-scholarship for its master programs in Ghana Deadline 30 May 2022 The…


    Moodle Monday – adding a picture to your unit

    This week, we are looking at “adding a picture to your unit”. Hope you find it useful! If you have any suggestions for our tip…


    Appel à Propositions 2022 : DIGI-FACE et Activités

    L'appel à propositions pour les activités sur la plate-forme DIGI-FACE est ouvert. Les représentants actifs, les conférenciers, les coordinateurs, les employés, et le personnel des…


    Call for Proposals 2022 : DIGI-FACE Launching Activities

    The call for proposals for launch activities on the DIGI-FACE platform is open. Active representatives, lecturers, coordinators, employees, and staff of the Centres of Excellence…


    Call for application – Online Educa Berlin 2022 – SDG Alumni Project

    Dear Colleagues Dr Anja Hallacker, Director the DAAD Information Centre Southern Africa, has informed us about Educa (Berlin) 2022 - the world's largest international conference…


    Call for Application: Round Table Africa “Pilot Projects”

    We as DAAD are happy to announce that the Call for Application “Pilot Projects” under the Round Table Africa is published now. The Pilot Projects…



    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



    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


    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


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    Our Centres in Africa

    Centre of Excellence for ICT in East Africa (CENIT@EA)

    To respond the concrete needs of the digital transformation in the region, CENIT@EA established a market-driven master’s programme in Embedded and Mobile Systems (MSc EMoS) and offers short-term technical trainings for ICT professionals, unemployed graduates and university lecturers to provide them with the relevant digital skills.

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    Pro-RUWA: Promoting Academic Capacities for Sustainable Agricultural Resources Use in West Africa

    Pro-RUWA aims to train a new generation of regionally and internationally educated young scientists, entrepreneurs, and administrators. Future decision makers in francophone West Africa will be capacitated to jointly overcome bottlenecks in resource overuse and food insecurity at the national and regional level by fostering university education, international relations, regional development, and operational links between the academic, public and private sector.

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    Sustainable Operations for Resource Management and Food Supply (SCO)
    West African German Centre for Local Governance in Africa (CEGLA)

    French speaking countries in Africa like Mali, Niger and Senegal are confronted to important social, economic, environmental and security problems. Situated at the doorway to Europe, both continents Africa and Europe, are affected by these issues which lead to precarious living conditions for the population, mistrust into government structures and massive migration.

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    West African German Centre for Sustainable Rural Transformation (WAC-SRT)

    The WAC-SRT develops interdisciplinary, transnational research and teaching programs that will contribute to sustainable rural development and political stability in West Africa by producing the required expertise, applicable technological solutions, locally adapted business models and administrative approaches.

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    Kenyan German Centre for Mining, Environmental Engineering and Resource Management (CEMEREM)

    The CEMEREM programmes train African students in the development and environmentally friendly extraction of raw materials.

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    African-German Research Network for Transnational Criminal Justice (TRANSCRIM)

    The African-German Research Network for Transnational Criminal Justice was established after the 10-year-funding period for the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice, which was supported by the German Academic Exchange Service and offered an LL.M.- and PhD-Programme, has ended in 2018.

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    South African German Centre for Development Research (SA GER CDR)

    The SA-GER CDR at the University of the Western Cape trains the next generation of executive elites in Master’s and PhD degree programmes related to Development Studies. Students of the centre are given the preparation needed to meet the specific economic, social and political challenges which will arise in the course of the region’s development processes.

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    East and South African-German Centre for Educational Research, Methodologies and Management (CERM-ESA)

    In view of the need for excellence in educational research, training and management in Sub-Saharan Africa related to the processes of empowerment and advancement of educationists and educational institutions.

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    Namibian German Centre for Logistics (NGCL)

    Efficient logistics are pivotal in gaining access to regional and international markets. Both the population and industry depend on goods and commodities being available in sufficient volume and in good time. Logistics, therefore, play a key role in the continuing economic development of southern Africa.

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    Congolese German Centre for Microfinance (CCAM)

    Microfinance plays a decisive role in the economic development of sub-Saharan Africa and in its battle against poverty and deprivation. However, African banks and ministries of finance often suffer from a lack of qualified experts. The Centre for Microfinance aims to bridge this gap and offers a needs-orientated programme for future microfinance specialists.

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    Ghanaian-German Centre for Development Studies (GGCDS)

    Ghana and other African countries have seen major economic and political achievements in recent years. But despite economic growth and political stability fundamental development problems continue to exist.

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    Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL)

    The Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL) offers structured and highly specialised LLM and PhD programmes to aspiring lawyers from all Partner States of the East African Community and beyond to qualify them for leading positions in the region.

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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

    • Study in another African country
    • Master Programmes
    • PhD Programmes
    • Scholarships
    • Support with finding a place to stay during your study
    • Summer Schools in Germany
    • Language Support in basic Germany
    • International scientific conferences

    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!

    Iddi Sai
    Mr.Iddi Sai Research Assistant The University of Dodoma
    Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada
    Dr.Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada Postdoctoral Research Fellow Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
    Balla Moussa Coulibaly
    Balla Moussa Coulibaly Lecturer USJPB-CEGLA
    Ange Josiane Uwayisenga
    MsAnge Josiane Uwayisenga Intern GIZ
    Olutomiwa Binuyo
    Olutomiwa Binuyo PhD SA-GER CDR Student Institute of Social Development, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
    ANNE NYABUTI Tutorial Fellow Taita Taveta University
    Deborah Adeyemo
    Dr.Deborah Adeyemo Lecturer University of Ibadan
    Sonja Ebbing
    Sonja Ebbing Project Coordinator DIGI-FACE University of Oldenburg
    Prof Efigenia Semente
    Prof Efigenia Semente Acting Dean NUST
    Abdul-Rahman Anuwar Sadat
    Abdul-Rahman Anuwar Sadat Principal ICT Officer, SDD-UBIDS

    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!

    Exploring the Online Learning Environment

    This course will introduce participants to the DigiFace online learning management system and allow them to explore while learning how to create activities.


    Explorer l’environnement Online


    Academic written and graphic presentations


    Achieving Coherence in Post-Graduate Research Projects