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    About DIGI-FACE

    Promoting digital capacities at African Higher Education Institutions

    The Digital Initiative for African Centres of Excellence (DIGI-FACE) is a DAAD funded project for digitalising the programme African Excellence. The project aspires to support the digital needs and enhance the digital capacities of all members and alumni of DAAD African Centres of Excellence and their networks via the development of e- and blended learning modules and digital tools.

    DIGI-FACE stands for:

    • Development and implementation of open, interdisciplinary, digital teaching and learning tools and modules for students, graduates and teaching staff at the African Centres of Excellence.
    • Capacity-building measures and training of trainers for the conception, implementation, use and further development of digital affordances.
    • Development of a digital teaching and learning platform that enables a variety of digital support mechanisms for students, researchers and alumni, enabling them to share innovative teaching and learning ideas and digitally supported documentation, as well as reflection and collaboration activities.

    Check out the Project overview for detailed information:

    DIGI-FACE aspires to support the digital needs of all DAAD African-German Centres of Excellence, including strengthening an African Excellence Network via the development of appropriate and user-friendly e- and blended learning modules and digital tools.

    The initiative will enable geographically separated participants to link together as a community of practitioners and enable them to become part of interactive digital learning processes and reflexive research supervision.

    The overall objective of DIGI-FACE is to support the objectives of the African Excellence programme, namely to provide and enable Centres of Excellence to use digital tools in order to strengthen their functioning over a wide range of digital activities. In doing so the aim of promoting digital networking between the Centres of Excellence with each other and their German partner universities, as well as with other relevant stakeholders, becomes achievable.

    Project objectives:

    • Strengthen cross-sectoral skills of lecturers, students, researchers and alumni of Centres of
      Excellence using digital tools
    • Connect geographically separated learners, teachers and supervisor via the digital platform
    • Improve teaching and learning conditions by offering e-, m- and blended learning
    • Initiate/improve technically adapted sustainable solutions for digitalisation at African Centres
      of Excellence
    • Promote networking among the African Centres of Excellence

    Project governance:

    The project is managed by a multicultural and international team of experts collaborating in different work packages and bodies.
    Check out the DIGI-FACE staff and structure overview to learn more about the inner workings of the project.

    What is the DIGI-FACE Platform?

    Check out this one-pager overview and get to know what the DIGI-FACE Platform is, what it offers and how you will benefit from it! DIGI-FACE…


    The digital home for the Centres – Platform launch on 1 October

    The DIGI-FACE platform was created in 2020 to foster collaboration between the various Centres of African Excellence funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).…


    New digital platform for the Centres launching soon!

    DIGI-FACE Platform launch on 1 October 2021 Via the DIGI-FACE project, a new platform for our African Excellence Network is developed. This Platform with its…


    A short story about the ‘Digital Initiative for African Centres of Excellence’ (DIGI-FACE) and why DIGI-FACE uses Moodle.

    In 2019 the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) - or German AcademicExchange Service in English, sent out a call for proposals for the digitalisation of theirCentres…


    Calls for DIGI-FACE Courses in August
    Call DIGI-FACE Courses August 2021

    The second semester of 2021 offers many opportunities for participating in one of the digital courses offered by DIGI-FACE. The calls for the first three…


    Prospectus DIGI-FACE Courses 2021
    Prospectus 2021

    DIGI-FACE offers many digital courses during the second half of 2021 and we are very delighted to share with you our Prospectus 2021. Have a…


    Academic Written and Graphic Presentations: Training for multipliers

    Call for applications: if you have completed the 'Academic Written and Graphic Presentations' online course with us already and would like to be a facilitator…


    DIGI-FACE Review – March 2021 (no. 2)

    There is a new DIGI-FACE Newsletter! In the second edition, you will find information about what has happened in the project since September. There is…


    Group photo of the DIGI-FACE Kick-Off Meeting in March 2020

    Steering Committee of the DIGI-FACE Project

    Training on the use of the mobile Padcaster studio for producing learning videos

    Welcoming to the future of Learning and Research in the African Excellence Network


    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!

    Dieudonné Yav Muchail
    Dieudonné Yav Muchail PhD Student The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology
    Ana Calderon
    Ana Calderon Media design and blended learning employee University of Applied Sciences Kehl
    Grite Nelson Mwaijengo
    Dr. Grite Nelson Mwaijengo Lecturer The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology
    Oscar Kakpo
    Oscar Kakpo
    Hervé Mbaya
    Hervé Mbaya Enseignant-Chef de travaux Université de Lubumbashi
    Vanessa Liehr
    Vanessa Liehr
    Helen Wieland
    Helen Wieland Student Assistant Center for Development Research
    Francis Walugembe
    Mr. Francis Walugembe Research Assistant Asian Institute of Technology
    Abdoul Azizou OUMAROU DAN BAKI
    M. Abdoul Azizou OUMAROU DAN BAKI Doctorant en économie Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey
    KEITA Mamby
    Doctorant KEITA Mamby Assistant vacataire Faculté de Droit Public -USJPB
    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.


    Introductory Training & Practice
    Explorer l’environnement Online


    Introductory Training & Practice
    Academic written and graphic presentations


    Introductory Training & Practice