Pan-African University Support Project (PHASE II)


Overview

  • Reference: P-Z1-IAD-018
  • Appraisal Date: 01/04/2016
  • Board Presentation: 30/10/2016
  • Status: PipelinePIPE
  • Implementing Agency: COMMISION DE L'UNION AFRICAINE
  • Location: ALL AFRICA

Description

The components are the following:

1. Expansion of the thematic networks: support to the inclusion of 10 Centers of Excellence by thematic area

2. Establishing the virtual platform to expand elearning and mlearning in africa (based on needs assessment conducted in Phase 1)

3. Strenghtening R&D and Innovation as a major instrument for Africa's economic transformation through inclusive and green growth

4. Support consolidation of the PAU Governance structure


Objectives

As a follow up of Phase 1, the goal is to establish a world class regional university system to serve the entire continent in key development areas. The availability of skills through high quality higher education and research will improve Africa's competitiveness


Rationale

Through Phase 1 the Bank has played a major catalytic role in the establishment of the PAU, by contributing to the establishment and start up of the PAU. Other donors, including the Lead Thematic Partners (Japan, India, Sweden, Germany)are developing their support.

Phase 2 support will provide additional resources for

(i) operationalizing the networking with the inclusion of the Thematic centers of Excellence;

(ii) establishing a virtual platform to scale up elearning and mlearning; and

(iii) strenghten R&D as a major instrument for Africa's economic transformation through inclusive and green growth


Key contacts

MDACHI Maria Triphonia Mgeleka - OSHD2


Estimated Cost

Amount
UAC 50,000,000