The Africa Centres of Excellence (ACE) Project was founded by the governments of West and Central African countries, with support from the World Bank. The project was introduced to promote the quality of education and research amongst participating universities, by strengthening their capacities to tackle developmental challenges working with regional students, industrial partners and other universities across the region.
ACE Impact is a continuation of the initial ACE (ACE I) project that was launched in 2013. A total of 44 centres of excellence were selected from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo.
The Regional Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability (RCEES) in the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) is among 8 Centres of Excellence including 5 new and 3 already existing centres in Ghana.