History

History

History

History

With support from the World Bank, the Association of African Universities, the Government of Ghana and the University of Energy and Natural Resources, the Regional Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability was established in 2019 in response to a call by the WB and AAU to set-up Centres of Excellence in Africa as part of the African Centres of Excellence for Development Impact (ACE Impact) project. RCEES was selected as part of 8 centres in Ghana and 44 overall from 12 (out of 105 proposals) participating countries in Djibouti, West and Central Africa.

Building on the work that had started in 2015 with the introduction of the first postgraduate programs in UENR by the erstwhile Department of Energy and Environmental Engineering, the ACE Impact project came to improve quality, quantity and development impact of the postgraduate education. The broad aim of the ACE-Impact project is to:

1. Enhance capacity to deliver regional high-quality training to address the development challenge.
2. Enhance capacity to deliver applied research to address the regional development challenge.
3. Build and use industry/sector partnerships to enhance impact of the Centre on development and increase relevance of the centres education and research.
4. Build and strengthen regional and international academic partnerships to raise quality of education in other institutions in the region.
5.Enhance governance and management to improve monitoring and evaluation, administration, fiduciary management, transparency, ability to generate resources, and project implementation.

History

With support from the World Bank, the Association of African Universities, the Government of Ghana and the University of Energy and Natural Resources, the Regional Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability was established in 2019 in response to a call by the WB and AAU to set-up Centres of Excellence in Africa as part of the African Centres of Excellence for Development Impact (ACE Impact) project. RCEES was selected as part of 8 centres in Ghana and 44 overall from 12 (out of 105 proposals) participating countries in Djibouti, West and Central Africa.

Building on the work that had started in 2015 with the introduction of the first postgraduate programs in UENR by the erstwhile Department of Energy and Environmental Engineering, the ACE Impact project came to improve quality, quantity and development impact of the postgraduate education. The broad aim of the ACE-Impact project is to:

1. Enhance capacity to deliver regional high-quality training to address the development challenge.
2. Enhance capacity to deliver applied research to address the regional development challenge.
3. Build and use industry/sector partnerships to enhance impact of the Centre on development and increase relevance of the centres education and research.
4. Build and strengthen regional and international academic partnerships to raise quality of education in other institutions in the region.
5.Enhance governance and management to improve monitoring and evaluation, administration, fiduciary management, transparency, ability to generate resources, and project implementation.