Our mission

To strengthen training and research thematic networks
of excellence in West Africa.

Our 4 thematic research networks

The ACE Partner project is an institutional collaboration between the World Bank, the Association of African Universities (AAU), the French Development Agency (AFD), tne Institute of Research for Development (IRD) and INRIA. It promotes the influence and sustainability of thematic research networks between African Centres of Excellence mobilised around national and regional development issues in West Africa.

> A pan-African science of excellence in the service of sustainable development
>A shared higher education offer adapted to local and adapted to the needs of local expertise
> A community of knowledge linked to the socio-economic sector

ACE Partner supports 4 thematic networks bringing together 23 African Centres of Excellence in 8 countries: Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Benin, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Guinea and Burkina Faso.