The Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence Project (ACE II) is an initiative of the World Bank in collaboration with the Governments of Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Aim of this project is to establish and strengthen specialization and collaboration among a network of selected higher education institutions across the sub-region. These institutions are designated as African Centres of Excellence (ACEs).
The Copperbelt University Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining
The Copperbelt University was selected by the World Bank to be the Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining (CBU ACESM). CBU ACESM focuses on delivering excellence in education, training, and research in five thematic
The CBU ACESM is designed on the basis of a participatory action-oriented methodology to ensure that the ACESM together with its partners tackle the developmental challenge to the fullest extent. It will use multidisciplinary research approach in conducting demand-driven applied research.
Research under the CBU ACESM will seek to engage in viable public- private partnerships (PPPs) with various partners to enhance involvement of industrial partners and other stakeholders in postgraduate training and research. The project will prioritise staff development and improving of staff competences through short-term international trainings, workshops and conferences. This will build both the capacity of staff as well as institutional collaborations. The training of MSc. and PhD will build on trans-disciplinary research approach and involve internships, workshops and conferences. CBU ACESM will establish applied research programs to enable scientists pursue high-impact projects that will contribute to national, regional and global understanding and improvement of sustainable mining for enhanced human wellbeing and environmental management.
Appropriate Programmes Develop appropriate MSc, PhD and post-doctoral research programmes to tackle the sustainable development challenges and improve the participation of underrepresented societal groups such as females.
Qualification Upgrade Upgrade the qualifications and competences of teaching, research and support staff to strengthen institutional capacity in sustainable mining.
Environmental challenges are adversely affecting Africa’s forest resources. The continent’s forest’s cover is estimated at 23% of total land area, offering a number of ecosystem services. Challenges affecting the forests also affect the services that these resources provide, subsequently affecting the continent’s economy and people’s livelihoods. Dendrochronology is one field of science that can help solve some of the environmental challenges.
CBU-ACESM offers scheduled Dendrochronology short course training. The impart scientific knowledge on the techniques and application of tree-ring science to understand various environmental problems affecting the forests. The trainings focus on imparting skills in sample collection, preparation, tree-ring measurements, cross-dating, chronology building, and interpretation of results.
The CBU-ACESM through the Monitoring and Biodiversity and Ecosystem Impacts (MBEI) Thematic Area now running the summer school training from 24th July – 2nd August, 2023. More details here
With specialization in any of the following fields: Environmental Engineering Monitoring and Management, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, ICT, Occupational Hygiene, Applied Epidermiology, Project Management, Natural Resources Management or Tropical Ecology and Biodiversity Management.
With specialization in any of the following fields: Environmental Engineering Monitoring and Management, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, ICT, Occupational Hygiene, Project Management, Natural Resources Management or Tropical Ecology and Biodiversity Management.
Master in Business Administration (General)
in any of the following: Natural Resources Management, Tropical Ecology and and Biodiversity Management, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, ICT, Occupational Hygiene Project Management, Mining, Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering, Geomatics, Biotechnology, Environmental Engineering, Monitoring and Management.More Information about CBU School of Graduate Studies
Doctor of Business Administration (General)
The Inter-University Council for East Africa, is an institution of the East African Community, which is a regional intergovernmental organisation of the republics of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and South Sudan. IUCEA aims to foster collaboration between universities in the EAC region
The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans and grants to the governments of low- and middle-income countries for the purpose of pursuing capital projects
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