In a similar engagement, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Dr. Yusupha Touray, who doubles as a Regional Steering Committee Member of the ACE Impact Project and the Director of Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI), Mr. Samba Sowe, also doubling as the ACE Impact National Focal, are currently attending the ACE Impact Regional Workshop in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire. The meeting is being held from the 31st of October to the 3rd of November, 2023. The Team also includes officers of the Emerging Centre on Science, Technology and Engineering for Entrepreneurship (STEE) of the University of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology (USET) and the Projects Coordination Unit (PCU) of the Education Sector.
The theme of the Project is focusing on the sustainability of the higher education centres of excellence in Africa (including the STEE of USET) and how the flow of research output and human capital could be maintained for Africa’s socio-economic development.
The World Bank-funded ACE Impact Project is financing the establishment of the degree programmes (College of Science and Engineering) and the innovation and entrepreneurship (Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship) components of the new University (USET).
It may be recalled that The Gambia successfully hosted the colourful 8th ACE Impact Regional Workshop in November 2022.