EU funds African universities’ research training in digitalisation towards achieving Africa’s dev’t goal

The European Union(EU) is funding a research capacity-building project in Digitalisation and Internationalisation in eight African universities.

The Project, dubbed the DigiGrad Africa Project, seeks to enhance the quality and relevance of postgraduate students and young researchers in Africa, especially for the attainment of Africa’s regional and global development goals, through harnessing the opportunities provided by Digitalisation and Internationalisation.

The participating African Universities are Laweh University College, Ghana; University of Cape Coast, Ghana; Moi University, Kenya; and  the Africa Nazarene University, Kenya.

















t will provide the African universities with tools and expertise they need to undertake high-quality research, promote internationalisation and leverage digital technologies to enhance teaching and learning.

The EU is executing the DigiGrad Project in collaboration with the African Network for Internationalisatiion of Education(ANIE) and OBREAL Global.  ANIE is co-ordinating the Project with support from OBRIEL Global—an association dedicated to South-South-North co-operation, and universities from The Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Belgium.

At a three-day Kick-off-Meeting(KOM) of the Project held at Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya, from May 10-12, 2023, the Chair of ANIE, Prof. Mrs Goski Alabi, commended all participants for working together under the leadership and co-ordination of ANIE and OBREAL Global to win the Project.

Prof. Mrs. Alabi, who is also the Consulting President of Laweh University College, Accra, was optimistic that the DigiGrad Africa Project would be very impactful, thereby achieving its desired results.

Prof. Mrs Sarah Darkwa represented the University of Cape Coast at the KOM.