The World Bank ACEs Supporting team visited the ACEESD

On 2nd September 2019, a team from the World Bank led by Ruth Karimi Charo from World Bank Kenya, paid a visit to African Center of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACEESD). The main objective of the visit was to assess the progress made in the implementation of the African Centers of Excellence Project, key challenges and way forward.


 The delegation which was made of delegates from World Bank Kenya/ Rwanda accompanied by UR’s SPIU Coordinator Immaculate Bugingo was warmly received by Prof. Etienne Ntagwirumugara, the Center Leader, students and Staff.

During their interaction, Prof. Etienne Ntagwirumugara, the Center Leader presented the status of the implementation of the project and highlighted key activities that are being implemented mainly for the improvement of the quality of education for Masters and PhD students and the sustainability of the Center after the World Bank funding.


Students themselves have expressed satisfaction towards the quality of education they are getting. They, however, requested more industrial attachment for practical experience.

 On this note, Prof. Etienne Ntagwirumugara said the Center has already started partnership with different companies in the domain of energy and students will soon start the internship in these companies for practical experience. 

The team from the World Bank commended the progress made so far and suggested more effort be put in identifying mechanisms to ensure the Center sustainability after the World Bank Funding.