The Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience (ACECoR) MPhil and PhD Programmes 2022/2023


Application Deadline:  15th November, 2022

The Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience (ACECoR)
established under the World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE) for Development Impact Project and hosted by the Centre for Coastal Management, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, invites suitably qualified national, regional and international applicants into its MPhil and PhD degree programmes. The overarching goal of ACECoR is to support the technical capacity development of young African professionals to address issues of coastal degradation, as well as promote the sustainable utilization and management of marine and coastal assets within the sub-region. ACECoR will carry out education and research programs in collaboration with academic institutions and industries at the national, regional and international levels to ensure a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to addressing coastal degradation across the sub-region. The specific objectives of ACECoR are to:

  1. Enhance capabilities of young African scholars in the thematic areas of Coastal Geomorphology and Engineering, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Disaster Risk Management and Migration, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Science and Blue Economy, Governance and Social resilience.
  2. Provide demand-driven applied research data and innovation for relevant industries and sectors in the above themes.
  3. Develop regional data support systems on marine and coastal issues. Create multi-sectoral networks for marine and coastal for an integrated approach to resolving coastal degradation in West Africa.
  4. Provide career development for faculty through an internation

Available Programmes

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Degree Programmes: 

  • MPhil in Integrated Coastal Zone Management 
  • MPhil in Blue Economy, Governance and Social Resilience

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree Programmes: 

  • PhD in Integrated Coastal Zone Management 
  • PhD in Blue Economy, Governance and Social Resilience

Applicants are to note that for the 2022/2023 academic year, the ACECoR scholarship will mainly focus on the new Blue Economy, Governance and Social Resilience programmes; very limited scholarships will be provided for the Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Oceanography and Limnology, and Fisheries Science programmes.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ACECoR MPhil and PhD Programmes 2022/2023


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