Our projects

As part of our mission, the EXAF research centre manages several projects that link the African continent with the EPFL.

The impact of digital technologies on west African cities

The aim of the pre-feasibility study, co-financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (DFAE / DDC), is to show the potential impact of digital technology on sustainable development of West African cities. The objective of the study is also to understand if the use of digital tools in urban settings can improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable citizens.

©Muhammadtaha Ibrahim Ma'aji

©Muhammadtaha Ibrahim Ma'aji

Initiative Excellence in Africa

The Mohammed VI Polyntechnic University and the EPFL have designed an initiative based on three axes: the Junior Faculty development, 100 PhDs for Africa and Centres of Competence in Digital Education.

Junior Faculty Development Programme

Centres of competence in digital education

African Cities Lab

The African Cities Lab Project aims at creating a digital education platform on urban development in Africa.

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African Cities Lab

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Master's project competition Num-Urb

The Centre of Excellence in Africa(EXAF) is opening a competition for master’s projects dealing with the application of digital technologies in African cities and will reward the best of them with a cash prize.

Master’s project competition Num-Urb

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