World Bank to build two new research centres at the University of Lomé, at a cost of $12M

Economic governance
Saturday, 09 November 2019 02:57
World Bank to build two new research centres at the University of Lomé, at a cost of $12M

(Togo First) - Last Monday, Makhtar Diop (photo), World Bank's Vice President for Infrastructure, announced that the institution would provide Togo with $12 million for the construction of two regional research centres at the University of Lomé. 

This, he disclosed, at the inauguration of the Regional Excellence Centre for Avian Sciences (CERSA). Diop added that "the two new centres will take example from the Regional Excellence Centre for Avian Sciences, and produce top-class scientists who will contribute to the economic transformation of the African continent."  

According to Prof. Koffi Akpagana, minister of Higher Education, with the CERSA, Togo is creating an environment that fosters research on production techniques, Transformation processes, food security, biosecurity, genetics, socio-economic issues, etc. Regarding the two projected infrastructures, one will be a Regional Excellence Centre for Power Control (CERME) and the other will be a Regional Excellence Centre dedicated to Sustainable Cities in Africa (CERVIDA). 

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