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The East and South African Centre of Excellence in Educational Research Methodologies and Management (CERM-ESA) is one of 11 ‘Centres of African Excellence’ in Sub-Sahara Africa ( . CERM-ESA is the only one that focuses on education research, management and teacher education. The German Academic Exchange Service – with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office – is funding this programme.

CERM-ESA is being funded for two phases with approx. 3 Mio Euros.

Phase I: August 2014 – December 2018.
Phase II: January 2019 – December 2023.