The CENIT@EA is initiated by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the East African Community (EAC). It is funded by BMZ and implemented by German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) in partnership with the Inter-University Council of East Africa (IUCEA).

The CENIT@EA is designed as a regional Centre serving Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda and hosted at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) at the School of Computational Communication Sciences and Engineering (CoCSE).

The CENIT@EA aims at establishing a demand driven Master Degree Programme in Embedded and Mobile Systems (MSc. EMoS), strengthening teaching and learning capabilities of East African Universities in ICT- related fields, and fostering regional networks and cross-sector partnerships between higher education institutions, industry, the public sector and civil society.

Here is the story of Burundian student Armel Bizoza, who studied at the Centre of Excellence for ICZ (CENIT@EA) at NM-AIST in Arusha. Armel Bizoza did his recent internship at his former employer BGF Bank and worked on enhancing loan request processes.