​Development Projects



The Aga Khan University’s Institute for Educational Development, East Africa (AKU-IED, EA) implements various donor-funded education development projects in marginalized communities within Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Our interventions strive to enhance the quality of education for boys and girls in East Africa by both raising th​e standards for teacher education, and strengthening the capacity of existing education systems and networks. Specifically, our interventions consist of context-specific certificate programmes and short courses that cover various topics, including school leadership and management, pedagogical leadership, ICT, gender-responsiveness, classroom-based assessment, literacy, numeracy, and materials development. Project beneficiaries include pre-primary and primary teachers as well as senior officials such as Head Teachers and District Education Officers.

Recognizing the essential role of collaboration in yielding development results, AKU-IED, EA regularly partners with domestic and regional institutions, including ministries of education, teacher-training colleges, local and district school authorities and governments across the countries in the region.​


Project Office 

AKU-IED, EA consists of a Projects Office that is responsible for project development, management, donor coordination and communication and monitoring and evaluation. Officially formed in January 2014, the Projects Office works closely with AKU-IED, EA Faculty, Finance Department and Director’s Office to facilitate the successful implementation of development projects in East Africa. ​

Project contact person: Nyagwegwe Wango, Manager Projects