PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING in East Africa brings together multidisciplinary student teams from four universities to develop sustainable solutions to community challenges in 2017–2020.

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The 3RD PBL Regional Workshop

In October 2019, UDIEC organized a five day workshop with the project partners. The main objective of the workshop was to create a platform where professionals and partners share best practices in PBL methodologies in teaching and learning processes. They also focused on the training of trainers and the developments of the project.
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Wege Prize 2019 Winners

PBL East Africa student team from Makerere university is among the winners of international student design competition Wege prize 2019.
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‘An active community is the most important element of a successful co-working space’

Students explored co-working and innovation culture in Uganda as a part of this year’s PBL East Africa projects. Their findings are applied in campus development – and beyond.
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Latest student cases

January-May 2020

Alleviating challenges in youth-driven innovation

Unicef | Nairobi, Kenya

January-May 2020

Increasing safety in Nairobi's Matatus

Uber | Nairobi, Kenya

January-May 2020

Exploring integrated solutions to the water issues

Katanga, Kampala


The project is funded by the HEI ICI Programme by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, and facilitated by Aalto Global Impact, which promotes Aalto University’s research and educational programmes for societal impact globally.