The Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE II) has two centres of excellence in Malawi Aquaculture and Fisheries (AquaFish) with Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) and ACEPHEM in the University of Malawi’s – College of Medicine. The Africa Centres of Excellence (ACE II) in Malawi was officially launched in March of 2017 with the support from the World Bank.
ACE II targets 24 centres in the East and Southern Africa (ESA) region that comprises eight participating countries - Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. In Malawi AquaFish ACE is one of the 24 centres of excellence
In AquaFish, five departments have teamed up to deliver higher excellence and fit-for-purpose post graduate students and the departments are: Agribusiness Management, Agricultural and Applied Economics, Agriculture Extension, Food Science and Technology and hosts Aquaculture and Fisheries Department. These departments were selected because of the crucial role they play in the Fish Value Chain, which AquFish intends to look at holistically.