The Centre partners are members of the African Research University Network (ARUA). The ACEIR hub is at the University of Cape Town (UCT), which also hosts the South African node. The Ghanaian and Kenyan nodes are hosted by the University of Ghana, Legon; and the University of Nairobi, respectively.
They will connect the Centre into these broad networks, including their own countries’ statistical agencies. DataFirst, based at UCT, will play a central role in the Centre’s data preparation, harmonisation and training activities across the three nodes.
The hub and each node are led by researchers of stature and who are well established in the contemporary African and broader international inequality communities.
The Centre’s establishment is supported by an initial start-up grant from the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) as part of the Research Facility on Inequality funded by the European Union; as well as by awards from ARUA and each partner university.