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Problem-Based Learning

Promoting Problem-Based Learning at Higher Education Institutions in Africa


As part of the PBL Africa, multi-disciplinary teams of fellows work together to create social impact solutions

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Annual PBL East Africa

28th to 31st October, 2019 | University of Dar es Salaam

About Us

Problem Based Learning

Problem Based Learning (PBL) is education centered on real-world situation where learning seeks to support the integration of practical User Centered Design and Human Centered Design Thinking into academic programs in the education sector. Problem based learning works well with all students, making its strategies ideal for heterogenous classrooms where students with mixed abilities can pool their talents collaboratively to invent a solution. By allowing students to direct their own activities and by giving them greater responsibilities, teachers show them how to challenge themselves and learn on their own.




PBL Africa Network is a member-based body that brings together faculty, students and other interested partners to work on sustainable innovations through multidisciplinary Problem Based Learning.
The network aims to promote educational forums, training and certification for teachers, mentors and students representing a wide variety of positions and knowledge on PBL in Africa. In addition, the PBL Africa Network works to develop and share relevant content, resources and courses. On an annual basis the network gathers for the PBL Africa Summit in a country of choice.


Our Coordinators

Dr Amelia Buriyo

University of Dar es Salaam

Dr Venny Nakazibwe

Makerere University

Dr Tonny Omwansa

University of Nairobi (former)

PBL Africa


PBL Summer Camp

An annual international PBL Summer Camp engaging multidisciplinary student teams and educators

Annual PBL Summit

An annual international PBL Summer Camp engaging multidisciplinary student teams and educators

Prolific Resources

An extensive collection of mentorship material, PBL East Africa, and student projects that form a valuable library of resources

Why Join PBL Africa Network?

PBL Africa offers a vast continental network of resources, partnerships, and opportunities for students, institutions, educators, problem-based learning enthusiasts, and other partners.

PBL Africa



Email :

Address : C4DLab, Chiromo Campus, Off Riverside Drive, Nairobi, Kenya.

Phone : (+254) 789 449 358

Promoting Problem Based Learning in Higher Education institutions in Africa