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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

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.

PBL Africa Coordinators

Amelia Buriyo

Dr. Amelia Buriyo

University of Dar es Salaam

Dr. Venny Nakazibwe

Makerere University

Dr. Tonny Omwansa

University of Nairobi

PBL Africa Inititatives

PBL Summer Camp

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

Annual PBL Summit

An annual PBL Summit that drives conversations and innovations around Problem Based Learning. It will be hosted in a country of choice

Prolific Resources

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

PBL Africa Members







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.
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PBL Africa Partners