The Virtual Campus for Development and Peace (VCDP) is an extensive online learning environment designed to advance economic development and peace building in Africa by increasing human capital in the formal and informal sectors, especially among disadvantaged groups such as school dropouts, women and learners in conflict and post-conflict zones. The VCDP is designed to build upon synergies between the AVU and development agencies and non-governmental organizations that are interested in eLearning.
The AVU plans to launch the virtual campus in its three working languages: English, French and Portuguese.
The African Virtual University (AVU) is a Pan African Intergovernmental Organization established by charter with the mandate of significantly increasing access to quality higher education and training through the innovative use of information communication technologies.
Five African Governments, Kenya, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali and Cote d’Ivoire signed a Charter establishing the AVU as an Intergovernmental Organization.
The AVU has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and a Regional office in Dakar Senegal. The AVU has Host Country Agreements with the governments of Kenya and Senegal and the AVU has diplomatic status in these countries.