On 19 January 2019, the Government of Zimbabwe acceded to the ICGEB Statutes to become a Full Member State.
The Government of Zimbabwe, through the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education of the Republic, deposited its instrument of accession with the Secretary-General of the United Nations in December 2018 and accedes to the ICGEB Statutes on 19 January 2019.
ICGEB counts 20 African countries among its Members, with South Africa as one of its Host Governments. Full Member States from this region are Algeria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Eritrea, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia and U.R. Tanzania.
Signatory countries, yet to complete the membership procedure, from Africa include Angola, Benin, Congo, D.R. Congo, Ghana, Lesotho and Mauritania.
Ethiopia is in the process of finalising membership and will soon join the ICGEB constituency.