African higher education space another step closer

from University Word News | Ard Jongsma | 26 September 2014 | Issue No:336 Positive tones emerged from the 6th International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Africa, held in Bujumbura, Burundi. As the quality of African higher education remains under severe pressure, the need for quality assurance mechanisms and institutions now appears to have been…

Why Being Odd is Necessary

Alone in a Crowd In an ever more connected society, both solitude and opportunities can arise in unexpected places. From healthcare to technology, from education to commerce, outside thinkers with novel insights have an unprecedented chance to change our view of the world and how the people within it live. At TEDxAIMS we explored stories…

GRANTS CALL – Resilience Innovation Challenge 4 Adverse Climate Effects

Greetings from Resilient Africa Network (RAN) RAN under Makerere University, College of Health Sciences – School of Public health is pleased to announce a Grants Call – Resilience Innovation Challenge 4 Adverse Climate Effects (RIC4ACE) at grants.ranlab.org/. The RIC4ACE call for grants focuses on the sourcing, development and scaling of innovative technologies and approaches that will strengthen resilience…

Impressions from e-Learning Africa 2014, Kampala, Uganda

Now in it’s 9th year, the annual international conference on ICT for development, education and training – e-Learning Africa – took place in Kampala, Uganda last week: More than 1500 participants and about 300 speakers from 68 countries gathered for three days at the Speke Resort and Conference Centre in the Ugandan capital Kampala, set on the edge…

Curbing Unemployment in Africa (Botswana) by Incorporating Entrepreneurship Training in the Education System

An essay by Malebogo Pamelah Bogale  Entrpreneurship training -malebogo.botswana (PDF) According to World Bank Conference (2000), In the case of Botswana most of the 19.6% unemployed are relatively young people with low educational qualifications and no skill. With the employment mix becoming more skill intensive in both the private and government sectors, it means that each year…