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Association of African Universities (AAU)
The Association of African Universities (AAU) is the apex organization and forum for consultation, exchange of information and co-operation among institutions of higher education in Africa. It represents the voice of higher education in Africa on regional and international bodies and supports networking by institutions of higher education in teaching, research, information exchange and dissemination. The AAU headquarters is in Accra, Ghana.
African Leadership Network
African Leadership Network is a consortium of renown institutions that serve to strengthen the intellectual and entrepreneurial capacity of Africans living within the continent. One of ALN’s key components is the African Leadership Academy, which builds and fosters leadership skills in African youth, while also providing them concrete skills and scholarships that facilitate their entry into universities across the globe. ALN is a lifelong engagement program and also includes institutions such as African Leadership University, African Advisory Group, and African Ventures, which finds grants for African entrepreneurs. ALN is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) is first and foremost a forum for policy dialogue, composed of all the 54 Ministers of Education in Africa and 16 development partners. It was established in 1988 initially as a framework for better coordination among development agencies.
African Quality Assurance Network
The African Quality Assurance Network (AfriQAN) has been set up to provide assistance to institutions concerned with Quality Assurance in higher education in Africa. The network is committed to the enhancement of the quality of higher education and also with collaboration with similar organizations on other continents. The Network has been set up by the Association of African Universities (AAU) with financial support from Global Initiative on Quality Assurance Capacity (GIQAC)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The International Network for Higher Education in Africa (INHEA) is jointly hosted by the Boston College Center for International Higher Education and Higher Education Training and Development, University of Kwazulu-Natal. Established in 2003, the Network is intended for scholars, experts, practitioners, policy makers, funders, students, and others engaged in research and development focused on Africa.
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is headquartered in Dakar, Senegal. It was established in 1973 as an independent pan-African research organisation primarily focusing on social sciences research in Africa. It is recognised not only as the pioneer African social research organisation but also as the apex non-governmental centre of social knowledge production on the continent.
Akada Network was established as a firm commitment to the premise that the debate surrounding Africa’s development should not only be about poverty alleviation, but should also involve value creation from the knowledge sector. We believe that many of the answers to Africa’s challenges can be found within the higher education and research ecosystem. And this sector can and should be a key player in leapfrogging Africa towards its innovation-led development aspirations. Unfortunately, the potentials within the sector are currently under-utilised. Akada Network therefore seeks to maximize and develop the sector’s innovation and knowledge creation capabilities.
The Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (PHEA) was a joint project of Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Kresge Foundation. This website contains information about the Partnership, a searchable database of Partnership grants, publications sponsored by the Partnership, a searchable Africa Regional Networks database, and links to other sites. Please note the coordinating office closed on 31 January 2010.
Africa Higher Education Research Online (AHERO) is an open access archive of texts that focus on the study, practice and governance of higher education in Africa. The collection includes research reports, journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, working papers, booklets, and policy documents. All the resources have been submitted by the authors and are reproduced with their permission.
The development objective of the Higher Education Centers of Excellence Project for Africa is to support the Recipients to promote regional specialization among participating universities in areas that address regional challenges and strengthen the capacities of these universities to deliver quality training and applied research.
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) was founded in Cape Town, South Africa in 2003 as a pan-African center for post-graduate training and research providing advanced, broadly applicable mathematical skills to talented students recruited from all over Africa. Operating as a partnership between African and international universities, AIMS provides an innovative and relevant curriculum within an exceptional 24-hour learning environment. Outstanding international and African lecturers teach three week courses, leveraging the expertise and goodwill of the top academics from around the world.
The Virtual University of Uganda (VUU) is fully licensed by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education. As a private-not-for-profit institution, the mission of the Virtual University of Uganda is to achieve excellence in tertiary education provision through providing quality programmes of the highest standards to students who will contribute to positive development in society.
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