Prof. Etienne E. Ehile is the new Secretary General at the Association of African Universities (AAU).
Launched on May 31, 2010, the Strengthening Higher Education External Stakeholder Relations in Africa project will span three years. It is managed jointly by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and the Association of African Universities.
This project will build stronger alliances between African universities and community groups, industry and other higher education partners. It will focus on three key components:
African universities in partnership with Canadian universities will strengthen their strategic plans for improved outreach to external stakeholders.
Strategic planning partnership competition:
African universities in partnership with Canadian universities will produce case studies of successful African university-industry linkages.
Case study partnerships’ first competition:
Association of African Universities will work in partnership with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada to strengthen its ability to support its member universities’ external stakeholder relations and to strengthen its own external stakeholder relations.
Representatives from African and Canadian universities and invited experts presented their work on the Strengthening Higher Education Stakeholder Relations in Africa program.
The goal of the workshop was to review six successful African case studies of university-industry linkages. These will serve as models for member institutions of the Association of African Universities in their quest to improve their outreach with external stakeholders.
The six participating African institutions and their Canadian counterparts were:
|African Institutions||Canadian Institutions|
|Kenyatta University, Kenya||University of Ottawa|
|Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis, Sénégal||Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières|
|Makerere University, Uganda||Concordia University|
|University of Botswana, Botswana||Carleton University|
|Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana||Consultancy with Prof. Jean Bernard Robichaud|
|Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Sénégal||Consultancy with Prof. Jean Bernard Robichaud|