The Strategic Planning Partnerships component will help African universities in partnership with Canadian universities strengthen their strategic plans for improved outreach to external stakeholders.
The second year of the project has been busy with supporting the implementation of the activities through proper administrative and financial processes both at the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and the Association of African Universities. All actions planned are progressing as forecasted.
Fifteen African universities have a contribution agreement with the Association of African Universities and 12 Canadian universities have a contribution agreement with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada for the strategic planning partnerships component of the project.
Out of the 15 African universities in 10 countries, eight universities are in five CIDA-priority countries in compliance with the contribution agreement signed between CIDA and our association.
The majority of Canadian universities participating in the program have hosted their African counterparts and organized public engagement activities such as presentations by their visitors on the challenges faced in the African context by the higher education sector.
Articles and reports are available on the participating universities’ websites.
Here is the list of successful Strategic Planning Partnerships:
|African institution||Canadian Institution|
|Hawassa University, Ethiopia||University of Saskatchewan|
|Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya||The University of Western Ontario|
|Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya||University of the Fraser Valley|
|The National University of Rwanda, Rwanda||The University of Western Ontario|
|Njala University, Sierra Leone||University of Guelph|
|Université de Bamako, Mali||Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières|
|Université de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso||Université de Moncton|
|Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis, Senegal||Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières|
|University of Botswana, Botswana||Carleton University|
|University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania||Carleton University|
|University of Mines and Technology, Ghana||Memorial University of Newfoundland|
|University of Nairobi, Kenya||Simon Fraser University|
|Mzumbe University, Tanzania||University of Alberta|
|Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia||University of Prince Edward Island|
|Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal||Université de Sherbrooke|