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July 2015


RUFORUM Installs President of Malawi as Champion for Higher Education in Africa On Sunday 5th July 2015, as part of the Malawi 51st National Independence celebrations, RUFORUM honoured and installed His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, State President of the Republic of Malawi as the Champion for Higher Education in Africa. Read more

60 African University Deans/Principals to Converge in Khartoum on Higher Education African University Deans and Principals (60) of Agriculture and related faculties will come together 8-10 June, 2015 in Khartoum, Sudan for a three day retreat to discuss issues related to strengthening higher education, science, technology and innovation in Africa. A key issue to be discussed by the Academic heads will be how to enhance regional science partnerships to strengthen higher education. Read more

Declaration of African Deans and Principals on Revitalizing Higher Education in Agriculture for Africa’s Future Following celebrations to mark 10 years of RUFORUM, the next phase of RUFORUM’s evolution is being mapped out in a new Strategic Business Plan (SBP 2015-2020). Read more

June 2015


Regional Curriculum Innovation Network Launched The Southern African Regional Universities Association, SARUA, has launched a network to strengthen curriculum development across the region. Its first project is the development of a curriculum for a master’s degree in climate change. Read more

Universities and Innovation for Inclusive Development Universities in Southern Africa would have opportunities to reduce social and economic exclusion if they improved engagement with marginalised communities as a means to promote innovation for inclusive development. Read more


Post-Independece SADC: Focus and Concerns for Education Independence was achieved at different times in the region. Despite the common challenges, there were huge differences in human resources development. This differentiation among countries in the region obscured the regional power relations that had historically played a role in the unequal and uneven development in the region. Read more

SADC Education Policies Criticised Education systems exist in most countries in the world and have become part of the fabric of our lives. But education policies and outcomes certainly do not always indicate that we truly take to heart the importance of education. Read more


March 2015


AAS’ First Pan African Science Olympiad The African Academy of Sciences Commission on Science Olympiad invites contestants, Leaders and Observers to participate in the first African Academy of Sciences Pan African Science Olympiad. Read more

ACU-SARIMA Conference 2015 The contribution of scientific and technological endeavour and innovation to achieving development goals is beyond question. Read more

Call for Nominations: 2015 Olusegun Obasanjo Prize Innovation The 2015 Olusegun Obasanjo Prize for Scientific Discovery and/or Technological Innovation is now open and AAS invites nominations. The selection of women scientists is encouraged. Read more

CBA9: 9th conference on community-based adaptation to climate change The 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9) will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 24-30 April, 2015, hosted by the Government of Kenya. Read more

Science Policy Africa Vol 19 No. 1 Science Policy Africa, a quarterly newsletter of the African Academy of Sciences, features its current issue. Read more



AAU – ECOWAS Signs an MoU Regional education experts are meeting in Abuja on the ECOWAS Academic Mobility Programme (AMP), which is designed to boost access to education in areas of strategic importance to the region, including provision of scholarships at Masters and PhD levels. Read more

Successful Governance of Universities In order to ensure sustainable excellence, all organizations need to function effectively and efficiently on three interrelated levels. These include the normative, strategic and operational levels with sufficient feedback mechanisms in and between these interrelated levels. Read more



2015 2nd International Conference of the African Virtual University The call for papers is now open for the 2015 International Conference of the African Virtual University (AVU). Read more

African Higher Education Embraces Digital Education with the Launch of a 21-Country Distance Learning Facility The African Virtual University (AVU) in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) is launching 29 Open Distance and eLearning Centers (ODeL) in 21 African countries over the next months. Read more



Summit Discusses How to Revitalize Higher Education in Africa ADEA participated in the organization of the African Higher Education Summit on Revitalizing Higher Education for Africa’s Future, which took place in Dakar, Senegal, March 10 -12, 2015. Read more

Harmonization of Higher Education in Africa or Why We Need to Hang in There Together Harmonization of Higher Education in Africa has remained elusive. The globalized world, which is characterized by an increasingly mobile intellectual and labor force, has shown that growing attention must be paid to quality assurance of HE in Africa. Read more

The Republic of Korea Joins ADEA ADEA is pleased to welcome the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea within its Steering Committee. Read more

Sub-Saharan Africa Ministerial Conference on Education Post-2015 Adopts Kigali Statement ADEA’s working groups participated in the drafting of policy notes on thematic priorities for education in Africa. Read more

International Task Force for Teachers for EFA Reflects on Teachers Post-2015 The forum focused on the Muscat Agreement reached in May 2014 which states that the overarching goal of the post-2015 education agenda should be “to ensure equitable and inclusive quality education and lifelong learning for all by 2030” and that “by 2030, all governments will ensure that all learners are taught by qualified, professionally-trained, motivated and well-supported teachers.” Read more


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