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AAU NEWS: Issue 65

Secretary General's Message

I bring you greetings from the Association of African Universities (AAU) Secretariat. 

I recently participated in a high level dialogue on financing education in Africa. It was co-organised by the African Union Commission, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and ONE Campaign (Africa) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the 27th January 2018.

This Dialogue hosted a panel of African Heads of State who discussed how to “finance Africa’s future and unlock potentials through Education”. It took place within the framework of the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA), and preceded the inauguration of the 10 Heads of State Champions for Education, Science and Technology. The Addis Ababa Dialogue also built on the political momentum from a previous event held in New York during the 72nd UN General Assembly.

The AAU continues to engage with diverse stakeholders to develop strategies for increased funding for education in Africa.

Yours in the service of higher education in Africa
Professor Etienne Ehouan Ehile

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AquaFish Center of Excellence and RUFORUM implement staff exchange programme READ MORE 

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  • New: Call for Proposals, Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) 2018, Taiwan |Deadline- March 31, 2018 READ MORE
  • New: Call for Session Proposals, SciDataCon 2018, part of International Data Week 2018| Deadline-February, 19, 2018 - READ MORE
  • New: Call for Participation - International Data Week, November 5-8, 2018,Gaborone Botswana READ MORE
  • New:Call for Participation, WACREN 2018 Conference in Lomé, Togo, March15-16 2018 READ MORE
  • New:Invitation to Potential Researchers to join the Network of Researchers of Higher Education Governance in Africa READ MORE
  • Call for Application: Symposium on "Infectious Diseases" READ MORE
  • Call for Participation- Institute for the Advancement of Developing Economies (IADE) Higher Education Capacity Building (HECB) Programs READ MORE
  • The International Baccalaureate (IB) is calling for participation in the maiden Africa Education Festival|Accra, Ghana| February 16, 2018 READ MORE
  • Guide-manual for the Teaching of Higher Education Management and Governance in Africa READ MORE contact email -
  • Call for Papers - World Conference on Transformative Education (WCTE) “Rethinking, Curriculum, Pedagogy and Research in Africa” READ MORE
  • Call for Abstracts and Papers by the Egerton University, Kenya - 12th International Conference READ MORE
  •  Open call for Applications- Join the PAUWES Research-2-Practice Forum 2018: Energy, Water Security and Climate Change in Africa READ MORE
  • Call for Participation - Gender, Work & Organisation Conference, Sydney, June  13-16, 2018| READ MORE
  • 7th Digital Earth Summit 2018 (DES-2018) 17-19 April, 2018, Morocco READ MORE

  • New: Erasmus University Rotterdam International Institute of Social Studies PhD fellowships 2018 in Development Studies, Netherlands ( €1,750/Month) READ MORE
  • New: Call for Nomination -UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Deadline - May 3, 2018 READ MORE  
  • New: 2018 Anita Borg Institute GHC scholarship grants for Women in Computing 2018 (funded to attend GHC Conference 2018, Houston Texas, USA |Deadline -March 7, 2018 READ MORE
  • New: DAAD-RUFORUM in-country/in-region Doctoral Scholarships available for 2018/2019 Academic intake year |Deadline -February 8, 2018| READ MORE
  • New: Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme 2018 Call for Scholarship Applications For Female Applicants Only For Masters and PhD Programmes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) |Deadline - April 30, 2018| READ MORE
  • Havard South Africa Fellowship Program 2019/2020 for mid-career professionals (Fully Funded) - Deadline-April 4, 2018| READ MORE
  • Mo Ibrahim Foundation PhD Scholarships 2018/2019 for study at the University of London|Deadline-March31, 2018 READ MORE
  • Mastercard/RUFORUM Scholarships 2018 |Deadline - March 16, 2018| READ MORE
  • Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for 2018 - 2019 Academic Year READ MORE
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  • Institutional Repository (DSpace) Training for IR Managers and IR IT Support Teams| 20-22 February 2018, Accra, Ghana READ MORE 
  • University Advancement Workshop: '21st century Vice Chancellor/ president of Africa HEI's - what is required of them?' Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe| 25 - 27 May  2018 READ MORE
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  • Quality Assurance Workshop on the 21st Century Innovative & Learner-centred Pedagogical Skills for Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges,  13th – 16th February 2018, Grand Global Hotel, Kampala, UGANDA READ MORE
  • 21st Century Innovative & Learner-centred Pedagogical Skills for Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges, 27th February- 2nd March, 2018, Zambia READ MORE
  • Atelier de Formation en Assurance Qualité et Pédagogie – 26 au 30 Mars 2018, Université de Yaoundé II, Cameroun En savoir plus
  • Atelier de Bonnes Pratiques en Matière de Changement Climatique (ABPCC) 14 – 16 mai 2018 Ouagadougou – Burkina Faso En savoir plus
  • Resource Mobilisation Workshop, Kigali, Rwanda 13-16th March, 2018 [Email for further details]
  • ACBF Publication: AFRICAN UNION AGENDA 2063 -Capacity Development Plan Framework Buttressing Implementation of the First 10-Year Plan—“The Africa We Want” CLICK TO DOWNLOAD


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