The Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi)-Africa, African Quality Assurance Network (AfriQAN) and the Association of African Universities (AAU) Presents:

The 9th International Conference and Workshops on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Africa
General Assembly of the African Quality Assurance Network (AfriQAN)
And
Symposium of Rectors, Vice-Chancellors and Presidents of Universities, September 18 – 22, 2017
Venue: AAU Headquarters, Accra

Conference Theme:
QUALITY HIGHER EDUCATION, HARMONISATION AND ATTAINMENT OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN AFRICA

OBJECTIVES OF THE CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP
The objectives of the 9th ICQAHEA and Workshops are to:
1. Review recent developments/achievements in enhancing quality and promoting regional harmonization in Africa and beyond;
2. Promote awareness among the African higher education community of recent developments in enhancing quality assurance and accelerating regional harmonization under the Africa – EU partnership, including the continental strategy for Education for Africa 2015-2025 (CESA); the Harmonisation of African Higher Education Quality Assurance and accreditation (HAQAA) Initiative; Tuning and Erasmus +;
3. Provide a platform for discussing the role of quality assurance and harmonisation in higher education in attaining sustainable development goals in Africa;
4. Document best practices from other regions of the world on quality assurance and harmonization in higher education in attaining the SDGs and draw lessons for the African region;
5. foster the acquisition of skills in (a) the implementation of the revised Arusha Convention; (b) measurement and modelling of quality in higher education; (c) quality assurance of open and distance learning delivery systems; (d) strengthening effective implementation of LMD reforms; (f) setting up and running effective quality assurance units at the institutional level; and (g) Tuning and Credit Transfer.
Sub-themes
1. Recent regional developments in enhancing quality and accelerating harmonisation: lessons from other region;
2. Regional Quality assurance an harmonization Initiatives in Africa : the continental strategy for Education for Africa 2015-2025 (CESA); the Harmonisation of African Higher Education Quality Assurance and accreditation (HAQAA) Initiative; Tuning and Erasmus +;
3. The role of quality assurance and harmonization in higher education institutions in attaining the SDGs in Africa and beyond;
4. The role of research and development and ICT in higher education institutions in attaining the SDGs
Expected outcomes
The following are the expected outcomes of the conference:
 Participants would have deepened their understanding of the role of quality and harmoniation in higher education in attaining the SDGs I Africa;
 Participants would have deepened their understanding of the role of research and development and ICT in attaining the SDGs;
 Awareness of the African higher education community would have been raised to be change agents in the support of implementation of recent developments in regional harmonisation under the Africa-EU partnership;
 Participants’ skills would have been strengthened and networking opportunities established to enable them to implement effectively quality assurance practices at the institutional, national and continental levels.
 Documentation available on the role of quality assurance, harmonisation and research and development in higher education in attaining the SDGs would have been enriched and expanded; and
 Communiqué reflecting the conclusions and action plan arising from the debates and deliberations of the conference.

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