Webinar 1 – The Africa-EU Summit and the higher education sector: Implications, opportunities and next steps
Webinar Series: March – September 2022
This virtual webinar series is being organised as an immediate follow-up to the EU Africa Summit (17-18 February, 2022). It is intended to provide an opportunity for the higher education sector in Africa and Europe to understand better the commitments made by the Summit, to debate specific topics and share initiatives that would contribute to reaching the goals set and to create opportunities in line with the Summit’s emphasis on higher education, skills and research.
It is organised collaboratively between AAU, the coordinator of the ‘Cluster’ for Higher Education of the African Union’s Continental Strategy for Education (CESA) and OBREAL Global, with support and input from important regional higher education associations in Africa and Europe. The series is open to all interested stakeholders of the higher education and research sector across the African continent, as well as EU counterparts and partners in other world regions with a keen interest in African higher education development and its global projection.
The dialogue series in sponsored by the HAQAA2 Initiative, a flagship initiative of the Africa-EU Partnership funded by the EU, which has provided a platform for advancing higher education harmonisation in Africa and contributing to the realisation of the CESA objectives for higher education.
Each webinar, in addition to being organised by OBREAL Global and AAU, will include other co-organisers/strategic partners from Africa and Europe, including relevant organisations involved in the HAQAA initiative. Each event will be 1.5 hours and contain a mix of short statements from speakers, panel discussion and short case study presentations.
The dialogue series will commence with a launch webinar on the 24th March 2022 at 10am GMT, which will frame the series, and conclude with an important webinar/dialogue on the furtherance of higher education in Africa. Please download the event programme from here: Post AU-EU Summit Webinar series Launch event 24- March final programme_
Supported by the HAQAA2 Initiative
*ENG-FR-Portuguese interpretation offered by the HAQAA2 Initiative (Harmonisation, Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Africa Higher Education), funded by the EU in support of the Africa-EU Strategic Partnership