The Association of African Universities invites all stakeholders to participate in an online discussion on the various sub themes of the upcoming 14th General Conference and Golden Jubilee Celebrations (to be held in June 2017).

Please submit your comments on the topics below via 

Time Table for Online Moderation of General Conference Themes

Theme Moderator
Promoting science, technology and innovation through higher education Mr. Frank Asefuah, AAU

Curriculum reform as key to graduate employability and entrepreneurship

Prof. Karambiri, ACE Centre Leader 2iE, Burkina

The role of higher education in managing the environment

Prof. Akpezi Ogbuigwe (formally of UNEP, Kenya)
Higher education as a tool for promoting democratic governance Dr. Emmanuel Akwetey, Institute for Democratic Governance, Ghana
Mobilizing resources for higher education in Africa Prof. Frans Swanepoel, University of Pretoria
AAU@50: Achievements, Challenges, and Prospects for Sustainable Development Prof. Paul Omaji, Rapporteur General


Day 1: What are the Success Stories in African Universities?

  • Institutional strategy and policies in place?
  • Institutional set up (office, dedicated officer, Directorate, etc.)?
  • Partnerships – local, regional, international?

Day 2: What Led to the Success Stories?

  • Leadership?
  • Funding (what source?)?
  • Government support, National policies?

Day 3: What are the Current Challenges?

Day 4: What are the Recommendations?

Day 5: Wrap up