The Association of African Universities in partnership with Trust Africa and the Association for the Development of Education’s Working Group on Higher Education (ADEA-WGHE) invite you to join an online Higher Education Forum (Webinar) on “Promoting Diversification, Differentiation, and Harmonization of the Higher Education Systems at the Institutional, National, Regional and Continental levels”. The purpose of this forum is to enable African countries consolidate and assure the quality of educational provision against locally, regionally, and internationally agreed upon benchmarks of excellence. For further information,  please access the  Concept Note.

This forum specifically focuses on the 2nd Priority Area of the 1st African Higher Education Summit’s Declaration and Action Plan. The forum seeks to bring together seasoned Higher Education Stakeholders and experts in Africa and diaspora to share ideas on benchmarking educational standards and systems at the institutional, national, regional and continental level in Africa.

Webinar Objectives:

This forum seeks to explore and benchmark success stories associated with the 2nd Priority Area of the 2015 Dakar Summit Declaration: Promote diversification, differentiation, and harmonization of Higher Education Systems at the National, Institutional and Regional /Continental levels

Expected outputs

The Post-Dakar Declaration Webinar is expected to inform participants about the achievements and challenges in the implementation of the Dakar Declaration most especially promoting diversification, differentiation, and harmonization of higher education systems at the National and Institutional levels by African countries and provide a new roadmap to achieve the broader objectives

Information on the Webinar Presentation

Date: Thursday, 19th October, 2017

Time: 12:00 GMT

Venue: Online (Adobe Connect Platform)

Organizers:  This Webinar is organized by the Association of African Universities (AAU) and funded by Trust Africa.

Target Audience:

This Webinar is open to all stakeholders in Higher Education in Africa- Vive Chancellors, Academics, Students, Consultants and Experts, National and Regional Councils of Higher Education, Participants of the 1st African Higher Education Summit and key organizations in Africa that include Trust Africa, African Union Commission (AUC), Regional Economic Communities (AUC), Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), United Nations Africa Institute for Development and Economic Planning (IDEP), Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), Association of African Universities (AAU), the African Development Bank (AfDB), AUWA, SARUA, IUCEA, CAMES, RUFORUM, and the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa. Summit International Partners: Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY), MasterCard Foundation, and the World Bank.

How To Participate    

  1. Confirm your participation by registering at
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