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Open Call for Workshop Facilitators: The Association of African Universities (AAU)’s 2021 Higher & Tertiary Education Virtual & Face-To-Face Workshops


The Association of African Universities (AAU) whose headquarters is in Accra, Ghana ( and invites all suitably qualified persons to respond to this call. The AAU is the Apex Body and Voice of Higher Education in Africa, the implementing arm of the African Union on Higher and Tertiary Education matters as well as the Coordinator for the African Union Commission’s Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 2015-2025) Cluster on Higher Education.

The AAU has extensive experience in organizing and delivering high-quality workshops tailored to the needs of higher and tertiary education practitioners. We have effectively trained over 63,000 academic staff since the Association’s founding in 1967 and have a vast database of higher education experts that we mobilize to support the delivery of required workshops – including Francophone, Arabic, Lusophone and Anglophone experts. Currently, the Association is seeking to expand this database to include more experts in the areas where it has been running workshops over the years, as well as experts in other specialist areas where the Association is yet to implement capacity building in, but which are critical for Higher and Tertiary Education (HTE) Personnel.

The overall target is for AAU to improve the quality of workshops (run at institutional, national and international levels) and expand its training programmes to reach more African HTE personnel. This can only be achieved through the involvement of specialist area experts in the facilitation of the training workshops and the creation of quality resource materials with commonly accepted concepts, themes and areas of coverage. This open call will, therefore, enable the AAU to build a database of specialist area workshop facilitators to sustain capacity development of personnel in African Higher and Tertiary Education Institutions, through workshop training sessions.

Building a pool of specialist facilitators will also make it easier for the AAU to engage them and increase the speed at which we move to implement workshops for our stakeholders. The workshops are tailor-made to address key areas of concern indicated by institutions and prospective participants during the workshops’ online registration. This results in having an African HTE community with a shared vision which they can all rally behind and support with adequate understanding.

The AAU works in four languages – Portuguese, Arabic, English and French, therefore we encourage facilitators from these linguistic backgrounds to respond to this call. Kindly complete the online form through this link which you can copy and paste onto any browser:

The successful specialist area candidates, among other things, will

  1. Develop quality content through specialist area groups headed by group leaders to be appointed from among the selected applicants.
  2. Facilitate virtual and Face-to-Face AAU institutional, national and international workshops.

Kindly use the contact details below for any further communication and inquiries:



The table below presents some thematic areas that the AAU has been implementing workshops in.  We are calling for experts both in these areas, as well as in other important areas which are not included in this table, but are critical areas where capacity building is required to help improve African Higher Education’s quality in general.

Quality Assurance for the 21st Century HEIs  ·         (QA) External & Internal

·         QA for HEIs)

·         African Quality Rating Mechanism (AQRM) institutional evaluation

·         QA in Marketing and Digital Marketing

Research Methods for the 21st Century HEIs ·         QA in Research for the 21st Century HE personnel

·         Research Methods

·         Scientific Writing

·         Proposal writing & Partnerships

·         Research Leadership

·         Public-Private Partnerships

·         Research communication

·         Laboratory Management

·         Data Ethics and skills for reproducing research using STATA

·         QA in Journal Establishment, Management & Sustainability

Teaching & Learning Skills for the 21st Century HEIs ·         Higher Education Learner-Centred Teaching Skills for the 21st Century

·         Online Teaching & Learning Management

·         TVET Education

·         Educational Technology (EdTech)

·         Good Assessment Practices in Higher Education

·         Innovations in Teaching Skills

·         Examination Ethics and Academic Integrity

Higher & Tertiary Education Security ·         Campus Security

·         Cyber Security

·         Thefts & robberies etc

Leadership & HEIs Management ·         Institutional Governance

·         Leadership Development

·         Management Development

·         Legal Issues in HEIs

·         Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

·         Capacity Building for Registrars & Administrators

·         Procurement & Contract Management in HEIs

·         Faculty Development

·         Gender Issues in HEIs

Financial Resources for African HEIs ·         Resource Mobilization

·         Best Practices in Donor Funded Projects

·         Financial Management in HEIs

Library Management Systems & Knowledge Management ·         Database of African Theses & Dissertations

·         KOHA Library Management System

ICT ·          Cyber Security for African HEIs

·         Coding Skills for Everyone

·         Quality Websites for HEIs

Communication ·          Communication Skills and Communication Strategies for African HEIs

·         Social Media Skills for HEIs

Students & Students’ Affairs ·         Student Leaders workshops

·         University Counselling & Psychological Services Practitioners

·         Student Affairs Practitioners in African HEIs

Special Workshops ·         Tailor-made workshops adapted to the needs of institutions




AAU was established in 1967 and is the current implementing agency of the AUC’s initiatives and activities related to HE. It is also the coordinator of the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 2015-2025) cluster on HE. This activity seeks to fulfil some of CESA’s 12 strategic objectives which are in line with revitalizing the quality of all aspects of Higher Education in Africa.


To be the leading advocate for higher education in Africa, with the capacity to provide support for its member institutions in meeting national, continental and global needs.


To enhance the quality and relevance of higher education in Africa and strengthen its contribution to Africa’s development.

Core Values

  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Equity and Inclusiveness
  • Excellence and Professionalism
  • Responsiveness
  • Sustainability
  • Teamwork and Collegiality

Objectives of the Association of African Universities (AAU)

  1. To promote interchange, contact and cooperation among universities and other institutions of higher education in Africa,
  2. To collect, classify and disseminate information on higher education and research, particularly in Africa,
  3. To promote cooperation among African higher education institutions in curriculum development, post graduate training, research, quality assurance, recognition of qualifications, the determination of equivalence of degrees, and other matters of special policy or practical interest to African higher education,
  4. To encourage and empower members of the Association to address developmental challenges and become an effective voice in national, regional and global institutions,
  5. To study and make known the educational and related needs of African universities and other institutions of higher education and, as far as practicable, co-ordinate the means whereby those needs may be met,
  6. To contribute to the improvement of leadership, institutional management and the policy environment of African higher education,
  7. To organise, encourage and support public fora for information dissemination and exchange and policy dialogue on issues of higher education,
  8. To promote gender and social equity in policies on higher education and in the delivery of higher education services and
  9. To promote linkages with the international higher education community.


  1. I hereby indicate as online workshop facilitator
    Adedayo Olawuyi is an experienced Human resource professional with over 13 years of experience which spans across Learning and development, Employee Engagement, Performance Management, Business partnering, Talent Development and sales data process and analytics in FMCG, Professional Institute, and Quick Service Restaurant. Professional certifications in CIPM, NITAD, CMD, ITF, Certified leadership development and succession strategies (HCI USA)

    Adedayo is pastor, motivational speaker and passionate about youth and entrepreneurship development. He also hold an MBA in human resource management.  

  2. Dr. Christopher Alexander Udofia says:

    I wish to be updated on all your events.

  3. Inersted in research methods in the 21st century

    • chrispen mutanho says:

      Dear Simbarashe
      I am interested in facilitatong the online workshop on Research in the 21 century.
      I am a lecturer at Rhodes University just completing my PhD. My research is on indigenous knowledge and science.

    • Moustafa Abdelnasser says:

      Director of Quality Assurance Unit of Education
      Professor of Microbiology & Immunology & Infection Control

  4. I am very interested and will send my application/CV as a volunteer in the areas of ICT & HEI Security. I am a University senior researcher/lecturer in Nigeria (FUTO) & seasoned expert with IEEE, IBM & Cisco with over 15years of research & teaching experience.

    Kennedy Chinedu Okafor
    Fellow ASI, PhD, MEng,B.Eng, CCNA,CCNP,DevNet, A+,Server+, N+.
    Dept of Mechatronics,Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.,

  5. Hannah Mweru Mugambi says:

    Dear Sir,
    I am an Assistant Professor in Languages and Linguistics. My speciality is in Research Methods, Technical and Scientific Writing, Academic Communication Skills, and English for Academic purposes courses.
    I would greatly appreciate your consideration for the expert position in these areas.
    Thank you.
    Dr. Hannah Mugambi

  6. Dr/Dalia Amine says:

    Teaching and learning skills

  7. Dr. Onyemauche Uchenna Chinyere says:

    I want to be a Facilitator with AAU. I am a Senior Lecturer with Federal University of Technology Owerri Imo State Nigeria. My interest is in ICT.

  8. Dr Mapeto Bomani says:

    I am interested in Good Assessment Practices in Higher Education

  9. Beauty says:

    Ism interested in management studies

  10. Moustafa Abdelnasser says:

    Areas of Interest
    Faculty Development
    Student Affairs Practitioners in African HEIs
    (QA) External & Internal
    · QA for HEIs)
    African Quality Rating Mechanism (AQRM) institutional evaluation

  11. Henrietta Meakoa Barfi-Mensah says:

    Interested IN Teaching & Learning Skills for the 21st Century HEIsn,Special WorkshopsStudents & Students’ Affairs, and research methods in the 21st century

  12. I am interested in being Facilitator in the following thematic areas:
    1. Innovations in Teaching Skills
    2. Innovations in Teaching Skills
    3. Social Media Skills for HEIs

  13. Jude Akagbusum says:

    I am an experienced chartered accountant involved in management consulting, in the areas of financial accounting, financial management, general management, and management training.
    I am also interested in your programmes and would like to facilitate in the areas of financial resources, management, management training, as well as special workshops.
    Kindly advise me further on how best my résumé can reach your office.


  14. I would like to be part of AAU presented

  15. I would like to facilitate in Teaching & Learning Skills for the 21st Century HEIs and Leadership & HEIs Management

  16. Edna Ngozi AKAGBUSUM says:

    I am interested in facilitating COMMUNICATION Workshops.

  17. Baloyi Gezani says:

    My interest is in quality assurance in teaching open distance and elearning in higher education.

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