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Why attend the 14th AAU General Conference?

The General Conferences of the Association of African Universities is normally a five-day event centered around Higher Education in Africa. In June 2017, the AAU will be holding its 14th General Conference in Accra, Ghana.

Join us to learn about the State of Higher Education in Africa as well as celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Association under the theme:
"AAU@50: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects for Sustainable Development in Africa".
The venue is La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra, Ghana.
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Programme

5-8 June 2017

  • 09.00 – 11.30 GMT Opening Ceremony & Keynote Presentations

    Chair: Prof. Olusola Oyewole (AAU President)

    Report on Higher Education in Ghana - Prof. Mohamed Salifu, Executive Secretary of National Council for Tertiary Education, Ghana
    The Contributions of AAU to Higher Education Development in Africa – From Early Independence to the Present
    Higher Education in Africa and Prospects for Sustainable Development through Continental Education Strategies - Dr. Celestin Monga, Chief Economist and Vice President, Economic Governance and Knowledge Management, African Development Bank
    Formal Opening of the 2017 General Conference
  • 11.30 – 12.00 GMTGroup Photograph & Snacks Break

    All participants
    Video: AAU @ 50
  • 12.00 – 13.00 GMTPlenary Session I

    Chair: Prof. Olusola Oyewole (AAU President)

    AAU Business Session
    Election of Conference Bureau - Prof. Olusola Oyewole
    Adoption of Conference Programme
    Constitutional Reviews for Ratification
    Announcement of Nominations to the Board
    Report of the Board to the Conference - Prof. Etienne Ehile (AAU Secretary-General)
    Presentation of AAU Strategic Plan (2016-2021)
  • 13.00 – 14.00 GMT Lunch

  • 14.00 – 16.00 GMTPlenary Session II

    Chair:TBA

    14.00 – 14.20 Case Study 1:The Trajectory of Higher Education in Africa: Overviews from Northern Africa by Presenter 1: TBA
    14.20 – 14.40 Case Study 2:The Trajectory of Higher Education in Africa: Overviews from Eastern Africa by Presenter 2: TBA
    14.40 – 15.00 Case Study 3:The Trajectory of Higher Education in Africa: Overviews from Southern Africa by Presenter 3: TBA
    15.00 – 15.20 Case Study 4:The Trajectory of Higher Education in Africa: Overviews from Western Africa by Presenter 4: TBA
    15.20 – 15.40 Case Study :The Trajectory of Higher Education in Africa: Overviews from Central Africa by Presenter 5: TBA
    15:40 -- 16:15 Discussion
  • 16.15 – 16.30 GMTTea Break

  • 16.30 – 18.30 GMTParallel Session I

    Chair:TBA

    Paper Presentations on:
    Subtheme 1: Promoting science, technology and innovation through higher education
    Subtheme 2: Curriculum reform as key to graduate employability and entrepreneurship
    16.30 – 16.50 Topic 1 by Presenter 1: TBA
    16.50 – 17.10 Topic 2 by Presenter 2: TBA
    17.10 – 17.30 Topic 3 by Presenter 3: TBA
    17.30 – 17.50 Topic 4 by Presenter 3: TBA
    17:50 -- 18:30 Discussions
  • 19.30 GMTWelcome Reception hosted by xxxxxx

    Venue: XXXX
 
 

Exhibiting and Sponsorship

The Conference is a chance to demonstrate your products and services in front of the largest concentration of Higher Education Stakeholders in Africa. Many, if not all, of our delegates are hunting out new and effective solutions and services.
 
 

Key Speakers

Professor Olusola Oyewole

Vice Chancellor - Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta


Professor Karrar Ahmed Bashir Elabbadi

Former Vice Chancellor - Omdurman Ahlia University


Professor Marc-Louis Ropivia

Rector - Universite Omar Bongo


Professor Orlando Antonio Quilambo

Rector - Eduardo Mondlane University


Code of Conduct

We believe that everyone deserves a thoroughly pleasant conference experience, regardless of who they are. We adhere to the AAU Code of Conduct and expect that all of our speakers, attendees, sponsors, and volunteers will do the same.

Local Organizing Comittee

We are incredibly grateful to our committee members for their continuing dedication. These people and many others work hard to make this conference program the best that it can be.
 

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Sponsors


Sponsoring the AAU General Conference is a great way to connect with our expert community of higher education. Help us make the AAU 14th General Conference be the best it can be by providing Diversity Scholarships or by supporting our speakers and attendees. Take a look at our sponsorship prospectus to see all the ways you can be part of creating a shared experience and foster long-lasting relationships with members of the Higher Education field in Africa.