StrengtheningHigher Agricultural Education for Agri-FoodSystem

Transformation inAfrica(SHAEA)

 Pre-CallforProposalsAnnouncement

 31 July 2018

 

In collaboration with the Governments of Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Malawi, and Mozambique, the World Bank Group (WBG) and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) are jointly preparing the launch of a Call for Proposals for a regional program of Strengthening Higher Agricultural Education for Agri-Food Transformation in Africa (SHAEA). The official call is expected to be launched by the end of August 2018. This is part of the preparation for a proposed investment project expected to be reviewed by the World Bank Group (WBG) Board by June 2019. The purpose of the pre-call for proposals announcement is to inform in advance universities from the above-mentioned five African countries and their partners which are interested in becoming a regional anchor university (RAU) through a competitive selection process under the project and plan to jointly prepare applications in response to the upcoming call which will have more details.

WORKSHOP ON GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY THROUGH CAPACITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS IN GHANA

 JOINT WORKSHOP HELD AT THE BEST WESTERN PLUS HOTEL, ACCRA – GHANA, FROM 10TH TO 11TH JULY, 2018.

The DAAD in collaboration with Campus France, NUFFIC, the University of Basel and in the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) organized a workshop in Accra under the theme “Graduate Employability through Capacity Building Partnerships in Ghana” from 10th – 11th July, 2018.

The workshop brought together representatives from tertiary institutions in the Ghana, Africa and Europe to chart the way forward in addressing graduate unemployment on the African continent.

Africa Centres of Excellence Project 

Preamble:  The Africa Centers of Excellence (ACE) Project follows the success of the Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund (TALIF), a component of the Education Sector Project (EdSeP) implemented with support from IDA to the Government of Ghana.  The EdSeP which was completed in 2010 had the TALIF component, a competitive fund which supported innovation, research, teaching and learning, and Higher Education capacity building in Ghana.  The aim of the current Africa Centres of Excellence is to improve research and development; strengthen Africa’s technological leadership; and to foster cross-border research and academic collaborations.