About the webinar series
This virtual webinar series was organised as an immediate follow-up to the Africa-EU Summit (17-18 February). It aimed to provide an opportunity for the higher education sector in Africa and Europe to better understand the commitments made at the Summit, to discuss specific issues and to share initiatives that would contribute to the achievement of the goals set and create opportunities in line with the Summit’s focus on higher education, skills and research. It was organised jointly by AAU, the coordinator of the Higher Education Cluster of the African Union Continental Strategy for Education (CESA) and OBREAL Global, with the support and contribution of key regional higher education associations in Africa and Europe. The series was open to all interested stakeholders in the higher education and research sector across the African continent, as well as EU counterparts and partners in other regions of the world with a keen interest in African higher education development and its global projection.
The dialogue series in sponsored by the HAQAA2 Initiative, a flagship initiative of the Africa-EU Partnership funded by the EU, which has provided a platform for advancing higher education harmonisation in Africa and contributing to the realisation of the CESA objectives for higher education.
The series commenced with a launch webinar on the 24th March, which framed the series. Further events will highlight specific aspects of the Summit’s Declaration and explore the role of universities and the higher education sector its realising objectives. Each event will be 1.5 hours and contain a mix of short statements from speakers, panel discussion and short case study presentations. The events will have French, English and Portuguese interpretation. Each webinar, in addition to being organised by OBREAL Global and AAU, will include other co-organisers/strategic partners from Africa and Europe, including relevant organisations involved in the HAQAA initiative.