“With interregional collaboration and partnerships we will be able to access funding to address the challenges that Africa is facing” – Olusola Oyewole, Secretary General of the Association of African Universities

We interview Olusola Oyewole, the Secretary General of the Association of African Universities, to analyze the challenges and priorities for the African continent in the framework of the 2024 African Union theme, education.

During the interview, Professor Oyewole outlined the main challenges faced by African universities: increasing research in and about Africa, involving universities in the development of their communities, matching the needs of the industry with what universities are producing, and increasing funding.

Funding is, according to Professor Oyewole, the main and most urgent challenge and the one that will enable all the other challenges to be addressed. One way to access this funding and therefore start solving the main challenges that Africa is facing, says Oyewole, is through collaboration and partnerships with organizations such as OBREAL.

The entire interview with Olusola Oyewole can be found below (note that subtitles are available in English, Spanish and Catalan):