WGHE / AAU TEDxAccra Webinar Series

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The Working Group on Higher Education (hosted by the Association of African Universities) presents “Promoting Entrepreneurship in African Universities” webinar

The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA’s) Working Group on Higher Education (WGHE) under the auspices of the Association of African Universities (AAU) is starting a series of Webinars facilitated by TEDxAccra.

The first Webinar in the series is slated to take off on (the) August 18th, 2016 at 10:00 GMT.  The topic for discussion is ‘Promoting Entrepreneurship in African Universities‘. Professor Rosemond Boohene, a Senior Lecturer and Director for the Centre for International Education, University of Cape Coast, Ghana will be facilitating this session.

The purpose of these Webinars is to address pertinent issues pertaining to higher education in Africa. The presentations are geared towards achieving the major interventions and aspirations enshrined in the international and continental agendas such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), the Continental Education Strategy (CESA 2016-2025), African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the Science Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024).

Institutions of higher learning in Africa have been criticized as ivory towers and are also perceived as churning out graduates whose skills do not fit the requirements of industry. This interactive web seminar will seek to highlight the importance of promoting entrepreneurship in African Higher Education Institutions.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  1. Register and watch us live at www.aau.org/webinars
  2. You can also join the conversation with your comments and questions via Twitter and Facebook using:  #WGHETalks @TEDxAccraGH @AAU_67

ABOUT 

The Association of African Universities (AAU) is an international non-governmental organisation set up by universities in Africa to promote cooperation among themselves and with the international academic community. The core mandate of the AAU is to  raise the quality of higher education in Africa and strengthen its contribution to Africa’s development by fostering collaboration among member institutions; providing support to their core functions of teaching, learning, research and community engagement; and facilitating critical reflection on, and consensus-building around, issues affecting higher education and the development of Africa.

The Working Group on Higher Education (WGHE) was established in 1989 to strengthen collaboration among African governments, development partners, and tertiary education institutions to improve the effectiveness of development assistance. WGHE draws on its extensive knowledge of the education sector to help tertiary institutions in Africa devise creative responses to challenges and promote consensus among governments and development partners around the revitalization of policies and strategies. Participants in WGHE include African higher education institutions, African governments and Ministries of Education, and development partners supporting the revitalization of tertiary education in Africa.

TEDxAccra is a social impact organization where thinkers and doers of our community gather to create and share ideas. We focus on social impact initiatives across Ghana.  Our events seek to develop and leverage the TED experience at a community level, bringing together innovative thinkers to connect and discuss great ideas.

THE SPEAKER

Prof. (Mrs.) Rosemond Boohene is an Associate Professor of Enterprise Development at the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Small Enterprise Development (CESED), University of Cape Coast with more than eighteen years (18) experience. She is currently the Dean of International Education and also served as Head of Department, Management Studies and Vice Dean, School of Business at the University of Cape Coast. Prof. Rosemond Boohene holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship and Small Enterprise Development from the University of New England, Australia, PDipCom and MCom (Accounting) from the University of Otago, New Zealand, BCom (Hons) and Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana and a Diploma in Small Enterprise Development, Galilee College, Israel.

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