A Network of Institutions

The Education Collaborative is a network of higher education institutions that are uncompromising in achieving excellence in teaching and learning, research, innovation, and quality student outcomes in Africa.

2021 Annual Convening

See our program line up for this year’s convening. Early Bird Registration is open for the June 2021  Conference and Workshop. 

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Through an affiliation of institutions across Sub-Saharan Africa, 

we will transform over 1.1million students to be ethical, entrepreneurial leaders who create jobs, transform industries and lead economies, by 2030.

Our Target Areas for Transformation

We support the development of exemplar institutions to achieve successful models and relevant accountability systems. Through partnerships and other engagements, we create an ecosystem for these institutions to mentor each other and lead regulatory and policy reform from the inside out. Together in the network, we are working to achieve extraordinary education outcomes through focus on these Transformation Goals:

Ethics & Leadership Development

Through engagement in network programs, member institutions maintain a system and culture that empowers individuals and community for ethical action, empathy, teamwork, leadership and influence.

Training Students with Relevant Career Readiness

Through engagement in network programs, member institutions are well-equipped to train and provide all students with the competencies, knowledge and resources to prepare graduates for a smooth transition into successful careers, entrepreneurship, and graduate school.

Enabling an Active Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Member institutions have the tools and know-how to create and sustain a range of institutional and infrastructural support systems that nurture creative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit in students to solve problems.

An Active System for Accountability and Sustainability

Institutions will be innovative and strategic in the collection and use of relevant data to show impact to both external and internal stakeholders; and have a clear path to sustainable operations.

Developing Inclusive and Diverse HEIs

Member institutions extend their diversity and inclusion agenda to include a commitment to gender diversity, disability inclusion, multiculturalism, and equal opportunities for all regardless of economic background.

Focal Initiatives 

Mentorship & Development

Mentorship and consultative support to develop and institutionalize an innovation mandate 

Conferences & Workshops

Virtual and in-person Platforms for sharing innovations and strategies among higher-ed stakeholders in Africa

Highschool Engagement

Pre-tertiary programs that set students up for success in institutions of higher learning 

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