June Convening




 June 14  | 07.30 – 13.30 GMT | Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel, Accra

Higher Education Stakeholder Symposium

Collaboratives for Africa’s transformation: Our impact and role for the future 

Engaging focal areas, propelling transformation

The Higher Education Stakeholders Symposium is a forum at the June Convening for engaging the broader stakeholders of Africa’s higher education sector on focal areas identified by exemplary higher-ed institutions as central to transformation.  

Participants at the Symposium include executive leaders, faculty, and administrators of higher education, regulators, policy makers, industry, and professionals from development agencies. The Symposium will welcome some 250 participants in person. 

“No one university can confront Africa’s higher education challenge by itself – we need a strong collective. To enable this, we believe a new model for higher ed partnership and collaboration – not just competition – is needed to bring institutions and stakeholders across sub-Saharan Africa together to work towards a collective set of student outcomes and goals.”

– Patrick Awuah, President, Ashesi University

Meet our Keynote Speakers

Dr. Peter Materu

Chief Programs Officer  | The Mastercard Foundation

Dr. Patrick Awuah

Founder & President  | Ashesi University

Rose Dodd

Executive Director  | The Education Collaborative

Explore Symposium Schedule

See the schedule and learn more about the Stakeholder Symposium, including engagement sessions, panel discussions and breakthrough sessions

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07:30 – 09:30   Breakfast and Registration 
09:30 – 10:15  

Welcome Address 

Prof. Angela Owusu-Ansah, Provost, Ashesi University  

2023 Education Collaborative Outcomes Report
Rose Dodd, Executive Director, Education Collaborative  

10:15 – 11:14  

Keynote Address: Collaboratives for Africa’s transformation: Our impact and role for the future

In conversation: Patrick Awuah, Founder, Ashesi University, and Dr. Peter Materu, Chief Programs Officer, The MasterCard Foundation  

11:15 – 12:15  

Lightening Rounds

Participants will hear and interact with speakers in a Ted Talk-Style overview of activities of the programs under The Education Collaborative focus areas over the last three years. This will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to dive deeper and gain better understanding of the impact made since 2020.  

Speaker focus:
Career and Employability 
Ethics and Leadership  
Faculty Development and Research 
Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development  

12:15 – 12:45  
Tea Break| Program Walk through| Engagement and Discussions

During this brief tea and health break, participants can do a walkthrough around stands in the foyer, representing the focus areas to engage deeper and interact with the institutions who have led and implemented projects in those areas. 
12:45 – 13:00  

June Convening Agenda: A run through of the 2023 June Convening’s Week Activities

Rose Dodd, Executive Director, Education Collaborative. 

13:00 – 13:30   

Closing Remarks
In this brief session, the speaker will wrap up the events of the day and lead reflections among the participating audience. 


Interested in Attending in Person?

Attendance to the 2023 June Convening Symposium is invite-only. For more information on how you can be a part of this experience, please contact us: 

M: +233 50 449 5315
E: education.collaborative@ashesi.edu.gh