Annual Convening 2022

Building the capacity of institutions to improve African higher-ed outcomes

June 13-17, 2022



For five years running, the Annual Convening has provided learning moments for participants to create innovations for Africa’s higher-ed sector.

Through the sharing of case-studies, participants learn strategies they can leverage in their institutions, develop a transformation mandate for implementation post-Convening and build resourceful connections to lead this transformation. 

The 2022 Convening will take place from June 13 to 17th. It will be a hybrid event, taking place in Accra at the Accra Marriott Hotel, and Ashesi University, Ghana.

Agenda Planning Committee

Moses Cofie
Country Director, Emerging Public Leaders, Ghana

Prof. Angela Owusu Ansah

 Provost, Ashesi University, Ghana

Paul Swaga

Head of Content and Communications, Gold-youth

Chimene Chetty

Director of Entrepreneurship & Industry Partnerships, Carnegie Mellon University, Africa, Rwanda 

Priya Iyer

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Finance & Employability, Botho University, Botswana

Rose Dodd
Director, Education Collaborative

Dr. Sena Agbodjah Agyepong
Head of Business Administration Department, Ashesi University, Ghana

Mohammed Ali Khan
Senior Education Specialist, International Finance Corporation, USA

Dr. Marty A. Bullis 
Head of Humanities and Social Science Department, Ashesi University, Ghana

Prof. Robert Gateru

Vice-Chancellor, Riara University, Kenya

Abigail Welbeck
Director of Career Services,
Ashesi University, Ghana

Frederick Biga

Vice President, Goldman Sachs, USA

Dr. Palesa Natasha Mothapo

Head, Postdoctoral Research Support in Division for Research and Development, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Dr. George Mugabe

Director of Research & Community Affairs, Kepler, Rwanda

David Mutabanura
Executive Director, Cavendish University Uganda

Prof. Abel Kinoti Meru
Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Riara University, Kenya

Beth Wakobi

Director, Center for Academic Excellence, Africa Nazarene University, Kenya

Rebecca Awuah

Lecturer, Ashesi University, Ghana

Andrew Akoto

Senior Project Consultant, Injaro Investment Advisors Limited, Ghana

Ananth Ram
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Strategy
Botho University, Botswana

Stephen Gyan

Program Coordinator, Education Collaborative

William Edem Senyo

CEO, Impact Hub Accra

Mwakio Mwagandi
Chair, Department of Economics, Entrepreneurship and Social Sciences, Taita Taveta University, Kenya