For the past two years, the June Convening has focused on building the capacity of institutions through training workshops, informative talks, mentorship, sharing of proven models and grants opportunities specifically tailored for the exploration and testing of innovative models. 

The 2023 Convening recorded the highest attendance since the inception of June Convenings.  

  • 231 attendees participated in person, an 18.6% increase from 2022 in-person attendance.  
  • Three sessions were streamed; the Higher Education Stakeholder Symposium; The Value of Pan –Africanism in Developing Leaders in Higher-Ed, and the Commitment Summit.
  • 90 institutions attended the convening from 17 countries. 82% of the countries represented were African
  • Regional distribution is as follows: 62.5% West Africa, 33.2% East Africa, 2.7% Southern Africa, Outside Africa 1.6%. 
  • 50% of participants at the convening were University Heads of Departments and Executive Leaders.  
  • 4 institutions co-organized tracks (Pan-Atlantic University – Entrepreneurship Ecosystem, Cavendish University Uganda – Faculty Development and Research, United States International University-Africa – Ethics and Leadership and University of Cape Coast – Career and Employability). 
  • Top five institutions represented: Ashesi University, University of Cape Coast, University of Ghana, Cavendish University Uganda, Kepler College.  
  • 46% of participating institutions in last year’s Convening attended the 2023 Convening; a higher-than-average repeat rate (30.95%) for the past five Convenings  
  • 72 speakers and facilitators led 32 main sessions 

Watch highlights from the 2023 June Convening