Communities of Practice

Hands-on workgroups reviewing, co-designing, and implementing innovations.


Communities of practice are workgroups of educators, administrators, experts, and other stakeholders in the higher education sector in Africa. CoP workgroups leverage the collective competencies of members to deliver practical transformative solutions in their campuses and organizations. Engagement is year round, and includes research projects, symposiums, speaker sessions, reflection sessions, program reviews, and new program development. The Education Collaborative finances the operations of the CoPs. Funds are projectbased and are available to individuals and institutions represented in the community of practice. 

The Communities under the thematic areas work to:

  • Build portfolios of best practices, tactics, strategies and manuals applicable in the higher education on the continent.  
  • Develop projects and programs that solve problems and enhance the functional area in the education sector 
  • Create platforms to share the developed knowledge and best practices with other interested stakeholders 

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Systems for Career Development

The workgroup explores strategies to groom students to seamlessly transition to employment, entrepreneurship, or further education when they graduate.

Systems for Ethics and Leadership

The Ethics and Leadership CoP work on projects that develop an ethical culture in institutions; To build a new generation of leaders with the right ethical compass to transform the African continent. 


Research Development

 This workgroup develops systems to maximize the synergies of resources dedicated to research development. It facilitates cross-country and multi-disciplinary research collaborations in higher education institutions in Africa.


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