East Africa Hub 

Scaling The Education Collaborative’s impact through a regionally-focused model

Building regional capacity across East Africa

Started in August 2021, the East Africa Hub brings together The Education Collaborative partner institutions based in Eastern Africa. Starting with 9 institutions, the maiden regional hub of The Education Collaborative is hosted by Rongo University. 

Through the regional hub model, The Education Collaborative looks to provide a context-specific blueprint for success through shared experiences from exemplary universities.

The East Africa hub is estimated to impact over 454,720 students within the decade.  

Higher educational institusions in engagement with The Education Collaborative

Members across the region

The needs of today and future workplaces cement the impetus of collaboration for the transformation of African Learning Institutions. Through the values of Ubuntu, we embrace collaboration over competition, igniting scalable transformation to foster a culture of co-creation, shared resources, and mutual growth. It is only through collaboration that African Higher Learning Institutions can meet the demands and thrive in the dynamic 21st-century landscape.

Dr George Mugabe,
East Africa Regional Hub Director.

Leveraging regional hubs

The diversity in African higher education creates a unique context for institutions across the continent. As such, driving impact and addressing challenges in each requires a unique approach. Through the regional hub model, The Education Collaborative looks to provide a blueprint for success through shared and relatable experiences from exemplary universities.

Meet the Hub’s Strategic Committee

Prof. Baylie Yeshita (Chair)

Vice Chancellor,

Prof. Daniel Mugendi (Vice Chair)

University of Embu

Dr. Vincent Ogutu

Strathmore University

Dr. Sylvie Mucyo

Vice Chancellor,
Rwanda Polytechnic

Prof. Robert Gateru

Riara University

Prof. Samuel Gudu

Vice Chancellor,
Rongo University

Mr. David Mutabanura

Executive Director,
Cavendish University

Prof. Washington Okeyo

Management University of Africa

Prof. Celestino Obua

Mbarara University of Science and Technology

Mr. Eric Saulo

Director of Partnerships and Internationalization, Strathmore University

Learn how we engage our hub members

Post Convening Grant

The Education Collaborative set up a post-convening grant to provide participating institutions with support to implement insights gleaned from convenings into actual projects.

This grant initiative provides funding support to institutions driving change on the continent with their initiatives

System's Change Program - Employability

Kepler College and Strathmore University are collaborating institutions in the 18-month systems transformation process designed to fundamentally develop the components and structures of key systems that drive employability outcomes in higher education institutions (HEI). 

Upcoming Events

2024 East Africa Hub Convening!

This year’s convening will occur from October 3rd-4th in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Anchored on the theme, Africa Educational Renaissance: Collaborative Strategies for Resilient Learning Systems in 21st Century Africa, this two-day convening will inspire innovative approaches in higher education within the East African region.

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News and Reports from around the Hub

Unveiling collaborative learning outcomes: a spotlight on the East African hub

The collaborative framework described in this paper illustrates the effectiveness of pragmatic models in the collaborative inquiry. Two fundamental tenets—congenial and collegial—are used in four cases to highlight key milestones achieved through initiatives and support systems within the East African Hub.

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Inaugural East Africa Convening champions entrepreneurship and graduate employability

76 higher education executives, administrators, and regulators from across East Africa participated in The Education Collaborative’s inaugural East Africa hub convening, engaging one another on improving educational outcomes and scaling quality within the region. 

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Building a growing network of impact-driven institutions

Over the past couple of ye­­ars, through the Education Collaborative initiative, we have been working to build the foundational structures of a network of institutions dedicated to exemplary higher education in Africa. ​ 

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Member Institutions