Through this focus area, we explore share, and implement methods to enable institutions to have the tools and know-how to create and sustain a range of institutional and infrastructural systems that nurture creative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit in students to solve problems.

Focal Initiatives and Support Programs

Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Project

This project/initiative aims to explore, share, and implement a method and best practices to Entrepreneurship Ecosystem development on HEI campuses in Africa using successful ecosystems on the continent including Ashesi University’s case. The outputs will contribute to a framework for formal entrepreneurship education in Africa to guide HEIs and will be presented to regulators for consideration in higher education industry governance in Africa.   

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Design and Innovation Lab Development

The Innovation and Design Lab Development Project was initiated with a case study focusing on the Ilimi Innovation Lab in African Development University (ADU) in Niger.  

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Speaker Series

The Speaker Series invites thought leaders, practitioners, and educators to share ideas, policies, models, and findings that spark discussions and push for new ways of doing things. Structured as a colloquium, speakers from an open and unbiased stance will touch on trending issues on entrepreneurship in African higher-ed institutions. The Speaker Series takes place virtually and occurs every quarter. It is open to the general public and all members of The Education Collaborative network.

Mentorship and Learning Hub

The Education Collaborative provides the space for both virtual and in-person learning, through facilitating mentorship, and learning and sharing of resources within the network. The Collaborative identifies the right partners and raises the resources needed to implement and sustain the change it would take to achieve excellence for the higher education institution.


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