24th to 25th August 2021 – Eight university leaders from across East Africa convened at Rongo University, Kenya to kickstart the Education Collaborative’s regional hub model for scaling impact. 

Present were university leaders from Davis College, Rwanda; Riara University, Kenya; Strathmore University, Kenya; Rongo University, Kenya; University of Embu, Kenya; Cavendish University, Uganda; United States International University – Africa (USIU), Kenya; Kepler, Rwanda, and Aga Khan University, Kenya

Starting from East Africa, the Education Collaborative looks to scale impact across the continent through a regional hub approach that works through clusters of exemplary African universities.

Over the next ten years, the institutions within established regional hubs will build the capacity to drive transformation in ethics and leadership, career readiness,​ entrepreneurship ecosystems​, diversity, equity, and inclusion, while ensuring accountability and sustainability. Additionally, the hubs are estimated to impact over 1.1 million students within the decade.

Here is a recap of the conversation at the ceremony captures in quotes. Read full story here.