Associate Member

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Associate members are institutions that formally engage in the Education Collaborative. Institutions as a whole or department commit to the values and vision of the network and strive to achieve the transformation goals. Institutions get access to the pool of resources and funding to engage in conferences, workshops, and trainings both regionally and continent-wide. Associate members are invited to participate in knowledge sharing platforms like symposia, conferences and webinars, to share progress and key learnings from initiatives supported with resources from the Education Collaborative. Institutions need to formalize their registrations to be considered associate member. This includes paying the member fee which is pooled into the associate member grant pool for projects and programs driven by associate members in the network. An institution would also need to meet the eligibility criteria to register. 


  • This institution is legally incorporated and situated in a country in Africa. 
  • The institution is accredited or in the process of acquiring accreditation from statutory bodies and will remain committed in conforming to all statutory and regulatory requirements as stipulated in the country of operation. 
  • The institution has an active institutional leadership team and on average, maintains a positive public reputation and image. 
  • Have graduated at least one class of students.  
  • Must have at least 150 full-time equivalent students 
  • The institution maintains its membership by contributing the stipulated membership fee annually to the Associate member sustainability development fund.  

Associate member benefits:

  • Income earning opportunities for faculty and staff as consultants and facilitators.
  • Priority access to grant pool for projects and programs.
  • One free 2-hour training or coaching meeting per year for senior leaders and university executives. Training to be held by other senior executives of partnership institutions.
  • One free 4-hour leadership training per year for student leaders.
  • Priority access to representatives to training sessions and events with limited space.
  • 2-hour training for faculty/administrators per year.
  • 25% discount on all programs and events of Education Collaborative, including regional events and programs.
  • Further discounts on group registration for paid conferences.

Non-HEI Associate member benefits

  • Access to a wider platform through EduCollab’s media and marketing platforms to publicize events. Eg. EduCollab Newsletters and social
  • 25% off EduCollab program fees for institutions’ members who sign up for events (Discount available to one institution in their network based on nomination) 
  • One free 2-hour leadership training for up to 10 participants from associate member organization’s leadership team 
  • Standing invitation for two nominees of the institution or associates of the institution to attend executive conference and stakeholder convening 
  • Opportunities for representatives from the organization to speak on their area of expertise at Education Collaborative conferences 

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