University Stakeholder Symposium  

June 16, 2022 

Accra Marriott Hotel



The Symposium is a forum at the Annual Convening that engages the broader stakeholders of Africa’s higher education sector on focal areas identified by exemplar higher-ed institutions as central to impact. Participants not only include executive leaders, faculty, and administrators of higher education institutions, but also regulators, policy makers, industry, and professionals from development agencies. The Symposium will be attended by an estimated 200 participants in-person and 300 online. It will take place at the Accra Marriott Hotel on June 16th from 8am GMT to 1pm GMT.

Keynote Address: Educating a New Generation of Ethical Citizens in Africa 

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Vincent Ogutu

Dr. Vincent Ogutu was appointed Vice Chancellor Designate in May 2018. He self-identifies as a teacher and leverages every opportunity he gets to challenge students and audiences to nurture their talents to an incredible degree and then to put them at the service of a greater purpose. Prior positions he has held at Strathmore are DVC Planning and Development, Vice Dean for Executive Talent Development at Strathmore University Business School (SBS), Director of the SBS Regional Academies in Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania, and founding MBA Programme Director. Dr. Ogutu holds a PhD in Organisational Management from Rutgers University, a Master of Science in Financial Economics from the University of London and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Nairobi. He sits on several boards including Strathmore University Foundation, B Lab East Africa, Nafisika Trust, and is an advisor to several startups in Kenya and the USA.

We know we can’t educate everyone, and so our impact is going to have to be exemplary; designing models that others can learn from, and adjust to suit their context.

– Vincent Ogutu, Keynote Speaker, University Stakeholder Symposium 

Panel Discussion: The Future of Ethical Leadership in Africa 

This panel brings higher education leaders in conversation with recognized leaders from government and private sectors to critically examine the role of ethics in developing skilled workers and leaders capable of shaping sustainable African futures.

Questions that will guide the discussions include:

  • What are the pressing ethical and leadership challenges facing Africa’s future?
  • What are our uniquely African approaches for developing ethical leaders?
  • What role should African higher education play in preparing young people for these future challenges?

Adiki Ofeibea Ayitevie

Vice President, Sustainability & External Relations, Newmont Goldcorp Africa
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Patrick Awuah

President, Ashesi University, Ghana 

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Rose Dodd

Director, The Education Collaborative 

    Filling the gaps within our educational systems is a mission that extends beyond one stakeholder. It requires a collective effort across multiple institutions and organisations. Having this platform to exchange ideas, provide mentorship and engage with one another helps to move the needle for higher education across the continent.

    – Rose Dodd, Director, The Education Collaborative