2024 West Africa Hub Convening

| March 14-15 | Lagos, Nigeria |

2024 West Africa Hub Convening

Join us for the Inaugural West African Hub Regional Convening

2024 West Africa Hub Convening

Collaborate with Like-Minded Institutions to Drive Regional Development

2024 West Africa Hub Convening

Network with Peers and Inspiring Leaders

Building an Ecosystem of Excellence for Research, Leadership, and Graduate Employability

The inaugural West Africa Hub Convening in 2024 presents a unique opportunity for stakeholders in higher education institutions within the sub-region to collaboratively explore innovations and deliberate on strategies aimed at constructing an ecosystem to champion excellence in research, leadership, and, ultimately, enhance graduate employability outcomes across West Africa. By leveraging the collective expertise of institutions and educators, the goal is to establish an ecosystem aligned with the development agenda of the African continent.

Convening Date

The Convening will be from 14th to the 15th of March 2024.

Upcoming Dates

December 7, 2023
Registration Opens

February  26, 2024
Registration Closes

March 14, 2024
Convening begins!

Why you should attend the West African Hub Convening .. 

Pioneering Excellence: Let us make history together as we kick off the inaugural West Africa Hub Convening. We will collectively set the stage to deliver a new era of educational excellence in the region!

Ecosystem Connectedness: Be part of the deep discussions on building an Ecosystem of Excellence for Research, Leadership, and Graduate Employability across Higher Education Institutions in West Africa.

Energy, Insights, and Innovation: Join forces with leading minds in the region and beyond and share insights and co-create strategies that will transform your institution and teams.

Unveiling the Future: Witness the reveal of the West Africa Hub’s strategic plan and activities and ideate on how to align it with your institutions’ goals.

Convening Date

The Convening will be from 14th to the 15th of March 2024.


Registration for the Convening is Closed.













Speaker Preview

Meet some of the speakers for the 2024 West Africa Hub Convening, with many more to be confirmed!

Patrick Awuah

Ashesi University

Prof. Enase Okonedo

Pan-Atlantic University

Prof. Abiodun-Adebayo

Covenant University

Rose Dodd

Executive Director,
The Education Collaborative

Dr. Peter Bamkole

Chief Operating Officer
Pan-Atlantic University


Prof. Rosemond Boohene

Pro-Vice Chancellor
University of Cape Coast


Prof. Justice Bawole

University of Ghana Business School

Dr. DeBrenna Agbényiga

International University of Grand Bassam

Prof. Kwasi Dartey-Baah

Director, Institutional Advancement, University of Ghana

Abigail Welbeck

Director, Career Services
Ashesi University


Prof. Jeremiah Ojediran

Vice – Chancellor
Bells University of Technology, Ota, Nigeria

Nkiru Ukachukwu

Director of Careers and Alumni Offices
Pan-Atlantic University

Dr. Edward Amartefio

Project Lead, SCP-E
University of Cape Coast

Jessica Boifio

Assistant Director – Ashesi Entrepreneurship Center
Ashesi University

Dr. Chinedu Anokwuru

Deputy Director, Research Innovation and International Cooperation (RIIC)
Babcock University

Gillian Asafu-Adjaye

Alumni Relations Officer
Ashesi University

Abdul Mahdi, Dean at Ashesi University, shares how he has been inspired to explore ways of enhancing graduate employability outcomes within the West Africa region.


Convening Location

Marriott Hotel | Lagos – Ikeja

Situated on the southwestern coast of Nigeria, Lagos, the biggest city in Africa, is a mix of old and new, blending tradition with modernity in a vibrant burst of colours, sounds, and stories.

The Marriott Hotel is a leading five-star luxury hotel that offers state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities that foster an atmosphere of collaboration and innovation.









































Host Institution

Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) – Nigeria

The objective of education at Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) is the well-rounded formation of the human person. The University aims at nurturing individuals who are professionally competent, creative and enterprising, zealous for the common good and able to make free and morally right decisions and who thus act as positive agents of change in service to society.

The founders of Pan-Atlantic University were inspired to begin this educational project by the teachings of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, who was the founder of Opus Dei, an institution of the Catholic Church. PAU has seven main units: Lagos Business School (LBS) , Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), School of Media and Communication (SMC), School of Management and Social Sciences (SMSS), School of Science and Technology (SST), Institute of Humanities (IOH) and Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art (YSMA)

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