West Africa Hub 

Scaling The Education Collaborative’s impact through a regionally-focused model

Building regional capacity across West Africa

Started in June 2022, the West Africa Hub brings together The Education Collaborative’s partner institutions based in West Africa. The WA regional hub of The Education Collaborative is hosted by Ashesi University and co-hosted by Pan-Atlantic University.  

The West Africa Hub was established to drive West Africancentered and context-specific engagement within The Education Collaborative. The hub is driven by anchor and exemplar institutions that commit resources, share their blueprint of success and expertise to support other institutions in the sub-region to develop their systems and operations. 

The West Africa hub is estimated to impact over 407,680 students within the decade.  

institutions reached in the region from 7 countries

committed to various innovations, projects, and initiatives in the region from 2021 to 2023

Message from our Director

Collaborative engagement, mentorship, and learning are key to realizing our goal of improving student outcomes in our sub-region. As we operationalize the West Africa Hub, we are excited about the crossinstitutional connections and initiatives West African Institutions are championing.

Together, as a hub, we hope to improve student outcomes for the continent’s development 

Rose Dodd, Regional Director, West Africa Hub

The West Africa Hub at a glance

The West African hub has a goal of engaging an average of 52 Higher-ed institutions to meet its estimated impact goal of over 407,680 in student outcomes within a 10-year span. Currently, the WA hub actively engages with 26 institutions across 7 countries in the sub-region, to collectively build the capacity to drive transformation and sustainability across The Collaborative’s focal areas. These institutions drive transformation through on-going projects funded by The Education Collaborative. 

Learn how we engage our hub members

Post Convening Grant

The Education Collaborative set up a post-convening grant to provide participating institutions with support to implement insights gleaned from convenings into actual projects.

This grant initiative provides funding support to institutions driving change on the continent with their initiatives

System's Change Program - Employability

The Systems Change Program is an 18-month systems transformation process designed to fundamentally develop the components and structures of key systems that drive outcomes in higher education institutions (HEI). It combines a systems approach and implementation grant to drive the targeted institutional transformation. 

News from around the Hub

A safe space for learning, sharing and co-creating: 2023 June Convening

Learnings from the Career and Employability track at the 2022 June Convening sparked a light-bulb moment for Dr Edward Amarteifio, Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Small Enterprise Development, University of Cape Coast (UCC).  ​ 

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Building the West African Regional Hub

When The Education Collaborative visualized reaching 1M students in 2030, we knew we couldn’t achieve this by ourselves and needed like-minded partners to help actualize this goal. Our strategy was to build regional hubs which would be owned by the institutions in each region. 

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Six technical universities in Ghana participate in training to build their Career Services departments

Hosted by The Education Collaborative at Ashesi University, the workshop, which has the potential to impact the combined 24000 students from the institutions, was designed through a referral from the International Finance Cooperation (IFC) Vitae project.

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Institutions Actively Engaged within the Hub