The RAFANAQ workshop was held from 9 to 11 November 2021, in Dakar, Senegal.

The Francophone African Network of National Quality Assurance Agencies (RAFANAQ) was created in February 2020 in Dakar (Senegal) in an African context defined by a series of initiatives aimed at the structural and qualitative transformation of higher education, research and innovation systems in order to improve their internal and external efficiency,

RAFANAQ’s mission is to “contribute to ensuring, maintaining, developing and improving the quality of higher education and research in French-speaking Africa by reinforcing the work of national quality assurance agencies and other organisations with similar objectives”.

The Dakar workshop was opened on Tuesday 9 November by the General Director of Education, representing the Senegalese Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and its objectives were to exchange good practices, strengthen collaboration between Francophones and Anglophones, and share synergies between stakeholders in the field of higher education and research.

The HAQAA2 initiative supported the organisation of this event and members of this initiative were able to present the work carried out by this initiative both in its first phase (2016-2018) and in the current second phase (2019-2022).

The meeting concluded with the elaboration of an action plan for 2022-2023 and relevant recommendations for a better implementation of the network.

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