HAQAA webinars have been provided throughout the contract as a dissemination measure and a means to engage Africana and international experts and practitioners, particularly when Covid 19 limited physical interaction. Webinars were organized as one-off initiatives, to promote certain feature of HAQAA2, or delivered in a series.
The HAQAA2 webinars were tailored to address emerging issues in African Higher Education, quality assurance trends, aspects of Africa-EU strategic partnership, and the promotion and dissemination of ASG-QA among others. They were developed together with regional strategic partners, HE education experts and policy makers.
CESA HE in Focus
This online event series was part of the groundwork for the development of a “Policy Data Unit” in Africa, which will be a new approach to generating comparable higher education data across the continent, rooted closely in the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA) and the structures that surround it. It was organized by the AAU, with the support of OBREAL Global and in close collaboration with the CESA Higher Education Sub-Cluster coordinators, through the HAQAA2 initiative.
The Africa-EU Summit and the higher education sector: Implications, opportunities and next steps
This virtual webinar series was organised as an immediate follow-up to the Africa-EU Summit (17-18 February, 2022). It intended to provide an opportunity for the higher education sector in Africa and Europe to understand better the commitments made by the Summit, to debate specific topics and share initiatives that would contribute to reaching the goals set and to create opportunities in line with the Summit’s emphasis on higher education, skills and research. It was organised collaboratively between AAU, the coordinator of the ‘Cluster’ for Higher Education of the African Union’s Continental Strategy for Education (CESA) and OBREAL Global, with support and input from important regional higher education associations in Africa and Europe. The series was open to all interested stakeholders of the higher education and research sector across the African continent, as well as EU counterparts and partners in other world regions with a keen interest in African higher education development and its global projection.