The HAQAA2 Implementing Team has five strategic partnerships with key organisations in each of the five regions/linguistic groups of Africa. These organisations are operationally critical to execution of the initiative across the continent, in four official AU languages.
- SARUA – Southern Africa: A regional university organisation that unites public and private universities in SADC. SARUA has a strategic partnership with SAQAN (the Southern African Quality Assurance Network) and has prioritised quality management in HEIs as one of its key strategic priorities. SARUA “enables collaborative networks and partnerships that develop the institutional and human capacity of the region’s universities in order to make a distinctive contribution to regional development and integration.” It has been actively engaged in HAQAA1.
- IUCEA – East Africa: A regional university association officially recognised and supported by the East African Community. It is the key stakeholder in the newly launched East African Higher Education Area and supports university quality enhancement via EAQAN, which it created, and the set‐up and further development of national QA systems and agencies in East Africa, according to East African standards and guidelines.
- CAMES– West/Central Francophone Africa: An intergovernmental institution supporting universities in 17 countries in West and Central Francophone Africa in pursuit of higher education development. It runs a number of capacity building programmes related to QA enhancement and accredits bachelors, masters, doctoral degrees and evaluates professors.
- CNAQ – Mozambique (Lusophone): The National QA agency of Mozambique that has been highly active in HAQAA1: CNAQ was on the Advisory Board, helped to develop and translate the ASG‐QA into Portuguese and received and agency review. It has been a champion of the continental harmonisation agenda and is strategic partner for Lusophone Africa.
- NAQAAE – Egypt/North Africa: The national accreditation agency for education in Egypt is a high‐capacity QA agency that has been highly active in HAQAA1: It helped to develop and translate the ASG‐QA into Arabic and received one of the pilot agency reviews. It has been a champion of the continental harmonisation agenda and is strategic partner for Northern Africa.