International Conference on Higher Education in Africa
Theme: Enhancing Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability in
Higher Education in Africa (EEISHEA)
Call for Contributions
Focus is on transformation and change of Higher Education in Africa and main objectives of the conference are to contribute to knowledge and understanding of challenges and solutions for such transformation, and to recommend ways forward for collaboration on sustained change.
The conference program will include keynote speakers, plenary sessions and thematic workshops, with time for establishing networks of people interested in transformation of African higher education. The five themes for the thematic workshops will be Entrepreneurship and Innovation (E&I), Sustainability (SUS), Student-Centred Learning (SCL), E-Learning (E-L) and Teacher Training (TT).
When and where? The conference will be held on
September 28 – 30, 2022 at
Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel Moshi.
Conference host is Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Moshi, Tanzania
For whom? The Conference target higher learning Faculties, Researchers, Managers and other stakeholders interested in sharing experience on transformation of Higher Education in Africa.
Registered participants interested in contributing to the conference are invited to submit an Abstract that is compatible with the Abstract Template. Deadline for submission of abstract is August 30th, 2022.
Conference participation, including snacks and lunch, is free for all participants.
More information and Registration
If you are interested in knowing more about the conference, please contact Dr. Joackim Kessy, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in participating in the conference, please register here.
Registration deadline is 30th August 2022.
EEISHEA Conference program – PROPOSAL
Moshi, 28th – 30th September 2022
(All Conference Materials Available – here)
|Time||Activity||Description / remark|
|11:00 – 11:30||Welcome and Opening Remarks||Prof Kaaya Provost, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College|
|11:30 – 12:30||Keynote 1|
Dr. Peggy Oti-boateng. (online)
Transforming Higher Education for Sustainable development: the Africa we want
|13:30 – 15.30||Session (s) on Students Centred Learning (SCL)|
- PBL in health Education
and perceptions of SCL: KNUST, UENR, and SUA
|16:00 – 17:00||Reporting, tomorrow|
|9:00 – 10.00||Keynote 2|
Prof A. Mshandete Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Innovation – Nelson Mandela Institute of Science and Technology
Integrating Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Curricula of Higher Learning Institutions
|10:30 – 12:30||Sessions on Entrepreneurship & Innovation And E-Learning|
1. Buidling Competencies in E & I: Afrilics, SUA
2. Integrating E & I in curricula: KCMUCO, SUZA, KNUST and UENR
3. E-learning technologies and students level of participation in problem-based learning environments: UENR, KCMUCo, KNUST, SUA
4. Perception of Instructors and Students of Integrating e-Learning Components in the Curriculum Development: SUZA
|13:30 – 15.30||Sessions Sustainability And Teacher Training||Two parallel sessions, as above|
|16:00 – 17:00||Reporting, next day|
|9:00 – 10.00|
Dr. Violet Makuku AAU, Ghana / Inter University Counsel of East Africa Higher Education and Employability in Africa: Challenges and Way Forward
(Jordi / Carla)
Sustainability in Higher Education in Africa
|10:30 –12:30||Creativity Workshop||Dr. Bente Nørgaard and Dr. Carla Smink Experences with creativity in teaching. (The future of EEISHEA)|
|13:30 – 14:00||Closing session|
|14:00 – 16.30||AB meeting and PG Meeting||Project internal meeting|
This document gives a brief overall description of activities taking place during the two-day Launch Meeting.
Planning the meeting
The project Launch Meeting was held on October 10th – 11th 2018, in the Project Coordinating institution, Aalborg University, Denmark, with a total of 26 participants. The first day of the meeting was focusing on plenary discussions clarifying all aspects of the project while the second day consisted mainly of sessions of parallel meetings.
Conducting the meeting
Day 1: The official Welcome note was given by Professor Anette Kolmos, Director, Aalborg Centre for Problem Based Learning, under the auspices of UNESCO, while Dr. Declare Mushi, Local Project Coordinator, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, gave an address on behalf of the African partners.
Following the official Welcome, the Project Coordinator presented the project activities, the Local Project Coordinator, UCPH, presented the project budget, and the Project Administrator gave a presentation on financial management and reporting, drawing upon information presented in the EACEA Grant Holders’ Meeting in Bruxelles, January 29th–30th 2018.
All three presentations gave rise to considerable discussion, with all participants actively engaged in the discussions. The discussions were very useful because many issues which had hitherto only been discussed via e-mail and/or in online meetings, were clarified through the face-to-face communication.
The day concluded with a reception, sponsored by Aalborg Municipality, in the very beautiful Utzon House on the Aalborg Harbor front, where Second Vice Major for Aalborg Municipality, Nuuradin Hussein, gave a speech.
Day 2: This day was used for 3 sessions of parallel meetings. During Session 1, the Advisory Board, ie. a top manager from each of the 5 African universities plus the Quality Controller from UK, had a first meeting, the Partner Group, ie. the 10 Local Project Coordinators, had a first meeting and the Local Project Managers had a meeting.
Session 2 included parallel meetings for the members of the 5 African partner universities’ Local Task Force (LTF) teams who were present in the Launch Meeting and a first f2f meeting between the two Quality Controllers to discuss QA issues.
Session 3 featured parallel meetings in the 4 training teams (SCL, E-L, E&I and SUS) with as many members of the team as were present, and a meeting between the QC team and the Project Administrator conc. the sub-contracts and QC participation in the two stipulated project conferences.
During the last part of day 2, African partner universities presented results of their internal discussions, the project web manager presented the Virtual learning Platform, a discussion of any outstanding issues and a closing remark and good bye.
Reflections on the meeting
Although the meeting agenda was quite tight, participants did find time for networking and socialization, enhanced by securing accommodation for all participants in the same hotel and arranging joint dinners in good, cheap restaurants in town. From the very beginning of the meeting, the mood among participants was good and the long-standing collaboration with most of the partners gave a positive note throughout the meeting. Generally, participants were happy that the project activities could get started and everybody were keen to get off to a good start and contributed very well to the elaborations in the meeting.
Overall, the meeting was successful, with a good spirit and a high level of engagement, commitment and interest.