HED Delivers Message at 13th General Conference of the Association of African Universities
The 13th General Conference of the Association of African Universities (AAU) opened in Libreville, Gabon on May 28, 2013. The theme of the conference is "Transforming African Higher Education for Graduate Employability and Socioeconomic Development." The general conference is held every four years and brings together higher education researchers, academics, policy makers and development partners. This year's conference is attended by more than 300 participants including representatives from HED, which are Executive Director Tully Cornick, PhD; and Africa Officer Teshome Alemneh, PhD.
The meeting was opened by a message from the President of Gabon delivered by Dr. Seraphin Madouga, Gabon's Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, Youth and Sports.
Cornick, in his goodwill message during the opening session, reaffirmed HED's commitment to strengthen the collaboration with AAU and its member institutions to address development challenges in Africa.
Visit the AAU website for more conference details.
HED's Africa-U.S. Higher Education Initiative Partnerships
Managing Agricultural Development to Protect the Environment
Ohio State University-Université Gaston Berger | 12/21/10 - 6/30/15
Securing Sustainable Water Resources for Ethiopia
University of Connecticut-Addis Ababa University | 1/14/11 - 6/30/15
Addressing Food Security Needs in South Sudan Through University Rebuilding
| South Sudan
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University-Catholic University of Sudan-University of Juba | 2/7/11 - 6/30/15
Coordinated Surveillance System to Manage Food Security Threats
Mississippi State University-Makerere University (2011) | 2/15/11 - 6/30/15
Developing a Low-Cost Solar Technology for Remote Areas
| South Africa
University of Cincinnati-University of Cape Town | 2/21/11 - 9/30/13
Building a Knowledge Network for Water Management Professionals
| Burkina Faso
Tuskegee University-International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering | 4/1/11 - 6/30/15
The Center for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and Societies
Colorado State University-University of Nairobi | 4/1/11 - 9/30/14
Building Capacity through Quality Teacher Preparation
Syracuse University-Kenyatta University | 4/1/11 - 8/14/14
Agro-ecosystem Services: Linking Science to Action
Michigan State University-University of Malawi | 4/5/11 - 5/30/14
Partnering to Address HIV/AIDS in Ghana
Brown University-University of Ghana | 7/1/11 - 6/30/13
Delivering Improved Training for Health Care Workers
Indiana University Bloomington-University of Liberia | 10/1/11 - 6/30/15