SARUA and the Alliance for African Partnership enter into a collaboration agreement
SARUA is pleased to announce that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with the Alliance for African Partnership (AAP). Founded by the Michigan State University in 2016, the AAP is a consortium of ten leading African universities that collaborate to promote the contribution of the higher education sector to development in Africa. (https://aap.isp.msu.edu/about1/about/).
In terms of the agreement, SARUA and AAP will work jointly to identify and develop programmes and projects in support of the SADC’s agenda for regional development. Within this framework, SARUA and the AAP have identified several general areas for collaboration, amongst others: policy on education and training, science and technology; youth entrepreneurship development; and climate change and sustainable development. Where appropriate, the parties will engage with the SADC Secretariat to consult on collaborative programmes and projects that support the contribution of the SADC higher education community to regional development.
As part of the collaboration agreement, SARUA and the AAP will support the development of research and teaching capacity in the SADC through opportunities for academic mobility between SARUA and AAP members, as well as through joint events, conferences, and workshops relating to collaborative projects and other areas of mutual interest.
SARUA looks forward to partnering with the AAP, and to the opportunities that this partnership will present for members of our network.