Aligning African Universities to accelerate attainment of Africa’s Agenda 2063

19 Feb 2019

Dear colleagues,

 

I am pleased to share the Communiqué from the Sixth African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference 2018 . 

 

20 Ministers of Higher Education, over 30 senior government officials and experts, 105 Vice Chancellors met at the Sixth African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference from 22-26 October, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Conference was organized under the overall theme of “Aligning African Universities to accelerate attainment of Africa’s Agenda 2063”. The Government of Kenya through its Ministry of Education and nine RUFORUM member universities in Kenya were the lead organizers of the Conference. 

 

I thank the Government of Kenya and RUFORUM for inviting me to deliver keynote at this important conference on the topic of  “Harnessing the digital potential to drive  higher education transformation in Africa” . Geospatial science and open data plays an important role in agricultural systems, specifically, in realizing United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal to ‘End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture’.[1],[2]. I would like to welcome all interested colleagues to join the IGAD Capacity Development WG and contribute your ideas and inputs. Thanks.

 

Best wishes,

 

Suchith

[1] https://www.godan.info/news/godan-african-higher-education-week-2018-and-ruforum-biennial-conference

[2] https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/harnessing-the-digital-potential-to-drive-higher-education-transformation-in-africa/

 

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