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Diaspora Linkages

Diaspora Linkages

Our work in DIASPORA LINKAGES

The African academic diaspora is a powerful intellectual resource for a continent experiencing a higher education boom. New and expanding institutions require instructors, resources, and updated curricula, and this community can help fill staffing gaps, spur progressive pedagogy, and increase departmental capacity. The Diaspora Linkages initiative connects African universities with academics with the goal of strengthening training and research on the continent.

AFRICA DIASPORA INITIATIVE REVIEW REPORT

AFRICA DIASPORA INITIATIVE REVIEW REPORT

Carnegie Corporation of New York is supporting four African Diaspora programs. This review examines whether these programs are making progress toward the stated goals of bolstering university-based training and research, and contributing more generally to national development and the generation of new knowledge relevant to Africa and the world beyond. Download recent data on Carnegie African Diaspora Program alumni universities and fellows.

Read the full report.

ADAM HABIB ON STUDENT PROTESTS in SOUTH AFRICA

Adam Habib, vice-chancellor and principal of the University of the Witwatersrand, discussed the #FeesMustFall student protests in South Africa at the Carnegie Corporation of New York on August 1, 2018.

Read more about the event.

African Diaspora Fellows Reunite in New York City 

Past Carnegie African Diaspora program fellows convened at the Corporation this past May to share perspectives and provide feedback on their fellowship experiences at African universities.

Read more about the fellows meeting.

Diaspora Linkages Initiative Grantees Meet in Kenya

The Corporation’s Higher Education and Research in Africa (HERA) Diaspora Linkages Initiative grantees met in Nairobi, Kenya, March 22-24, 2018 to share practices, identify opportunities and gaps, and discuss future direction. 

Read more about the grantees meeting in Kenya.