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.
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.
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.
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.