The British Council is delighted to launch the Innovation for African Universities (IAU) project.
The IAU is a learning and collaboration platform that brings together Universities in the UK and SSA to engage, interact and learn from one another with the aim of developing mutually beneficial partnerships that strengthen the capacity of Higher Education systems in both locations and increase their capability to participate and provide meaningful contributions as key players within the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
The project will be delivered by a centre of excellence – a partnership comprising 1 UK and 1 SSA University, that would be selected through a competitive process.
The centre of excellence partners must possess national, regional, and international experience supporting entrepreneurship ecosystem strengthening and development as well as contextual knowledge regarding the challenges of higher education and business development in SSA.
*Download a copy of the Terms of Reference below for further project details
Innovation for African Universities - CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
As part of its evolving global Higher Education programme, the British Council in Sub Saharan Africa designed the Innovation for African Universities programme, a programme that promotes collaboration between Universities in the UK and SSA (specifically Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa)
In January 2021, we put out a call for partners to manage certain programme components and host the center of excellence. After a rigorous selection process with over 30 applications received from a cross-section of universities within the UK and SSA, we are happy to announce the selection of tripartite partners, University of Nairobi, City University of London, and the Change School.
Over the next 18 months, we will work with these institutions to develop a network of collaborative partnerships which support an exchange of learning that fosters an increased culture of entrepreneurship and innovation within universities across focal programme locations.
Stay tuned with us to receive updates on various programme and funding opportunities available over the next couple of weeks and months.