Tag: The World Bank

The role of Higher Education Institutions in catalysing agricultural innovation systems


The World Bank in its Investment Sourcebook on Agricultural Innovation Systems spells out the critical role of agricultural education and training as a creator of capacity and supplier of the human resources that populate key segments of the agricultural innovation system (AIS) and enable it to function more effectively1. Apart from the provision of technical knowledge, which is the traditional focus of higher education, … Read More The role of Higher Education Institutions in catalysing agricultural innovation systems

Call for PhD Studies at the African Center of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACEESD)


The African Center of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACEESD) is an approved ACE II project center of excellence envisioned to address key economic challenges resulting from low rural energy access, poor adoption of energy technologies in rural areas, and poor inter-state energy trading in the Eastern and Southern Africa region. The ACE II project is a partnership between the World Bank and … Read More Call for PhD Studies at the African Center of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACEESD)

Kenyans, Rwandans and Ugandans: Blog to Win a Trip to Washington, DC


Deadline: December 02, 2016-January 15, 2017 | Online Agriculture is the backbone of the East African regional economy, as it accounts for about 32% of the region’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Growth in the agriculture sector helps raise incomes, create employment opportunities, reduces poverty, and accounts for about 70% of employment opportunities in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda. Despite being a field vibrant with innovations … Read More Kenyans, Rwandans and Ugandans: Blog to Win a Trip to Washington, DC

Making higher education work for Africa: Key resources


By Irene Friesenhahn Irene Friesenhahn rounds up sources of online information, highlighting key initiatives on Africa’s higher education Several organisations address higher education in Africa through their work. The Carnegie Corporation of New York and UN agencies including UNESCO and the World Bank provide great online resources. In 1980 UNESCO set up the African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI), a regional NGO … Read More Making higher education work for Africa: Key resources

Setting Goals to Revitalize Africa’s Higher Education Systems


  STORY HIGHLIGHTS A continental summit in Dakar March 10-12 brought governments, academics, international development partners, and entrepreneurs together to develop a common vision towards transforming Africa’s higher education system. Hosted by TrustAfrica, the summit explored the challenges currently confronting the continent in terms of investment, financing, harmonization, access, quality, diversity, and graduate employability. Young Africans represent a burgeoning share of the population in … Read More Setting Goals to Revitalize Africa’s Higher Education Systems

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