OER Africa (an initiative of the South African Institute for Distance Education) and Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA), in collaboration with the Global University Leadership Forum (GULF), with support from the World Bank hosted a meeting on a potential collaboration with the Global Leadership Forum, held at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg on the 4th and 5th March, 2010
In 2006, the World Economic Forum initiated GULF, as a community of leading university presidents, to explore ways of improving the state of education in the world. In doing so, the Forum is currently pursuing three main objectives:
1) Develop a global community of university leaders;
2) Foster collaborations among top universities in areas of significance for global policy;
3) Shape the agenda of the World Economic Forum.
The GULF community now includes 23 heads of universities from 9 different countries, currently representing the premier university leaders’ forum in the world.
Within this framework, GULF is keen to explore how it might build more active, mutually beneficial partnerships with universities in Africa and how GULF universities might most effectively support the development of higher education in Africa.
Back row: Neil Butcher, Carlos Villanueva, Peter Materu, Chris Bradford, Prof. Dr. Francesco Ponsi, Michele Petochi, Prof. Elifas Tozo Bisanda, Prof. Roger Sapsford, Prof. Goolam Mohamedbhai, Henrique Tokpa, Prof. Kwasi Kwafo Adarkwa, Prof. Joshus Anamuah Mensah, Prof. Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw
Front row: Prof. Clifford Tagoe, Prof. Olugbemiro Jegede, Catherine Ngugi, Dr. Max Price, Prof. Olive M. Mugenda, James A. Cohen, Jennifer Glennie, Prof. Is-haq Olanrewaju Oleyede, Christopher Thomas
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