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Actualités de la recherche au Mali
In French. Research bulletin of the Institut de recherche pour le développement in Mali. No. 19, mars 2004 has statistics on higher education research in Mali. On the web site of the Institut de Recherche pour le Developpment, Bamako, Mali. [KF] http://www.mali.ird.fr/actualites/actualites.htm
Africa: Education, Communication, and Development
Directory of annotated sites on distance education in Africa, higher education and education research in Africa. Maintained by Professor Stewart Marshall. http://communicationculture.freeservers.com/
Africa Speaks: West African University Students Write About Their Lives
Essay and stories "about growing up and living in West Africa on the fault line between traditional and western cultures. Topics include childhood; natural and manmade disasters; magic and belief, customs and rituals; love, courtship, marriage and divorce; family life; rural vs. urban living; politics and public issues; education; heritage; being an outsider.  The texts were written in 1990-92 at the University of Niamey, Niger Republic, in classes taught by Dr. Patricia Stoll, Fulbright Professor of Writing and Literature." Photographs from Niger are included. Dr. Stoll also talks about her teaching experience at the University. http://www.patstoll.org/
Africa U.S. Higher Education Initiative
Funded by US A.I.D. and the Gates Foundation to provide grants for collaborative partnerships between African and U.S. higher education institutions to strengthen African higher education institution capacity. Holding an on-line forum Sept. 24 - Oct. 29, 2008. Planning grant competition awarding up to 20 grants of $50,000 each-RFA Nov. 2008. See also Higher Education for Development to Manage Planning Grant Competition. http://www.africa-initiative.org/
African Educational Research Network (AERN)
A network of universities in Africa, the UK, Canada, and the US, to strengthen the capacity of universities in Africa. "Clark Atlanta University currently serves in a 'lead' role for the AERN. Other founding members include the University of Ottawa, the University of Manchester, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria, Kenyatta University, the National University of Lesotho, Oklahoma State University and Ohio University." http://www2.ncsu.edu/ncsu/aern/INDEX.HTML
African Higher Education Directory
Directory of higher education institutions, organizations, reports, conferences, partnerships, African education directories. http://africa.msu.edu/AUP/
African Universities Online
Links to African university web sites by John Schoneboom, Director of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sub-Saharan Africa Project (Washington, D.C.) http://www.aaas.org/international/africa/univs.shtml
African Virtual University
In English and French. Project, formerly led by the World Bank, Independent Inter-governmental organization. Courses are delivered through the internet and satellite broadcast to over 34 learning centres in Africa. Based in Nairobi, Kenya. [KF] http://www.avu.org/

See also
Diagne, Mactar - "African Virtual University"
General 2 page article. From the e-journal, TechKnowLogia, January/February 2000 Issue. http://www.techKnowLogia.org
Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)
In French. Formerly AUPELF-UREF, Association des universités partiellement ou entièrement de langue française - Université des réseaux d'expression française. Has a very good directory of Francophone Africa higher education institutions, etc. http://www.auf.org/
Unmoderated discussion list "to promote the exchange of ideas.... and other information relating to African higher education." The owner of the AHENET is Dr. William Agbor-Baiyee, Academic Advisor and Liaison to the School of Science in the Undergraduate Education Center at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. To subscribe, send e-mail to: listserv@iupui.edu
Leave the Subject line blank. In the message area, type: SUB AHENET YourFirstName LastName
Associação das Universidades de Língua Portuguesa, AULP
In Portuguese. Includes a directory of higher education institutions in Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome e Principe. Has Association agreements, Documents from the 2007 June Cape Verde Meeting. Based in Lisbon, Portugal. http://www.aulp.org/
Association of African Universities / Association des Universités Africaines
In English and French.  The AAU is "an international non-governmental organisation set up by the universities in Africa..." Has a directory of members, full-text documents on higher education in Africa, newsletter, links to African university web sites, etc. The Secretariat is in Accra. http://www.aau.org/
Association for the Development of Education in Africa (Paris)
In English and French. Based in Paris, France. "focuses on developing partnerships between Ministers of Education and funding agencies in order to promote effective education policies based on African leadership and ownership." Has full text reports (in Adobe PDF format), the PRISME database of education projects, by country, funding agency, etc.

Has Working Groups on: Books and Learning Materials, Distance Education and Open Learning, Early Childhood Development, Education Sector Analysis, Education Statistics, Female Participation in Education, Finance and Education, Higher Education, Nonformal Education, The Teaching Profession. Publishes a Newsletter sponsors an Africa Education Journalism Award. [KF] http://www.adeanet.org/
Boston College, Center for International Higher Education
Has Bibliographies from the African Higher Education Project. "These bibliographies on higher education in Africa represent a section of an upcoming book "African Higher Education: An International Reference Handbook" which is being published by Indiana University Press." Full text issues of the Center's newsletter, International Higher Education with short articles on African education. Based in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. [KF] http://www.bc.edu/
California Virtual Campus
"The California Virtual Campus Course Catalog provides a listing of more than 3,800 distance courses offered by accredited institutions in California." Does not offer courses itself. Courses listed include "Africa Before 1885" and "Colonialism and the States of Asia and Africa" both by A. Ahanotu at Calif. State University, Stanislaus. (Fees - In State $539.50; Out of State $1,277.50). For the courses at Stanislaus, "Students must go to remote sites in Stockton, Tracy, Manteca, and Dos Palos. Not accessible on home TV." http://www.cvc.edu/
College and University Home Pages
American Universities: http://www.clas.ufl.edu/CLAS/american-universities.html
Canadian Universities: http://www.uwaterloo.ca/canu/
International Universities: http://www.findaschool.org/
South African Universities (from Yahoo)
U.S. Community Colleges: http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/cc/
Higher Education Resource Hub: directory of universities worldwide. Includes Colleges and Universities that have Closed, Merged, or Changed their Names. Maintained by James D. F. Forest of Forest Strategies. http://www.higher-ed.org/universities.htm
Colloquium on African and North American Higher Education: New Partnerships, New Directions
Funded by The Rockefeller Foundation. Two Commissioned Papers were presented at the 2002 African Studies Association, Washington, D.C. http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/%7Ecallasa/COLLOQUIUMON.html
"Challenges Facing African Universities" By Dr. Akilagpa Sawyerr. 62 pages, in PDF plus figures in Adobe pdf
"The Promise of Partnership and Continuities of Dependence: External Support to Higher Education in Africa" By Joel Samoff and Bidemi Carrol. 126 pages in PDF.
Commonwealth Higher Education Management Service (CHEMS)
Used to consult for universities, governments and higher education agencies world-wide. As a result has many full text reports such as -
Bjarnason, Svava and Helen Lund. Government / University Relationships. Three African Case Studies. Published Dec. 1999. Covers Botswana, Tanzania, Uganda. Full text in Adobe PDF. 79 pp. http://www.acu.ac.uk/chems/
Conseil Africain et Malgache de l'Enseignement Supérieur, CAMES
In French. Organization for higher education of Francophone African countries. Members - Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic Congo Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea; Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Rwanda, Chad, Senegal, Togo. The Council consists of Ministers of Higher Education. Maintains a database of theses and memoires. Directory of universities. Based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. [KF] http://www.lecames.org/
Council for Nigerian Higher Education
"The Council is a US non-profit organization providing area study opportunities on Africa through academic support to institutions, seminars for businesses and a national information clearinghouse on Africa." Has a directory of Nigerian Universities, Colleges of Education, and Polytechnics. Based in Rockville, Maryland. http://www.cnhe.org/
eSAP Project. Electronic Supply of Academic Publications to and from universities in developing regions.
Academic project, focusing on East Africa, to publish African university research online and to assist the university partners with access licenses to e-journals. Subject emphasis is on development, business management. Read full text research reports from universities in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. For example, has full text publications, in Adobe pdf, from Sokoine University on agriculture, food security, gender imbalance,etc. "an initiative of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), in cooperation with the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) and VL.I.R. : the Flemish Interuniversity Council (Belgium). http://www.fiuc.org/iaup/esap/
Ethiopian University Support Site
Contains the full text of "Addis Ababa University Under Siege. Interviews with Members of Staff Dismissed From the University" by Ivo Strecker, May 2001. http://ntama.uni-mainz.de/~aau/
FOTIM, the Foundation of Tertiary Institutions of the Northern Metropolis
"the largest academic consortium in South Africa, currently with a membership of nine universities and universities of technology in the Gauteng, Limpopo and North West provinces." "The Gauteng and Environs Library Consortium (GAELIC) was the first major initiative of FOTIM..." http://www.fotim.ac.za/
Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa
"the....experiences of [African] students and resulting recommendations for concrete policy actions to help 1) expand university access in Africa, 2) strengthen university education and training, and 3) retain university graduates. Interviews with African students in math and science (between 2006 December and 2007 April). Facts about African higher ed. Links to country sources about African education. The state of computer and internet access. Economics of Higher Education: National Income and Spending. Education exchanges. Site maintained by Liz Moyer, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University. [KF] http://www.arp.harvard.edu/AfricaHigherEducation/
A moderated internet discussion forum about issues in South African higher education. http://www.h-net.org/~sahighed/
Institute of Advanced Technology
Private computer training. Is registered with the Directorate of Industrial Training (Kenya). Microsoft, Cisco training. Bachelor's degree in computing and internet systems. Based in Nairobi, Kenya. http://www.iat.co.ke/
International Institute for Educational Planning, IIEP
"information on educational planning and management, including IIEP's training programmes, research and online publications." "created by UNESCO in 1963 in Paris, France.....supported by grants from UNESCO and by voluntary contributions from Member States..." Use the Search to locate full text reports on African education. Based in Paris, France. [KF] http://www.unesco.org/iiep/

Examples of reports - L'Impact des politiques de scolarisation des filles: Mauritanie, Tunisie, Inde, Bangladesh et Sénégal, Strategic financial management in Southern African universities, Policy Forum on the Organisation of Ministries of Education, Revisiting technical and vocational education in Sub-Saharan Africa, Transformation and institutional quality management within a South African university: a case study of the University of the Orange Free State, Education and training strategies for disadvantaged youth in South Africa, Surviving school: education for refugee children from Rwanda, 1994-1996, Private and community schools in Tanzania, Education policy formulation in Tanzania, Les Ecoles communautaires: Mali, Sénégal, Togo
International Network for Higher Education in Africa, INHEA
"an information clearinghouse for institutions and individuals engaged in research, development, and advocacy activities in postsecondary education in Africa." Links to institutes, centers, and programs, conferences and workshops, directory of experts / researchers, profiles of higher education practice in countries across Africa (information is from African Higher Education: An International Reference Handbook, Damtew Teferra and Philip. G. Altbach, eds., Indiana University Press, 2003). Has a bibliography by country, region, topic (includes dissertations, book chapters, books, journal articles). Maintained by Dr. Damtew Teferra, School of Education, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Higher Education in Africa. [KF] http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/soe/cihe/inhea/index.htm
Inter-University Council for East Africa
"a regional inter-govermental organisation whose mission is to encourage and develop mutually beneficial collaboration between universities in East Africa, and between them and governments and other organisations, both public and private." Full text reports on education. The Report of the Workshop for Deputy Vice-Chancellors and Academic Registrars (2001, 64 p. in PDF) has statistics, etc. Has a scholarship program. Applicants must be resident citizens and other residents of Kenya, Tanzania, or Uganda. Sponsors the East African Network of University Libraries. [KF] http://www.iucea.org/
InWEnt - Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung
IvWEnt ist hervorgegangen aus Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft ( CDG ) und Deutscher Stiftung für internationale Entwicklung ( DSE ). Has papesr from the 2000 Managing Change in Universities Conference organized by the German Foundation for International Development (DSE), Makerere University and others. Conference papers online include:

Managing Change in Universities: The East African Perspective
by Chacha Nyaigotti-Chacha, Kenya
The Fall and Rise of Makerere University
by Justin Epelu-Opio, Uganda In MS Word format. Includes statistics.
American Foundations Increase Their Support to African Higher Education
by Kilemi Mwiria In MS Word. http://www.inwent.org/
Joint Berkeley-Stanford Center for African Studies. Summer 2000 Ford Faculty Teaching Africa Workshop, Marconi Conference Center, August 6-8, 2000
A summer workshop near Tamales Bay for 15 Northern California college and university faculty. Has an extensive list of African studies syllabi. However see the expanded and updated Course Syllabi Database. http://www.ias.berkeley.edu/africa/FacultyInst/wkshp-index.html
Journal of Higher Education in Africa (Boston)
"a joint initiative between the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College, USA and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) in Dakar, Senegal." Will maintain an African perspective. Free to educators and policy makers in Africa. Subscription required for those outside Africa. http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/soe/cihe/africaHEjournal/journal_home.htm
Kargbo, John Abdul - "The Internet in Schools and Colleges in Sierra Leone: Prospects and Challenges"
Sierra Leone is introducing the Internet in its educational institutions in the year 2002. This article discusses some of the prospects and challenges that the Internet will bring to these institutions. "John Abdul Kargbo is in the Institute of Library, Archives, and Information Studies at the University of Sierra Leone." http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue7_3/kargbo/
Lindow, Megan - Weaving Success: Voices of Change in African Higher Education
New York: Institute of International Education, 2011. 239 p. as PDF. Free online book. About the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa's work in Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda fostering innovative changes. Available as a PDF, Flipbook, ($2.99 charge for the Amazon Kindle), or for iPhone / iPad. http://www.iie.org/Research-and-Publications/Publications-and-Reports/IIE-Bookstore/Weaving-Success-PHEA
Mabizela, Mahlubi - Business of Higher Education: study of public-private partnerships in the provision of Higher Education in South Africa
Full text book online. Cape Town: HSRC Press, 2005. http://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/full_title_info.asp?id=2077
[Matos] Narciso Matos. An Interview
Interview with Matos, Carnegie Corporation of New York Senior Program Office, former Secretary-General of the Association of African Universities, and former Vice Chancellor, Eduardo Mondlane University. Concerns his youth, changes at independence, African universities. See also "Partnership to Strengthen African Universities" on educational collaboration by Carnegie. Article from the Carnegie Reporter, (New York) Vol. 1/No. 1, Summer 2000. http://www.carnegie.org/reporter/01/narciso_matos/
Michigan State Univ. Academic Partnerships with South Africans For Mutual Capacity Building, October 18 - October 21, 1998 Conference
Includes audio files of the presentations by Naledi Pandor, MP Deputy Chief Whip-ANC, Education; Portfolio Committee, South Africa Parliament, Colin J. Bundy, Vice Chancellor and Principal, University of the Witwatersrand, and others. The Resources on South African Higher Education directory below was prepared for the conference. http://www.h-net.msu.edu/partnership/
Michigan State Univ. African Studies Center. Resources on South African Higher Education
An extensive directory of "Information on South African higher education institutions and organizations plus resources on higher education transformation, partnerships, and study abroad." http://www.isp.msu.edu/AfricanStudies/SAHiEdcn.htm
Nigeria. National Universities Commission
Official site. "a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of education charged with the responsibilities of orderly development of universities in Nigeria." Directory of Nigerian universities, statistics (staff by sex and discipline, student enrollment by sex and state of origin, student enrollment by sex and discipline). [KF] http://www.nuc.edu.ng/Universities/Universities.htm
Nigeria Higher Education Foundation
OER Africa
Promotes Open Educational [free] Resources (OER) "across all education sectors on the African continent." Includes course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software. Established by the South African Institute for Distance Education, Saide. http://www.oerafrica.org/

Resources for agriculture, health, teacher education. Includes Moodle (course management software). Partners - University of Michigan, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the University of Ghana (UG), the University of Cape Town (UCT), the University of the Western Cape (UWC).
Partnership for Higher Education in Africa
"Six U.S. foundations [Carnegie Corporation of New York, Ford, MacArthur and Rockefeller Foundations] have committed $200 million over five years to support dozens of African universities ...." Funds include providing broadband internet access. Rockefeller Foundation description. Brochure on the program, 20 pages in PDF. http://www.foundation-partnership.org/

Full text publications include: Change & Transformation in Ghana's Publicly Funded Universities, Gender in the Making of the Nigerian University System, Public & Private Universities in Kenya, Higher Education in Tanzania: A Case Study; Makerere University in Transition, 1993-2000; Higher Education in Mozambique: A Case Study; Securing the Linchpin: ICT for Teaching, Learning, and Research, Annotated Bibliography on e-Learning and Educational Technology in Africa (2007) 24 p. in PDF.

Accomplishments of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa, 2000–201. By Suzanne Grant Lewis, Jonathan Friedman, and John Schoneboom. 2010. 114 pages in PDF. About funding by Carnegie Corporation of New York, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Mellon Foundation,, and The Rockefeller Foundation. http://www.foundation-partnership.org/pubs/pdf/accomplishments.pdf

Lessons from a Ten-Year Funder Collaborative. A Case Study of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa. By Susan Parker. 50 pages in PDF. About the collaboration by the foundations in the book above. http://www.foundation-partnership.org/pubs/pdf/phea_case_study.pdf

The Grants Database provides information by country, grantee, donor, amount, duration, purpose of grant, and keywords on grants received from the Partnership members: Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. Based at New York University, New York City.

The Africa Regional Networks Database covers over 100 regional networks engaged in research and post-graduate education. Search by country, keyword, organization, discipline, person. Download the entire database in either Access or in CSV format
Social Science Research Council. Africa Program
Works to promote social science and humanities research on critical issues relevant to the African continent. Has full text studies such as -
Investing in Return: Rates of Return of African Ph.D.s Trained in North America," in Adobe pdf, by 33 p.
The Social Sciences in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Tentative Regional Map, by Dr. Ebrima Sall of the Nordic Africa Institute.
'examines key issues in social science teaching, research and publishing in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) over the period from the early sixties to the end of the last century, with an emphasis on what happened during the last fifteen years...... highlighting major trends, issues, capacities, constraints, opportunities and challenges for the social science research community in Africa ," A study was commissioned by the SSRC. In MS Word. http://www.ssrc.org/programs/africa/publications/sallsocialsciences.doc The SSRC is based in New York City. http://www.ssrc.org/programs/by-topic/A/
South African Association for Research and Development in Higher Education
"a national association which strives to promote contact between educationists in higher education from all sectors of the South African society and further afield." Holds annual conferences, publishes a Newsletter. Members receive the South African Journal of Higher Education. [KF] http://www.saardhe.ac.za/
South African Journal of Higher Education
"an independent, fully accredited publication,... for articles of interest to researchers and practitioners in higher education.....for the publication of educational research from throughout the world including research done by members of the South African Association for Higher Education." Table of contents, abstracts, and index to articles. [KF] http://www.africa.msu.edu/AUP/
Tanzania Education, TanEdu
An educational portal for Tanzanians, managed by Tanzania Education and Information Services Trust (TanEdu). Offers practical information for teachers, students, parents. Has a directory of higher education institutions, database of secondary schools, ICT in rural Tanzania, examination results, school calendar, and more. Based in Dar es Salaam. http://www.tanedu.org/

Full text of -

Tanzania National Policy on HIV / AIDS
. 2001. 45 p. in PDF.

Ministry of Science. National Higher Education Policy. 1999. 32 p. in PDF.

Ministry of Education & Culture. Education and Training Policy. 104 p. in PDF.
University French Teachers Assocation of Nigeria, UFTAN / Association Nigeriane des Enseignants Universitaires de Francais
Association to advance the study of French in Nigerian Universities. Publishes a journal, RANEUF, Also has a Newsletter. http://uftanigeria.org/
University of California at Berkeley. Center for African Studies. Course Syllabi Database
Extensive database of African studies course syllabi. Find syllabi by subject, discipline, or course title. http://ias.berkeley.edu/iasasp/africa/syllabi-selector.asp
University of Cape Town. Centre for Educational Technology
Has the full text on-line of ICTs and Higher Education in Africa; see under PHEA Educational Technology Initiative. Chapters on Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda. Information covered can include telecom structure, mobile phones, electrical power, radio and TV stations, ICT access and costs, ICT policy, telecentres. http://www.cet.uct.ac.za/
World Bank Education
Projects, statistics, on all aspects (Girls' Education, Education Technology, Early Child Development, Tertiary Education, Effective School and Teacher Secondary Education, Adult Education, Global Education Reform, School Health, Economics of Education) with many full text reports. http://www1.worldbank.org/education/
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