Meet Our Partners


African Union

Provides support to AAU as its key higher education implementing agency.
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World Bank Group

Funding the Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence (ACE) Project over five years beginning in 2014.
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European Union

Funding the Harmonization of African Higher Education Quality Assurance and Accreditation (HAQAA) Initiative over a four-year period beginning in 2015. EC also supports AAU statutory events of General Conference and Conference of Rectors, Vice Chancellors and Presidents of African universities every two years.
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Education Sub Saharan Africa’s mission is to contribute to achieve transformed educational outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa by joining up, informing, inspiring, focusing and increasing impact for everyone investing in education, starting in Higher Education. Since start up in 2016, with the support of our first partner the Robert Bosch Foundation, ESSA has made swift progress in bringing together a range of other powerful partners to work together on a range of projects to tackle practical issues. All with the objective of achieving greater impact than any one of us could do on our own.
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Providing funding for the implementation of the AAU Capacity Development Project for the Revitalization of African Higher Education Phase II for the period 2013-2017.
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Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS)

Providing funding for the ECOWAS Nnamdi Azikiwe Academic Mobility Scheme for the training of Masters and PhD students across 15 countries of ECOWAS over four years beginning in 2016.
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Carnegie Corporation of New York

Provides funding for AAU statutory events of General Conference and Conference of Rectors, Vice Chancellors and Presidents of African universities every two years.
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Provides support to AAU via the Working Group on Higher Education (WGHE) over a four year period beginning in 2015.
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Funding the Research Cooperation Between Sida and the AAU for the period 2013-2017.
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eNubia has a dual mission to commercialize African research inventions and innovations through our partners for sustainability and African youth jobs, and to provide indigenous African online content for Higher Education. We partner and assist African Academic STEM and business researchers in getting their research inventions and innovations noticed and acknowledged. We utilize our global network of the African Diaspora to support exponential research inventions and innovations that can be scaled to be a startup, SME, or MSME.
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The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Founded in 1893, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) is a global society of more than 10,000 individual and more than 460 institutional and corporate members. Its vision is excellent and broadly accessible education empowering students and engineering professionals to create a better world. ASEE works toward achieving that vision by advancing research, innovation, excellence, and access at all levels of education for the engineering profession. ASEE engages with engineering faculty, business leaders, college and high school students, parents, and teachers to enhance the engineering workforce of America and is the only professional society addressing opportunities and challenges spanning all engineering disciplines and in collaboration with other disciplines, working across the breadth of academic education including teaching, research, and public service.
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Partner with the Association of African Universities

Become an AAU Partner and support us in improving Higher Education in Africa.

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Resources for Development

RfD (Resources for Development) collaborates with the AAU, to address higher education needs through executive training. The training programs target decision-makers and policymakers and empower them to tackle higher education challenges effectively. Together, we strive to improve the delivery of higher education.