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The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa Conference Mobilizing African Intellectuals Towards Quality Tertiary Education 5th-6th July 2017 | Kigali, Rwanda

The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) conference entitled: Mobilizing African Intellectuals Towards Quality Tertiary Education will be held at Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali from 5th to 6th July 2017. The conference will bring together over 300 intellectuals and scholars from all over the continent and the diaspora, in an effort to convene major stakeholders for essential discussions on the major themes relevant to SDG implementation in tertiary education and research throughout Africa.

Under the patronage of His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda and Founding Chair of the SDGC/A Board, Mr. Aliko Dangote, Owner of Dangote Group and Co-Chair of the SDGC/A Board, as well as the Heads of State and other members of the SDGC/A Board, the Mobilizing African Intellectuals Towards Quality Tertiary Education conference will be a principal platform for examining tertiary education as a “game changing” lever for African societies to meet the SDGs and beyond.

The SDGC/A conference Mobilizing African Intellectuals Towards Quality Tertiary Education will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali from 5th to 6th July 2017. The conference will bring together over 300 intellectuals and scholars from all over the continent and the diaspora, in an effort to convene major stakeholders for essential discussions on the major themes relevant to SDG implementation in tertiary education and research throughout Africa. The participants will include Heads of State, government ministries in charge of education, university leadership including Vice Chancellors and Rectors of public and private universities and Heads of Academic Affairs, and other representatives of African academic networks, councils and research centers.

As a platform for intellectuals’ engagement this workshop will be specifically designed for the field of actors who are exposed to Africa’s higher education bottlenecks in their daily professional life. The SDGC/A foresees a fruitful interaction between academics in order to accelerate successful practices among tertiary education establishments.

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