Friday, 19 December 2008

The Africa - US Higher Education Initiative

Higher Education for Development (HED) has launched an open competition for 20 capacity-building partnership awards of $50,000 each to be funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Applications must be received by Feb. 2, 2009. The award competition is open to all types of U.S. higher education institutions to collaborate with African institutions.

The competition grew out of a broad, collaborative effort between a number of higher education associations and other organizations involved in the Africa-U.S. Higher Education Initiative. The Initiative supports improved instruction and problem-solving capacities of African higher education institutions, so they can address regional and national economic development priorities.

Hereunder follows an interview on 21st of November with Anne-Calire Hervy. She is the Congressional Hunger fellow: Partnership to cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa and the Chief Operating Officer: Africa-US higher Education Initiative.