The initiative, called African Academic Diaspora Support to African Universities, seeks to mobilize African academics in the diaspora to contribute to the strengthening of African universities, the nurturing of new generations of scholars in Africa...

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Launched in 2011, with funding support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY), the HELP program sought to support research networks, policy forums and publications to document and provide an understanding of transformations underway with regard...

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With funding support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY), the Council for the Development for Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is undertaking a new higher education policy initiative (HEPI). The program will run from 2017-2017 and will ...

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Our Publications

Journal of Higher Education in Africa, Volume 12, n° 1, 2014: Special Issue on Higher Education Leadership and Management

The Journal of Higher Education in Africa (ISSN 0851-7762) publishes analysis, information, and critique on contemporary issues of higher education in the continent with special emphasis on research and policy matters.
The JHEA accepts contributions in English and French from researchers, practitioners and policymakers.

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Strengthening Higher Education Leadership in Africa: A Study of Ghana’s Situation

John Gasu, CODESRIA, Dakar, 2018, ISBN: 978-2-86978-785-8
The liberal higher education landscape that has emerged in Africa is a product of a confuence of factors that defne the neoliberal agenda in the continent. The prior notions of state responsibility for funding higher education have largely disappeared. The hegemonic leverage that the World Bank came to wield in the scheme of higher education in Africa facilitated the minimalist approach to state funding in...

Rethinking Higher Education Governance in Ghana: Reflections of a Professional Administrator

Paul Effah, CODESRIA, Dakar, 2018, ISBN: 978-2-86978-786-5
This book is an institutional history of leadership in higher education institutions in Ghana, recounted through a rich narrative of the life and career trajectory of one of Ghana’s pioneering university administrators. It offers insights into some of the complex set of challenges confronting the higher education system and institutions in Ghana at the turn of the century. The...

Leadership and Crises in Nigerian Universities Can Women Make a Difference?

Caroline Okumdi Muoghalu, CODESRIA, Dakar, 2018, ISBN: 978-2-86978-759-9
Currently, globalization has made it necessary that universities operate optimally in order to compete effectively globally. In this regard, crises in Nigerian universities constitute a barrier to this goal and to sustainable development. The book-leadership and crises in Nigerian universities: Can women make a difference? is a phenomenal book which was inspired by incessant crises in Nigerian universities. The book discussed the crises...