The Association of African Universities Calls for Co-Hosting Partner for the 2023 COREVIP

Some of the participants in the 2019 COREVIP conference in Cairo, Egypt

The Association of African Universities (AAU) is inviting applications from its member institutions in good standing for the co-hosting of the 21st Conference of Rectors, Vice-Chancellors and Presidents of African Universities (COREVIP) to be held in July 2023.

COREVIP is an assembly of the Chief Executive Officers of AAU member institutions or their representatives. The Conference is held every two years with the purpose of collectively examining  themes identified as common concerns and priorities for the development of higher education in member institutions  and Africa in general; making recommendations primarily to members, as well as to the Governing Board of the Association, and to the Secretariat; and acting as a mid-term forum for taking stock of the implementation of the decisions of the General Conference and recommending corrective actions.

Next year's conference will seek to focus specifically on excellence and successful initiatives, interventions and outcomes in African higher education.

Institutions interested in co-hosting will be expected to contribute to the organisation of the conference in the areas of: Local transportation for participants. Airport reception and facilitation of immigration procedures, Welcome Reception or Dinner for participants, Publicity and media coverage, Arrangement of courtesy calls by the Governing Board on appropriate government authorities in the host country, Arranging excursion visits by delegates – to be funded by the delegates, Providing the Secretariat for the Conference, Decorations, banners, and invitations to Opening/Closing Ceremony and receptions and Cultural display during open and closing ceremonies.

The co-hosting of this important event in the calendar of the African higher education community provides very high-level visibility and exposure to the host institution and country because of the calibre and number of academic leaders, policymakers, researchers, development partners, and other stakeholders that usually attend it, and it is, therefore, a highly sought-after event.

Institutions interested in co-hosting the 2023 COREVIP, should contact the Secretary General at their earliest convenience. The deadline for the receipt of the official application to host the 2023 COREVIP is Friday, 25 November 2022.

The AAU’s 20th COREVIP was held in Cairo, Egypt in July 2019 in collaboration with Al-Azhar University and drew over 1,500 higher education stakeholders, including Vice Chancellors, Presidents, Rectors, Academics, Government Representatives and Industry Representatives.

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Article by Jedidah  Mwangi