CENIT@EA attended this year’s Network Meeting of the Centres of African Excellence under the title Networks for Sustainable Impacts on African Development. The meeting took place at the Centre Centre Africain d’Études Supérieures en Gestion (CESAG) in Dakar, Senegal from 18 to 21 September 2019.
Alongside the representatives of the centres, high ranked representatives from relevant sectors of politics, science and public were invited to the meeting. The overall goal was to strengthen internal and external networks between the Centres of African Excellence to enhance capacities, not only in higher education and research, but also with regards to applied sciences and innovative technologies. The participants discussed the short-, mid- and long-term perspectives of the Centres and identified potential to maximize synergies among the stakeholders. After examining the challenges for sustainable quality management of higher education and research, finally the question on how to implement digitalisation processes in higher education regarding local needs was addressed.