Session 10.08

We have to ACE it: Making North–South collaborations work for African universities

North–South collaborations have a long history but have not always worked well, especially for universities in the Global South. African universities always get the short end of the stick in these relations and have thus identified several risks and challenges associated with such partnerships and collaborations. We cannot proceed like this. This session will explore how ACE (Aware, Connect, Empower) can enhance the effectiveness of these collaborations, especially for the southern partners.


  • Social responsibility
    • Diversity, equity and inclusion


  • Chika Sehoole, 
    University of Pretoria, South Africa


  • James Otieno Jowi, 
    African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE), Kenya
  • Karen Strang, 
    EduCulture, Canada