The Access to Success Workshop 3:
Europe and Africa: Intra and Inter regional academic mobility
Accra, Ghana, 3-4 May, 2010

May 3: Intra-regional academic mobility: Comparing challenges and objectives in Europe and Africa

Introduction to the event 
Michael Gaebel, EUA

Opening Plenary: The Why and How of Intra-Regional mobility: Rationales, incentives and realities

Erasmus, mobility and the foundations of Bologna, 10 years of the European Higher Education Area: How far have we really come with European mobility?
Monique Fouilhoux, Education International

Current realities in the African continent: motivations to generate mobility, creating an African Higher Education Space?
Juma Shabani, UNESCO Bamako Cluster Office

WG1: Recognition and mobility

Recognition in Europe: Principles of the Lisbon Recognition Convention, implementation and remaining challenges
Andrejs Rauhvargers, Bologna Recognition Working Group / Latvian Rectors' Conference

Recognition in Africa: Taking Arusha forward
Olusola Oyewole, Senior Education Expert, African Union Commission

WG2: Virtual mobility: A new dimension for partnership?

Otto Kroesen, TU Delft and David Ndegwah, Tangaza College

Virtual collaboration on real problems - Kroesen and Ndegwah

WG3: Joint degrees and mobility - innovative curricula and other institutional benefits

Pär Svensson, Lund University

Nan Warner, University Science Humanities and Engineering Partnerships in Africa (USHEPiA)

Plenary 2: Panel: Experiences, policies and challenges for institutional mobility: institutional case studies and panel discussion

Lex Bouter, VU Amsterdam

Wilson Wasike, Training Department, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)


Plenary 3: Panel: Generating regional mobility in Africa: Launching Nyerere and other schemes

The Nyerere programme and Mobility objectives of the AU
Olusola Oyewole, African Union Commission

Supporting regional integration and an African HE space
Deirdre Lennan, DG Education and Culture, European Commission

May 4: Inter-regional academic mobility and professional brain drain
Plenary 4: A current picture of brain drain from Africa: Scope and effect

Abdeslam Marfouk, Université Catholique de Louvain/ Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Considering brain drain: Lessons from Access to Success

Forces and drivers: Presentation of access and retention workshop and study results
MeeFoong Lee, EAN

Potential and real solutions: Presentation of capacity building workshop
Tor Rynning Torp, UHR

Break outs 2: Fighting brain drain, driving brain circulation: Current modalities

WG 1

Almudena Caballos Villar, Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID)

Heike Edelmann-Okinda, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)


Abdoulaye Salifou, Bureau of Central Africa, Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)

Richard Middleton, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC)

Plenary 5: Inter-regional mobility and brain drain: Student input

Presentation of student input meeting and discussion (National Union of Ghana Students, Erasmus Mundus Alumni, European Students Union)

Ghanaian student perspective

Plenary 6: Panel: Institutional perspectives on brain drain: challenges and solutions

Barack Owuor, Maseno University, Kenya

Steven Simukanga, University of Zambia

Brian O'Connell, University of Western Cape

Plenary 7: Conclusions and policy messages of workshop

Michael Gaebel, EUA and Goolam Mohamedbhai, AAU

Additional presentations:

Christoff Pauw, Stellenbosch University: South South Research Collaboration. The Case of Stellenbosch University.



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