The Government of Japan and a number of African countries have taken the step towards developing a long-term collaboration to enhance joint research, faculty/student exchange and innovation in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Facilitated by the World Bank and financed by the Government of Japan, the 1st Africa-Japan Higher Education Partnership Workshop was hosted in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan from October 21st-26th 2018, and gathered 25 African academic leaders from Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania and Zambia.
The initiative seeks to provide partnership development opportunities for African and Japanese universities as well as businesses, and aims to do so by sharing knowledge and experience of the Japanese higher education and Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy, and the African states’ models of university partnerships in the fields of research and innovation. The Africa Center of Excellence (ACE) and the Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) are two platforms to facilitate this collaboration amongst Japanese government, universities and companies, and African higher education institutions.
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SOURCE: World Bank