Partnership for Higher Education in Africa

Description: 
In 2000, Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York, launched the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa ("the Partnership") to coordinate their support for higher education in Africa. The Partnership was a response to trends of democratization, public policy reform and the increasing participation of civil society organizations in a growing number of African countries. Foundations sought to support the priority given to education in general and especially the indispensable contribution of higher education to social and economic development. Because ICT is key to enhancing the capacity of African universities to provide quality training and conduct high caliber research, the Partnership has been heavily engaged in ICT-related work from the outset. The priority for partner institutions was access to more bandwidth at low cost, which is essential for teaching, learning and research at the universities. In 2005 almost all of the Joint Partnership grants focused in ICT.
Subject: 
Higher education, digitization
Creator: 
Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and Carnegie Corporation and partners
Language: 
EN
Coverage: 
Africa
Type: 
Text
Format: 
Web Page