SARUA, in collaboration with the University of Dar es Salaam, held a two-day Leadership Dialogue event focusing on Finance and Information Communication Technology in Higher Education. The event was aimed at Senior Executive Managers in Universities responsible for these portfolios. The Dialogue was designed in such a way to ensure that delegates not only share information and experience within these professional domains, but also across these portfolios. Delegates gained and appreciation for the challenges and key issues experienced by their colleagues in these respective portfolios.
The participants shared a sense of optimism due to emerging opportunities in finance and ICT. In the case of finance, support for Higher Education Financing is increasingly unequivocal despite the global recession. In so far as ICT is concerned, the enthusiasm at the workshop was tangible due to the increased bandwidth capacity becoming available in the region.
Continued collaboration, cooperation and partnership is needed if universities in SADC are to take advantage of these opportunities.Download the Participants List
|Prof. Willbard Abeli||Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, Tanzania||Higher Education and Development: A Critical Nexus|
|Piyushi Kotecha||SARUA||SARUA's Strategic Objectives|
|Dr Pundy Pillay||Consultant||Funding in Higher Education: trends and Possibilities in SADC|
|Dr Cosam Joseph||Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)||Investment in Higher Education: New Directions|
|Prof. Patrick Fitzgerald||University of the Witwatersrand||Funding Higher Education Infrastructure Expansion: The Case of WITS University|
|Prof. John Ishengoma||University of Dar es Salaam||Innovative Business Models for Financing Higher Education|
|Prof. Yunus Mgaya||University of Dar es Salaam||Critical Success Factors in Higher Education Finance and Planning: An Institutional Perspective|
|Mark Burke||SARUA||Prioritizing Higher Education ICT Connectivity: A SARUA Perspective|
|Alex Twinomugisha||Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative (GeSCI)||Recent Developmentsin ICT Infrastructure and Connectivity: New Capacities, New Opportunities|
|Dr Kurt van der Heyden||University of Cape Town||Increasing Demand for Bandwidth and Processing Power: A View from the Sciences|
|Prof. Patrick Mangheni||UbuntuNet Alliance / Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU)||Moving Beyond Borders: Strategies for Establishing Regional Higher Education ICT Infrastructure and Connectivity|
|Duncan Martin||TENET||Innovative Models for Financing Access to Bandwidth|
|Prof. John Kondoro||UbuntuNet Alliance and TERNET||AfricaConnect - Concrete Possibilities|