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Collaborating in the Global South – lessons from the SADC higher education sector

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a complex region. The largest country in SADC, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is 70% of the land size of India, and the smallest, Seychelles, is a small island developing state with one public university that is less than two decades old. Fostering higher education collaboration across 15 diverse countries requires a patient and pragmatic approach. Even the community’s own flagship education collaboration agreement, the “SADC Protocol on Education and Training”, took Ministers of Education three years to ratify.
2017
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