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How social entrepreneurs are contributing to higher-education change in East Africa

A key component of ensuring students leave university with appropriate skills for employment when they graduate is fostering links with employers. Vincent Otieno Odhiambo, Regional Director of Ashoka East Africa in Kenya, shares some examples of how social entrepreneurs are providing that link in supporting the Transforming Employability for Social Change in East Africa (TESCEA) partnership.

Adapting for sustainability: taking training of trainers online to continue higher education support

At the mid-point in what should have been a face-to-face workshop to strengthen future facilitators and mentors of course redesign in East African universities, Tabitha Buchner and Josie Dryden share how this work has been adapted for an online environment.

Group work during a face-to-face training of trainers workshop.

Adapting to continue higher education support amidst a pandemic

Work to support pedagogy changes in higher education faces challenges when the universities themselves are closed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Mai Skovgaard and Tabitha Buchner describe how upcoming work within the TESCEA partnership is being adapted for a technology-led environment.

Enabling social change from changes in higher education

Last week the leadership team of the Transforming Employability for Social Change in East Africa partnership met to reflect on our first two years and look ahead to ensuring lasting impact. Jon Harle shares some of the reflections and the implications for wider society.

Joining together to redress university gender imbalances

Meeting together, sharing experiences, finding a collective voice to tackle gender inequity in research and higher education, in Ethiopia and Uganda.

Understanding the skills gaps between higher education and the workplace in East Africa

There can be gaps between the skills students learn in university and the skills desired by employers. Joanna Wild discusses the development of a skills matrix to help identify and guide approaches to address the skills gaps in East Africa.

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