CALL FOR HOST INSTITUTION- TRAINING WORKSHOPS ON FACILITATING UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY LINKAGES, 2017 (available in English and French)

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English Version: The Association of African Universities (AAU), under its training workshop series, is announcing a Call for Host Institutions for its 2017 Training Workshops on Facilitating University-Industry Linkages.

The workshops will be facilitated in English for Anglophone institutions and French for Francophones.

Thrust

The main thrust of the workshop is promoting university advancement through intensive participant interaction over carefully selected cases and other materials, and lead lectures by eminent Resource Persons from the following:

  • Technology Uptake
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Incubation
  • Research and Development
  • Business Ethics

Participation

The workshop will be open to all faculty of higher education institutions but preference will be given to persons holding the positions listed below, in universities and equivalent institutions:

  • Vice-Chancellor/Rector/President or their Deputies
  • Dean/Director of Institutes
  • International Liaison Officers
  • Public Relations Officers
  • Heads of University Counselling Units

Host Institution’s Responsibilities

  1. Identification of a hotel with a reasonable rate and arrangement of accommodation for participants (40 rooms) to be paid for by AAU and participants;
  2. Arrangement of meeting rooms (one plenary and two break-out rooms), possibly in the host institution;
  3. Provision of airport pick-up and local transportation;
  4. Arrangement for entry visas for participants who are unable to get them in their home countries;
  5. Suggestion of possible social events for inclusion in the workshop programme;
  6. Provision of a mini-Secretariat during the workshop: one Secretary, computer, printer and photocopier;
  7. Give a welcoming Reception/Cocktail for participants; and
  8. Invitation of media to cover the Opening Ceremony

Benefits of Hosting

Publicity given to the Host Institution in the AAU media, and among participants during the workshop

  1. Registration waiver for up to 3 participants from the Host Institution
  2. Opportunity to spearhead the formation of a network of experts on U-I linkages among workshop participants

Letters of Intent should be addressed to:

 The Secretary-General

Association of African Universities

African Universities House

Aviation Road Extension

Airport Residential Area                                                         Tel: 233302 774495/761588

P.O. Box AN 5744                                                                     Fax: 233 302774821

Accra-North                                                                              E-mail: secgen@aau.org 

GHANA.                                                                                       cc: ransford@aau.org

 

Version française;

ASSOCIATION DES UNIVERSITES AFRICAINES

 

APPEL A L’ETABLISSEMENT D’ACCEUIL

 ATELIERS DE FORMATION POUR FACILITER LES RELATIONS ENTRE LES UNIVERSITES ET L’INDUSTRIE, 2017

 

L’association des Universités Africaines (AUA), par ses series d’ateliers de formations, fait appel aux etablissements d’acceuil pour ses ateliers de formation de 2017 sur la facilitation des relations entre les universities et l’industrie.

 

Les ateliers seront dispenses en anglais pour les établissements Anglophones ou en francais pour les francophones.

 

Idée directrice

L’atelier vise essentiellement à promouvoir l’avancement universitaire par la contribution intensive des participants sur des cas minitieusement choisis et autres materiels, et mener les cours par des personnes de ressources eminentes  parmi les suivantes:

  • Les nouvelles technologies
  • Droits de propiete intellectuelle
  • Entreprenariat
  • Incubation d’entreprise
  • Recherche et developpement
  • Ethique des affaires

 

Participation

 

L’atelier sera ouvert à toutes les facultés des établissements de l’enseignement supérieures  mais la priorité sera donnée aux personnes titulaires des postes cités ci-dessous, et aux établissements équivalents :

 

  • Vice-chancelier/Recteur/Président ou leur adjoint
  • Doyen/Directeur des établissements
  • Agents de liaison internationale
  • Agents de relations publiques
  • Les responsables des unités de conseils des universités

Les responsables des établissements d’accueil.

  1. L’identification d’un hôtel avec un taux raisonnable et l’arrangement d’un hébergement pour les participants (40 chambres) à être payer par l’AUA et les participants.
  2. L’organisation des salles de réunion (une plénière et deux chambres de recréation), probablement dans les universités d’accueil ;
  3. L’approvisionnement d’un véhicule pour l’accueil à l’aéroport et transport local
  4. L’arrangement pour les visas des participants leur permettrant d’en avoir facilement dans leur pays d’origine.
  5. La proposition des événements sociaux possible pour inclure les programmes d’ateliers.
  6. L’offre d’un petit secrétariat pendant les ateliers: un secrétaire, un ordinateur, une imprimante, et une photocopieuse.
  7. L’organisation d’une réception chaleureuse/cocktails pour les participants; et
  8. L’invitation des medias pour conduire le début de la ceremonie.

Les bénéfices de l’accueil.

 

  1. La publicité faite à l’égard de l’établissement d’accueil au Travers des medias de l’AUA, et entre les participants pendant l’atelier.
  2. L’exemption d’enregistrement pour plus de 3 participants de l’établissement d’accueil.

L’opportunité de diriger la formation par un réseau d’experts en U-I connexion entre les participants d’atelier.

 

Les lettres d’intention doivent être adressé à:

 

  Le secrétaire-General

                                    Association des universités africaine

African Universities House

Aviation Road Extension

Airport Residential Area

P.O. Box AN 5744

Accra-North

GHANA.

Tel: 233302 774495/761588

Fax: 233 302774821

 

E-mail: secgen@aau.org

cc: ransford@aau.org

 

 

 

 

Profile of Prof. (Mrs.) Rosemond Boohene

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Prof. (Mrs.) Rosemond Boohene is an Associate Professor of Enterprise Development atSpeaker the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Small Enterprise Development (CESED), University of Cape Coast with more than eighteen years (18) experience. She is currently the Dean of International Education and also served as Head of Department, Management Studies and Vice Dean, School of Business at the University of Cape Coast. Prof. Rosemond Boohene holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship and Small Enterprise Development from the University of New England, Australia, PDipCom and MCom (Accounting) from the University of Otago, New Zealand, BCom (Hons) and Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana and a Diploma in Small Enterprise Development, Galilee College, Israel.

She has presented papers at both local and international conferences and conducted a number of studies on women, entrepreneurship and small enterprise development in Ghana. She was a member of the team, which conducted feasibility studies into the establishment, and use of small citrus processing plants in the Central Region of Ghana for the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and currently the Lead Consultant for the Graduate Enterprise Development Initiative (GEDI) project for the EXIM Bank (Ghana). She has also supported in writing business and strategic plans for numerous small firms and organizations in Ghana.

Prof. Boohene has worked with a team of consultants to develop a university-wide entrepreneurship course, involved in strategically harnessing entrepreneurial potentials of students into viable businesses.  She has consulted for international as well as local institutions on business incubator development, academia- industry linkages and capacity building programmes for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

She has over the years also consulted and written proposals for various small firms to secure funding from the Council for Vocational Technical Education (COTVET), Skills Development Fund (SDF). Currently, she is managing a project on Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Economic Development. A collaboration between the School of Business, University of Cape Coast, University of Nairobi and the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

Space Science & Modelling Training Workshops by the University of Energy & Natural Resources

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The University of Energy & Natural Resources based in Ghana will be running Space Science & Modelling Training Workshops in August 2016 on the following topics:

1) Flood and Drought Modelling with Earth Observation 22-24 August 2016, Accra, Ghana

2) Understanding Climate Change with Space Science 15-17 August 2016, Accra, Ghana

Download the brochure for the Flood and Drought Modelling with Earth Observation workshop: Flood Modelling

Download the brochure for the Climate Change with Space Science workshop: Understanding Space Science

HOW TO REGISTER

  1. http://uenr.edu.gh/flood-and-drought-modelling-with-earth-observation/
  2. http://uenr.edu.gh/understanding-climate-change-with-space-science/