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fellowships for African-born academics. In October 2015
additional funding was secured from CCNY to support
up to 140 fellowships. Fellows engage in educational projects and are hosted by faculty of public or private HEIs in
the CCNY partner countries that include Ghana, Kenya,
Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.
The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
(NORAD) cooperates with 20 African countries to engage
in higher education capacity-building programs. In addition, the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation
in Education in March 2016 launched a new program for
cooperation with developing countries in education, the
Norwegian Partnership Program for Global Academic
Cooperation. Jowi says that one productive aspect of the
new program approach is that for African students and
scholars who receive grants, if they return to finish their
schooling in their home countries there are no financial
obligations. (Recipients must repay scholarships if they
leave the countries.) In addition, Norwegian scholars
teach in Africa and jointly develop programs with African
scholars under the program, says Jowi, who is representing African institutions in the arrangements.
Jowi says such Afrocentric approaches to partnership
arrangements make sense because in addition to fighting brain drain, more output from partnership activities
and benefit to the African partners can often be accomplished if African students and scholars remain in place
and focus on investment and activities that will develop
capacity there. "For the cost of training one professional
in the United States, you could have trained 10 in Africa if
the higher education capacity was there," Jowi says.

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One major intra-African initiative is the USHEPiA program, a partnership initiative founded in 1996 to promote
collaboration among established African researchers in the
generation and dissemination of knowledge, and to build
institutional and human capacity in African universities.
The USHEPiA program was launched at UCT with
funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation, and the Carnegie Corporation. The
aim was to offer postgraduate fellowships to staff members
from all eight partner universities interested in pursuing
master's and doctoral studies in the sciences, engineering,
humanities and social sciences, says UCT's Kalula. The
project started with the first cohort in 1996, and has over
the years produced 10 cohorts of postgraduate students.
By the end of 2013 USHEPiA had produced two master's
and 53 doctoral graduates in the 17 years of its existence.
The program has also presented challenges, Kalula says.
"While the USHEPiA program is undoubtedly meeting its
aim of capacity building, the question of the sustainability of the research enterprise remains as a critical issue,"
says Kalula. "Overall, the administration of the program
demanded much more in terms of time and money than
had been anticipated at its inception. In particular, efforts
involved in communication, in reporting to donors (prior
to 2012), and in the daily management of the fellowships
required much more effort than originally envisaged."
Another effort to promote regional higher education
capacity is the Pan African University (PAU) Initiative.
Launched in 2008, the program is a postgraduate training
and research network of university nodes in five regions,
supported by the African Union and the Association of

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Collaborating with Africa
Rice University Finds a Natural Partner in Brazil
Virginia Commonwealth University Students Live and Learn Engagement
At Wake Forest University, Intercultural Skills Start with Faculty
Foreign Student Affairs
In Focus
Going Social
Advice from the Field
Using Social Media to Recruit Chinese Students
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