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Some African HEIs are now at the point
where they can fine-tune relationship partnership policies and separate the wheat from
the chaff. ANIE's Jowi, who is also a senior
lecturer at Moi's School of Education, notes
that Moi has 120 partnerships with other universities, mainly concentrated in Europe with
some in the United States and Canada and a
few in Africa. "Originally, there was no strategy for collaborations because they arose from
faculty and administrators at Moi and eventual partners just contacting each other. Many
African universities similarly lack a strategy.
At Moi University, we realized that and partnered with the International Association of
Universities (IAU)'s Internationalization Strategies Advisory Service to help the university
develop a strategy for internationalization,"
Jowi says. A November 2011 final report by
the IAU expressed some concern over Moi's
strategic plan's intent to significantly expand
national and international partnerships, noting that Moi's success with partnerships such
as AMPATH in part reflected such partnerships' slow and deliberate approach.
Einterz says that part of what has made
the AMPATH partnership so fruitful has
been an extraordinary depth of commitment
with respect to the amount of resources
from IUPUI, an extraordinary durational
time commitment, and a willingness to set
aside traditional partnership models to best
accommodate the needs of MOI and the
community it serves.
At the onset, both sides committed to
a 10-year minimum period for the relationship, a remarkably long period for an
untested venture and one that Einterz says
in part reflected the flexibility afforded by
decentralized authority at IUPUI at the start
of the partnership. Eventually, the success of
the program has allowed it to obtain major
philanthropic donations form organizations
such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.
The program is now building an endowment
to make the project truly self-sustaining.
Having a partnership that delivers remarkable results in Africa really does take
a village, Einterz says.

"The scope of the partnership and its
commitment to serving a wide range of
community needs beyond strictly medical
ones is a key to AMPATH's success and one
that does not come intuitively to many universities starting relationships," says Einterz.
"Leading with care to the community, rather
than other aims like research or training, is

so countercultural in the United States. But
leading with care can enable your training
and research."
IE
DAVID TOBENKIN is a freelance writer in
the Washington, D.C., area. His last article for
International Educator was "Latin American
Partnerships Go Global" published in the March/
April 2016 issue.

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Going Social
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