Principal Planning Officer, University of Cape Town
Registrar, University of Nairobi
Professor of Political Studies, University of Cape Town and Director: Democracy in Africa Research Unit
Robert Mattes is Professor of Political Studies and Director of the Democracy in Africa Research Unit at the University of Cape Town. He is also a co-founder and co-Director of the Afrobarometer, a regular survey of public opinion in 18 African countries. His research has focused on the development of democratic attitudes and practices in South Africa and across the continent. He is the co-author author (with Michael Bratton and E. Gyimah-Boadi) of Public Opinion, Democracy and Markets In Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and has authored or co-authored articles in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, World Development, and the Journal of Democracy, Democratization, and Party Politics. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Former Vice Chancellor and CEO of The Open University
Professor Brenda Gourley was Vice Chancellor and CEO of The Open University in the United Kingdom from 2002 to 2009. Before that she occupied the same position at the University of Natal in South Africa. She has combined an academic career with a career in academic management ranging over thirty years through momentous changes in her own country plus momentous times in Higher Education.
She holds and has held a range of positions on Boards and Trusts, serving two terms of office as Chair of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and two terms of office on the Board of the International Association of Universities as well as many others in various parts of the world – both in the public and private sectors.
She has numerous publications in books, journals and periodicals and is a frequent speaker at conferences and gatherings all over the world. Professor Gourley has also received recognition for her work in the form of fellowships and awards as well as honorary degrees from eleven universities on four continents.
FUNDING FOR: Regional co-operation, capacity building, policy dialogues, and higher education and development.
Director of Management Information at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and consultant to the Deputy Director General, DHET
Charles Sheppard started his career as a Mathematics and Science Teacher, and then did research as Director: Education and Training Databases at the HSRC, before becoming Director: Physical Planning at the former Department of Education. He is also a consultant to the Department of Higher Education and Training as well as CHET. He is currently serving on the Committee for the Review of the Funding of Universities. His expertise and experience include large scale data surveys, data analyses, database management, education planning, higher education funding, physical planning and education indicator frameworks.
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Danwood is currently the new Head of the Department of Public Law, professor and junior fellow at the University of Cape Town. He serves on the Advisory Boards of the Constitutional Court Review, and is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Malawi Law Journal. Danwood has published on various human rights issues and is participating in the HERANA project analysing the legal frameworks of the National Higher Education Commissions in the participating HERANA countries. He has collaborated with international and African-based NGOs, such as the Rights and Democracy (Canada), Community Law Centre (South Africa), African Child Policy Forum (Ethiopia) and ESCR-Net (USA).
Kenya Commission of Higher Education
Member of Kenya's Commission of Higher Education. Dr Court was formerly a teacher and researcher in the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Nairobi, was a long-time East African representative of the Rockefeller Foundation and had a five-year secondment on higher education to the World Bank.
Dr Esi Sutherland-Addy
Senior research fellow, head of the Language, Literature, and Drama Section, Institute of African Studies, and associate director of the African Humanities Institute Programme at the University of Ghana
Dr Esi Sutherland-Addy has held visiting lectureships at Manchester University, University of Indiana, University of Birmingham, and L'Institut des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. She has published on, and continues to work in the areas of African theatre, film and music; mythology; and the role of women in African culture and society. In addition, Ms Sutherland-Addy has held portfolios as Deputy Minister for Higher Education and Culture and Tourism of Ghana, has conducted studies for the governments of Ghana, Namibia, Ethiopia, UNESCO, UNICEF and the Commonwealth in various aspects of education. She has served on several boards and commissions including the board of governors of the Commonwealth of Learning for six years. She currently serves on the advisory board of the International Literacy Institute in the University of Pennsylvania, the National Commission on Culture, Afram Publications Ghana and Mmofra Foundation. She is a member of the Forum for African Women Educationalists and the African Literature Association.
Dr Saleem Badat
Vice-Chancelor, Rhodes University (South Africa)
Dr Saleem Badat is the Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University, South Africa, a position he has held since 2006. He holds Bachelors and Honours degrees in Social Sciences from the University of Natal, a Certificate in Higher Education and Science Policy from Boston University (USA) and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology from the University of York (UK).
In 1999 Saleem became the first CEO of the Council on Higher Education which advises the South African Minister of Education on higher education policy issues, and is also responsible for quality assurance. Currently, Dr Badat is the Chairperson of the Association of African Universities Scientific Committee on Higher Education Research; serves on the executive committee of Higher Education South Africa (HESA); is the Chairperson of HESA's Funding Strategy Group; serves on the Development Bank of Southern Africa's education think-tank; and is a trustee of the Harold Wolpe Memorial Trust.
Dr Badat is the recipient of numerous academic awards and prizes, including the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship, the Association of Commonwealth Universities scholarship and British Council scholarships. He has also been awarded honorary doctorates by the universities of Free State and York.
He is the author of Black Student Politics, Higher Education and Apartheid (Routledge, 2002), co-author of National Policy and a Regional Response in South African Higher Education (James Currey, 2004) and co-editor of Apartheid Education and Popular Struggles in South Africa (Ravan Press, 1990). He has contributed chapters and articles to various books, scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers, and has directed and authored numerous policy reports on South African higher education and science policy.
Dr Teboho Moja (Chair of the CHET Board)
Professor of Higher Education at New York University
Dr Moja has been a special advisor to two ministers of Education on Higher Education policy and was board member of the International Institute of Education Planning (IIEP) in Paris. She has worked as the policy analyst for higher education at the Centre for Education Policy Development in South Africa. She has also held office as the president of the Union of Democratic University Staff Associations (UDUSA) and was a founder member of the organisation. She has published extensively on higher education in South Africa and serves on the UNESCO Scientific Committee for Africa. She is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Global Centre on Private Financing of Higher Education, an initiative of the Institute for Higher Education Policy.
Former Chief Executive Officer, Commission for Higher Education (Kenya)
Director Quality Assurance, University of Mauritius
Dr Fareeda Khodabocus (M.Eng Quality Systems and PhD TQM) is currently the Director Quality Assurance at the University of Mauritius. She has been very active in teaching and research in the field of Quality Assurance, Total Quality Management and Benchmarking in the field of Engineering. She has also been an Assessor/Lead Assessor for MBNQA model with industries over the past years. Switching to Quality assurance in Higher Education is a challenge and it is indeed a valuable experience to contribute to the HERANA Project.
Dept. of Planning and Development, Makerere University
Florence Nakayiwa is the Director of the Planning and Development Department at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. As Director of Planning, she is charged with the responsibility of preparing corporate plans; setting budget priorities and assessing the budget proposals for their coherence with strategic goals of the university; and ensuring information flow is synthesised for effective decision-making. Florence was a coordinator of the Innovations at Makerere Committee, a capacity-building programme for decentralisation that aims to link research and teaching to community development. She was a Fellow of the University Leadership Programme at the University of Oldenburg, Germany and was a fellow to the International Visitors Leadership Programme organised by the United States Department of State.
FUNDING FOR: Assessing higher education transformation, globalisation, performance indicators, regional co-operation, curriculum reform, policy dialogues, and higher education and development.
Francois van Schalkwyk
Project manager and researcher
François van Schalkwyk is an independent researcher and consultant in the fields of publishing and of higher education studies. He holds an MPhil in Publishing Studies from Stirling University (UK) and an MEd from the University of the Western Cape (South Africa). He is currently involved in three research projects: (1) the IDRC-funded Scholarly Communication in Africa Project (SCAP) which is investigating the relationship between levels of collaboration and improved visibility of academics online; and (2) CHET's HERANA sub-project on the contribution of university engagement projects in African universities to economic development; (3) the Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries project in which he is investigating the relationship between open data and higher education governance. In addition to his academic interests, he is the managing director of COMPRESS.dsl, a publishing company based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Francois van Schalkwyk (Compress.DSL)
Publishing, distribution, and website and data management
George de Lange
Director, Centre for Academic Engagement & Collaboration, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Prof. George de Lange is the Director of the Centre for Academic Engagement and Collaboration at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He is a Board Member of the South African Higher Education Directors Forum and has previously served two terms as President of the South African Society for Cooperative Education. His areas of expertise include university-industry engagement, partnership development; work integrated learning; and quality assurance and risk management of aspects and processes related to non-formal and customized short learning programmes in South African Universities. He has published in the fields of university engagement and work integrated learning.
Senior lecturer at the University of the Western Cape, and member of the South African Higher Education Funding Review Committee
Gerald is Associate Professor at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), and he coordinates the new School (Institute) of Post-School Studies at UWC. In 2012 he served on the Funding Review Committee, and contributed to the Minster of Higher Education’s Funding Review report.
Henri Li kam Wah
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Mauritius
Dr Henri Li Kam Wah is currently Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Mauritius. From 2002 to 2006, he was the Director of Quality Assurance at the University of Mauritius before assuming the post of Dean of the Faculty of Science from 2006 to 2009. His areas of research and interest include coordination, environmental and natural product chemistry, forensic science, quality assurance and audit in tertiary institutions.
Emeritus Professor Philosophy of the University of Cape Town
Ian Bunting served for a total of 20 years as a Dean at Rhodes University and later at the University of Cape Town. During his last five years at the University of Cape Town, he was seconded to work in the national Department of Education on higher education planning and financing. After his retirement he worked for a further six years in the national Department, serving as a director and chief director responsible for financial planning and the national higher education management information system.
Accreditation Officer, Tanzania Commission for Universities
Director, Research and Development, University of Botswana
Isaac Mazonde is an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Botswana where he has worked as the Director of Research and Development since 2005. From 2000 to 2005 he was Deputy Director of Research and Development. Prof. Mazonde’s area of research includes food security, appropriate technology and research management. His research in these areas has been published in international journals. He has travelled widely across southern Africa, Europe and north America, where he has studied Science and Technology arrangements as well as research management operations at universities. At the University of Botswana, the focus of his work is to development strategies for the effective coordination of research and to bring the institution’s research outputs to the attention and use of stakeholders.
Deputy Dean of Research and Director of the Graduate School in Humanities at the University of Cape Town
Prof. Johan Muller is Professor of Curriculum at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He has been a Deputy Dean for Research in Humanities, and before that, Head of Education, both at UCT. He was Director of the first Education Policy Unit at Wits University.
Director of the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) and Director of the African Doctoral Academy at the University of Stellenbosch
Johann Mouton has extensive research and research management experience. In the area of research, he has been project manager of more than 15 large-scale surveys. In the area of research management, he was Director of the HSRC Investigation into Research Methodology (1983–1994) which funded more than 50 national projects on research methodology. He is a past member of the South African Programme Committee of the South Africa Netherlands Research Programme. He was, until recently, Chairman of the Board of the South African Data Archive, is a member of the Data Mining project of the NRF, a past member of the Assessment Panel of the Social Science of the NRF and member of the Department of Science and technology’s National Reference Group on the R&D Survey. He is also a member of the SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns as well as the Academy of Science of South Africa. He was awarded the Akademie’s Stals Prize for Philosophy of Science and Research Methodology in 2007. He is member of a number of South African editorial Boards, as well as three international journals. He has authored or co-authored 8 books and edited or co-edited 7 books in the methodology of the social sciences. He has also contributed 30 chapters to anthologies and published more than 30 articles in peer reviewed journals.
Editor in Chief, South African Journal of Science
John Butler-Adam is currently Editor in Chief of the South African Journal of Science and consultant to the University of Pretoria. Previously, he was the South African Program Officer for the Ford Foundation for seven years. He was also Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern Seaboard Association of Tertiary Institutions (1995–2004) and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Durban-Westville (1991–1995).
Senior Research Fellow, Public Policy and Higher Education Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley
Commission for Higher Education (Kenya)
John Murage is Senior Assistant Commission Secretary at the Kenyan Commission for Higher Education. He graduated from the University of Nairobi with a BEd, and obtained an MA in Information Studies from Loughborough University (UK).
Registrar, University of Ghana
Director Research, University of Dar es Salaam
Director, Further Education and Training Institute
Joy Papier is the Director of the Further Education and Training Institute (FETI) in the Faculty of Education at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). She holds an MPhil (UWC), an EdM (Harvard) and a PhD (Education Policy) (University of Pretoria). FETI undertakes training and development of college lecturers, research into vocational education, and policy analysis in the sector. Joy has been active in education, policy and development for about 25 years as a school teacher, teacher education lecturer, NGO trainer, development worker and researcher. Her current research interests include teacher qualifi cations development in the vocational college sector, teacher education curricula and institutional cultures.
Editor, University World News
Karen MacGregor is Editor of University World News, a weekly electronic newspaper and news website aimed at higher education readers worldwide. She is a South African correspondent who also reports for Newsweek (New York). Previous positions include foreign editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement and writing for The Sunday Times (London), The Globe & Mail (Toronto) and Unesco (Paris).
Institutional planner, University of the Western Cape
Larry Pokpas is the Institutional Planner and Executive Assistant to the Rector and Vice-Chancellor at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). He is a UWC graduate with extensive experience in higher education management. He coordinates university-wide planning and the implementation of several strategic change initiatives. Over the past decade he coordinated several programmes funded by international development agencies and participated in national and regional partnerships to enhance the system’s responsiveness and to build regional higher education capacity. He actively participates in national e-skills activities, is chairperson of a multi-stakeholder e-skills initiative in the Western Cape, serves as a standing member of a joint CHEC-PGWC Task Team and is a member of the Western Cape Education Council.
Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, USC, Los Angeles
Prof. Castells is one of the five most cited social scientists in the world; he has published over 20 books, co-authored 21 and published over 100 articles in academic journals. The trilogy The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture (Blackwell), has been translated into 22 languages, and The Internet Galaxy (Oxford) translated into 15 languages. His most recent books include Communication Power: An Empirically grounded Theory of Power in the Network Society, Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Internet Age, and Aftermath: The Cultures of the Economic Crisis. Eleven books have been published about the work of Castells, including The Challenge of Globalisation: South African Debates with Manuel Castells (Johan Muller, Nico Cloete & Shireen Badat [eds], MaskewMiller Longman, 2001).
Prof. Castells has been the pro-bono advisor to the presidents of eleven countries, including South Africa, a founding member of the Scientific Council of European Research (European Commission), and is currently a member of the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) created in 2008 by the European Commission.
Manuel Castells is currently engaged in a comparative research project that examines the interaction between informational development and human development in various contexts, including Finland, Silicon Valley, Chile and Taiwan among others. The study has a major policy component, as its final aim is to propose ways to link the economic, technological and human dynamics of development in a new model of growth and well being.
Director of Policy and Planning, Tertiary Education Council (Botswana)
Mrs Margaret Baiketsi is an employee of the Tertiary Education Council for Botswana (TEC). The TEC is responsible for the promotion and coordination of tertiary education, and for the determination and maintenance of standards of teaching, examination and research in tertiary institutions. She is currently responsible for directing and coordinating policy and planning interventions targeting the tertiary education sector in Botswana. She holds a masters degree in education and is currently pursuing a PhD in educational research and evaluation.
Associate Professor, Department of Accounting, Rhodes University
Centre for Higher Education Transformation, South Africa
Monique holds an MPhil in Social Science Methods, from Stellenbosch University and has also completed a number of monitoring and evaluation courses from various institutions. She previously worked as Senior Researcher at the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) at SU. Monique has also worked at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) as a Survey Manager assisting with the coordination and implementation of both the National Innovation Survey and the National Research and Development Survey. Prior to this she spent several years at NICRO (The National Institute of Crime Prevention and Reintegration of Offenders) as their Research and Information Coordinator.
Professor in the School of Economics and the Director of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU)
Murray Leibbrandt is a professor in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town and the Director of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit. He holds the DSD/NRF National Research Chair of Poverty and Inequality Research and is an IZA Research Fellow. His research focusses on South African poverty‚ inequality and labour market dynamics using survey data and‚ in particular‚ panel data. He is currently one of the Principal Investigators on the National Income Dynamics Study. He is a past president of the African Econometric Society and immediate past president of the Economic Society of South Africa.
Nico Cloete has been the full-time director of CHET since 1997. He is also Extraordinary Professor of Higher Education, University of Western Cape; Visiting Professor, Masters Programme in Higher Education, University of Oslo and Honorary Research Fellow, University of Cape Town. He was actively involved in academic staff organisation and was President of the University of Witwatersrand Staff Association (1991-1992) and General Secretary of the Union of Democratic University Staff Associations of South Africa (1993-1994). He was the research director for the Nelson Mandela appointed National Commission on Higher Education (1995-1996) and served on the South African Ministerial Advisory Council for Universities and Technikons. Dr Cloete initiated the Higher Education Research and Advocacy Network in Africa (HERANA) in 2009 and is the co-ordinator of this network. In 2010 he gave the opening keynote at the congress of the European Consortium of Higher Education Researchers in Oslo. He has published widely in psychology, sociology and higher education policy. His latest books are Higher Education and Economic Development in Africa (2011) and Shaping the Future of South Africa’s Youth: Rethinking Post School Education and Skills Training (2012).
FUNDING FOR: Higher Education Studies
University Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique
Patricio is a member of the Education Faculty at Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo. has established the first joint Masters degree in education at Eduardo Mondlane University (with the University of Oslo and UWC), is the new Deputy- Director of the HE Quality Committee of Mozambique and is coordinating the new strategic plan for Eduardo Mondlane University. He is also the Director of the Sociological Association of Mozambique and of an NGO focusing on higher studies in Mozambique.
Former Executive Secretary, National Council for Tertiary Education (Ghana)
Paul Effah holds the following degrees: BA (Hons) in Education from Cape Coast University, MPA from University of Ghana and a D.Litt from Kumasi. He started his career in university administration at the University of Ghana in 1981, and was appointed the first registrar to found the University for Development Studies, Tamale, in 1993. In 1999, he was appointed Executive Secretary of Ghana’s National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), a position he held for over a decade. He has wide experience in higher education administration and management with interests in governance and leadership. Dr Effah has consulted widely for national commissions / councils in Africa including Nigeria, Botswana, Uganda and Ethiopia. He has written extensively on higher education, particularly on governance, academic leadership, globalisation and internationalisation. He is currently the Project Director of the Senior Academic Leadership Training (SALT) programme under the auspices of NCTE sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Professor, Department of Educational Research, University of Oslo and Director, HEDDA
Senior Higher Education Officer, Quality Assurance, National Council of Higher Education (Uganda)
Dr Achanga is the Acting Head of Quality Assurance Department at the National Council for Higher Education, Uganda. His main role is to oversee the planning and development of the strategic framework guiding institutions of higher learning. Prior to this, Dr Achange was a Research Associate with the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) at the School of Engineering, the University of Cambridge, UK. His previous industrial experience includes working with Rolls Royce Derby Civil Aerospace, specifically in the design of the feature-by-feature cost modeling system of the Compressor Discs and Drums. He holds a BSc (Honours) in Computer Science (Hull), a MSc in Management and Information Systems (Cranfield) and a PhD in Manufacturing Systems (Cranfield). His doctoral thesis investigated the application of high-level computational techniques (fuzzy logic) in optimizing processes. Dr Achanga has published over 20 research articles. He is also a Reviewer and an Editor of scholarly articles with Fountain Publishers and the International Journal of Production, Planning and Control, and was Winner of the Emerald Literati-Network Awards Excellence, 2007 – for the most outstanding and highly commended paper. Dr Achanga holds memberships with a number of professional bodies such as the Higher Education Research and Advocacy Network (HERANA), and the Ugandan Universities Quality Assurance Forum (UUQAF) amongst others.
Tertiary Education Commission, Mauritius
Dr Mohadeb is Director of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) in Mauritius. He has filled various positions within the organization and has done much to promote higher education in Mauritius since he started at the Commission in 1991. He also lectures part-time at the Mauritius College of the Air and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a member of the Institute of Management Services (England).
Prof. Brian O'Connel
Rector & Vice-Chancellor, University of the Western Capw
Before being appointed Rector of UWC, Brian O’Connell was Head of the Western Cape Education Department, from 1995 to October 2001. He obtained a B.A. Honours Degree in History from UNISA (with distinction), and M.A. and M.Ed Degrees from Columbia University in New York.
Prof. Goolam Mohamedbhai
Former Secretary-General of the Association of African Universities (AAU)
Prof. Goolam Mohamedbhai is the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mauritius (1995-2005), former President of the International Association of Universities (2004-2008) and former Secretary General of the Association of African Universities (2008-2010). He did his undergraduate and postgraduate studies in civil engineering at the University of Manchester, UK before joining the University of Mauritius as an academic, and was a Fulbright postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. Prof. Mohamedbhai has served on a number of national boards or councils, and he was also a director of the State Bank of Mauritius (2003-2006). At the regional/international level, Prof. Mohamedbhai has been a member or chairman of several UNESCO committees on higher education for Africa. He was also chairman of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (2003-2004), the University of the Indian Ocean (1998-2005) and the Regional Scientific Committee for Africa of the UNESCO Forum on Higher Education, Research and Knowledge (2005-2008). He is currently a member of the governing Council of the United Nations University. In 2004, he received the distinguished award of Grand Officer of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean (GOSK) from the President of Mauritius for his contribution to higher education and in 2009 he received the Symons Award 2009 from the Association of Commonwealth Universities for outstanding contribution to the ACU and to Commonwealth universities.
Prof. Juma Shubani
Director of the cluster office of the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), based in Harare, Zimbabwe
A Burundi national, Prof. Juma Shabani represents UNESCO in four countries, namely Botswana, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in addition to the Secretariat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat. Until 2002, he was the senior specialist in higher education in Africa at the UNESCO Regional Office for Education in Africa, based in Dakar, Senegal. Prior to this appointment, he was a senior specialist in higher education in Eastern and Southern Africa at the UNESCO Regional Office for Science and Technology in Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya; deputy secretary-general of the Association of African Universities (AAU) at the AAU secretariat based in Accra, Ghana, for four years and vice rector (vice president) of the University of Burundi for five years. He is currently vice president of the African Academy of Sciences, Co-ordinator of the Virtual Institute for Higher Education in Africa, member of the International Advisory Board of Suffolk University in Boston and Member of the Executive Committee of the Global University Network for Innovations with secretariat in Barcelona, Spain. He studied in mathematics and physics at the State University of Kharkov (Ukraine) and the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. He has been visiting professor/researcher at the University of Bielefeld (Germany), the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Italy) and Sussex University (UK). He speaks and writes fluently in Kiswahili, Kirundi, English, French and Russian. He has published over 80 publications in mathematical physics and higher education.
Prof. Lidia Brito
Director, Division of Science Policy and Sustainable Development, UNESCO
Dr Brito obtained her forestry degree at Eduardo Mondlane and her PhD in Forest Sciences from Colorado State University. Over the years she has held positions as the head of the Forestry Department, co-ordinator of the Research and Consulting Group at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, the academic vice rector of Eduardo Mondlane University, and minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology. Today, she is the head of UNESCO Science Policy Division in Paris. She developed, over the years, extensive networks in higher education, forestry, ICT and science-related subjects, and she is a member of several boards and steering committees.
Professor of Economics and Public Finance, University of the Witwatersrand
FUNDING FOR: Regional co-operation, higher education and development.
Dr Stumpf was previously vice-chancellor and CEO of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, vice-rector at the University of Stellenbosch and the President and CEO of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). Before that he was Deputy Director-General of the Department of National Education.
Dr Stumpf served, amongst others as executive officer of the Universities and Technikons Advisory Council (AUT), the SA Council on Education, and the Scientific Advisory Council, chair of the Committee of Heads of Science Councils and a commissioner in the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE). He also served as a member of the Board of the Research and Technology Foresight Study of the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology and was a member of the Council on Higher Education.
He is a member of the Higher Education Quality Committee's Board and its Exco, and was a member of Higher Education South Africa's Exco and chair of its finance and audit committees. He has recently been appointed to Unisa's Council and is also a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa.
Dr Stumpf is the author of a number of scientific articles in the field of statistics (qualitative data analysis) and co-author of a book on graphical exploratory data analysis. He also authored and co-authored a large number of policy reports in the field of education, especially in higher education. He has read numerous papers on higher education policy both nationally and internationally.
PhD student at the University of the Free State
Sam is currently doing his PhD at the University of the Free State. He has recently co-authored the two-volume SARUA profile of SADC higher education and has published a chapter in the Routledge publication Universities and Regional Development: A critical assessment of tensions and contradictions.
Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi
Samuel Kiiru is a Project Assistant/Researcher at the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Nairobi. He is also a part-time lecturer at the School of Journalist and Mass Communication and also co-teaches Research Methods to Postgraduate Diploma students at the Extra Mural Centre.
Assistant Director, Institutional Research, University of Botswana
Sylvia S. Temu
Director Planning and Finance, University of Dar es Salaam
Prof. Sylvia Shayo Temu is the Director of Planning and Finance and Associate Professor in Business Management at the University of Dar es Salaam where she has served the University as the Director of the University Consultancy Bureau, Deputy Director, Centre for Continuing Education, Deputy Interim Director, of the Centre for Continuing Education and Head of Accounting Department in the Business of School. Prof. Temu has been a member of UNESCO’s Expert Group on Financial and Administrative Matters, Member of the Board of Directors and Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of the CRDB Bank Plc and a member of Ethics and Compliance Committee of Board of the National Board of Accountants and Auditors. Prof. Temu was educated at University of Bremen, Technical University of Berlin, Germany and University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
TENET (Len Lotz)
Thierry M Luescher-Mamashela
Extraordinary Senior Lecturer in Political Studies, University of the Western Cape
Thierry is the project manager and lead researcher on the Democracy, the University and Student Development sub-project of HERANA II. Thierry has become part of the Global Research University Network on the Student Experience and has been doing student leadership development across the country.He has published widely on higher education governance, student governance and student affairs.
Project leader (Roles and Functions of Higher Education Councils and Commissions in Africa Project)
Tracy Bailey has worked as a researcher, writer and project manager in the field of Higher Education Studies since completing her Masters degree at the University of Cape Town in 2001. During this time, Tracy has worked on a range of research projects on topics including innovations in higher education in Africa; higher education partnerships with industry; the production and utilisation of higher education research in South Africa; women in science, engineering and technology in South Africa; factors that facilitate success for disadvantaged higher education students; the relationship between universities and economic development in Africa; and, currently, the role and functions of higher education councils and commissions in selected African countries. Tracy has worked as an independent researcher for various clients, and as a researcher and project manager for the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) at the University of Stellenbosch and, since 2007, for the Centre for Higher Education Transformation (CHET).
Director, Academic Planning and Policy Implementation, University of Johannesburg
Trish Gibbon is the Director of Institutional Planning, Evaluation and Monitoring at the University of Johannesburg. Previously she was the Director of the South Africa-Norway Tertiary Education Development Programme (SANTED). Trish has worked as a writer, editor and freelance consultant in the field of higher education and has done considerable work in policy areas.