Sixth Regional Conference of Vice Chancellors

Sixth Regional Conference of Vice Chancellors, Provosts, Deans of Science,
Engineering & Technology (COVIDSET 2015)
About the COVIDSET
COVIDSET is a bi-annual event organized by UNESCO. Over the last ten years, the
event has provided a platform for Vice-Chancellors, Deans’, Heads of Departments, the
private sector and development partners in Africa and the Diaspora to deliberate on
state of higher education training and research, identify strategic issues for enhancing
relevance of science engineering technology and innovation (SETI), Africa’s
development agenda and development action plans.
Conference objectives
The forum aims to provide for discussion of issues pertaining to relevance of the
current science and engineering curricula with particular reference to the attainment
of the millennium development goals and sustainable development.
The objectives of COVISDET 2015 is to provide the forum for exchange of ideas, share
experiences and good practices, sensitize policy makers and university leaders on
current and emerging trends in SETI for Africa’s global competitiveness and develop
strategies and actions for enhancing university education and training for high impact
post 2015 under sub-themes:
State of SETI Education in Africa Challenges and opportunities post 2015
Climate change and sustainable development: The role of research institutions and
universities in Africa
Making SETI relevant for youth employ-ability post 2015
Research commercialization and higher education financing
Conference Registration fees
The fee is $100.00 for participants from member Institutions of ANSTI. Other
participants will pay $250. The fee covers the Welcome reception, conference dinner
and the proceedings.
Participants will be accommodated at Nike Lake Resort, Enugu, Nigeria.
Financial support
Support for participation to the conference will be provided to Deans from ANSTI
member institutions that are in good standing. Enquiries about this assistance
should be sent to: [email protected] and [email protected].
Enquires to be directed to
The COVIDSET 2015 Conference Secretariat
The African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions
UNESCO Nairobi Office
P. O. Box 30592
Block C, UN Gigiri Complex
Nairobi, Kenya
Fax +254 20 622538
e-mail: [email protected]
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