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Published: Friday, 02 Mar 2018
Author: Rachel Warner
Department: Office of the Dean

AAP's purpose is to promote sustainable, effective and equitable long-term partnerships among African organizations, MSU and other international organizations to address mutually defined challenges across a range of thematic issues. Toward this end, the AAP initiated activities in 2017 under three broad categories: (1) creating and refining the AAP Partnership Model; (2) building relationships and awareness about AAP; and (3) initiation of AAP programs.

Published: Thursday, 01 Mar 2018
Author: Rachel Warner
Department: Office of the Dean

Scholars, government, and the public at large have increasingly recognized higher education as an essential element for any society to address today's global challenges. However, key questions remain: Are higher education institutions and the higher education sector overall currently structured in such a way to most effectively meet this expectation? How might international partnerships contribute to institutions—on both sides of the partnership—in achieving this goal?

Published: Friday, 02 Feb 2018
Author: Rachel Warner
Department: Office of the Dean

The AAP, together with MSU's Global Center for Food Systems Innovation (GCFSI) and Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) hosted a pre-conference side event entitled Developing Transformative Leadership in African Universities. The main purpose of this event was to provide the audience of university leaders with concrete examples of how strong partnerships are advantageous when working towards transformative change within universities.

Published: Tuesday, 30 Jan 2018
Author: Rachel Warner
Department: Office of the Dean

The Alliance for African Partnership together with MSU's Center for Gender in Global Context, Center for Global Connections in Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources partnered with Sokoine University (Tanzania), University of Nairobi (Kenya) and Kyambogo University (Uganda) on a successful U.S. Department of State grant to develop and implement a professional fellows program.


Thomas Jayne, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Fellow

Published: Monday, 08 Jan 2018
Author: Athalia Snyder
Department: Office of the Dean

MSU AFRE professor and Alliance for African Partnership Co-Director Thomas Jayne has been named a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), the organization's most prestigious honor.


Richard Mkandawwire, Hon. Dora Siliya and Thom Jayne during the press conference after AAP side event at 2017 World Food Prize

Published: Monday, 27 Nov 2017
Author: Rachel Warner
Department: Office of the Dean

At the 2017 World Food Prize, the Alliance for African Partnership hosted a side event focused on exploring the evolving landscape and the challenges and opportunities being created for innovative and effective new partnerships between U.S. and African institutions engaged in African agri-food systems.

Published: Friday, 29 Sep 2017
Author: Rachel Warner
Department: Office of the Dean

This September, MSU's International Studies and Programs (ISP) and the Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) hosted a delegation of leaders from Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST).

Published: Thursday, 28 Sep 2017
Author: Rachel Warner
Department: Office of the Dean

Nine South African cultural heritage workers visited MSU from September 11-13 as part of the MSU Museum and Stellenbosch University Museum's "Ubuntu: Museum and Communities Connect" project, funded by the MSU Alliance for African Partnership (AAP).

Published: Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017
Author: Rachel Warner
Department: Office of the Dean

MSU signed a memorandum of understanding with Egerton University at their campus in Njoro, Kenya. The agreement aims to build capacity at the master's and PhD-level in the agricultural sector as well as to inform on the pressing policy issues facing Kenya.

Published: Monday, 18 Sep 2017
Author: Rachel Warner
Department: Office of the Dean

The Alliance for African Partnership, along with the African Capacity Building Foundation and the Regional Network for Agricultural Policy Research Institutes, organized a side event at the 2017 African Green Revolution Forum entitled "Capacity Development to Promote African Agricultural Transformation."