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AAP Voices

Our AAP Voices series consists of brief interviews with stakeholders from across the continent.

Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

“We have to make sure that high education institutions are establishing stronger relations with the private sector, with government, inter-government agencies, with civil society, community organizations and able to translate their research into policy as well as practical solutions.”

Professor Paul Tiyambe Zeleza currently serves as Vice Chancellor and Professor of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the United States International University-Africa, Nairobi, Kenya and is a member of AAP’s Advisory Board. We sat down with Zeleza and asked him his thoughts on the opportunities cropping up across Africa, the role of higher education in Africa’s future and why he is involved in AAP.


Kgomotso Moahi

“The future of Africa is becoming a knowledge economy, I believe that the road of higher education institutions is to channel that by creating knowledge, by developing knowledge creators, by ensuring that the youth who are passing through the hallowed halls of higher education pass through and become innovative individuals whose focus is really on how to contribute to social economic development within their economies and globally."

Professor Kgomotso Moahi is the Alliance for African Partnership’s focal point representative from the University of Botswana, which is a member institution in the AAP consortium. She is currently Associate Professor in The Department of Library and Information Studies and University of Botswana. Kgomotso teaches in the areas of information science and systems.


Benjamin Ozumba

“AAP...is going to fulfill a unique role in providing the education, skills and the expertise to move Africa to the next level.”

Professor Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba served as Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, which is a member institution in the Alliance for African Partnership consortium. He also served on the AAP Advisory Board during his tenure as Vice Chancellor. Prior to serving as UNN’s Vice Chancellor, he was a Professor/Consultant in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Faculty of Medical Sciences and Dentistry; a position he held for over 20 years.


More AAP Voices videos will be coming soon.