A Case Study on Training and Leadership: Implications for Lifelong Learning and Poverty Reduction in Africa

Wapula N. Raditloaneng (University of Botswana, Botswana), Morgen Chawawa (Botho University, Botswana) and Rakel Kavena Shalyefu (University of Namibia, Namibia)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 136
EISBN13: 9781466695078|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8589-5.ch006
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Abstract

The challenge for African universities is to refocus their research and teaching missions to transform and revitalize the relationship between higher education and national development needs. Funded by British Academy African Partnerships (BAAP) programme, the University of Botswana, in partnership with The National University of Lesotho, University of Malawi and Calabar University in Nigeria, carried out 18 months of collaborative research project aimed at determining the implementation of Third Mission of Universities through rural community training and leadership. One of the two case studies, in D'Kar by Kellogg, in partnership with BA ISAGO University College yielded some very useful results. This included the necessity to build community leadership for sustainable development and the beginning of the poverty reduction process to take place.
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