HEGES-Assume Nothing: Catalyzing Innovation Ecosystems Through and w/ HE & Innovation Day 2 Closing

Higher education systems and institutions are expected, particularly by the national governments and foreign donors who fund them, to go beyond the traditional endpoint of academic research to provide innovative and practical solutions to economic and social problems. Higher education systems and institutions cannot do this alone and more guidance on how to develop inter-institutional relationships that promote innovation in developing countries is needed. Panelists share stories from representatives of higher education institutions and networks in Africa that have integrated innovation approaches into their institutions at different scales. This plenary session features:
-Ticora V. Jones, Chief Scientist, USAID
-Patrick Awuah, Founder and President, Ashesi University
-Bernice T. Dahn, Vice President for Health Sciences, University of Liberia
-Dorothy Okello, Dean, School of Engineering, Makerere University

The Innovation Day 2 Closing Plenary session features:
-Kabelo Mahlobogwane, Managing Director, Thuli Mandonsela Foundation and Founder, The Marking App