Contributing to curriculum development and needs assessment of the Pan African Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES).
The Pan African University (PAU) is an initiative of the African Heads of State and Government of the African Union. It is a premier continental university network whose mission is to provide a comprehensive postgraduate education geared towards the development of a prosperous, integrated and peaceful Africa.
The PAU is part of a continental initiative to revitalize higher education and research in Africa. It is aiming to exemplify excellence, enhance the attractiveness and global competitiveness of African higher education and research and establish African Universities at the core of Africa’s development.
Five thematic institutes will establish Master and PhD programmes and engage in collaborative and development oriented research programmes. They will work with centres in other African regions while collaborating closely with the economic sector and civil society to enhance their relevance and contribution in dealing with local challenges.
The five PAU thematic Pan African University Institute for institutes are:
- Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI). Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Juja, Kenya.
- Pan African University Institute for Life and Earth Sciences including Health and Agriculture (PAULESI). The University of Ibadan (UI), Ibadan, Nigeria.
- Pan African University Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS). The University of Yaounde II, Soa, Cameroon.
- Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences, (PAUWES), including Climate Change. The University of Tlemcen, Tlemcen, Algeria.
- Pan African University Institute of Space Sciences to be hosted in Southern Africa. The host country and host university are yet to be determined.
The University of Manchester, through Dr J Mutale, has contributed to curriculum development and needs assessment and staff recruitment of the Pan African Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES).
It is envisaged that when the time is right collaborative research links will be established between Manchester and PAUWES. Dr Mutale chaired PAUWES staff selection committee.