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Structure

Based on the previous experience and in order to address some of the challenges posed by the diversity and complexity of the system, Tuning Africa II would benefit from having a tiered structure with clear roles and responsibilities.  The project is thus based on the following organisational structure:

  • Management Committee (MC)
  • 8  Subject Area Working groups (SAGs)
  • Tuning Africa Project Advisory Group (TAPAG)
  • Coordination Unit (CU)

The Management Committee (MC) is composed of the African Union Commission, European Commission and EU Delegation to the African Union, 8 coordinators of the SAGs and 10 Tuning African and European Experts.  The function of this group is to fine-tune the processes of the work, to monitor the activities and results achieved and prepare and receive reports with the Tuning Africa Project Advisory Group (TAPAG).

The 8 SAGs coordinators are individually responsible for coordinating the work of their group; advising on matters relating to implementation of Tuning in different contexts; and monitoring and assuring the cohesion of activity in their group with respect to the project as a whole.

The Tuning experts are spread as well as possible over the African and European countries and belong to different sectors in Higher education. The 10 experts will contribute to the achievement of the outcomes and products of the project. 

 

Management Committee Members

Yohannes WOLDETENSAE MEBRHATU

WOLDETENSAE MEBRHATU, Yohannes

  •  African Union Commission
  •  P.O. Box 3243 - Roosvelt Street (Old Airport Area) - W21K19 Addis Ababa
  •  http://www.au.int/

 Senior Education Expert

Taky Hortense ATTA EPSE DIALLO

ATTA EPSE DIALLO, Taky Hortense

Vice-president in charge of Planning, Programming and External Relations at the University NANGUI ABROGOUA

Abidjan - Côte d'Ivoire.

STANLEY MUSE SHITOTE

SHITOTE, STANLEY MUSE

Ph.D Applied Sciences, Free University (Brussels,Belgium); MSc. Civil Eng. (Nairobi University);BSc. Civil Eng. (Nairobi University)

RWATANGABO DIGNE EDMOND RWABUHUNGU

RWABUHUNGU, RWATANGABO DIGNE EDMOND

Ag. Dean School of Mining and GeologyUniversity of Rwanda. Senior Hydrogeologist and Senior Lecturer - National University of Rwanda. 

 

Ronald BISASO

BISASO, Ronald

  •  Makerere University
  •  P.O. Box 7062 Kampala
  •  www.mak.ac.ug
  •  rbisaso@cees.mak.ac.ug , rbisaso@yahoo.com
Ron HENDRIX,

HENDRIX,, Ron

Attaché
- Leads JAES Partnership (7) on Migration, Mobility, and Employment
- African Institute for Remittances
- Scientific Grants
- (future management on related projects to be devolved in the field of migration, mobility and employment
- Follows up on Partnership 8 Science and Technology lead with RTD counsellor

Robert WAGENAAR

WAGENAAR, Robert

  •  University of Groningen
  •  Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26 9712 EK Groningen
  •  http://www.rug.nl/
  •  r.wagenaar@rug.nl

Director Tuning Academy. 

University of Groningen 

Olusola OYEWOLE

OYEWOLE, Olusola

Professor Olusola Oyewole is the Vice-Chancellor of  the Federal University of Agriculture,

Abeokuta

Matete MADIBA

MADIBA, Matete

  •  University of Pretoria
  •  cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street Hatfield Pretoria
  •  www.up.ac.za
  •  matete.madiba@up.ac.za

Director: Student Affairs

MATETE MADIBA, born in South Africa, currently carrying her research at the University of Pretoria (South Africa) on the topic of Evaluating the impact of the Tuning Africa Project in the Education Subject Area

Margret Schermutzki

SCHERMUTZKI, Margret

  •  Tuning Expert
  •   Kreisfreie Stadt Aachen

Higher Education Expert

Curriculum development, internationalization of study programms, subject- and sectoral frameworks (refererence points) defining, teaching and assessing learning outcomes, measuring students workload,
internal quality systems higher education institutions, work based learning (recognition prior learning), orders for student assessment, internal accreditation procedures

Julia María GONZÁLEZ FERRERAS

GONZÁLEZ FERRERAS, Julia María

  •  Universidad de Deusto
  •  Avenida de las Universidades, 24 48007 - Bilbao - Bizkaia
  •  http://www.deusto.es/
  •  juliamaria.gonzalez@deusto.es

Tuning Senior Advisor

Ehouan Etienne EHILE

EHILE, Ehouan Etienne

  •  Association of African Universities
  •  11 Aviation Road Extension Airport Residential Area Accra
  •  http://www.aau.org/
  •  info@aau.org

Secretary General

Association of African Universities (AAU)

Deirdre LENNAN

LENNAN, Deirdre

  •  European Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture
  •  Rue de la loi Brussels, 1049 Belgium
  •  www.europa.eu
  •  Deirdre.Lennan@ec.europa.eu

International Policy Officer

DAMTEW TEFERRA

TEFERRA, DAMTEW

  •   teferra@bc.edu

Damtew Teferra is professor of higher education and leader of the Higher Education Training and Development (HETD) at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, in Durban, South Africa

Charles Barnor

BARNOR, Charles

Professor in Finance and Pro-Vice Chancellor of University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) - Ghana

 

Charles AWONO ONANA

AWONO ONANA, Charles

Director
Ecole Nationale Supérieure Polytechnique (ENSP) - Yaoundé

Beatrice K. NJENGA

NJENGA, Beatrice K.

  •  African Union Commission
  •   .O. Box 3243 Addis Ababa
  •  www.au.int

Head of Youth Division and Head of Education Division,
Human Resources, Science and Technology Department,
African Union Commission

Arlene GILPIN

GILPIN, Arlene

  •  Deusto Tuning Academy
  •  Avenida de las Universidades, 24 - 48007 Bilbao - Bizkaia
  •  www.tuningafrica.org
  •  arlenegilpin@gmail.com

Senior Tuning Expert
University of Deusto Tuning Academy, Spain

Ahmed ELGOHARY

ELGOHARY, Ahmed

  •  Egypt - Japan University of Science and Technology
  •  P.O. Box 179, New Borg El-Arab City Postal Code 21934 Alexandria
  •  ww.ejust.edu.eg
  •  ahmed.elgohary@ejust.edu.eg

 President of Egypt Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST)

Tuning is well known as a network of interconnected communities of academics who reflect, debate and elaborate instruments and share the results. They are academic experts, gathered around a discipline or theme in the conscious context of building mutual trust and confidence. They work in international, intercultural groups, communicating deep respect for the autonomy of co-participants at the institutional, country and regional level and generously sharing knowledge and experiences. They work in an organised system according to regional needs, remaining focused on accountability and goal-centeredness by articulating and evaluating clear aims, objectives and outcomes at every step of the process.

 

In turn, these representatives seek engagement and commitment from both their respective institutions and from individual persons. The setting assumes its participation in meetings at which they work to advance the mutually defined and mutually shared tasks with a schedule that maintains the momentum of timely progress toward goals but also arranges the time so that all participants are able to contribute. They are also required to have the capacity to listen and to share, of being prepared to take part in a joint building project.

 

For Tuning, the academic discipline is the backbone of the debates that occur in these group meetings. Every group is led by a coordinator, who is selected by the group and who, as a consequence, becomes part of the Management Committee (MC).

Currently, 123 academics from 109 African universities are participating in 8 working groups based around different disciplines (Agricultural Sciences, Applied Geology, Civil Engineering, Economics, High Education Management, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine and Teacher Education). The universities selected are centres of national excellence in the disciplines they represent and have demonstrated an ability to engage in dialogue with other institutions that work in the same knowledge areas. They have a significant presence in the system (size of the institution, track record, credibility and academic authority) such that a considerable part of the system is represented by their participation. Group sizes of around 15 to 18 are optimum, each member representing a university. 

EachSAG normally has an experienced Tuning consultant supporting their work, acting as an information source etc.  There is also a SAG coordinator drawn from the participants.  The Tuning consultant works closely with the coordinator in, for example, preparing the final publication of the work achieved, but the role is always advisory.

Subject Areas List

One of the lessons learned in the pilot phase was the importance to involve national authorities, through the ministers in charge of higher education in the African countries. This is also related to the need for a policy statement for the states to implement specific local initiatives and projects and to support the implementation of this methodology. For that reason, Tuning Africa II proposes an innovation, including a Tuning Africa Project Advisory Group (TAPAG) in the organisational structure.

There is a very high capacity for input into the project from the contribution of some regional and national bodies. These central bodies are able to create the environment for integrating the project into their policies making its development a significant plus for the regional and national development of Higher Education. TAPAG might be a bridge between the institutional members of the project and regional stakeholders.

The role of TAPAG members in Tuning Africa II project will be focused on two main tasks:

  1. Provision of information. Firstly, each TAPAG member should be able to provide information to the project on regional and national policy debates and educational developments. At this point it will be important to exchange guidelines on relevant political and professional processes at HE level related to Tuning. Secondly, and in the inverse way, it would be important that each TAPAG member will be able to disseminate the outcomes of the project among its internal environment, for promoting some synergy with the regional and/or national policies.
  2. Elaboration of a Credit System proposal for Africa. This is one of the main objectives of Tuning Africa II, jointly developed with the 109 African Universities (123 partners).

The Coordination Unit is responsible for the general coordination of activities and leading of the project, planning and scheduling meetings, managing the budget and preparing interim and final reports. The Coordination Unit is composed of two teams: the Management team, and the Explotation, Communication and Dissemination team.

Coordination Unit Members

 

Pablo BENEITONE

Co-coordinator Tuning project
International Tuning Academy, Director
Universidad de Deusto - Spain
E-mail: pablo.beneitone@deusto.es

 

María ORTIZ-CORONADO LÓPEZ

Project Manager
Universidad de Deusto - Spain
E-mail: mortiz@deusto.es

Sara GOITIA UBIERNA

Project assistant
Universidad de Deusto - Spain
E-mail: sara.goitia@deusto.es

 

 

B. Omer OKE AHODEOU

Technical Assistant
Universidad de Deusto - Spain
E-mail: omer.oke@deusto.es