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2022-11-22 Press release

Upcoming ASAF Board Meeting in Kigali

The newly-elected ASAF Board will meet for the first time from 25 – 27 November 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda to discuss core organizational matters like developing working plans, structures, and roles/responsibilities to start-off their term.

Hiba Asim

Germany, COLOGNE, November 22, 2022 — After elections were held in September 2022, the new 9-member ASAF Board was elected for the term 2022 – 2024, having the collective aim of strengthening the strategic development of Africa by implementing ASAF’s vision of knowledge-sharing and educational mobility. The Board will meet for the first time in Kigali, Rwanda from 25 – 27 November 2022, along with representatives from the Service Providers and other third parties, with the objectives including (but not limited to):

  • Creating working structures for the different bodies within ASAF
  • Re-activating the ASAF Task-Forces and electing their Co-Speakers
  • Creating a working plan for 2023, as well as a longer 3-year working plan
  • Discussing a strategy for national structures within ASAF to supplement and cooperate with the overall continental structure, namely between Co-Ambassadors for each African country
  • Determining clear assignments of tasks and responsibilities within the Board and Task-Forces
  • Setting clear processes and procedures for Projects in 2023

Some activities planned for the meeting include:

  • Participants introduction, with icebreakers to get to know each other
  • Going through ASAF’s milestones
  • Reporting on the different departments within ASAF
  • Determining how to staff Committees with the aims of diversity/inclusion and regional cooperation/integration
  • Having working groups for several topics
  • Brainstorming on how to attract and activate ASAF members
  • Network and Outreach Dinner with local ASAF members
  • Shooting interviews
  • Group work
  • Wrapping up by recording concrete procedures and the results of the meeting

The meeting will conclude with recapping the outcomes of the sessions held, a feedback round, as well as a discussion on the future of ASAF and its potential in the years to come.

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