The Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), East African Business Council (EABC), and East African Development Bank (EADB) are jointly organizing the Academia-Public-Private Partnership Forum and Exhibitions 2017 to be held on November 20 – 21 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya under the theme “The East African Common Higher Education Area; Opportunities for Industrialization through Academia-Public-Private Partnerships”. Running parallel with the Forum will be exhibitions, that are intended to enable the academia, the public and the private sectors to display the practical aspects of their operations, products, services and achievements as a way of enhancing linkages between the academia, the public and the private sectors in promoting industrialization in the region.
The Forum organizers – IUCEA, EABC and EADB – are in a partnership aimed at providing the point of connection between knowledge and human resources produced by higher education institutions in the region on the one hand, and the dissemination of the same to the private sector for their eventual diffusion into the productive, social and service sectors on the other. One of the joint activities under the partnership is to jointly organizing dialogue forums and exhibitions, aimed at enhancing the linkage between the private sector and higher education institutions through engagement with the public sector. These Forums provide a fertile engagement environment for promoting the utilization of higher education research output and innovations by the private sector/business community.
Dates and Venue for the Forum
The 2016 Forum will be held on November 20-21 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya.