By Abdul Rahman Bangura–
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- The center is a way to support its links in sub-Saharan Africa and help to bolster and expand its corporate functions across the globe. This is in tandem with the university’s policy to create a sustainable network of multi-faceted overseas offices. The intention is to have an existence near to its stakeholders in key regions and follows the success of the Singapore and Dubai hubs.
The objective is to produce organizations and individuals throughout the world with regional access to the thriving academic, research and commercial expertise that exists within all areas of the Coventry University Group. And the Africa Hub will administer as a headquarters for Coventry University Group in the region with the aim of facilitating new connections as well as bolstering specified ones.
The Africa Hub will improve the university group’s research, globalization, enterprise and innovation work throughout the region through the development of higher friendships with embassies, government bodies, research institutes, universities and private sector entities. And it shall be located in Kigali Heights, a varied design development positioned adjacent to the Kigali Convention Centre.
Professor John Latham CBE, Vice-Chancellor, Coventry University Group, said: “I am delighted by the progress we have made in establishing a representation office to support our work in Sub-Saharan Africa. The hub aligns with the UK International Education Strategy and will respond to the growth opportunity we have identified on the
continent. Africa has a growing population largely composed of young people and economies that are among the fastest growing in the world. The Africa Hub will join our successful hubs in Singapore and Dubai to fulfil our strategic objective to be a global university delivering at a global scale.”
John Uwayezu, Country Director and Market Access Officer for UK Department for International Trade (DIT), British High Commission, Kigali, said: “I am thrilled about this regional hub; this is in line with DIT’s targeted plan of action to increase trade and investment flows between the UK and Rwanda. The hub will accelerate progress in
human capital development. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest when it comes to economic growth and productivity; I congratulate the Government of Rwanda’s strong commitment to investing in people.”
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent
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