Coventry University’s Africa Hub will officially launch during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting CHOGM.
In the statement posted on the university's social media, the higher learning institution mentions its position towards launching noting that “Coventry will be a series of high profile CHOGM events to highlight its belief in the fundamental right to quality education.”
“Through working with strategic collaborators, Coventry University Group's knowledge pool and experience will be made accessible to governments and organizations in the region to address real-world challenges.” the post writes.
In a statement post, Professor Silas Lwakabamba, Regional Managing Director at Coventry University's Africa Hub said “CHOGM is a great platform not only to introduce our Africa Hub to the world but to highlight our message to a global audience that everyone should be able to access high-quality education.”
He added: “Our expertise is allowing us to boost the international ambitions of organizations across the region and we’re proud of the relationships we are building.”
The Coventry University Group’s delegation will include representatives from its other Global Hubs and Professor John Latham CBE, Coventry University Vice-Chancellor, will deliver key speeches during the event.
The university group’s delegation will play a critical role in sessions on innovation, environmental sustainability, skills needs and employability.
Coventry University has strong links to the region through its Africa Hub in Kigali and is in discussions with a number of major organizations in Rwanda and the region over potential collaborations –including opportunities to train healthcare and airline workers.
The university also offered Rwf50 million to finance the Bussiness Forum one of the forums under CHOGM.
The grant offer was presented by Silas Rwakabamba of Coventry and Claire Akamanzi of RDB respectively.