In an era defined by rapid changes in the environment, including technological advancements, dynamic policies and geopolitical changes on the African landscape, research and education communities have to re-strategize to be agile, adaptive and nimble-footed to leverage their strengths to be more productive, relevant and catalyse socio-economic development through research and education.
Therefore, there is no better time for African research and education networks and their communities to discuss how to evolve and adapt to the ongoing waves. WACREN 2024 Conference theme - 'Charting The Course: Forging Future-Ready Higher Education and Research Communities', presents an excellent platform for this conversation.
Through a series of targeted plenaries, workshops, and speaking sessions, the conference will highlight ongoing initiatives, activities, partnerships and projects that showcase how research and education networks and their communities are positioning themselves to tackle the future with African-bred and led solutions and services.
At the conference, participants will gain insights into how African research and education networks strategically adapt to future challenges, empowering attendees to chart their course forward, implement changes, and capitalise on emerging opportunities in the field The Conference is hosted by the Nigerian Research and Education Network (NgREN) on March 7 and 8, 2024 at the Abuja Continental Hotel.