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Top business schools join forces to boost African economy

Six of Africa’s leading business schools have partnered up under the AAAE, African Academic Association on Entrepreneurship. Through this partnership, the institutions will share resources and expertise, conduct joint research and promote academic mobility. By developing academic cooperation –particularly in the areas of entrepreneurship, small business development, innovation and start-ups –the AAE will work towards sustainable solutions to unemployment in the continent.
Until a leading committee is properly established, the consortium will be headed by the School of Business of the American University in Cairo, where the AAAE’s founding meeting was held last month. The other five partners, all top business schools, are: the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business; the University of Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa; Esca Maroc Ecole De Management of Casablanca in Morocco; Lagos Business School in Nigeria; and Strathmore Business School in Kenya. Each of the schools has areas of expertise which they will combine to develop joint programmes and a joint research agenda. 
The partnership agreement follows the first-ever African Higher Education Summit, held last March (see ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, Press release