REOI - MAIN PARTNER INSTITUTION FOR THE AFRICAN UNION GOVERNANCE CAMPUS PROJECTDownload File
AFRICAN PEER REVIEW MECHANISM
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST AND APPLICATION: MAIN PARTNER INSTITUTION
FOR THE AFRICAN UNION GOVERNANCE CAMPUS PROJECT
The African Peer Review Mechanism and the African Governance Architecture (AGA) and other African Union institutions are establishing an accredited, post-graduate level Governance in Africa training programme. titled the ‘African Union Governance Campus’. This is a virtual campus envisaged to deliver training programmes across the continent through partnerships with several universities and schools of government. The programmes, which will deliver accredited courses at post-graduate certificate, masters and doctoral level, will offer two streams: an academic stream and an executive stream.
The APRM will develop, design and coordinate the programme in collaboration with one Main Partner Institution which is a University or School of Government and five universities and schools of government as Regional Anchors – one from each region of the African Union. It is envisaged that the Campus will be governed by a Continental Steering Group (CSG) and its technical aspects will be overseen by a Continental Technical Advisory Group (CTAG). Both the CSG and CTAG shall be responsible for oversight and provide policy and strategic direction for management of the programmes of the African Union Governance Campus.
This Expression of Interest and Call for Applications seeks to solicit submissions from interested African training institutions to undertake the role of Main Partner Institution and Regional Anchors.
The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is an autonomous entity of the African Union, (AU) established the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in 2003 as a governance self-assessment and per review instrument. The APRM has the mandate to promote and facilitate self-monitoring by the participating States, to ensure that their policies and practices conform to the agreed political, economic, corporate governance and socio-economic values, codes and standards contained in the Declaration on Democracy, Political, Economic and Corporate Governance; and the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, as well as other relevant African Union and international treaties, conventions and instruments.
The objective of collaboration with a Main Partner Institution is for the selected Main Partner Institution to work with the APRM, the African Governance Architecture (AGA) and other African Union institutions to design suitable academic programs and work with regional academic institutions (one in each of Africa’s regions) to deliver the training programme of the African Union Governance Campus through. Further, the Main Partner Institution will be expected to secure the institutional and regulatory approvals for the proposed academic programs.
The APRM invites eligible academic institutions or universities to express their interest to partner with the APRM to deliver the programs of the Africa Governance Campus.
Interested academic institutions or universities MUST provide the following information in their expression of interest:
|1||The official registered address of the academic institution or university.||Registration certificate|
|2||Institutional profile of the academic institution or university, outlining the profiles of relevant faculties and/or departments||1. Website Link
2. Stamped and signed PDF Brochure
|3||The national, continental and global ranking of the academic institution or university.||1. Website Link of the ranking
2. Any other
|4||The capacity of the academic institution or university on governance research and education, including existing programs and publications.||1. Curriculum outline
2. List of publications
|5||Evaluations of existing relevant academic programs of the academic institution or university.||National regulator report/certificate|
|6||Proposed approach to securing the institutional and regulatory approvals for the academic programs of the Africa Governance Campus.||Roadmap/process for accreditation used by the University/Institution|
|7||Resources available for the delivery of the academic programs of the Africa Governance Campus, including lecture rooms and facilities, and ICT capability.||1. Faculty
2. Facilities and infrastructure inventory
3. Faculty capacity
|8||The language of instruction of the academic institution or university.|
|9||The diversity of the faculty and/or experts of the academic institution or university.||Faculty staff by age, sex, nationality and Academic discipline|
|10||The quality assurance framework of the academic institution or university.||Stamped and signed PDF Copy of framework|
|11||The authority of the academic institution or university to enter into international partnerships.||Details of authorizing officer|
|12||The student admission policy of the academic institution or university.||Stamped and signed PDF Copy of Student Admission Policy|
|13||The integrity and sustainability of the academic calendar of the academic institution or university.||Stamped and signed PDF Copy of Academic Calendar|
|14||The research and publishing record of the academic institution or university.||Stamped and signed PDF Copy Publishing Record|
|15||The sources of funding of the academic institution or university.||Name of funders and sponsors|
Interested academic institutions or universities are encouraged to read the attached Project Concept Note. Only shortlisted Institutions shall be invited to submit a Technical Proposed.
Expressions of interest MUST be submitted by email or physically to the APRM Continental Secretariat address below by 31st October 2019 at 11.00hrs. The REOI shall be opened immediately after the closing date and time. Submissions to be titled: “Expression of Interest for Africa Governance Campus Main Partner Academic Institution or University” and addressed to:
African Peer Review Mechanism
Private Bag x09, Halfway House, 1685
Physical Address: 230 15th Street, Randjies Park, 1st Floor
Midrand, South Africa
Tel: +27 11 256 3400/01/29
Fax: +27 256 3456
E-mail: [email protected]