British Council selects University of Ghana as Network Partner under the Innovation for African Universities Programme


The University of Ghana has been selected by the British Council as a Sub-Saharan African (SSA) partner as part of the Innovation for African Universities (IAU) programme. The British Council launched the Innovation for African Universities (IAU) programme with the aim of strengthening the capacity of universities to participate and provide meaningful contributions as key players within the entrepreneurship ecosystem in their respective regions.

In July 2021, the Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) in collaboration with Imperial College London and Impact Hub Ghana, applied on behalf of the University of Ghana to be a Network partner.

The Network partners will be engaged through a community of practice, exchanging knowledge and ideas that improve their understanding of the roles of universities in entrepreneurship ecosystems, while fostering a culture of innovation among themselves.

Following a rigorous selection process, the University of Ghana was among 4 successful Universities in Ghana selected as Sub-Saharan African (SSA) partners with Imperial College London as its UK partner and Impact Hub Ghana, as the ecosystem partner.

The programme will be delivered by a Centre of Excellence consisting of tripartite partners – University of Nairobi, City University of London and Change School London.

Funding of up to £60,000 is available to support each mutually beneficial partnership to respond to an identified problem around systems strengthening, entrepreneurship, youth employability, climate change and digital innovation.

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