TrustAfrica is honoured to welcome you to this inaugural continent summit. We are equally humbled by the faith and the responsibility that has placed upon us, by our partners and indeed the government of Senegal, to deliver a globally relevant event that will map the way forward for the higher education sector.

Higher education is a critical component to continental development in a knowledge economy. The needs for ordinary citizens to function and make a contribution, both to their personal economy and that of their communities and nations, is constantly escalating with numerous innovations coming to the fore, leading to the challenges of unemployment and un-employability that we are currently faced with.

The task is not out of reach. A platform such as this summit is certainly a first step in bringing together all respective stakeholders, to pull together and start the process of addressing these challenges by laying the foundations for a movement, which will promote greater social and economic development across Africa.

We look forward to your invigorated participation and contribution to this worthy matter.

Yours faithfully,
Tendai Murisa

Executive Director


  1. Hon. Minister Higher Education and Research, Government of Senegal
  2. Hon. Chairperson of the African Union Commission
  3. Executive Director TrustAfrica
Mar 19 2013

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TrustAfrica supports initiatives to foster African enterprise and extend the benefits of economic growth to all members of society. Specifically, TrustAfrica supports research, analysis and advocacy to:

  • Identify and mitigate barriers to public investments and policies that produce sustainable and equitable benefits.
  • Document and disseminate best practices in investment promotion and private-sector development across Africa; and
  • Harmonize national policies to stimulate regional trade and investment.

Achieving more equitable forms of development across the continent requires pro-poor investment climate reforms, greater investment in education and training, stronger regional institutions and policies that recognize the signficance of informal cross-border trade in spurring economic development and curbing poverty. The programs below reflect TrustAfrica's commitment to equity, inclusiveness and sustainability while spurring economic development in ways that help to alleviate poverty.

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