About Strengthening Higher Agricultural Education in Africa (SHAEA)

The Strengthening Higher Agricultural Education in Africa (SHAEA) Project is a five-year regional initiative that is being developed by the World Bank in partnership with African governments and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). The initiative builds on Africa’s efforts to stimulate agri-food system transformation in support of the Malabo Declaration and the CAADP. Specifically, SHAEAs Project development objective is to “strengthen linkages between selected African universities and regional agricultural sector needs for developing required human resources to accelerate agri-food system transformation in Africa” and to work in seven countries across the continent. The Project design is based on broad consultations with all keys stakeholders, and the needs of African governments and is currently being refined. The World Bank has worked with RUFORUM to consult on the design of the SHAEA Project which will support development of regional ‘Anchor’ universities (RAU)s to prepare the skills and capacity, including for agricultural advisory services, to transform African agriculture and national economies and to embrace systemic change that addresses the chronic lack of relevant, high-level skills  Read More....