Call for participation in consultancy visits / pilot reviews of QA agencies or other QA governing bodies is now open!

The HAQAA Initiative is pleased to invite all African quality assurance (QA) agencies for higher education or other African governing bodies of quality assurance to participate in a call for participation for a pilot agency review or a consultancy visit for building the national QA system.

As part of the Initiative, a three-year initiative of the European Union and African Union Commissions, funded in the context of the Africa-EU Strategic Partnership, five pilot reviews of more established national quality assurance agencies (QAA) and  five consultancy visits to countries with emerging national QAA or the interest to develop one will be conducted in 2018. This will contribute to the consolidation of quality culture in African higher education and, more specifically, to the Pan-African Quality Assurance and Accreditation Framework (PAQAF). The visits and pilot reviews will utilise the newly developed African Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance (ASG-QA) and the review methodology developed in the HAQAA Initiative.

This important pilot exercise will promote the consolidation of distinctly African approaches towards quality assurance and accreditation, underpinned by transparent structures and organisations that have a common understanding on principles and procedures. It will support the implementation of the ASG-QA in QAAs and QA bodies themselves, so as to render them more transparent, self-reflective and visible to their own constituencies, across Africa and beyond.

The information regarding the objectives of the activity, the scope of the pilot agency reviews, the consultancy visits, timeframe, organisation, eligibility, application procedures and assistance can be found at the following document:

Deadline for applications is 05 May 2018. Applications and any enquiries should be sent to:

For more information about the related documents for this call, please click here.