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 ANIE 9th Annual Conference 2018

Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD)

3rd – 5th October 2018  Nairobi, Kenya

Theme: Africa in the global higher education landscape: the role of internationalization


The African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE) is celebrating 10 years. ANIE was founded on the realization of the crucial role that internationalization has on higher education in Africa. The intention was to set up an organization committed to the advancement of high quality  research, capacity building, information sharing, transnational networking and policy advocacy on the internationalization of higher education in Africa.


Over the past ten years, ANIE has attained useful outputs and progress on in its key focus areas. The membership base has grown, several studies have been undertaken, capacity building and training workshops have been held on different skills. In addition, ANIE has held eight Annual Conferences in different parts of Africa i.e. Eldoret – Kenya; Kampala – Uganda, Abuja – Nigeria; Pretoria –South Africa, Addis Ababa – Ethiopia, Dar-essalaam – Tanzania, Accra – Ghana and Kigali – Rwanda. The ANIE conferences have been Africa’s leading forums for discussions on various aspects of internationalization of higher education in Africa and have attracted several stakeholders including policy makers, higher education leaders, academics, international program officers, practitioners
and researchers.


They also provide an opportunity for developing partnerships between universities, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from different regions in Africa with other parts of the world. Despite the progress that has been made, there are still several challenges to internationalization of education in Africa, many of these intricately bound to the overall higher education situation in Africa.


ANIEs 10th Anniversary and 9th Annual Conference is therefore a moment to reflect on the next steps
that the Higher Education sector has to take while at the same time, drawing important lessons from the ground already covered. The event will take place in Nairobi Kenya (3rd-5th October) where the decision to establish ANIE was made in April 2008.


The conference will debate contemporary trends in internationalization of higher education in Africa, the achievements that have been made over the last one decade, main challenges, and the implications of global internationalization of higher education in Africa.


It is also a timely opportunity to reflect on the crucial role of Africa in the global higher education and research landscape, especially towards the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


The conference also ties in with the goals of Agenda2063; a blueprint for the growth of all the nations of the African continent for coming five decades. While being guided by these goals, the conference therefore aims to critically consider where African universities find themselves at present in the global higher education landscape. In which ways are the colonial and post-colonial legacies of African higher education playing themselves out in internationalization processes? How has internationalization in Africa helped African universities to claim spaces in the African knowledge domain from their former subservient positions? Who are the narrators of African knowledge and how can internationalization reshape the landscape?

Sub – Themes

1.Global Knowledge Society, ICTs and other Global Developments: Implications on Internalization of Education in Africa

2.Harmonization of curriculum: Exploring Global and Regional perspectives

3.Regionalization, mobility and quality assurance across borders

4.Internationalization, leadership, gender and cultures in Africa’s higher education

5.Partnerships, competencies and pedagogies for research and doctoral education in Africa

6.Africanising internationalization of higher education

Call for Papers and Abstracts

We invite abstracts of not more than 200 words related to one of the sub themes outlined. Successful abstracts will be developed into full papers and submitted before the conference

Poster Presentations

Scholars who wish to present posters could also submit 200- word highlights on the posters and a sample page, for consideration.

Panel discussions and Round tables

We invite submission of 200 word write-ups for panel discussions and /or round tables on any of the sub -themes comprising discussants with diverse insights.


Workshop proposals are also invited on different areas in internationalization. Please submit 200 – word write ups on your proposed workshops.


Organizations that may wish to exhibit products and / or services that would be relevant to the conference participants are encouraged to do so. Such organizations need to send 200 -word descriptions of what they intend to exhibit and give any space requirements for early preparation.

Important dates (Revised)

Abstracts and write ups for posters, panels, workshops and exhibitions should
be sent to by 30th July 2018. Authors of successful
abstracts will be informed by 10th August 2018.
• Registration opens            1st April 2018
•Submission of abstracts     30th July 2018
•Acceptance of abstracts      10th August 2018
•Early bird deadline             15th August 2018
• Registration closes            30th August 2018
•Conference dates                3rd-5th October 2018

Conference Fees

  A                                                                    Early Bird                                                        After 15th August 2018
•ANIE Member                                                        $200                                                         $250
•Non-ANIE member (African countries)           $250                                                          $300
•Non-ANIE member (Rest of the world)            $300                                                         $350


NOTE: Please note that conference fees will cover the costs of tea/coffee, lunches and conference materials. Travel, accommodation and other logistical arrangements are at the cost of the delegates.

Payment Details (Kenyan Participants)

ANIE Kenyan Shillings Account

Name of Bank : Barclays Bank of Kenya
Bank Branch Name :Eldoret Branch
Bank Swift Code :Barckenx
Sort Code : 03003
Bank Account Name : African Network for Internationalization of
Bank Account Number: 030034027439
Bank Account Currency: Kenya Shillings {Ksh}

Payment Details (International Participants)

ANIE USD Bank Account Details

Name : African Network for Internationalization of Education

Address : P.O Box 3900-30100 Eldoret, Kenya

Account Number : 2038348828

Swift Code : BARCKENX

Bank Name : Barclays Bank of Kenya

Bank Branch : Eldoret

Bank BIC Code :  Country Code – 03

Branch Code – 003


More Information

The Africa Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE) is a pan-African network and think-tank committed to the advancement of high quality research, capacity building, information sharing and exchange, transnational networking and cooperation, and policy advocacy on internationalization of education. Established in 2008, ANIE has its Secretariat based at Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya. ANIE will host the conference jointly with the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD)