Washington, DC
United States

A NAFSA seminar offered by the Global Programs and Resource Development Department.

The 2019 Africa Forum explored issues related to international partnerships and cooperation with Africa. Global Dialogue Program fellows and partners, and other African higher education leaders shared innovative practices in the region and provided insight on how to develop sustainable and successful internationalization strategies and partnerships.


Penn State GlobalNAFSA thanks Penn State for their generous support of this event.

Akosua Adomako Ampofo

Akosua Adomako Ampofo
University of Ghana
Akosua Adomako Ampofo is professor of African and gender studies at the University of Ghana, and President of the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA). Formerly, she was the foundation director of the University of Ghana’s Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy and later director of the...

Patrício Langa

Patrício Langa
Eduardo Mondlane University
NAFSA Global Dialogue Fellow
Patrício Langa is a sociologist and associate professor of higher education studies at Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM), Mozambique, and at the Institute for Post School Studies of the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He advises the rector of UEM on strategic planning and is a visiting...

Patricia Mwila

Patricia Mwila
University of Zambia
NAFSA Global Dialogue Fellow
Patricia Mwlia is a co-leader, conference and symposium planning team, for the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC).

Peyi Soyinka-Airewele

Peyi Soyinka Airewele
Ithaca College
Moderator, Africa Forum 2019
Peyi Soyinka-Airewele is professor of international and African politics and chairperson of the Politics Department at Ithaca College, New York. She served as president of the Association of Third World Studies, co-vice president of the Ithaca City of Asylum, and president of the African Studies and...
Thursday, May 30, 2019
1:30 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. Welcome and Introduction
Peyi Soyinka-Airewele, Professor of African and Comparative/International Politics, Ithaca College
1:35 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Sponsor Address
Robert Crane, PhD, Associate Vice Provost of Global Programs, Penn State
1:40 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Keynote Presentation: Cross-Examining African-Centeredness in International Education (with Q&A)
Akosua Adomako Ampofo, PhD, Professor of African and Gender Studies, University of Ghana, and President, African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA)
2:10 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. International Higher Education and Partnerships Panel (moderated by Peyi Soyinka-Airewele, includes Q&A)
  • Patrício Langa, PhD, Associate Professor of Higher Education, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique, and NAFSA 2018-2019 Global Dialogue Fellow
  • Patricia Mwila, Manager, International Link and Liaison, University of Zambia, Zambia, and NAFSA 2018-2019 Global Dialogue Fellow
2:55 p.m. –3:25 p.m. Roundtable Partnership Discussions
Higher Education Internationalization in Africa (grouped by regions)
3:25 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
Peyi Soyinka-Airewele

Building Partnerships

Read the official report from the 2019 NAFSA Africa Forum.