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, PhD

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, MPA

Patricia Mwila
University of Zambia
Patricia Mwlia is the initiator and manager of the International Link and Liaison Office at the University of Zambia, a position held since 2014. She also serves as communications officer for the African Centre of Excellence for Infectious Diseases of Humans and Animals, as well as coordinator of...

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...

Building Partnerships

Read the official report from the 2019 NAFSA Africa Forum.