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September 26-27 and 28-29
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Cape Town, CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre)

AAHEFA Annual Meeting &
3rd International Conference on Financing Higher Education in Africa

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Welcome

Welcome to the AAHEFA Annual General Meeting & 3rd  International Conference on Financing Higher Education in Africa

Association of African Higher Education Financing Agencies (AAHEFA) was formed with the objective of sharing of information and experiences on common matters and to increase students access to higher education within and outside Africa. It also aims at creating a platform for capacity building for its members. the body also seeks to solicit funds for common development projects and facilitating exchange of skills, information, and expertise between members and other organizations related to higher education. The association seeks to negotiate with donors and other external agencies on matters of common interest. In addition, it seeks to harmonize matters relating to higher education financing agencies.

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Conference Theme

The International Conference on the Future of Student Funding and the Sustainability of African Higher Education Financing Agencies: What are the opportunities post COVID-19 Pandemic?

Why South Africa

AAHEFA has held numerous conferences in the past across Africa. The first was held in lesotho in 2017, Malawi in 2018 and South Africa in 2022. The auspicious occasion comes to South Africa on the backfoot of government’s critical mission to alleviate challenges facing the post school education and training (PSET) sector.

Networking

This conference is an excellent forum for researchers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, innovators, students, financing agencies, and practitioners to exchange ideas, experiences, opinions, and research results relating to the funding higher education.

Modern Venue - Cape Town Convention Centre

The CTICC is the leading international convention centre on the African continent.

Speakers

Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Principal Secretaries, Permanent Secretaries, Members of Parliament, Vice-Chancellors, TVET College Principals, and CEOs.

Moderators

Ms Tsepiso Makwetla - Journalist and Public Dialogue Facilitator, SABC

Mr Victor Kgomoeswana, Author and Executive Director: Marketing and Communications, University of Limpopo

AAHEFA

AAHEFA Governing Council

CPA C Ringera

President of AAHEFA,CEO, Higher Education Loans Boards (HELB) ,(Kenya)

Ms I Chirwa

Chief Executive Officer, Higher Education Loans and Scholarship Board(HELSB) ,(Zambia)

Mr M Wanyama

Chief Executive Officer, Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB) ,(Uganda)

Mr A.B Badru

Chief Executive Officer, Higher Education Student's Loan Board (HESLB) , (Tanzania)

Ms K.P Sayinzonga

Chief Executive Officer, Development Bank of Rwanda (DBR) ,(Rwanda)

Mr A Nongogo

Chief Executive Officer, National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) ,(South Africa)

Mr K Kandume

Chief Executive Officer (Acting), Nambia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) ,(Nambia)

Mr P Phwetekere

Chief Executive Officer, Higher Education Students Loans and Grants Board (HESLGB) ,(Malawi)

Mr N.K.A Yeboah

Chief Executive Officer, Student Loan Trust Fund (SLTF) ,(Ghana)

Mr M Tafa

Chief Executive Officer (Acting), Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) ,(Botswana)

Mrs F Rakaketsi

Chief Executive Officer, National Manpower Development Secretariat ,(Lesotho)

AAHEFA

3rd International Conference on Financing Higher Education in Africa

Dr B Nzimande, MP

Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation ,(South Africa)

Mr B Manamela, MP

Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation ,(South Africa)

Dr N Sishi

Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) ,(South Africa)

Mr E Khosa

Chairperson of the Board, National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) ,(South Africa)

Prof X Mtose

Vice President & Principal, University of Zululand, ,(South Africa)

Prof M Phakeng

Vice-Chancellor & Principal ,(South Africa)

Representative

Title, International Finance Corporation (LFC), World Bank Group ,(South Africa)

Prof K Kanyinga

Chairman, University Fund Board (UFB) ,(Kenya)

Mr C Tembedza

Vice President and Head of Government Engagements, Mastercard ,(South Africa)

Ms B.R Hlekane

Vhembe TVET College ,(South Africa)

Dr M Mogane

Director: Centre for Student Counselling and Development (CSCD) , University of Limpopo ,(South Africa)

Dr A.R Ahluwalia

Chief Executive Officer, Higher Health ,(South Africa)

Prof P LenkaBula

Vice-Chancellor & Principal, University of South Africa ,(South Africa)

Mr P.K Somaiya

Chief Executive Officer, Centelon Solutions ,(India)

FACILITATORS

Facilitators

Mr V Kgomoeswana

Author and Executive Director: Marketing and Communication, University of Limpopo ,(South Africa)

Ms T Makwetla

Journalist and Public Dialogue Facilitator, SABC ,(South Africa)

Schedule

Event Schedule:

3rd International Conference on Financing Higher Education in Africa

  • Day 01

    September 26, 2022

  • Day 02

    September 27, 2022

08:30 – 09:00 AM

Programme Director

Mr V Kgomoeswana, University of Limpopo

Opening and welcome

08:30 – 09:00 AM

Mr A Nongogo,

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), NSFAS

Welcoming Remarks

09:00 – 09:30 AM

CPA C Ringera

President of AAHEFA

Purpose: The Conference

09:30 – 10:30 AM

Mr E Khosa

Chairperson: NSFAS Board

Introduction: The Minister

09:30 – 10:30 AM

Mr B Nzimande

Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation,

Keynote Address

10:30 -11:30 AM

Plenary 1:

Q&A Session

Panel:

1. Dr B Nzimande, Minister: (DHET)

2. Prof X Mtose, VC & Principal, UniZulu

3. Representatives, (IFC), World Bank Group

11:15 - 11:30 PM

Group Photo & Health Break

11:30 -12:00 PM

Dr N Sishi

Director-General: Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)

Topic:

The Implementation of the subsidised higher education policy through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)

12:00 -12:30 PM

Representatives,

International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group

Topic:

Resource mobilisation for teaching, learning and support: What are the new strategies and approach post pandemic?

13:30 – 14:00 PM

Prof X Mtose,

Vice-chancellor & Principal, University of Zululand, South Africa

Topic:

Sustainable Funding Framework of the Higher Education Universities, South Africa

13:30 – 14:00 PM

Mr A Nongogo,

Chief Executive Officer: NSFAS, South Africa

Topic:

Moving towards beneficiary centred-model (Building a good customer experience and journey)?

14:30 - 15:00 PM

Prof K Kanyinga

Chairman, University Fund Board, Kenya

Topic:

Rethinking Financing Universities in Africa: Crises and Opportunities

15:00 - 15:30 PM

Plenary 2:

Q&A Session

Speakers:

1. Dr Nkosinathi Sishi, DG; (DHET)

2. Mr Andile Nongogo, CEO, NSFAS

3. Prof K Kanyinga,

15:30 - 16:00 PM

CPA Charles Ringera,

AAHEFA President

Wrap up of the day

08:30 - 08:45 AM

Ms T Makwetla

Journalist and Public Dialogue Facilitator, SABC

Programme Director

08:45 - 09:00 AM

Mr. P.K Somaiya,

Chief Executive Officer, Centelon Solutions, India

Topic:

Developing new student loan systems: Understanding the Zambian Model & Approach

09:00 - 09:30 AM

Prof. P LenkaBula,

Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa

Topic:

The Cutting Edge: Delivering on teaching and learning technology during COVID-19 Pandemic.

09:30 - 10:00 AM

Mr C Tembedza,

Vice President, Mastercard, South Africa

Topic:

Closing the digital divide in Africa: What help exists for financing agencies to improve disbursement efficiency and services through digital payments?

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Mr B Manamela

Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, South Africa

Topic:

Are TVET Colleges a new solution?: The role technical skills play in growing the African Economy.

10:30 - 10:45 AM

Tea Break

10:45 - 11:30 AM

Plenary 3:

Q & A

Panel:

1. Mr C Tembedza, Vice President, Mastercard

2. Mr B Manamela, Deputy Minister

3. Prof. P LenkaBula, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, (UNISA)

4. Mr. P.K Somaiya, Chief Executive Officer, Centelon Solutions

11:30 - 12:00 AM

Representative from Parliament

Topic:

Strengthening public education financing: The role of the Parliaments

12:00 - 12:30 AM

Ms B.R Hlekane,

Principal, Vhembe TVET College

Topic:

Funding of TVET programmes

12:30 - 13:00 AM

Prof. M Phakeng

Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Cape Town (UCT)

Topic:

Ranking of the African Universities: What does this mean for student funders, sponsors, and government

13:00 - 13:30 AM

Plenary 4:

Q & A

Panel:

1. Prof. M Phakeng, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, UCT

2. Representative from Parliament

3. Ms B.R Hlekane, Principal, Vhembe TVET College

13:30 - 15:00 PM

Tea Break

15:00 -15:30 PM

Dr A Ramneek

Chief Executive Officer, Higher Health, South Africa

Topic:

The importance of financial literacy, civic education,mental health and wellness critical to the outcome of the financial agencies.

15:30 -16:00 PM

Plenary:

Q & A

Panel 5:

1. Dr A Ramneek, CEO, Higher Health

2.

3.

16:00 - 16:30 PM

Closing remarks to mark the end of the conference

Mr B Manamela, Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, South Africa

16:30 – 17:00 PM

Vote of Thanks

Speaker:

NSFAS Board Member

17:30 – 22:00 PM

NSFAS Dinner by Invitation only

Dress Code/ Theme: Heritage Celebration

Cape Town International Conference (CTICC)

Schedule

Event Schedule

AAHEFA General Meetings

  • Day 03

    September 28, 2022

  • Day 04

    September 29, 2022

08:15 – 08:30 AM

Mr V Kgomoeswana

Executive Director, University of Limpopo,South Africa

Opening and Welcome

08:30 – 09:00 AM

Zambia:

Higher Education Loans and Scholarship Board (HELSB)

Speaker:

Ms Ireen Chirwa, CEO, HELSB, Zambia

09:00 – 09:30 AM

Namibia:

Namibia students’ financial assistance fund (NSFAF)

Speaker:

Mr Kennedy Kadume, CEO, NASFAF, Namibia

09:30 – 10:00 AM

Uganda:

Higher Education Students’ Financing Board (HESFB)

Speaker:

Mr Michael Wanyama, CEO, HESFB, Uganda

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Ghana:

Student Loan Trust Fund (SLTF)

Speaker:

Mr Nana Kwaku Agyei Yeboah. CEO, SLTF, Ghana

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Tea Break

11:00 - 11:30 AM

Kenya:

Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

Speaker:

CPA Charles Ringera, CEO, HELB, Kenya

11:30 – 12:00 AM

Tanzania:

Higher Education Student’s Loan Board (HESLB)

Speaker:

Mr Abdul-Razaq Badru, CEO, HESLB, Tanzania

12:00 – 12:30 AM

Lesotho:

National Manpower Development Secretariat (NMDS)

Speaker:

Ms Florina Rakeketsi, CEO, NMDS, Lesotho

12:00 – 12:30 PM

Lunch Break

13:30 – 14:00 PM

Malawi:

Higher Education Students’ Loans and Grants Board (HESLGB)

Speaker:

Mr. Prince Phwetekere, CEO, HESLGB, Malawi

14:00 – 14:30 PM

Botswana:

Human Resource Development Council (HRDC)

Speaker:

– Via Zoom/ Teams

14:30 – 15:30 PM

Afternoon Tea Break

15:00 – 15:30 PM

Rwanda:

Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD)

Speaker:

Ms. Kampeta Pitchette Sayinzoga, CEO, BRD, Rwanda

15:00 – 15:30 PM

South Africa:

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)

Speaker:

NSFAS CEO, Mr Andile Nongogo, South Africa

16:30 – 17:00 PM

Wrap up of the day

Speaker:

CPA C Ringera, AAHEFA President, and CEO of HELB, Kenya

08:00 - 12:00 AM

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September 26 to 27, 28 to 29
Cape Town, CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre)