AAI Program Manager Leads Workshop at Conference on Academic Activism

Canon Collins Scholars' Conference in Cape Town | May 2016

PHOTO CREDIT: Clare Louise Thomas. Melissa Howell, AAI Program Manager, leads workshop at Canon Collins Scholars’ Conference in Cape Town.

Melissa Howell, Program Manager for AAI’s Transformational Leadership Program (TLP), led a workshop in late-May on developing African leadership to create social change on the continent at Canon Collins Trust’s Scholar Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

The two-day conference, held on May 27-29, brought together scholars and civil society partners for a conference on academic activism. Under the theme “2016: A time for Academic Activism”, the conference explored how student movements are bringing about change across the higher education landscape in southern Africa.

The leadership workshop focused on the critical role of leadership and how scholars can lead for initiating change in Africa.

Canon Collins Trust is a UK-based organization that provides scholars from Southern Africa the skills and education that had been denied to them by apartheid and other injustices.


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