About the haqaa initiative
The third phase of Harmonisation, Accreditation and Quality Assurance in African Higher Education (HAQAA) – 2022-2027 – is a robust response of the European and African Union’s “to provide African countries with the skilled workers, managers and administrators they need to foster sustainable development and encourage trade and investment as well as to enhance citizenship and democratic values”
Harmonisation, Quality Assurance and Accreditation of African Higher Education (HAQAA) supports the development of a harmonised quality assurance and accreditation system at institutional, national, regional and Pan-African continental level. It is funded by the European Union Commission, in the context of the Africa-EU Strategic Partnership.
The Initiative has seen two Phases: HAQAA1 implemented from 2016-2018, and HAQAA2, implemented from 2019 – 2022). The objective of HAQAA2 was to build upon, upscale and promote the results of HAQAA1, and to further support African higher education integration and the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA).