Refocusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Leadership Lessons from Higher Education Institutions (HEI) in the AAP Consortium
Most higher education institutions now promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as core values attached to their institutional mission because doing so is crucial for ensuring a welcoming and inclusive campus environment for all students, academics, and staff. Diversity brings with it a number of educational benefits, including improved racial and cultural awareness, enhanced critical thinking, higher levels of service to community, and a more educated citizenry, to name a few. However, other components like equity and inclusion are also essential to delivering on diversity’s promise to higher education more broadly.
The University of Pretoria is proud to host the biennial Africa Week, a prestigious event that brings together African and global leaders in science. This year's event, in partnership with the Department of Science and Innovation and the National Research Foundation, will convene the leadership of prominent African and global scientific networks and international, transdisciplinary initiatives. The theme for Africa Week 2023 is Open Africa, Open Science, which will feature topical dialogues on the importance of open science as a global public good and its relevance for the continent.