Governance

Governance Structure

The principal organs of the Association include the following:
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The General Conference


The General Conference, comprising representatives of members, associate members and observers is the supreme authority of the Association and is responsible for determining the general policies of the Association. It is held once every four years.
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The Conference of Rectors, Vice Chancellors and Presidents (COREVIP)


The Conference of Rectors, Vice Chancellors and Presidents (COREVIP) is a permanent organ of the Association responsible for debating and taking concerted action to reinforce inter-university co-operation. It comprises the Executive Heads of member and Associate member institutions. COREVIP is held once every two years.
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The Governing Board


The Governing Board comprises the President of the Association, three Vice-Presidents, 11 other executive heads of member institutions elected at the General Conference to represent the five sub-regions of Africa and the Secretary-General. The Board implements the decisions of the General Conference. The Governance Board meets annually.
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The Secretariat


The Secretariat is the Permanent Executive Organ of the Association and operates under the general supervision of the Governance Board and the direction of the Secretary-General.
 

Governing Board Members (2017-2021)

President of the AAU Governing Board
Prof. Orlando Antonio QUILAMBO
Rector, Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, MOZAMIQUE
Vice Presidents of the AAU Governing Board
 
Members of the AAU Governing Board – Eastern Africa
Prof. Elifas Tozo BISANDA
Vice-Chancellor – Open University of Tanzania, TANZANIA

Prof. Hassan Mohamed H. KAAFI
Vice Chancellor, Plasma University, Somalia.
Alternate Members of the AAU Governing Board – Eastern Africa
Prof. JOHN SSENTAMU DDUMBA
Vice Chancellor-Makerere University, UGANDA
Members of the AAU Governing Board – Western Africa
Alternate Members of the AAU Governing Board – Western Africa
Prof. Fajir ANJUM
Vice Chancellor-University of Gambia, Gambia