The Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) is a membership-based organisation of Vice-Chancellors of public and private universities in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, which structures its activities across four focus areas:

SARUA's purpose is twofold:

  1. To promote, strengthen and increase higher education, training and research through institutional collaboration and capacity-building initiatives across the SADC region.
  2. To promote SADC universities as major contributors towards national and regional socio-economic development.

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Stakeholders can participate in the SARUA Curriculum Innovation Network in one of the following categories:

Participating Universities

SADC universities, faculties, schools and centres who are interested in using and/or customising the curriculum and courseware, or in making resources available to assist the delivery consortium.

External Stakeholders

Government, non-profit and private sector stakeholders, including international universities who wish to participate in the SCIN and to exchange information on climate change in tertiary education.

Individual Contributors

Individual researchers, academics and subject matter experts with a specific interest in climate change and tertiary education curriculum design, who wish to contribute to and benefit from the network.

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Click HERE to register to participate in the SARUA Curriculum Innovation Network:

Once you have registered, you can also become part of the Peer Review Group, a voluntary reference group which reviews drafts of the curriculum and courseware for the Master's Programme in climate change and sustainable development.

Click HERE to register to become a voluntary member of the Peer Review Group.