The Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) program in Ethiopian Higher Education aims to enhance the capacity of Ethiopian public higher education leaders. Funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of African Affairs, the program is part of the Ministry of Education's strategy towards improving the overall governance of the higher education system in Ethiopia and enhancing the quality of education and research.
The LMG program implementing partners – Texas Tech University, The Ohio State University, Oklahoma State University and the Global One Health initiative (GOHi) – in collaboration with the Ethiopian Ministry of Education and the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, organized a two-day training workshop in Addis Ababa. University presidents, vice presidents and senior leaders from the Ethiopian Ministry of Education were part of this workshop, which included different thematic areas of change management, team building, strategic planning, internationalization and more.
Samuel Kifle shared the experience of Ethiopian higher education on strategic planning. Tracey Ann Jacobson, Chargé d'Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia, and Solomon Abrha, CEO of Governance and Infrastructure in the Ministry of Education, made keynote and opening speeches, respectively, at the workshop.
Lawrence Schovanec, president of Texas Tech University, Kayse Shrum, president of Oklahoma State University, and Gil Latz, vice provost for global strategies and international affairs at Ohio State, also delivered keynote speeches on the internationalization of higher education.