32 participants attended the Meeting from 30 participating institutions. Members of the advisory committees included Deputies, Vice Chancellors and Deans of Faculties. Also attending the meetings were representatives of the African Development Bank, Mr. Larry Cooperman, member of OpenCourseWare (www.oeconsortium.org), and Prof. Ezra K. Maritim, Chairman of the Commission for Higher Education of Kenya.
This meeting was funded by the African Development Bank within the framework of the AVU Multinational Support Project II, which is being implemented in 27 universities from 21 Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone African countries. The project has several components including Teacher Education, Computer Science, Peace Management and Conflict Resolution, Open Distance and eLearning Professional Development (ODeL-PD), establishment of Open Distance and eLearning centers, Research and Development and Gender Mainstreaming.