The universities involved in most projects have systematically engaged employers, social entrepreneurs and other community stakeholders for a range of different purposes, often within the same project, such as: input into curriculum design; strengthening the relationship between the university and community; employer interaction with students and academic staff, and influencing the university as an employer.


  • INASP, July 2021, TESCEA, Transforming Employability for Social Change in East Africa: an Evaluation. Read the report
  • Hoffman, J., SPHEIR Fund Manager, September 2020, Varieties of employer engagement and higher education transformation in SPHEIR. Read the learning paper.

Blogs and articles

  • SPHEIR Team, SPHEIR, December 2020, AQHEd-SL, How can we help students develop the skills that employers and society really need? University-employer engagement in Sierra Leone. Read the blog.
  • Odhiambo, V., INASP (Ashoka), August 2020, TESCEA, How social entrepreneurs are contributing to higher-education change in East Africa. Read the blog.
  • Monk, D.,Gulu University, January 2020, TESCEA, Employer engagement and its role in higher-education course redesign. Read the blog.
  • Monk, D.,Gulu University, July 2019, TESCEA, Transforming learning and connecting communities to support higher education. Read the blog.
  • Muchungi, K., AFELT, December 2018, TESCEA, For effective change, all stakeholders need to recognize the importance of critical thinking. Read the blog.

Videos and webinars

  • Uganda Martyrs University, September 2018, TESCEAJoint Advisory Group Meeting 2018. Watch the video.