As an integral part of AAU, NARO works to achieve AAU’s vision and mission:


NARO is an integral part of AAU. Through NARO, a new era in Africa Higher Education cooperation is born. NARO is as platform between North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa , but also between North Africa and East and Middle East and Asia as a whole.


Enhance the quality and relevance of higher education in Africa and strengthen its contribution to Africa’s development.

NARO Objectives:

- To maximise the benefits of AAU membership.

- To facilitate activities of the membership in the sub-regions in relation with the secretariat.

- To pursue membership drive in order to increase and improve relations with existing and potential members.

- To enhance the role of governments at the sub-regional levels.

- To promote knowledge sharing within the North African sub-region and with the other 4 sub-regions.

- To improve information sharing within members in the sub-region.

- To engage in fund-raising and resource mobilisation at the sub-regional level.

- To encourage active participation of the membership at the community level.

- To actively promote collaboration among academia, civil society, private sector and governments at the sub-regional level.

- To promote the development and collaboration among Centres of Excellence in Africa.

- To work collectively with other regional offices and the AAU Secretariat to support the major educational strategies such as the CESA 25-16, STISA, TVET.

- To develop a comprehensive database of Higher Education Institutions in the sub-regions.

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Events and Activities


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International Conferences and Forums


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African and non African countries


Since the beginning of 2019


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  • 12 March 2019 inaugurated

    Inauguration of North Africa Regional Office of the Association of African Universities (AAU-NARO) at Al-Azhar university- Cairo. Under the patronage of His Excellency; Abdel-Fattah el Sisi, President of the Arab republic of Egypt
  • March 2019he first Olympiad for African Universities’ youth.

    Launching the first Olympiad for African Universities’ youth. From 14 to 18 March 2019 With participation of more than 600 African students from 27 countries represent the five geographical regions of Africa
  • May 2019preparations of the conference of CORE ViP 2019

    AAU’s delegation for an on-site visit to follow up the preparations of the conference of CORE ViP 2019
  • May 2019Forum of Arab-African

    Forum of Arab-African network in order to promote Arab-African communication.
  • July 2019AAU’s 77th board meeting

    AAU’s 77th board meeting- Cairo from 4 to 5 July 2019
  • July 2019Core VIP

    Conference of Rectors, Vice Chancellors & Presidents of African Universities (COREViP 2019), organised by Al-Azhar University in collaboration with AAU.
  • July 2019workshop

    AAU’s preconference workshop about “Knowledge and skills of higher education’s quality in the 21st century” from 6 to 7 July 2019 at the North African Regional Office. Cairo- Egypt