Oct 15-Oct 17

2023 Annual Convening in Cape Town, South Africa

Location
Protea Hotel by Marriott, Waterfront Breakwater Lodge in Cape Town, South Africa
Date(s)
Oct 15-17, 2023

The University of Cape Town (UCT) proudly hosted the inaugural Health Collaborative Convening from October 15 – 17, 2023, at the scenic Protea Hotel by Marriott, Waterfront Breakwater Lodge in Cape Town, South Africa.

This was the first of our many Convenings on the Continent, open only to the Health Collaborative partner institutions and attendance by invitation only. This year’s event welcomed 150 delegates from our nine partner universities and the Mastercard Foundation. The annual convening featured a networked approach for the sector divisions to collectively address shared health-sector challenges as well as specific local ones. The purpose was to leverage on the power of higher education institutions as sites of knowledge exchange and community collaboration, and nexuses for cross-sector partnerships. The value of building meaningful connections was a key theme throughout the Convening, and collaborations and partnerships created were the most reported gains by participants, with 97 percent indicating that they are confident that a lasting community was created within the Health Collaborative. 

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