Dr. James Otieno Jowi is the Principal Education Officer at the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat (composed of Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania) where he coordinates the development and implementation of regional education programs (www.eachq.org). He is the founding Executive Director of the African Network for Internationalization of Education – ANIE- (www.anienetwork.org) a pan-African organization focused on internationalization of higher education in Africa. He is currently a member of the ANIE Board and chairs the research committee. He holds a PhD from the Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), University of Twente, Netherlands; a Masters in Comparative & International Education, University of Oslo, Norway; a Master of Linguistics & Bachelor of Education from Moi University, Kenya. Before joining the EAC, he was a Senior Lecturer at the School of Education, Moi University, Kenya where he taught Comparative and International Education. His research and publications focus on internationalization, governance and leadership in higher education with a focus on Africa. He sits in several international boards including the African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE), the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education & Research for Development (APPEAR), Norwegian Partnership Programme for Global Academic Cooperation (NORPART), Association of Studies in International Education (ASIE), the technical committee of AUs Committee of Ten Heads of States on Science & Technology and the IAU Expert Committee on Internationalization. He has published extensively on internationalization in Africa and undertaken several studies and consultancies on higher education in Africa.
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