Activating the Memorandum of Agreement:

Over the last few months there has been a flurry of engagements with tertiary partners aimed at profiling the MILE Programme and activating the areas of collaboration as contained in the MOA, between the city and tertiary institutions.  The strategy to engage directly with the middle management and heads of departments is bearing fruit.

Institutional governance of the MOA:

MILE is pleased to announce that there is an in-principle agreement and commitment from the Vice Chancellors of each of the institutions towards formalising a governance framework.  The three tiered structure, which effectively breathe life to the identified areas of collaboration, will have an advisory oversight, management and technical responsibilities as guided by a terms of reference.

The city-university research committee is currently being assembled to drive the city’s research agenda.