Sarah Anyang Agbor

Vice President
Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Africa Board

Sarah Anyang Agbor is Vice Chairperson of the Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) as well as the Vice President, Africa Board, Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE). Sarah is a Trustee Board Member of the African Progress Group (APG) and Board Member of Coalition on Media and Education for Development Africa Forum (CAFOR). Sarah is the African Union (AU) Consultant for Policy Renaissance leading the AU project in providing strategic support and establishing key links with the AU decision-making machinery that shapes the opportunities for current and future foundation interventions.

In 2017, Sarah was elected as the AU Commissioner for Human Resources, Science & Technology which consists of three divisions: Education, Youth and Capacity Development, Science and Technology and headed several bodies. From 2017 to January 2022, Sarah ensured the coordination of AU policies and programmes on human resource development matters, science and technology as well as encouraged and provided technical support to Member States and RECs in the implementation of continental strategies such as CESA 16-24, STISA 2024 and the TVET strategy. Sarah also played key roles in promoting research and development and inter-African cooperation on education and training, encouraging youth empowerment and participation in the integration of the continent.

Following the reform of February 2021, the department was renamed Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation. Sarah has over 22 years’ experience in the field of Academia. Sarah is a Professor of African and Commonwealth Literature. Sarah was Inspector of Academic Affairs No 1. at the Ministry of Higher Education, Cameroon. Previously, Sarah was the Deputy Vice Chancellor in Charge of Research, Cooperation and Relations with the Business World in the University of Bamenda, Cameroon. Sarah has written several academic books and other publications. Sarah was Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence to the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. Sarah is from Cameroon. In 2019, Sarah was named among the Inaugural List of 100 Most Influential African Women by Avance Media. 

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