The purpose of the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (TAAAC) is to assist Addis Ababa University (AAU) Ethiopia, build and strengthen capacity and sustainability in medical-specialities and other health and non-health professional programs.
TAAAC is the umbrella organization housing all the new educational partnerships between Departments and Divisions in six Faculties at the University of Toronto (UofT) in Canada and AAU. TAAAC facilitates each of the partnerships who work closely with their sister department at AAU to understand the educational needs and objectives and sends small, well organized groups of volunteer faculty and an accompanying senior student, who travel to AAU for a month to teach, co-teach, mentor and collaborate. The programs build on the work of each group of outgoing faculty so that together we accumulate and learn from our collective experience and expertise, and stay current with an ever progressing educational landscape at AAU.
TAAAC partnerships work to enhance and expand medical residencies and subspecialty training in medicine, and to strengthen Masters and PhD programming in other post graduate academic programs.