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RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2018 is now open

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 17:46
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 85 Universities in 35 African Countries, is pleased to announce the 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC). The overall purpose of the RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC) is to catalyse entrepreneurship through promotion of business innovation and provision of seed funding to young entrepreneurs with creative and innovative business ideas among African youth. RUYAEC, through an online... Read More 0

Community action research project boosts production of cassava bio-ethanol in Apac- Northern Uganda

Wed, 02/05/2018 - 14:23
By Ephraim Nuwamanya and Settumba Mukasa Introduction Despite the field production constraints, sometimes production exceeds local household consumption levels in certain bumper harvests periods of the year ushering in new challenges such as wastage due to rotting of fresh tubers. This is further exercabated by poor post-harvest handling and low prices of fresh tubers. In order to avoid post-harvest losses, farmers have been engaged in traditional processing through peeling and drying chips... Read More 0

[Issue 9] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 16:08
University World News US$5 million allocated for university technology hubs (Zimbabwe) The Zimbabwe government has set aside more than US$5 million to put in place technology hubs at six state-run universities in a move that it hopes will spearhead the country’s industrialisation and modernisation. Zimbabwe’s Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Professor Amon Murwira said the first university hub is expected to be commissioned next month. He said... Read More 0

JOB Opportunity: Executive Secretary at ASARECA

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 11:07
We are retained by the Association for Strengthening of Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa, (ASARECA) to identify a competent individual, who is a national of ASARECA member country to fill the post of Executive Secretary based in their headquarters in Entebbe, Uganda. ASARECA is a subregional not-for-profit organization covering eleven countries in Eastern and Central Africa, comprising Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan,... Read More 0

BID NOTICE UNDER NATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING: SUPPLY OF LAPTOPS TO RUFORUM SECRETARIAT

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 16:33
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 85 Universities in 35 African countries is focused on training the next generation of scientists in Africa. RUFORUM seeks to realise vibrant transformative universities to catalyse sustainable inclusive agricultural development to feed and create prosperity for Africa. RUFORUM’s core commitments relate to transformative student education and learning, research excellence and impact, community engagement, enhancing innovation and creating opportunities, knowledge... Read More 0

RUFORUM Hosts a team from OCP Africa

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 11:51
Today 26th April 2018, a delegation of four from OCP Africa was hosted for a meeting at the RUFORUM Secretariat. An overview of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) was made to the team by Dr. Solange Uwituze, The Program Manager for Partnerships and Business Management, who highlighted the flagships of the RUFORUM Vision 2030 and possible areas of collaboration between RUFORUM and OCP Africa. For the part... Read More 0

Inspiration from Malawi Aquaculture Research: My Passion for Fish Brought to Reality

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 20:11
By Rebecca Mwima I am Rebecca Mwima[1] a graduate from Makerere University. I have 4 years work experiences in administration which I gained from Regional University Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) where formerly I worked as an Administrative Assistant. Through one of RUFORUM engagements with stakeholders, I got an opportunity to participate in a tour to the aquaculture research centre of Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) located... Read More 0

[Issue 8] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 16:31
University World News Do we provide the right support for migrant academics? (Global) Academics move from one country to another for myriad professional reasons, including the pursuit of a more prestigious academic position or the furtherance of research opportunities. Migrant academics rarely make such international moves for better teaching or pedagogic opportunities. Yet most migrant academics are expected to teach in their new environments, often without any formal induction or training. The... Read More 0

[Issue 7] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 14:28
Morocco World News Morocco, EU Sign Partnership to Bolster Research and Innovation in Mediterranean (Morocco) Morocco and the European Union (EU) signed a cooperation agreement setting out the conditions for Morocco’s collaboration in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) on Tuesday, in Brussels. The partnership was signed at the headquarters of the Council of the European Union by Morocco’s Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education,... Read More 0

RUFORUM holds a proposal Write-shop to respond to the African Union Research Grants 2018 Call

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 15:34
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has organized a proposal Write-shop as part of its effort to mobilise and strengthen research capacity in African agricultural universities and research institutions. The Write-shop targets developing proposals for submission to African Union Research Grants 2018 Call for proposals with a deadline of 22nd May 2018. The Write-shop which is taking place from 16th to 20th April 2018 in Entebbe, Uganda was... Read More 0

Scholaships: MAPRONANO PhD and Masters in Engineering and Health Sciences

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 13:04
The Africa Center of Excellence in Materials, Product Development and Nanotechnology (MAPRONANO ACE) supported by the World Bank and hosted by the College of Engineering Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) at Makerere University, Kampala Uganda is announcing Master’s and PhD scholarships for academic year 2018/2019. The scholarship program is meant to support research costs for local and regional students in their second year of study in the fields of Engineering and or... Read More 0

[Issue 6] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 12:53
The Guardian Africa’s unsung scientists finally get their own journal to spread research (Africa) A new journal to showcase Africa’s often-overlooked scientific research has been launched to give the continent’s scientists better global recognition. Scientific African will be the first “mega-journal” in Africa. It was unveiled in Kigali last week at Africa’s biggest science conference, the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) conference, and the first issue is scheduled to be published at the... Read More 0

RUFORUM holds a proposal Write-shop that responds to African Union Research Grants 2018 Call

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 12:38
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has organized a proposal Write-shop as part of its effort to mobilise and strengthen research capacity in African agricultural universities and research institutions. The Write-shop targets developing proposals for submission to African Union Research Grants 2018 Call for proposals with a deadline of 22nd May 2018. The Write-shop which is taking place from 16th to 20th April 2018 in Entebbe, Uganda focuses... Read More 0

RUFORUM is engaging youth to address local issues

Sun, 15/04/2018 - 21:21
Dr. Kakoli Ghosh, Strategic Program for Sustainable Food and Agriculture Management Team, FAO, Rome, Italy Africa has the fastest growing young population in the world. This is at a time when the future of work is also undergoing a major process of change. Every year more and more youth are in search of employment and better opportunities, but without core skills and technical competencies many are being left behind. To combat this... Read More 0

“Our perception on policy has positively changed”

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 16:31
By Sarudzai muzhange (Gulu University) and Lucky Nyasulu (Egerton University) The powerful statement which opened the conference of African Young Graduates and Scholars which two of RUFORUM’s MasterCard Foundation students attended, was “Education is not about getting a certificate but rather about one’s competency and application of skills in a working environment; and being able to bridge the gap between knowledge production and the knowledge producers though implementation.” The meeting, organized by... Read More 0

Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 12:15
As a way of meeting the demand for up-to-date information, RUFORUM is pleased to share with all stakeholders the summary extract of press on High Education within the  African continent. Please download the latest issues of RUFORUM media monitoring. Media Monitoring. Extract for Higher Education news in Africa. 002 Media Monitoring. Extract for Higher Education news in Africa. 003 Media Monitoring. Extract for Higher Education news in Africa. 004 Media Monitoring. Extract... Read More 0

RUFORUM trains 50 Gulu University students and staff in Scientific Data Management

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 09:32
The diversity and the complexity of data from scientific experiments and natural systems constitute serious challenges for students and even scientists in the universities and research institutions. Lack of data management and data analysis skills among graduate students often causes a waste of productive time, with negative consequences on successful thesis completion and student graduation. Short training courses in Scientific Data Management provide students with the right analytical skills on application of... Read More 0

Job Opportunities: Value Chain Analysis for Development (VCA4D)

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 20:59
New call for experts for Value Chain Analysis for Development VCA4D for a new exciting adventure!!! Analysis of processed fruits (mango, avocado and pineapple) in the Dominican Republic. Here below you can find the profiles of the experts needed. The deadline for presenting CVs is on Friday 13th April 2018. 1) Agricultural economist S/he is a senior expert with deep knowledge of and experience on value chain analysis from an economic point... Read More 0

RUFORUM supports Gulu University to exhibit training and research innovations

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 17:28
The Uganda National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) held its 10th Annual higher education exhibition between 15th to 17th, March 2018. The event was held under the theme, Higher Education for the future: Strengthening Innovations for sustainable Development. The exhibition aimed at providing a one stop opportunity for higher education institutions, academicians, policy makers and the wider community to engage with each other. Higher education institutions had an open platform to showcase... Read More 0

Postgraduate studies awakened my zeal to contribute to a food secure Africa

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 15:05
By Njeri Njau, RUFORUM Alumnus (MSc Agronomy, Kenyatta University) Growing up in rural Kenya, with parents who believed in education being key to my future, has shaped who I am today. Having no electricity and piped water back then did not bother them as long as my siblings and I were in school. For a village girl, joining university made me a role model for the younger girls in my family and... Read More 0

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