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Call for PhD Applications: Opportunities in Oil Field Chemicals Research, Petroleum and Environmental Studies

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 13:05
PhD Training Opportunities in Oil Field Chemicals Research, Petroleum and Environmental Studies at University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 66 universities operating in 26 African countries across the African continent is working in partnership with its member universities to support rebuilding of university staff capacity in order to meet the escalating demand for qualified staff to teach and conduct quality... Read More 0

JOB OPPORTUNITY AT RUFORUM: MANAGER, INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY (Ref: RUF/JOB/20/6/17)

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 12:26
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a consortium of 66 universities in 26 countries in Africa whose mission is to strengthen the capacities of universities to foster innovations responsive to demands of small-holder farmers and value chains through the training of high quality researchers, the output of impact oriented research and the maintenance of collaborative working relations among researchers, farmers, national agricultural research institutions and governments. RUFORUM... Read More 0

Call for PhD Studies at the African Center of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACEESD)

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 12:16
The African Center of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACEESD) is an approved ACE II project center of excellence envisioned to address key economic challenges resulting from low rural energy access, poor adoption of energy technologies in rural areas, and poor inter-state energy trading in the Eastern and Southern Africa region. The ACE II project is a partnership between the World Bank and the Rwandan Government to strengthen selected institutions of... Read More 0

Enhancing regional collaboration among RUFORUM member universities through staff exchanges

Sat, 17/06/2017 - 09:14
As part of its efforts to strengthen regional collaboration and integration among universities in Africa, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) facilitated three staff exchanges from Eastern, Western and Central Africa to Makerere University in Uganda. RUFORUM, a consortium of 66 universities operating in 26 African countries sees staff exchanges as an opportunity for its members to share human and infrastructural capacity in order to build strong faculty... Read More 0

A staff exchange experience at Makerere University: recollection and reflection

Sat, 17/06/2017 - 09:03
By Professor Emmanuel Tanyi, Dean Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Buea, Cameroon I recently participated in a Staff Exchange Programme at Makerere University from 20th to 27th April 2017. The short visit was memorable for its intensity of activities and exchanges with professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. This story is my recollection of the highlights of the visit and my reflection on the need for continent-wide staff exchanges... Read More 0

My experience as a mobility student at Makerere University

Sat, 17/06/2017 - 01:40
Growing up in rural Western Kenya, I often heard people talking about great universities in East Africa like the University of Nairobi, Makerere University and University of Dar es Salaam. Makerere University, in particular, stood out for me as many of the African nationalists, back then, had gone through it. My father too, though not highly educated, spoke highly of the institution. It never crossed my mind, however, that one day I... Read More 0

New Publication: RUFORUM at a Glance

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 10:25
A summary booklet on the RUFORUM Network. Get your copy today by clicking here to download.Filed under: Publications Tagged: Publication, RUFORUM@ 0

Social Media: Changing African Universities

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 12:00
In the last four years, RUFORUM has engaged in using social media as one of the tools for advocating for increased dialogue and investment in the Higher Agricultural Education sector. This has resulted into increased online engagement of both youth and academicians in deliberating on key development issues across Africa. With support from the RUFORUM Network, we have trained of over 250 African graduates. The importance of social media for universities cannot... Read More 0

Political Will, The missing domino?

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 12:15
Written by Catherine Mloza-Banda What can Higher Education do for Africa? Higher Education is instrumental in building human capital that is vital for facilitating social and economic development. Countries such as South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan show undisputable evidence that increased access to higher education creates way for increased strides in development. Thus, it is imperative that Africa is likely to reap social and economic gains if we build the necessary human... Read More 0

Partnering with Universities for a Sustainable Food System in Africa

Mon, 08/05/2017 - 17:06
A message from the AfDB President Akinwumi A. Adesina on “Partnering with Universities for a Sustainable Food System in Africa” delivered during the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings 2017, April 20, 2017. Watch video at: https://www.afdb.org/en/news-and-events/multimedia/video/afdb-president-akinwumi-a-adesina-for-partnering-with-universities-for-a-sustainable-food-system-in-africa-world-bank-imf-spring-meetings-2017-april-20-2017-1311/ Filed under: News Tagged: employment, Food Production, Poverty Reduction, Youth 0

Strengthening Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa

Mon, 08/05/2017 - 16:39
Written by: Paulina Atim On the 1st May 2017, Africa Universities facilitated a three-day technical expert meeting to discuss issues affecting higher education in Africa. The meeting took place at the Bingi International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe, Malawi. The key messages from this consultation will be presented to the committee of 10 Heads of State set up by the African Union to champion education, science and technology development in the continent.... Read More 0

LUANAR optimistic to benefit from RUFORUM

Thu, 04/05/2017 - 20:13
Written by  Sylvester Kumwenda Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) has expressed optimism that the university will greatly benefit from the various programs and projects offered by Regional Universities Forum (RUFORUM) for capacity building in agriculture. Vice Chancellor for LUANAR Professor Emmanuel Kaunda made the remarks Tuesday evening after organizing a dinner for RUFORUM with the aim of orienting the forum on the background, activities, weaknesses and strengths of LUANAR... Read More 0

African universities discuss science, technology at Malawi summit

Thu, 04/05/2017 - 16:07
By Linda Likomwa–Mana Minister of Education, Science and Technology Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano  has said Africa needs high level skills in order to make science and technology and knowledge a drive for development. Fabiano said this in Lilongwe on Wednesday May 2 during the official opening of Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) technical experts’ task team meeting for the planning and preparation of the meeting of ten Heads of State... Read More 0

An ICT agripreneurship guide: A path to success for young ACP entrepreneurs

Thu, 27/04/2017 - 09:18
This Handbook provides a step-by-step roadmap designed to equip aspiring ICT entrepreneurs, with the information and knowledge they need to start an ICT-based business in the agricultural sector, outlining key opportunities and challenges that will be encountered along the way. Using real-life examples, it provides strategies and pathways for averting common mistakes faced by early-stage entrepreneurs. Topics covered include agricultural value chains and their stakeholders, ICT business challenges, effective business plans and... Read More 0

Request for Proposal for Pre – Qualification of Services, Goods and Works for the Financial Year 2017/2020

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 09:42
BID REF: RUF/PROC/FY17/17/001 BACKGROUND: The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), established in 2004, is a member based consortium of 66 universities in Sub-Saharan Africa. The consortium evolved from the Forum on Agricultural Resource Husbandry (FORUM) a 10-year Programme of the Rockefeller Foundation initiated in 1992 to stabilise African Faculties of agriculture. […] 0

Training Opportunity: Management of Internationalisation

Fri, 21/04/2017 - 18:19
The key objective of the training course is to qualify university staff (either International Office staff or higher education managers responsible for coordinating international activities) from selected countries of Africa, Latin America, and Asia, to manage processes and tasks of internationalisation in the area of higher education. The programme will enable the participants to build […] 0

RUFORUM Annual General Meeting 2017 to be held 26th-28th October, 2017 in Lilongwe, Malawi

Wed, 12/04/2017 - 16:06
RUFORUM is pleased to announce its 13th Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held 26th-28th October 2017 at the Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe, Malawi. The AGM will be hosted by the Government of Malawi and RUFORUM member universities in Malawi. His Excellency, Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika, the President of the Republic of Malawi […] 0

Apply Now: PhD Studies at the African Center of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACEIoT)

Mon, 10/04/2017 - 12:16
Background The Africa Center of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACEIoT) is established at the University of Rwanda (UR), College of Science and Technology with financial support from the World Bank ACE II project.  UR-ACEIoT aims to train a critical mass of African Scientists and Engineers in the field of IoT through Higher Education and […] 0

7th International Conference on Managing Quality in Chains (MQUIC)

Mon, 10/04/2017 - 10:54
Dates: 4-7 September, 2017 Venue: Stellenbosch University, South Africa Important Downloads: ISHS2017MQUIC ISHS2017Ornamentals ISHS2017MQUIC Source of Information: http://ishs2017stellenbosch.co.za/Filed under: Announcements Tagged: Postharvest, Professor Umezuruike Linus Opara, Stellenbosch University 0

Application for Small Grants for Graduate Internship

Sat, 08/04/2017 - 12:18
The Association of African Universities (AAU) has intensified its advocacy for students from African universities to acquire employable skills for the world of work upon graduation from their universities. Through financial assistance from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), the AAU has secured some funds to offer small grants of up to US$600 per person […] 0

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