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The MasterCard Foundation supported TAGDev Project Website launched

Fri, 27/01/2017 - 12:23
In June 2016, the MasterCard Foundation signed agreement with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to strengthen efforts to connect university education to the needs of rural communities. The eight year project “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev)” is being implemented by RUFORUM and […] 0

ARPPIS-DAAD doctoral scholarships for study at icipe, Kenya

Wed, 25/01/2017 - 09:15
Closing date for applications: 12th February 2017 Any application received after this date will not be considered or acknowledged. The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD1) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme and African university partners, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for PhD scholarships in […] 1

Timely completion of graduation studies at African universities: Eduardo Mondlane University on track

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 17:22
In November 2016, Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique graduated, within the prescribed period of two years, nine students with a Master’s Degree in Crop Protection, six of whom were funded by the Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Programme. This cohort was also the first to enrol international students and a run a curriculum simultaneously in English and […] 0

New Publication: Top African Young Entrepreneurs from Benin

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 15:00
RUFORUM recognizes the need for greater youth participation in enterprise development and business incubation and through its member universities and partners has supported training and skills development in this respect. It has also supported start-ups through innovative financing mechanism of the revolving fund implemented in some member universities. RUFORUM believes in youth entrepreneurship as the […] 0

Neglected Insects as a remedy for food insecurity: the case of crickets

Thu, 19/01/2017 - 09:11
By Carolyne Kipkoech, PhD student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology I am a Kenyan national, with a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) where I graduated in 2005. I always had a passion for disease prevention, which is why I later studied a Master of […] 0

New Publication: Top Eleven African Young Entrepreneurs from Rwanda

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 12:34
RUFORUM recognizes the need for greater youth participation in enterprise development and business incubation and through its member universities and partners has supported training and skills development in this respect. It has also supported start-ups through innovative financing mechanism of the revolving fund implemented in some member universities. RUFORUM believes in youth entrepreneurship as the […] 0

CONSULTANCY: Terms of Reference to Support the Development of a Book on Tertiary Agricultural Education in Africa

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 12:14
Background The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has witnessed significant expansion over the past five years. From its creation with 10 members, the Consortium now has a membership of 66 African universities with operations across 26 countries on the continent spanning Eastern, Central, Southern and Western Africa, with a vision ‘to […] 0

DAAD-RUFORUM In-Country /In-Region Doctoral Scholarships available for 2017/2018 Academic intake year

Fri, 13/01/2017 - 09:40
NEW CALL – RUFORUM – DAAD/PhD/2017 Advertisement release Date:  12th January 2017 DAAD-RUFORUM In-Country[1]/In-Region[2] Doctoral Scholarships available for 2017/2018 Academic intake year About the Call The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM[3]) Secretariat is pleased to announce the fifth round of PhD scholarships available through the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) funding […] 0

Apply Now: The MasterCard Foundation at RUFORUM Scholarship Award 2017/2018

Thu, 12/01/2017 - 16:44
Background: The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, Gulu University and Egerton University are implementing an eight year program aimed at transforming African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for rural agricultural […] 0

Open Call For Proposals: Field Attachment Program Award (FAPA)

Thu, 12/01/2017 - 12:45
CALL ID: RU FAPA 2017 Proposals will be accepted throughout 2017 The Field Attachment Program Award (FAPA) is a competitive grants program designed as graduate student internship to link thesis research findings and recommendations to application and use at community level. The FAPA grants are intended to provide opportunity for dissemination of research outputs with […] 0

Apply Now: Terms of Reference to Undertake Development of Community Engagement Strategy for the RUFORUM Network Universities

Thu, 12/01/2017 - 12:35
Background Universities in Africa and elsewhere are under immense pressure to provide evidence of their contribution to society and respond to the demand to change[1]. This requires universities to innovate and develop models of engaging with the communities at various levels. In doing so, universities have had to transition from the ‘two role model’ functions […] 0

Apply Now: Terms of Reference to undertake a Scoping Study on Technical and Vocational Education and training (TVET) in selected African countries

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 14:34
Background The overall outlook for Africa’s development has improved, largely due to recent growth as recorded in GDP growth (average over 4% per annum across the continent) over the last decade. A recent report by Mckinsey and Company[1] (2014) highlighted that Africa’s collective GDP in 2008 was 1.6 trillion, roughly equal to Brazil or Russia’s. […] 0

Kenyans, Rwandans and Ugandans: Blog to Win a Trip to Washington, DC

Fri, 16/12/2016 - 11:18
Deadline: December 02, 2016-January 15, 2017 | Online Agriculture is the backbone of the East African regional economy, as it accounts for about 32% of the region’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Growth in the agriculture sector helps raise incomes, create employment opportunities, reduces poverty, and accounts for about 70% of employment opportunities in Kenya, Rwanda, […] 0

Six staff appointed at the RUFORUM Secretariat

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 10:10
The RUFORUM Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of six staff at the RUFORUM Secretariat: Mrs. Sylvia Chindime Mkandawire is the Programme Manager for Training and Quality Assurance and Dr. Solange Uwituze is the Programme Manager for Partnerships and Business Management. Under The MCF@RUFORUM project, Dr. Anthony Egeru is the Manager of […] 0

Enhancing Collaboration and Quality in Postgraduate Training: Joint Module Training Delivery in RUFORUM Regional Programmes

Wed, 07/12/2016 - 15:42
In its efforts to strengthen the quality of post graduate training programmes and partnerships, RUFORUM and the member universities are using a combination of innovative approaches in the curriculum design and delivery of the regional postgraduate training programmes. A case is the RUFORUM multidisciplinary PhD programme in Agriculture Rural Innovation (ARI) which is hosted simultaneously […] 0

New Publication: Top Nine Young Innovators and Entrepreneurs from Malawi

Tue, 06/12/2016 - 11:32
RUFORUM recognizes the need for greater youth participation in enterprise development and business incubation and through its member universities and partners has supported training and skills development in this respect. It has also supported start-ups through innovative financing mechanism of the revolving fund implemented in some member universities. RUFORUM believes in youth entrepreneurship as the […] 0

Seasonal Greetings from RUFORUM

Mon, 05/12/2016 - 10:56
The RUFORUM Secretariat appreciates your continued support and wishes you a Happy Holiday as we look forward to more fruitful partnerships in 2017. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Filed under: 3rd Biennial Conference, News Tagged: African Union Commission, RUFORUM@, Seasonal Greetings, Smallholder Farmers, Social Media, technologies 0

New Publication: Top Eight Young Innovators and Entrepreneurs from South Africa

Mon, 05/12/2016 - 09:11
RUFORUM recognizes the need for greater youth participation in enterprise development and business incubation and through its member universities and partners has supported training and skills development in this respect. It has also supported start-ups through innovative financing mechanism of the revolving fund implemented in some member universities. RUFORUM believes in youth entrepreneurship as the […] 0

RUFORUM participates in Regional Consultation on Higher Education in Africa

Tue, 29/11/2016 - 12:55
RUFORUM participated in a Regional Consultation on Higher Education in Africa hosted by the Association of African Universities and the Government of Senegal. The Meeting, which took place on 21-22 November 2016 in Dakar, Senegal, was sponsored by The MasterCard Foundation. It brought together key stakeholders in the higher education sector in Africa and other […] 0

RUFORUM student wins award during the NARO-MAK Conference, 2016

Mon, 28/11/2016 - 15:02
Boris M. Alladassi a RUFORUM sponsored student from Benin emerged best in the category of Poster presentation. His research presentation on “Screening common bean germplasm for leaf and pod resistance to common bacteria blight in Uganda” won this category. Eighteen students who were supported to participate in both poster and oral presentation during this conference […] 0

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