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Her Excellency, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma receives a RUFORUM Award for Her exemplary leadership and Advancement of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation

Mon, 02/05/2016 - 10:03
On the 27th April 2016, RUFORUM recognised H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini Zuma, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) for “Her exemplary leadership and contribution to Pan-Africanism, Development and Advancement of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation.” This recognition Award Ceremony took place at the African Union Commission Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. […] 0

Apply Now: AWARD Women’s Leadership and Management course

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 21:46
October 2-8, 2016, Hosted by CIMMYT, Mexico AWARD is pleased to announce a special delivery of the AWARD Women’s Leadership and Management course for CIMMYT, Mexico. CIMMYT will host this course, as they celebrate 50 years,and warmly invites participants from CGIAR and its partner organizations. What Makes This Course Unique? Composed of women participants and […] 0

Apply Now: AWARD Leadership Program for Agricultural Research and Development (LEPARD)

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 21:24
Dates: 23-28 October, 2016 “The leaders in the research systems and Faculties/Colleges of Agriculture are trained as scientists and are usually appointed into positions of leadership on the basis of their seniority. They however get into such positions of leadership without adequate re-orientation and preparation for the leadership tasks. While there is a belief that […] 0

L’Oréal-UNESCO: Call for Applications 2016 for Women in Science

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 07:03
Application Deadline: 29th April,2016 Click here to download the full call.Filed under: Call for Applications and Proposals Tagged: Gender, UNESCO, Women, young scientists 0

RAN Grants Call: Resilience Innovation Challenge for Conflict (RIC4CONF)

Fri, 15/04/2016 - 09:17
General Objective: Communities that experience recurrent shocks and stresses arising from chronic conflict are largely dependent on humanitarian aid and subsistence farming and face the challenge of non-diversification. The general objective of RIC4CONF is to strengthen resilience of target communities by building their agency to promote learning, skills development and entrepreneurship by improving and promoting […] 0

Putting young African researchers at the heart of change

Fri, 15/04/2016 - 08:28
The field of international development is increasingly concerned with achieving social and economic change through the use of evidence and evidence-based policy. This requires fostering links between the worlds of social science and policy, so that the promise of evidence-based accountability for public spending becomes more real. This is ultimately about ensuring current and future […] 0

Mobility grants scheme: Networking opportunities for African stakeholders in brokerage events in Europe

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 11:45
Deadline for applications: 29 April 2016 The Research and Innovation Network for Europe and Africa (RINEA) is a project funded under Horizon 2020 with the aim to enhance STI cooperation between EU and African countries through the support to bi-regional policy dialogue and the strengthening of synergies between research and business communities from the two […] 0

Announcement: 3rd Southern African Regional Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 07:28
The Southern African Quality Assurance Network (SAQAN) is pleased to announce that the 3rd Southern African Regional Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education will be organised by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and will take place from 19 to 21 October 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa. The theme of the conference is: Quality […] 0

African Journal of Rural Development publishes inaugural issues

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 16:38
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce publication of the first two issues of the   African Journal of Rural Development, AJRD. AJRD is an online, bilingual (English/French), peer-reviewed, open access journal whose aim is to share knowledge on all aspects that contribute to sustainable and inclusive rural development. […] 0

Learning how agricultural research can be more relevant to the poor

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:15
Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
Can agricultural research be more relevant and useful to women, the poor and marginalized? Researchers in the CGIAR have long been grappling with this question and have developed a number of methodologies in response, the best known of which are farming systems research in 1970s and integrated natural resource… 0

Makerere University engages farmers to evaluate striga-resistant rice varieties

Mon, 11/04/2016 - 16:22
Striga, also known as the witch-weed, is a parasitic plant that infests cereal crops, often causing yield losses of up to 100% on farmers’ fields. In Eastern Uganda, the weed poses production constraints to upland rice cultivation. It is therefore urgent to manage this problematic weed in order to improve cereal productivity and enhance farmer […] 0

Universities recognised as important stakeholders in enhancing the impact of Agricultural research for Development – RUFORUM at the GCARD3 Conference

Mon, 11/04/2016 - 10:44
The third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD3), jointly organised by the Global Forum on Agriculture Research (GFAR) and the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) under the theme “No One Left Behind: Agri–food Innovation and Research for a Sustainable World” was attended by over 400 participants representing academia, government, civil society, […] 0

University Administration Support Program (UASP) Application

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 09:39
Due date:  April 8, 2016  University Administration Support Program (UASP) IREX is currently accepting applications for Fellowships in Research Management from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Ghana, Kenya, Moldova, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Ukraine. The deadline for applications is April 8, 2016. Full eligibility requirements and application instructions are provided via the link below. Please read the […] 0

Call for Concept Notes: Southern Africa Network for Biosciences, BioFISA II Programme Flagship Projects

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 09:08
Call ID: V6LFISA/2016/FSG001 Deadline for Submission: 16 May 2016 This is a two-phased open call for funding of flagship projects. In this first phase, only a concept note is submitted for evaluation (Part 1). Thereafter, the shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal (Part 2) and separate guidelines for the second phase […] 0

The 1st World Congress on Innovations for Livestock Development, Nakuru, Kenya

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 08:21
Important Deadlines: Registration opens: 5th April 2015 Registration deadline: 5th June 2016 Exhibitors registration: 5th May 2016 Call for abstracts opens: 15th March 2016 Deadline for abstract submission: 15th May 2016 “FOSTERING INNOVATIONS FOR THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY” The livestock sector in most developing countries has been on an upward trend, experiencing expansion in mainly small-scale […] 0

Visit by Dr. Thomas Odong, Plant Breeder at the RUFORUM Regional Program on Plant Breeding, Biotechnology and Seed Systems to WACCI, 1-5 June, 2015

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 08:15
By Dr. Thomas Odong As part of its initiative to facilitate cross learning and building capacity for Africa within Africa, RUFORUM through its Regional PhD Program in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology facilitated me to deliver a course module on “Bioinformatics, Advanced Biometry and Genetic Analysis” to the 8th Cohort of PhD students in Plant Breeding […] 0

Rwanda takes long view to invest in African science

Thu, 31/03/2016 - 16:28
By Papias Musafiri Speed read Rwanda is developing science capacity to cut poverty and promote growth It is focusing on knowledge creation, acquisition and transfer Nation plans to showcase progress as host of 2018 Next Einstein Forum The Africa-wide Next Einstein Forum is just one way to build capacity for development, says minister Papias Musafiri. […] 0

Discovering camels: The agricultural gold of the drylands

Wed, 30/03/2016 - 17:05
By Salamula Jenipher Biira The first time I travelled to Karamoja Region, over 400 km North East of Uganda’s capital city, the journey was a long and tiring one. However, the distance and fatigue did not compare to the level of excitement I felt at the thought of getting up-close with the “giants of the […] 0

Gulu University sets up Farmer Call Centre

Tue, 22/03/2016 - 16:56
By Lawrence Okidi Access to real time information has been one of the pressing needs identified by farmers in the Northern Uganda district of Gulu. To fill this gap, Gulu University, with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and in partnership with Insead Business Campus (Singapore) and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity […] 0

Apply Now: The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Academic Writing Residency

Mon, 21/03/2016 - 16:56
Competition Opens: March 1, 2016  •  Final Deadline to Submit: May 2, 2016 Successful applicants from this competition will be offered residencies between February and August 2017. The Center’s residency program offers a superb opportunity for focused work in a serene environment that brings highly diverse cohorts of artists, academics, practitioners, and policymakers together for […] 0

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