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Press release: RUFORUM 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Latest Updates - Fri, 01/03/2019 - 10:46
Kampala 01 March 2019: The 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) will be held at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana from 2-6 December, 2019. It will be the first AGM to be hosted in West Africa following RUFORUM’s strategic geographical expansion in 2014 to include Universities in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Togo, Sierra Leone and Senegal.... Read More 0

Call for proposals – pilot VET mobility scheme

Latest Updates - Wed, 27/02/2019 - 16:49
Background The European Commission is launching an exciting new initiative that will enable vocational education and training (VET) colleges in the EU to set up student and staff exchange programmes with colleges in the Western Balkans, Turkey and Africa,. Besides student and staff mobility between colleges, these mobility partnerships will also share good practice in their countries and regions, and create networks and partnerships for exchange. The results? •    Exchange of ideas... Read More 0

RUFORUM honours former Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission, Her Excellency Rhoda Peace Tumusiime

Latest Updates - Mon, 25/02/2019 - 12:53
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity building in Africa (RUFORUM) on Friday 22 February honoured the former Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture at the African Union Commission, Her Excellency Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, for her “Outstanding contribution and leadership in advancing agriculture and agri-business in Africa”.  She was honoured during a courtesy visit to the RUFORUM Secretariat based at Makerere University. Among other career achievements at national, regional and international level, Rhoda... Read More 0

Press Release: Announcing three RUFORUM Grant Recipients for Community Action Research Programmes PLUS (CARP+) 2019

Latest Updates - Sun, 24/02/2019 - 22:44
Kampala 25 February 2019. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) a consortium of 105 Universities in 37 Countries in Africa under its Vision 2030 is implementing the TAGDev (http://www.ruforum.org/MCF/), one of the four flagships, that aim at transforming African Agricultural Universities and their graduates to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development. Through this Flagship, Community Action Research Programmes Plus (CARP+) projects are implemented. In October, 2018, RUFORUM... Read More 0

RUFORUM Vacancy: Deputy Executive Secretary, Programme Development & Implementation (DES PD&I)

Latest Updates - Fri, 22/02/2019 - 16:51
Deadline: 31 May 2019 Reporting to the Executive Secretary, the Deputy Executive Secretary Programme Development & Implementation is expected to perform the following roles: Lead the implementation of RUFORUM three flagship programmes (TAGDev, RANCH and CREATE) in line with the RUFORUM Vision 2030 Strategy, to ensure their performance relative to the agreed strategic objectives, performance targets and timelines and devising strategies to address deviations Lead the identification and design of new strategic... Read More 0

Two new staff appointments at RUFORUM Secretariat

Latest Updates - Thu, 14/02/2019 - 15:59
Kampala 14 February 2019  The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) a consortium of 105 Universities in 37 Countries in Africa is aligning operations for delivery of the Vision 2030. Since 2018, RUFORUM has been recruiting new staff as one of the strategies recommended to achieve its Vision 2030 Strategy. We are pleased to announce the following two new staff appointments at the RUFORUM Secretariat: Dr Florence Nakayiwa (Ugandan)... Read More 0

FAO and RUFORUM link students and local communities for enhancing sustainable agriculture and reducing rural poverty in Africa

Latest Updates - Mon, 04/02/2019 - 08:08
In 2018 the Regional Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) implemented the Community-Based Field Attachment Award (CFAPA) program, which was supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for promoting youth support for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in particular, SDG2 – End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. CFAPA program is designed as graduate student placement in rural community to... Read More 0

[Issue 31] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Latest Updates - Tue, 22/01/2019 - 18:14
University World News New journal to boost dissemination of African research (Africa) A new African journal is to boost access to research output, particularly for African university academics, through a new peer-reviewed and open access publication that aims to increase intra-African research collaborations across scientific disciplines. The quarterly journal Scientific African is owned and operated by a community of Next Einstein Forum scientists and is published by Elsevier. It was launched last... Read More 0

[Issue 31] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Latest Updates - Tue, 22/01/2019 - 18:09
1. University World News Experts weigh in on higher education challenges (Africa) A selection of experts and scholars in African higher education share their views on the key challenges and trends facing higher education in the upcoming year. Tertiary education is an essential driver of economic and social development in all African nations. Skilled human capital and a strong research base are not only key elements of a country’s economic growth strategy,... Read More 0

GULU UNIVERITY STUDENT ENTERPRISE WIN $1,000 FROM THE AGRI-PRENEURSIP ALLIANCE

Latest Updates - Mon, 14/01/2019 - 11:18
JuFresh Enterprise is the name of a student enterprise made up of five young dynamic students pursuing MSc. Agri-Enterprises Development at Gulu University in Northern Uganda. The enterprise which started operating in November 2018 at Gulu University is venturing into producing a variety of fresh fruit juice and fruit salads. JuFresh Enterprise also engages with fruits producer’s organizations on contract basis to supply fruits as a way of reducing post-harvest loss, improving... Read More 0

The MasterCard scholarship has given me opportunity for professional development …my teaching experience at Gulu University

Latest Updates - Mon, 14/01/2019 - 10:36
My name is Melas Cayrol Adoko. I am a Beninese by nationality and currently pursuing a masters’ degree in Food Security and Community Nutrition at the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Gulu University, Uganda.  My study at Gulu University is being sponsored by the Nurturing grant project which is funded by the Mastercard foundation. At the end of my first year, I was selected by the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment (FAE)... Read More 0

Uganda’s Minister of Education and Sports hails Mastercard Foundation for their support to Uganda

Latest Updates - Thu, 10/01/2019 - 12:44
Reeta Roy the President and CEO of Mastercard Foundation on 4th January 2019 met a delegation from Makerere University, RUFORUM and Ministry of Education and Sports at the State House, Nakasero, Uganda.  The convener of the meeting was the First Lady of the Republic of Uganda who is also the Minister of Education and Sports. In her welcome remarks to Reeta Roy, the First Lady Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni thanked MasterCard Foundation,... Read More 0

Press Release: Call for Applications for MCF@RUFORUM Scholarships – 2019

Latest Updates - Wed, 19/12/2018 - 10:18
Kampala 19 December 2018 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), in partnership with Mastercard Foundation is implementing an eight year transformative project to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development. The aim of the partnership is to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for rural agricultural transformation Under this partnership, 110 undergraduate... Read More 1

Executive Appointment in RUFORUM

Latest Updates - Tue, 11/12/2018 - 10:44
We are retained by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to identify a competent, dedicated and highly inspirational individual to fill the post of Deputy Executive Secretary, Planning, Resource Mobilization and Management, (DES- PRM&M). The position is based in the RUFORUM Secretariat in Kampala, Uganda. RUFORUM operation is guided by its Vision 2030 Strategy (The African Universities’ Agenda for Agricultural Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation – AHESTI),... Read More 0

Press Release: Official Program for the Sixth African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference 2018 released

Latest Updates - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 18:47
Nairobi 19 October, 2018. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 105 universities from 37 African countries, is pleased to release the official programme for the Sixth African Higher Education Week and the RUFORUM Biennial Conference scheduled for 22-26 October 2018 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.  The theme of the Conference is “Aligning African Universities to accelerate attainment of Africa’s Agenda 2063”... Read More 0

Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) Commissioned Studies: Public – Private Partnerships in Research and Innovation.

Latest Updates - Tue, 09/10/2018 - 12:46
The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) is a 5-year Initiative which aims to strengthen the capacities of Science Granting Councils (SGCs) in sub-Saharan Africa in order to support research and evidence-based policies that will contribute to economic and social development. The objectives of this Initiative are to strengthen the ability of Councils to (i) manage research; (ii) design and monitor research programmes based on the use of robust science,... Read More 0

Lauréats de la deuxième édition du concours des jeunes entrepreneurs africains

Latest Updates - Sat, 06/10/2018 - 20:19
Kampala 06 Octobre, 2018 Le Forum Régional des Universités pour le Renforcement des capacités en agriculture (RUFORUM) a le plaisir d’annoncer la liste des lauréats de la 2eme Edition du concours des jeunes entrepreneurs Africains. Des 1332 propositions reçues de 46 pays (42 en Afrique et 4 hors du continent), 23 projets ont été sélectionnés à travers le processus suivant: Une évaluation rapide des 1332 propositions pour éligibilité et conformité aux instructions... Read More 0

Winners of the 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition Announced

Latest Updates - Sat, 06/10/2018 - 19:41
Kampala 06 October, 2018 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the 23 winners of the 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition.  The competition attracted a total of 1,332 applicants from 42 African and 4 non-African countries. The following process was undertaken to identify the top 23 winners for the 2018 cohort: All 1,332 applications were screened for compliance to the set guidelines. All 1,332... Read More 0

Call for Proposals: RUFORUM Community Action Research Programme for Zambia, South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana and Namibia

Latest Updates - Sat, 06/10/2018 - 18:11
         The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation is implementing an eight year programme “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev)”. The TAGDev Programme seeks to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for rural agricultural transformation. This is to announce the... Read More 0

Makerere University-Uganda Industrial Research Institute Partnership: Real good a deal for potato communities of Uganda

Latest Updates - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 10:22
In Uganda, value addition that is very critical in upgrading the entire potato value chain remains limited. Benefits of value addition include the preservation of surpluses from one season to another, easy handling of products during storage and transportation, reduction of transportation costs and production of convenience foods in response to changing lifestyles, and availing products with improved nutritional content. Value addition also builds bridges between agriculture and industry sectors, and creates... Read More 0

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