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Top 10 of 2020 for me

Fri, 01/01/2021 - 00:49
 To me, 2020 was ‘Living in the Unknown’. Reflecting back below are my top 10 for the year: Global inter-connectedness: the COVID-19 Pandemic has shown that we need each other- what happens in one part of the world has repercussions beyond the immediate borders. It also showed vividly the need for good governance and preparedness: those with sound systems and capacity quickly re-engineered themselves … Read More Top 10 of 2020 for me

Promoting Excellence In Performance: RUFORUM Secretariat Recognizes Two Staff For Outstanding Performance

Mon, 14/12/2020 - 16:53
Kampala 14th December 2020 Every year as part of promoting excellence in staff performance against their assigned tasks and achievement of RUFORUM organisation mission, the RUFORUM Secretariat recognizes outstanding staff for their exemplary performance. For this year (2020) RUFORUM Secretariat recognized two outstanding Staff to encourage them to maintain their level of performance as well as motivate all Staff. Recognition Awards popularize an atmosphere … Read More Promoting Excellence In Performance: RUFORUM Secretariat Recognizes Two Staff For Outstanding Performance

Media Monitoring: Issues 64-70

Thu, 10/12/2020 - 15:11

RUFORUM Working Document Series No. 18

Wed, 09/12/2020 - 16:21
RUFORUM Working Document Series No. 18 – Table of ContentsRUFORUM Working Document SeriesVol 18: 2019 EditorsMensah, S., Tusiime, G. and Adipala, E.

RUFORUM Working Document Series No. 17 (3) 2018

Wed, 09/12/2020 - 16:05
RUFORUM Working Document Series No. 17 (3) 2018 – Sixth RUFORUM Biennial Conference: Book of Abstracts “Aligning African Universities to accelerate attainment of Africa’s Agenda 2063” EditorsMensah, S. and Adipala, E.22-26 October 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

Seasonal Greetings from RUFORUM

Mon, 07/12/2020 - 12:07
The RUFORUM Secretariat appreciates your continued support and wishes you a Happy Holiday as we look forward to more fruitful partnerships in 2021. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Opportunités de Formation de Troisième Cycle dans le cadre du Programme d’Assistanat d’Enseignement Supérieur de RUFORUM (GTA)

Sat, 05/12/2020 - 11:28
Lors de la réunion annuelle des Vice-Chanceliers / Présidents / Directeurs de Section / Recteurs des Universités Membres de RUFORUM (voir les liens sur le Dépliant de RUFORUM et l’Aperçu de RUFORUM) qui s’est tenue le 11 novembre 2020, les Vice-Chanceliers ont réaffirmé leur engagement envers le Programme d’Assistanat d’Enseignement Supérieur (GTA) qu’ils ont initié en 2014. Les objectifs du GTA sont les suivants: … Read More Opportunités de Formation de Troisième Cycle dans le cadre du Programme d’Assistanat d’Enseignement Supérieur de RUFORUM (GTA)

Postgraduate Training Opportunities under the RUFORUM

Sat, 05/12/2020 - 11:24
Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program (GTA) During the annual meeting of Vice Chancellors/Presidents/Principals/Rectors of RUFORUM Member Universities (see links about RUFORUM flier and RUFORUM at a Glance) held on 11th November 2020, the Vice Chancellors re-affirmed their commitment to the Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program that they initiated in 2014. The objectives of the GTA are to: i) Improve the quality of higher education and increase … Read More Postgraduate Training Opportunities under the RUFORUM

I bought a piece of land that I will transform one day

Fri, 04/12/2020 - 09:00
My name is James Akuku, a beneficiary of the TagDev Project. Thanks to the MasterCard Foundation and RUFORUM, I am pursuing a Master of Science degree in Food Security and Community Nutrition at Gulu University. With the continuous financial support that I receive from the MasterCard Foundation, I have been able to meet the basic needs of my family and more during the COVID-19 … Read More I bought a piece of land that I will transform one day

Returning home during COVID-19 was a blessing in disguise

Thu, 03/12/2020 - 09:00
I come from Karamoja region, in northwestern Uganda. It is also a place with rich culture, and where such culture is cherished. So, when I returned home during the COVID-19 lockdown, I decided to start a fashion business that would promote fabrics from my culture. But first, from the stipend I get from the MasterCard Foundation as part of my education scholarship, I enrolled … Read More Returning home during COVID-19 was a blessing in disguise

I started a business selling clothes and shoes

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 08:00
As a young girl, I loved to see people wear beautiful shoes and clothes. Even though I didn’t have the money to buy them then, I dreamt of a time when I could. That dream is now a reality. Today I run a business that sells clothes and shoes. I mostly use social media to market the products I have and reach customers. From … Read More I started a business selling clothes and shoes

[Press Release] RUFORUM awards eight Graduate Research Grants

Mon, 30/11/2020 - 21:20
Kampala 30th, November 2020 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 129 Universities in 38 African Countries, is pleased to announce the recipients of the two year Graduate Research Grants  (GRGs) funded by the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA; https://globalresearchalliance.org/). The grants are aimed at building the capability of graduate and post-graduate level students in … Read More [Press Release] RUFORUM awards eight Graduate Research Grants

Opportunités de Formation de Troisième Cycle dans le cadre du Programme d’Assistanat d’Enseignement Supérieur de RUFORUM (GTA)

Fri, 27/11/2020 - 17:59
Lors de la réunion annuelle des Vice-Chanceliers / Présidents / Directeurs de Section / Recteurs des Universités Membres de RUFORUM (voir les liens sur le Dépliant de RUFORUM et l’Aperçu de RUFORUM) qui s’est tenue le 11 novembre 2020, les Vice-Chanceliers ont réaffirmé leur engagement envers le Programme d’Assistanat d’Enseignement Supérieur (GTA) qu’ils ont initié en 2014. Les objectifs du GTA sont les suivants: … Read More Opportunités de Formation de Troisième Cycle dans le cadre du Programme d’Assistanat d’Enseignement Supérieur de RUFORUM (GTA)

Postgraduate Training Opportunities under the RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program (GTA)

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 16:55
During the annual meeting of Vice Chancellors/Presidents/Principals/Rectors of RUFORUM Member Universities (see links about RUFORUM flier and RUFORUM at a Glance) held on 11th November 2020, the Vice Chancellors re-affirmed their commitment to the Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program that they initiated in 2014. The objectives of the GTA are to: i) Improve the quality of higher education and increase the pool of PhD-level trained … Read More Postgraduate Training Opportunities under the RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program (GTA)

I started laying bricks during my stay at home

Tue, 24/11/2020 - 10:00
Returning home after the university was closed to limit the spread of COVID-19 gave me an opportunity to engage in a number of activities. I took part in laying bricks, I planted sugarcane, maize, cassava, beans, soybeans and sweet potatoes. As a family, sugar cane growing has been a major activity we have engaged in for a long time. And during my stay at … Read More I started laying bricks during my stay at home

[Press release] FAO and RUFORUM renew Memorandum of Understanding

Mon, 23/11/2020 - 14:56
Kampala 23 November 2020 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), headquartered in Rome, on 24th October 2020, renewed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) for another three (3) years. FAO Deputy Director General, Elizabeth A. Bechdol, signed the partnership renewal letter on behalf of FAO, while RUFORUM Board Chair and Vice … Read More [Press release] FAO and RUFORUM renew Memorandum of Understanding

My chicken project is thriving because of support from RUFORUM

Thu, 19/11/2020 - 09:00
In my community, commercial livestock farming was seen as an activity for people who owned large acreages of land. Because the community is residential, most people live on small plots of land where such projects cannot be easily undertaken. With the knowledge and skills, I gained as part of my school orientation at Egerton University in Kenya, I decided to utilize the small space … Read More My chicken project is thriving because of support from RUFORUM

Piggery and tree planting are keeping me busy

Wed, 18/11/2020 - 09:54
Agriculture is one of the sectors that has not been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. That is why when schools were closed and I returned home, I opted to try my hands at some agricultural projects. I started with a project of nine pigs, which I named Zero Waste Organic Piggery Farm. To help me manage the animals well, I have employed one … Read More Piggery and tree planting are keeping me busy

With free internet from RUFORUM, I was able to continue my online learning

Tue, 17/11/2020 - 08:30
My name is Esther Muber, a student at Gulu University doing a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. My education is funded under the TAGDev project of RUFORUM. During the lockdown, RUFORUM continued to offer support to us in different forms. I was able to participate in a number of online courses, through the several links that were shared by RUFORUM. They also provided … Read More With free internet from RUFORUM, I was able to continue my online learning

I was offered an opportunity to provide advisory services to farmers

Mon, 16/11/2020 - 12:00
Before I benefited from a scholarship from the MasterCard Foundation that consequently improved my financial status, my family was landless. We had no source of ready income, and life was difficult. This situation was further complicated by the semi-arid nature of the Karamoja region where I come from, in North eastern Uganda. So, from the monthly stipend that I receive as a student at … Read More I was offered an opportunity to provide advisory services to farmers

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