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[RUFORUM Postdoc Fellowship] Dr. Matia MUKAMA – My PhD journey!

14 hours 56 min ago
Having been fully immersed in the research and knowledge industry through my MSc (Food Science) training under the South African Research Chair in Postharvest Technology (SARChI-Postharvest) at Stellenbosch University under leadership of Distinguished Prof. Umezuruike Linus Opara, I was excited when Prof (U.L. Opara) on my MSc graduation day (9th Dec 2015) encouraged and recommended... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM Postdoc Fellowship] Dr. Aloys Fashaho’s Doctoral Studies Experience Under RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship Programme

15 hours 12 min ago
Dr. Aloys Fashaho is glad to share with you his experience and lessons learnt during his four-year journey (2016 – 2020) of doctoral studies under RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) Programme, and its significance to his career. Aloys is a Rwandese national born on April 16th, 1969. He has been working for the University of... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM Postdoc Fellowship] My Doctoral Experience: Dr. Judith Akinyi Atela

16 hours 1 min ago
My name is Judith Akinyi Atela, and I hope this finds you safe and well, amid the pandemic of coronavirus that the world is facing. It is my pleasure to talk about my career path and how I went from doing a BSc in Animal Production to being a Lecturer at the University of Nairobi.... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM Postdoc Fellowship] Post Doctoral chronicles: Dr. Natasha M. Mwila RUFORUM Alumni in Zambia

16 hours 13 min ago
Post doctoral selection: the build up Like a turtle in a shell walking slowly and getting back in its shell when senses something different, so was I as I returned to Zambia after my PhD in plant breeding and biotechnology studies at Makerere University, in Kampala, Uganda. My PhD studies were funded by DAAD and... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM AGM 2022 – Webinar] Pre-event Strengthening Human Capital Development in Africa: Where are we and What are the needed Actions?

Fri, 23/09/2022 - 08:24
RUFORUM Network is proposing a half day dialogue /webinar that will engage high-level political, technical and academic leadership to identify options for increased investment for human capital development with special emphasis on Agriculture, Science, Technology and Innovation Capacity. It will bring together different actors from across the continent and other regions to share experiences and... Continue Reading →

Call for Applications: PhD and Masters Scholarships 

Sun, 18/09/2022 - 07:08
Partnering for Health Professionals Training in African Universities (P4HPT – II) is an EU-funded project under the Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme which aims at building capacity of health professionals with a view to expand the health workforce size in the target countries and subsequently improve well-being of communities.  The partnership is composed of:- The programme... Continue Reading →

Good will message from RUFORUM delivered during the Launch of the International Research Consortium (IRC) on Food, Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA)

Fri, 16/09/2022 - 16:03
Representative and Officers from the European Commission Representative and Officers from the African Union Commission Hon. Ministers from the Government of Ghana The Executive Director of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, The Executive Directors of the Sub-Regional Agricultural Research Organisations Ladies and gentlemen, As already introduced by the Moderator, my name is Prof.... Continue Reading →

[Thought Piece] The status of agri-food systems in Africa

Thu, 08/09/2022 - 08:35
State of food security and nutrition: Both hunger and malnutrition have been worsening over the last few years. The prevalence of hunger has been on the rise in the Africa region since 2017. As such, the status of food security and nutrition in Africa is backsliding. The 2022 Report on “The State of Food Security... Continue Reading →

Job Opportunity: Regional Coordinator, Programme Officer, and Finance Officer at the RUFORUM Regional Nodes

Thu, 08/09/2022 - 08:18
DAMA CONSULTANTS LIMITED We are retained by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to identify a competent, dedicated and highly inspirational individuals to fill the posts at the RUFORUM Regional Node for Southern Africa being established in Malawi. The positions will be based in Lilongwe, Malawi. About RUFORUM The Regional Universities... Continue Reading →

Job Opportunity: Executive Assistant at RUFORUM Secretariat

Wed, 07/09/2022 - 11:27
DAMA CONSULTANTS LIMITED 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 Executive Assistant to the Executive Secretary. The position is based at the RUFORUM Secretariat in Kampala, Uganda. About RUFORUM: The Regional Universities Forum for... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM AGM 2022 – Webinar] Pre-event Transforming Higher Education in Africa: Moving from Dialogue to Action

Thu, 01/09/2022 - 14:58
The RUFORUM Network is organising a dialogue /webinar to transform Higher Education in Africa. This dialogue seeks to bring together stakeholders within the higher education landscape to share evidence of implementing transformation within universities in Africa and beyond. It seeks to bring a convergence of purpose, evidence and practice to catalyse transformational actions among earmerging and... Continue Reading →

[Thought Piece] Dr. John Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology: Transformation Process Since its Establishment in 2008

Mon, 22/08/2022 - 17:09
A brief overview and background information The Institute of Science and Technology was established by order No. 3, 2008, During laying of the foundation stone, President Salva Kiir gave it the name of Dr. John Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology. The reason for renaming it was to honour and memory of late Dr.... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM AGM 2022 – Webinar] Pre-event Moving forward the UNFSS 21 Action Plan: Need for Collaborative undertakings

Fri, 19/08/2022 - 16:57
The RUFORUM Network is organising a half day dialogue /webinar to develop a roadmap towards actioning university and research institutions contribution towards strengthening Africa’s Food Systems. The dialogue will bring together Universities, Research Institutions, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the African Union Commission (AUC). There will be simultaneous translation... Continue Reading →

[Thought Piece] RUFORUM IN 2032

Wed, 17/08/2022 - 18:42
Background The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), established by ten Vice Chancellors in 2004, is a consortium of 155 African universities operating within 38 countries spanning the African continent. RUFORUM is registered as an International Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and has a mandate to oversee graduate training and networks of specialization in... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] BADEA Delegation Visits RUFORUM Secretariat

Fri, 12/08/2022 - 16:08
The RUFORUM Secretariat hosted a delegation from the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) at their offices located at Makerere University Main Campus on 11th August 2022. The Delegation was led by the Director General His Excellence Dr. Sidi Ould Tah and included Dr. Diab Karrar, Director for Operations and Dr. Mohamed Elhafedh... Continue Reading →

[Thought Piece] Bible, Farming and RUFORUM: Promoting Integration of Farming and Theology in RUFORUM

Sat, 06/08/2022 - 05:43
Preamble “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, He will make your paths straight” Proverbs 3:5-6. Whatever we do on earth including farming, it is supposed to be done for the sake of God’s glory and for man’s pleasure and... Continue Reading →


Fri, 05/08/2022 - 17:40
The Department of Agriculture in the Free State University held the Youth in Agriculture fishery and forestry (YAFF) Awards in June 2022. The YAFF award was introduced by the National Department of Agriculture Land Reform and Rural Development and forms part of the department’s strategy to develop 2500 youth owned enterprises country wide. Chantelle de... Continue Reading →

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU): Focus on SMU Newsletter Vol.7 No. 6, July 2022

Thu, 04/08/2022 - 20:15
ABOUT US Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) was established when the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande in terms of section 20 of the Higher Education Act 1997 (Act 101 of 1997), promulgated the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) in the SA Government Gazette no: 37658 of 16 May 2014.... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] Cameroon to host the RUFORUM Annual General Meeting of 2023

Tue, 02/08/2022 - 10:38
The RUFORUM Board Executive Committee at its sitting of 28th July 2022 agreed on the venues for the RUFORUM Annual General Meetings (AGMs) and Triennial Conferences for the period 2023 – 2030. The 2023 AGM will be hosted by the Government of Cameroon and the five RUFORUM Member Universities in Cameroon. Subsequently, the 2024 Triennial... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] RUFORUM Board appoints a new Executive Secretary

Mon, 01/08/2022 - 09:04
Professor Theresia Nkuo-Akenji, RUFORUM Board Chair and Vice Chancellor University of Bamenda in Cameroon today announced the appointment of Dr. Patrick Okori as the next RUFORUM Executive Secretary effective 01 January 2023. He will replace Prof. Adipala Ekwamu who has been serving as the Executive Secretary since the founding of RUFORUM in 2004 by 10... Continue Reading →