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Call for External Evaluator for ADVALUE Project

Fri, 17/05/2024 - 12:25
The ADVALUE project consortium is looking for a high-level expert for the external evaluation of the project. The project runs until 31st December 2026. Background of the projectThe project ‘ADVALUE’ focuses on the training and research topics of sustainable agricultural value chains and is funded by the EU Erasmus+ program for capacity building in higher […]

Advancing Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains through Strengthening Transdisciplinary Skills and Cooperation in East African Doctoral Education (ADVALUE) – Newsletter issue 1

Fri, 17/05/2024 - 12:11
The ADVALUE partnership started its international activities. During the Kick-Off conference 7-8 March 2024 at Nuertingen-Geislingen University, Germany, the partners put into place their proposed working structure and project design. This newsletter briefly presents the partnership, its cooperational arrangements, what can be expected next and most of all: https://erasmus-advalue.org/

Condolence Message On The Passing Of Professor Emeritus Patrick Rubaihayo

Thu, 16/05/2024 - 18:53
On Wednesday early morning of May 15th, the RUFORUM Secretariat and entire Network woke up on the sad news of the passing of Prof Patrick Rubaihayo. The former Minister, member of RUFORUM Governing Organ – Technical Committee and former lecturer at Makerere University Emeritus Professor Patrick Rubaihayo died at a hospital on May 14th, 2024 […]

WASD FANTASTIC Opportunity for Students Researchers for UN SDGs Research

Sat, 04/05/2024 - 11:25
In preparation of WASD 22nd Sustainability International Conference “How to accelerate the pace of the Agenda 2030 implementation at half-way to its finishing line“ in the period 22-25 July 2024 at the United Nations, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland (https://wasd.org.uk/listing/accelerate-sdgs-2030/), WASD is pleased to offer fantastic opportunity for 5-8 students to take part in a […]

Consortium Europe-Africa on Research and Innovation for FoodSystems Transformation (CEA -FIRST) Terms of Reference for 4 experts

Sat, 04/05/2024 - 10:25
Context and BackgroundFood systems transformation is high on the policy agenda both in Africa and in Europe. Food systems actors and the Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System (AKIS) stakeholders in both Africa and Europe need knowledge and tools to play a pro-active role. This transformation process is seriously hampered by factors including the multiplicity of […]

RUFORUM’S SECOND TRIENNIAL CONFERENCE

Fri, 03/05/2024 - 09:03
CALL FOR EXHIBITIONS FOR THE TRIENNIAL CONFERENCE Background The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a Network of 170 universities from 40 African countries, is organising its second triennial conference to be held in Windhoek – Namibia, from 12th – 16th August 2024. The theme for the second RUFORUM Triennial Conference is […]

Call for expression of interest

Thu, 02/05/2024 - 10:57
RUFORUM Young Scientists Award, 2024 edition Overview In spite of the progress made before the 2014-2018 period, food and nutrition insecurity remains of great concern. Globally, 795 million people still suffer from hunger, out of which 256 million (32.2%) are in the Africa region.[1] This corresponds to nearly one third of the world’s hungry people […]

South-South and Triangular Cooperation on Climate Change Adaptation and Agri- Food Systems Transformation in Africa [Call for Proposals ]

Wed, 17/04/2024 - 15:31
Terms of Reference for a Short-term Consultancy Assignment As countries accelerate their actions in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, a number of developments affecting the sustainability of food systems are emerging, including the impacts of climate change that are expected to have a disproportionately negative impact on production in those countries where food demand […]

Transformation and Relevance of Higher Education in Africa [RUFORUM Newsletter Volume 4]

Mon, 15/04/2024 - 09:33
Message from the Executive Secretary of RUFORUM Volume 4 of our newsletter is the first edition in 2024, and continues to highlight the work that African universities and their partners are doing. RUFORUM’s work is underpinned by African Governments who through their support to the RUFORUM Secretariat and member universities enables this network to deliver […]

WSU Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Advertisement: Call for Applications

Fri, 05/04/2024 - 13:27
The Directorate of Research Development and Innovation, within the Division of Research and Internationalization, is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of Postdoctoral Research Fellowship opportunities for 2024. These fellowships will be hosted across seven faculties of the University. The Directorate hereby invite applications from eligible individuals who have obtained a doctoral […]

Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa [Volume 2(8)]

Thu, 04/04/2024 - 09:02
Makerere listed among top 10 universities in Africa (Uganda). Makerere has emerged among the top 10 universities in Africa, according to a metric-based ranking of 14,131 universities from 183 countries. According to EduRank, which says it utilises the world’s largest scholarly papers database with 98,302,198 scientific publications and 2,149,512,106 citations to rank universities across 246 […]

Research to increase food production – researchers told

Tue, 26/03/2024 - 11:20
According to the minister, farmers are facing a lot of challenges including changing weather patterns that affect farm yields, but most of the research projects do not offer immediate solutions. Source: New Vision The state minister for animal industry, Bright Rwamirama, has appealed to researchers in universities and other institutions in Africa to focus on […]

Call for Expression of Interest to hold Pre-Conference and Side Meetings

Mon, 25/03/2024 - 15:13
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 170 Universities in 40 African Countries, will hold its second Triennial Conference from 12th to 16th August 2024 at Mercure Hotel, Windhoek, Namibia. The theme for the second Triennial Conference is “Operationalising Higher Agricultural Education and Research Ecosystems for Innovation, Industrialisation and […]

Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa [Volume 2(7)]

Thu, 21/03/2024 - 12:41
‘We need a skills revolution in Africa,’ says AAS president (Africa). Africa still needs enhanced and sustained initiatives to build a pool of diverse skills that are necessary to harness the power of science, technology and innovation (STI), which, in turn, can drive the continent’s development agenda, experts say. Speaking during a round-table discussion that […]

Call for Prototypes – Industry 4.0+ Technologies Applied in Agriculture and Education, Call ID: CARI-RUF/001/2024

Tue, 19/03/2024 - 15:29
BackgroundThe Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) received funding from the Government of Uganda through the Science, Technology, and Innovation Secretariat at the Office of the President (STI-OP) to implement the project “Commercialisation of Academic Research Initiative (CARI)”. CARI is funded under Grant Agreement Number STI-OP/2023/INDUSTRY4.0+/05 and implemented in partnership with Busitema […]

FARA and RUFORUM inaugurate the Regional Multi-Actor Research Network on Agroecology to Support Regional Centres of Excellence related to the Green Transition

Tue, 19/03/2024 - 08:54
The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) alongside the Agroecology Consortium, EC-Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC) and the EC Directorate General’s Department for International Partnerships (DG INTPA) have launched the Regional Multi-actor Research Network  #RMRN_agroecology Project to support the Regional Centres of Excellence (RCoEs) related to Green Transition, as part of the FARA […]

Call for Abstract for RUFORUM’S second Triennial Conference

Wed, 13/03/2024 - 16:29
Background The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 170 Universities in 40 African Countries, will hold its second Triennial Conference from 12th – 16th August 2024 at Mercure Hotel, Windhoek, Namibia. The theme for the second Triennial Conference is “Operationalising Higher Agricultural Education and Research Ecosystems for Innovation, Industrialisation […]

[RUFORUM-Thought Piece] Prospects for Higher Education in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) Region

Sat, 09/03/2024 - 14:53
Introduction The traditional missions of universities in the CEMAC region are teaching, research and support for development. In some CEMAC countries, the development of multilingualism is implicitly added, particularly where necessary (Cameroon for its bilingualism, Equatorial Guinea for its linguistic insularity). In CEMAC, the organisation of higher education is subject to both a national and […]

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