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[Press Release] American University of Beirut (AUB) signs memorandum of understanding with RUFORUM

Fri, 26/02/2021 - 15:28
Kampala, 26th February 2021. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on 24th February 2021 between the American University of Beirut (AUB) through its Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) and The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM, a consortium of 129 African universities in 38 African countries. The purpose of the MoU is to provide a framework for collaboration and … Read More [Press Release] American University of Beirut (AUB) signs memorandum of understanding with RUFORUM

[Issue 76] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Wed, 24/02/2021 - 14:33
Nature News Give African research participants more say in genomic data, say scientists (Africa) Tensions are building in Africa over the rules that govern the donation of biological samples and data to research.  Many human genome studies ask participants to sign a form that gives them little direct control over how their data will be used. But a panel of researchers in Africa says … Read More [Issue 76] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

The scholarship from RUFORUM has expanded my research capabilities and network

Mon, 22/02/2021 - 14:00
My name is Kusiima Kaheesi Samuel studying PhD Environment and Natural Resources at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Science (CAES), Makerere University, Uganda. I  received funding from RUFORUM under the Social and Environmental Trade-offs in African Agriculture (SENTINEL) Project for my research entitled: Land Use Land Cover Change (LULCC) and its Implications on Ecosystem Services in the Albert Water Management Zone, Uganda. The … Read More The scholarship from RUFORUM has expanded my research capabilities and network

I have benefited a lot from skills enhancement trainings organized by RUFORUM

Mon, 22/02/2021 - 08:30
My name is Zenebe Shuite Argado from Ethiopia. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Environmental Studies from Debre Markos University, Ethiopia and a Master of Education in Geography and Environmental Education from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. I was a full-time teaching staff in the department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Bule Hora University, Ethiopia, from July 2011 up to … Read More I have benefited a lot from skills enhancement trainings organized by RUFORUM

My research fieldwork in a foreign country has been a life changing experience

Sat, 20/02/2021 - 13:06
I am Rudo Violet Denga, a Zimbabwean studying PhD at Copperbelt University, Zambia. I obtained both BSc Hons. in Development Studies & MSc. in Development Studies from my home country. My research interests are in social-ecology with particular focus on sustainable environmental management, river bank cultivation and land use/cover change (LUCC).  Currently I am pursuing a PhD in Plant and Environmental Sciences, School of … Read More My research fieldwork in a foreign country has been a life changing experience

[Press release]Planning Meeting for the Second Afro-Arab Partnership Forum Held

Sat, 20/02/2021 - 12:48
Kampala 18th, February 2021: In 2019, the first Afro-Arab Partnership forum focusing on African higher education and agriculture was convened by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in collaboration with Arab Organisation for Agricultural Development (AOAD), the Arab Bank for Economic Development (BADEA) and Uganda Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MoST&I). This consultative forum was designed to provide a … Read More [Press release]Planning Meeting for the Second Afro-Arab Partnership Forum Held

Amidst the challenges, I am still on course to finish my PhD studies

Thu, 18/02/2021 - 08:30
My name is Abich Amsalu. I have been studying PhD in Climate Change and Bio-energy Development since September 2018 at Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Nature Resources, Hawassa University, Ethiopia. To support my studies, I won a research grant from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) funded by the  Social and Environmental Trade-offs in African Agriculture (SENTINEL) Project for … Read More Amidst the challenges, I am still on course to finish my PhD studies

I have spread my wings through RUFORUM scholarships

Wed, 17/02/2021 - 14:26
Growing up in DRC Bukavu town, with parents who believed in education being key to my future, has shaped who I am today. In our home region of Eastern DRC, we faced so many problems growing up due to different wars and rape of women. I had to struggle finishing my university education.  After finishing my undergraduate studies, I started working at my university … Read More I have spread my wings through RUFORUM scholarships

[Issue 75] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Wed, 17/02/2021 - 14:17
University World News Recalibrating the social ownership of our universities (Africa) Are African universities part of the oppressive economic, political and social superstructure in the continent? Who owns those universities? Do they know their students? How do they treat them and relate to them? What do they teach them? What is the future of those universities? These were some of the questions posed by … Read More [Issue 75] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Job Opportunity: Corporate Communication and Advocacy Officer at RUFORUM Secretariat

Tue, 16/02/2021 - 18:30
About RUFORUM The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM);-  www.ruforum.org   based at Makerere University, Kampala, has a job opportunity for the position of Corporate Communication and Advocacy Officer. The personnel shall report to the Executive Secretary. RUFORUM operation is guided by its Vision 2030 Strategy (The African Universities’ Agenda for Agricultural Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation – AHESTI), which is … Read More Job Opportunity: Corporate Communication and Advocacy Officer at RUFORUM Secretariat

The journey to my PhD programme begun with my involvement in the SENTINEL Project

Tue, 16/02/2021 - 08:30
My name is Petan Hamazakaza , a PhD student at Copperbelt University, Zambia. I consider life as a journey that is characterised by phases of ups and downs. Growing up in a rural setting where social standards are so low makes one not to appreciate how the other side of society in urban areas is. At a tender age of 15 years I happened … Read More The journey to my PhD programme begun with my involvement in the SENTINEL Project

My PhD research to tackle trade-offs in woodlot management in North-Western Ethiopia

Mon, 15/02/2021 - 08:30
My name is Solomon Mulu studying PhD in Forestry and Livelihood at the University of Gondar, Ethiopia.I am pleased to share my PhD research journey so far. When the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) announced a call for Doctorial Research Grants in February 2019, I immediately applied for the grant and was successful.  The funding for this grant is provided … Read More My PhD research to tackle trade-offs in woodlot management in North-Western Ethiopia

I want to contribute to Climate Change resilience in Sudan through my PhD research

Fri, 12/02/2021 - 14:00
My name is Maysoon Abdelhameid Abdelhai Osman studying PhD at the University of Nairobi, Kenya.I was born in the central part of Sudan, growing up with parents who believed in education as the best thing they can have in life for a bright future. After I graduated with BSc. (Honours) in Soil and Water Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Gezira (Sudan), I … Read More I want to contribute to Climate Change resilience in Sudan through my PhD research

RUFORUM Has Given Life Line to My PhD Journey

Fri, 12/02/2021 - 08:30
My name is Jackson Bunyangha from Uganda. Having completed my MSc in Environment and Natural Resources at Makerere University, I was eager to further my studies in Environmental Science particularly in the field of wetlands but in a new environment. Thus, I secured an admission at the University of Nairobi to do my PhD in Hydrobiology. However, I had no idea about where I … Read More RUFORUM Has Given Life Line to My PhD Journey

Studying forestry made me realise my destiny

Thu, 11/02/2021 - 23:34
My name is Basiru Adeniyi Okanlawon, PhD student of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. Brief about the study and aim.   My research is about Climate change and climate justice. My research study will answer this questions: a.            What kind of livelihoods, disaggregated by gender and marginalized groups, are obtained from different biophysical and socio-economic systems in the selected study sites? … Read More Studying forestry made me realise my destiny

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

Mon, 08/02/2021 - 11:29
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)- [ French ]

Postgraduate Training Opportunities under the RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program (GTA) – [ English]

Mon, 08/02/2021 - 11:09
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) – [ English]

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