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[Issue 102] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Thu, 14/10/2021 - 09:33
University World News Universities’ key role in the future of global food systems (Global)African academics say that partnerships and collective action across different sectors, including higher education and research, are needed to actualise the resolutions agreed upon at the United Nations Food Systems Summit held on 23 September in New York. “The common message and... Continue Reading →

Carbon – the connection between the atmosphere, soil, and plants

Wed, 13/10/2021 - 17:01
The main driving force behind climate change is the emission of greenhouse gases through human activities, says Prof Linus Franke, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Soil, Crop and Climate Sciences at the University of the Free State. “Carbon dioxide is the biggest culprit, accounting for 72% of the global warming effect, followed by methane and nitrous... Continue Reading →

Capacity Building on e-Learning Content Development

Tue, 12/10/2021 - 15:01
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture with Funding from the The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) has organized a virtual training under the theme: “Capacity Building on e-Learning Content Development” The training  is part of the RUFORUM Triennial Conference side events and it will run from the 18th – 22nd October,... Continue Reading →

RUFORUM Triennial Conference Side Event: Delivering Research and Innovations in Agricultural Greenhouse Gases

Mon, 11/10/2021 - 16:05
Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture and Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases are pleased to invite you to a virtual conference side event on “Delivering Research and Innovations in Agricultural Greenhouse Gases” This side event will take place from the 27th – 29th October 2021. Time: 14:00-17:00 EAT.Registration Link: Please... Continue Reading →

I make UGX 100,000 per Day from Running a Restaurant

Fri, 08/10/2021 - 14:22
The scholarship from the MasterCard Foundation has not only helped to ease my education, but it has also made it possible for beneficiaries like me to save money and engage in different income generating enterprises. It is from my savings that I have been able to open a restaurant which provides nutritious food such as... Continue Reading →

I Can Transform Agriculture in Africa Through the MasterCard Scholarship

Thu, 07/10/2021 - 22:37
I was born and raised in Uganda where agriculture is the back bone of the economy and the majority of the people make a living from agriculture. I grew up with my grandparents who also practiced agriculture and this inspired me to save part of my monthly stipend in order for me to engage in... Continue Reading →

[Issue 101] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Thu, 07/10/2021 - 16:17
The Kenya News Agency CS Mucheru Challenges Universities to Establish Business Hubs (Kenya)ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has called on both Public and Private Universities in the country to establish business incubation hubs to nurture entrepreneurial ideas among ordinary citizens. Mucheru has also challenged institutions of higher learning to shift focus... Continue Reading →

Problem Based Learning: Getting the Engine Running in Universities

Thu, 07/10/2021 - 12:45
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to invite you to participate in a virtual training on: Problem Based Learning: Getting the Engine Running in Universities. Date: 11th October 2021. Time: 3:00PM EAT. Register for free on this Link :

I Bought a Motorcycle to Earn a Living

Tue, 05/10/2021 - 20:13
My name is Jerom Ochenge. I am grateful to the MasterCard Foundation through RUFORUM for the generous support and opportunity granted to me. As a fresh graduate, I never had any source of income, but the financial support I got through MCF@RUFORUM changed my life. When the COVID-19 pandemic broke, all the students were sent... Continue Reading →

Foresight and Scenarios Training Workshop

Mon, 04/10/2021 - 14:27
The pursuit for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals while balancing social and environmental trade-offs needs a harmonized capacity in food systems and foresight. In partnership with RUFORUM, thisworkshop by the Social and Environmental Trade-offs in African Agriculture (SENTINEL) program will explore key concepts in foresight and scenario analysis and the connections between foresight and food... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] Accelerating youth employment through the TVET Sector

Sun, 03/10/2021 - 09:40
Kampala, 23rd September 2021 – The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation hosted a virtual webinar under the theme “Accelerating youth employment through the TVET Sector.” This webinar was part of the “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev) programme”.... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] RUFORUM Pre-Call Announcement

Fri, 01/10/2021 - 17:00
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 129 universities in 38 African countries, with funding from Carnegie Cooperation of New York is pleased to announce the following calls for proposals Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) Research Grants: RU/2022/GTA/01 RUFORUM is pleased to pre-announce the availability of 40 Doctoral research grants... Continue Reading →

Scientific Data Management for Post-Graduate Students Using R Programming Language: Follow-up Training

Fri, 01/10/2021 - 08:53
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa invites you to the Scientific Data Management training for Post-Graduate Students Using R Programming Language.  This is a follow-up training to provide detailed analysis on the use of different statistical methods to postgraduate students... Continue Reading →


Tue, 28/09/2021 - 17:21
Content is king for social media marketing, without it you have blank pages that are not communicating anything or engaging with anyone. In our recently ended training on this topic, we talked about Digital Writing and the How Tos of Content Management and Creation. You can re-watch Day 1 ( and Day 2 ( videos of... Continue Reading →

Enriching the Scientific World Through RUFORUM

Tue, 28/09/2021 - 16:53
My name is Dr Margret Wambui Wahome, a registered veterinary surgeon in Kenya. I came in contact with RUORUM through Dr Lucy Njagi, a lecturer at University of Nairobi and she was the principal investigator of the project I did at Master level by then. While undertaking a research for my master’s degree project titled:... Continue Reading →

RUFORUM Alumni Network Inauguration Week

Mon, 27/09/2021 - 21:11
As part of the 7th Africa Higher Education Week and the RUFORUM Triennial Conference, RUFORUM has organized the RUFORUM Alumni Week under the theme: “Platform for Partnerships, Networking and Mentorship among RUFORUM Alumni to transform Africa’s Agriculture” Date: 27th September to 1st October 2021Time: 3pm to 5pm (EAT)Registration Link:

[Issue 100] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Mon, 27/09/2021 - 20:48
USAF Studentpreneurs should stop focusing on writing plans and concentrate on making businesses happen (South Africa)Student entrepreneurs tend to be obsessed with writing business plans, how to access money, register their company, set up a bank account, and with buzzwords such as “business modelling”. Yet these obsessions, said Dr Johann van der Spuy, lecturer in... Continue Reading →

A Life Changing Journey: From Training to Practice

Sun, 26/09/2021 - 12:16
Robine Okello is an alumnus of Gulu University, Uganda with academic training in MSc. Agri-Enterprises Development and Bachelor of Business Administration and Management. Robine is advancing his career along the agricultural and applied economics and has obtained several certifications in Agriculture related courses and he is a recipient of the most outstanding MasterCard Foundation Scholarship... Continue Reading →


Sun, 26/09/2021 - 11:53
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), establishedby ten Vice Chancellors in 2004, is a consortium of 128 African universities operating within 38 countries spanning the African continent. RUFORUM is coordinated by a Secretariat hosted by Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. RUFORUM supports universities to address the important and largely unfulfilled role... Continue Reading →

From dream to Reality: My Academic Journey with RUFORUM support

Sun, 26/09/2021 - 10:35
Marius Affonfere was born in January 1993 and raised in Savalou district (Republic of Benin). In 2011, He obtained his Entry Level degree and he was granted a national scholarship for a Bachelor (BSc) degree in the School of Sciences and Techniques for Preservation and Processing of Agricultural Products at National University of Agriculture (Benin).... Continue Reading →