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From community psychologist to agricultural change agent: Margaret Gumisiriza’s story

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 16:15
Studying community psychology nurtured my innate dream to become a change agent in the community. By the time I completed my undergraduate degree in 2009, this dream was strongly ingrained in my aspirations. My resolve to make an impact on peoples’ livelihoods was strengthened when I worked with farmers in Masaka and Ngora districts in […] 0

Job Opportunities at RUFORUM

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 09:51
RUFORUM (Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture), a network of 55 African Universities (Visit for more details), has the following job opportunities for qualified candidates at its Secretariat based at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda; RUF/JOB/18/16: Manager, Partnership and Business Administration RUF/JOB/19/16: Manager, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Details of the above job positions […] 0

Vacancy Announcement: Positions for teaching staff at LUANAR

Wed, 10/02/2016 - 16:24
Closing date for receiving applications is Friday 15th April 2016 Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) was established by an Act of Parliament No. 22 of 2011, by delinking Bunda College of Agriculture from The University of Malawi. Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals to fill the following academic position tenable at […] 0

Short courses available from ICRA: Boosting competencies in higher education

Wed, 10/02/2016 - 10:35
APPLY NOW for an interesting short course on:  Learning, action research and outreach for inclusive development – Boosting competencies in higher education, for lecturers and researchers working in tertiary agricultural education.  This course offers tools for designing and delivering interactive learning programmes by integrating education, action-research and community outreach. More information is available on our […] 0

Announcement: GCHERA World Agriculture Prize 2016

Wed, 10/02/2016 - 10:20
A 50.000 USD award for excellence in leadership in agricultural and life science universities Call for nominations – Deadline 25 April, 2016 The GCHERA World Agriculture Prize aims to encourage the global development of the mission of  higher education  institutions  in  education,  research  and  innovation  in  the  agricultural  and  life  sciences by recognizing the distinguished […] 0

Call for Short-Term Academic Staff: Pan African University Institute

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 08:31
The Pan African University (PAU) Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (including Climate Change) (PAUWES) is located on the campus of the University of Tlemcen, Algeria. This beautiful Mediterranean city befittingly derives its name from the Berber word for “water springs.” PAUWES is one of the five hubs of the Pan African University established under […] 0

Special call for ICARDA attachments for PhD and MSc graduates specialising in sorghum, barley and millet

Thu, 28/01/2016 - 17:16
FIELD ATTACHMENT PROGRAM AWARD (FAPA) CALL ID: RU/2016/FAPA-CRP  Application Deadline 30th March 2016 This Call for Attachments is being sponsored and supported by the Crop Research Program for Dryland Crops (CRP-DC) and is designed to increase capacity for research in these commodities. The grantees are expected to be attached to ICARDA (International Center for Agricultural […] 0

Calls for proposals: Doctoral regional research grants targeting barley, finger millet, pearl millet and sorghum

Thu, 28/01/2016 - 17:02
 Call ID: RU/2016/DRRG/CRP  APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30th March, 2016 This Call for Doctoral Research Grants is being sponsored and supported by the Dryland Cereals Scholarship Program of the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals (Dryland Cereals) and is designed to increase capacity for research barley, finger millet, pearl millet and Sorghum. Where appropriate the grantees are […] 0

DAAD-RUFORUM In-Country/In-Region Doctoral Scholarships available

Thu, 28/01/2016 - 16:27
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Secretariat is pleased to announce a call for PhD scholarships available through the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) funding support. These scholarships are targeting both in-country/in-region (sub-Saharan Africa) applicants to support selected RUFORUM regional PhD Programmes in the Eastern and Central Africa (ECA). The scholarships […] 0

New Publications: Open Education Resources available Online produced under AgShare

Thu, 28/01/2016 - 14:07
RUFORUM is pleased to share with you Open Education Resources (OERs) that have been developed by RUFORUM Member universities and partners.  Should you need to access all the AgShare Resources, you can type AgShare in the search engine at Publications: How Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) impact on trends and future educational ICT in […] 0

Twenty RUFORUM Network Universities among top 100 ranked African Universities in 2015-2016

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 16:05
The Ranking Web or Webometrics is the largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institutions. Webometrics does the global ranking twice a year according to the number of times a new article appears on the Internet about research done at the institution. This is considered an indicator of the impact and prestige of the university and […] 0

Job Opportunity: Director, Afromontane Research Unit (Contract appointment: 5 years)

Tue, 19/01/2016 - 16:42
Closing date: 22 January 2016. Directorate of Research Development Director: Afromontane Research Unit (Contract appointment: 5 years) QwaQwa Campus Job ID: 1418 Director/ Direkteur: Salary/Salaris: R 539 148,00 – R 649 041,00 Total rem. package/ Totale verg. pakket: R 730 203,68 – R 868 528.26 Duties and responsibilities: Establish the Afromontane Research Unit (ARU) as a […] 0

Government partners with University to rehabilitate arid land in Kenya

Tue, 05/01/2016 - 12:22
The Homa Bay government has partnered with Egerton University to rehabilitate arid land in the county. Sisal, acacia, grass and livestock will be grown commercially on the land. The products will generate up to Sh300 million for the county annually and create jobs for residents. The project is part of the university’s mission to rehabilitate […] 0

University Launches Multi-Purpose Farming Vehicle

Tue, 05/01/2016 - 09:14
By Moses Talemwa Skeptics of Makerere University’s innovation drive are in for a new shock. Last Friday’s formal launch of MV Mulimif the multi-purpose vehicle, already has many wondering when the first one will be available for purchase. MOSES TALEMWA met the team behind MV Mulimi. Last week, a group of farmers from Nakaseke arrived […] 0

Highlights from Makerere University engagement with RUFORUM in 2015

Mon, 21/12/2015 - 15:56
This report is a representation of the major activities and achievements in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Science (CAES) covering the academic year 2014/2015. The report covers the strategic areas as outlined in the University strategic areas and events within the prescribed period. It covers the academic profiles including student enrollment and registration, student […] 0

Ewel Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ecology and Environmental Science in the Tropics and Subtropics

Mon, 21/12/2015 - 10:06
Call for Applications. Due: January 25, 2016 The International Center at the University of Florida is pleased to invite applications for the John J. and Katherine C. Ewel Fellowship Program in Ecology and Environmental Science in the Tropics and Subtropics. This program will enable a recent doctorate recipient to study ecology and environmental sciences at […] 0

New Publication: Higher Education and Capacity Building in Africa

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 16:12
The geography and power of knowledge under changing conditions. This book uses ‘geography of scientific knowledge’ as an analytical framework for exploring the current and future development of knowledge production in Africa. It analyses how scientific knowledge is negotiated and contested in parallel to societal changes in general and capacity building in particular, and thus […] 0

Call for Expressions of Interest: BioFISA II Programme Seed Projects

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 15:56
Southern Africa Network for Biosciences BioFISA II Programme Seed Projects Call for Expressions of Interest 25 November 2015  Call ID: V6LFISA/2015/SFG001 Deadline for Submission: 1 February 2016 Deadline for short listing applicants: 19 February 2016 The Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) is a NEPAD Agency Flagship for collaborative research, development and an innovation platform […] 0

Job Opportunities at RUFORUM:Technical Assistant Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

Wed, 16/12/2015 - 08:13
Deadline: 25 January, 2016 Job Summary: RUFORUM which is a regional universities’ network working in 22 African Countries and with 55 Universities, seeks to strengthen the functional capacity of its Monitoring and Evaluation Unit to meet the service demands of the Secretariat, Member Universities and stakeholders and therefore, wishes to recruit a Planning Monitoring and […] 0

Job Opportunities at RUFORUM: Technical Assistant, Communication

Wed, 16/12/2015 - 08:06
Deadline: 25 January, 2016 Job summary The position of Technical Assistant -Communication is intended to strengthen the strategic role of RUFORUM Communications, Visibility and Brand to support RUFORUM’s mandate. RUFORUM continues to strengthen its brand, communication products, channels and coverage in the area of Higher Agricultural Education in Africa. RUFORUM’s increased role as a voice […] 0