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African Heads of State and Government and Development Partners to meet to discuss the role of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

Fri, 25/09/2015 - 09:29
Global leaders are meeting at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to adopt the sustainable development goals for the next 15 years to 2030. One of the goals is on inclusive quality education and continuous professional development for all. African leaders recognize that higher education is a key for the attainment of the sustainable development […] 0

RUFORUM Convenes stakeholders to develop an Implementation Plan for the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa

Tue, 22/09/2015 - 12:44
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) on 15-16 September, 2015 convened a stakeholders meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi to develop an Implementation Plan for the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa Priority One. This was a follow up of the earlier meeting in March, 2015, where the African Union Commission (AUC) […] 0

Meet RUFORUM Graduate Research Student, Mzengereza Kumbukani

Tue, 22/09/2015 - 07:00
Walking in the corridors of Mzuzu University after having been awarded a scholarship by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to study for a Master of Fisheries science degree was a dream come true for me as l had been yearning for the opportunity.  What is more fascinating is the experience […] 0

Apply Now: Australia Awards Scholarships Now Open

Fri, 18/09/2015 - 13:29
Australia Awards are international scholarships funded by the Australian Government which promote development in Africa through a program of training opportunities for African professionals.  In this round, one of the focus sectors is Agricultural Productivity.  Applications are now open for master-level degrees and short courses.  Australia Awards, a cornerstone of the Australian Government’s development assistance program […] 0

Call for Short, Extended abstracts and Posters/Exhibitions

Fri, 18/09/2015 - 09:45
5th African Higher Education Week &  RUFORUM Biennial Conference: Linking  Universities with Private Sector, Governments and Other Stakeholders in support of Agricultural Development in Africa   19th – 23rd September, 2016 CALL FOR SHORT, EXTENDED ABSTRACTS AND POSTERS/EXHIBITIONS The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture, a Network of 55 African Universities in sub-Saharan […] 0

Apply Now: Jennifer Potter Emerging Leaders Fellowship

Tue, 15/09/2015 - 06:57
OVERVIEW The Jennifer Potter Emerging Leaders Fellowship is a groundbreaking effort to inspire and empower the next generation of young African business leaders. Launched in 2013, the program was undertaken in recognition of Jennifer Potter, former IGD president & CEO, to commemorate her dedication to expanding economic opportunity throughout her career, particularly among women. The […] 0

Supporting Higher Education in Africa through Social Media, a focus on Namibia

Fri, 11/09/2015 - 09:31
As part of its strategy to increase visibility of RUFORUM’s operations, with support from the University of Namibia, RUFORUM trained nine reporters during the recently concluded 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held 25-29 August 2015 in Namibia. With the network’s growth to now 55 member universities across Africa, it is increasingly important to engage Social […] 0

Introducing MSc Students under the RUFORUM Graduate Research Grant in National University of Lesotho

Fri, 11/09/2015 - 09:10
I am Morai Moiloa from Lesotho; l was born and raised in Mafeteng district in the country. I got acquainted to agriculture since my childhood and this is where I developed the love of it as I grew from the community that depend largely on agriculture. I have attended the National University of Lesotho from […] 0

Now Open: African Doctoral Academy Summer School 2016

Tue, 08/09/2015 - 11:32
Advance Notice ADA Summer School 2016 In Research Methods and Academic Career Development 11 – 22 January 2016 University of Stellenbosch Over 150 delegates, hailing from all across Africa visited Stellenbosch University to participate in the African Doctoral Academy’s bi-annual learning experience. The academy offered twelve one-week courses, six of which had never presented before […] 0

Special Feature: RUFORUM Alumni, Dr. Sadik Kassim

Tue, 08/09/2015 - 11:13
Dr. Sadik Kassim is one of the pioneer graduates of RUFORUM’s Regional PhD in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology run at Makerere University. He is currently the Director of Research at Abi Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute (Abi ZARDI) one of Uganda’s Public Agricultural Research Institutes (PARIs) under National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO). He serves […] 0

Opportunities: Netherlands Fellowship Programmes

Tue, 08/09/2015 - 11:00
Target group The Tailor made Training programme is specifically meant to enhance the overall functioning of an organisation by training a selected group of its staff members. An organisation facing certain constraints in achieving its goals can by means of a tailor made training course  (partly) eliminate these constraints. The programme is open to a […] 0

ILRI vacancy: Research scientist – Livestock Genetics/Genomics

Tue, 08/09/2015 - 10:39
Deadline:30 September, 2015 The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Scientist – Livestock Genetics/Genomics to build the biosciences research capacity of scientists and graduate students in the east and central Africa region, in particular to support the many regional researchers who come to the BecA-ILRI Hub to conduct their own agricultural […] 0

RUFORUM Launches crowd funding campaign to raise scholarship funds for African students

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 16:25
The Regional University Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) today launched a crowd funding campaign to raise funds to train African graduate students within Africa to transform African agriculture. Under the theme “Sponsor a student, Sustain Africa’s agriculture” the campaign seeks to spread far and wide, RUFORUM’s cause of training a critical mass of […] 0

African Universities meet to strengthen agricultural research and training

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 14:26
Government of Namibia Minister, Hon John Mutorwa, Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, hosted a meeting of over 50 African Vice Chancellors, 70 Principals and Deans, Policy makers and government representatives from over 24 African Countries to discuss the role of universities in feeding Africa. Africa’s population is expected to more than double to 2.4 […] 0

RUFORUM Expands Its Mandate to now 55 member Universities

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 13:12
At its meeting held today 29th August 2015 in Windhoek, Namibia, RUFORUM Annual General Meeting formally approved the expansion of its membership to West Africa, thus ratifying the admission of University of Abomey Calavi (Benin), University of Cape Coast (Ghana) and University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria) to its membership. The meeting further admitted seven Universities […] 0

RUFORUM Celebrates Outstanding Champions: The IMPRESSA Awards

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 12:36
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the outstanding champions for Agricultural Transformation in Africa. The 2015/2016 awards winners were presented and honoured during the closing ceremony of the RUFORUM’s 11th Annual General Meeting held in Windhoek, Namibia, 27-29 August 2015. Once every two years since 2009; following […] 0

Making History: Professor Imbuga first female RUFORUM Board Chair

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 09:42
The RUFORUM network is pleased to announce that Professor Mabel Imbuga, the current Vice Chancellor of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has been elected Chair of the RUFORUM Board and she is the first woman to fill this position. On the 28th August of 2015 during the RUFORUM 11th Annual General Meeting […] 0

Now Available RUFORUM Annual General Meeting Program Booklet

Sat, 22/08/2015 - 16:44
We are pleased to share with you the RUFORUM 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) program booklet. The RUFORUM AGM will take place next week 27-29 August, 2015 in Windhoek, Namibia. This year’s AGM will be hosted by the Government of Namibia and University of Namibia. The RUFORUM AGM provides a platform for RUFORUM member universities […] 0

Carnegie Corporation of New York awards RUFORUM a follow up grant

Fri, 21/08/2015 - 09:12
Carnegie Corporation of New York awards RUFORUM a follow up grant to train the next generation of scientists in African Universities Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has received a grant ($1,505,350) from Carnegie Cooperation of New York to support a project entitled Training the Next Generation of PhD Graduates in African […] 0

Strengthening Doctoral Programs in Africa – 7 scholarships awarded

Fri, 21/08/2015 - 08:43
Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce a list of successful applicants for 2015 DAAD/RUFORUM in-region and in-country scholarships. RUFORUM has been in a collaboration with DAAD to promote the regional doctoral training programmes offered by its member universities in the East African Region. The programme offers opportunities for […] 0