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Second Call for Papers 2015 Regional Conference of INWES

Mon, 20/07/2015 - 17:34
African Women in Science and Engineering, in conjunction with International Women Engineers and Scientists(INWES) will host the 2015 INWES Regional Conference in Entebbe, Uganda on 21 – 13 October 2015. The theme of the Conference is ‘Women in Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Economic and Social Development‘. The conference aims to provide a forum […] 0

10 PhD positions at the University of Bonn in Germany – Apply Now

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 07:15
Water deficiency is a critical factor limiting crop productivity worldwide. This makes understanding how plants can use water efficiently a prime scientific challenge. The newly established and DFG-funded Research Training Network GRK 2064 focuses on the investigation of factors contributing to drought tolerance in the plant model Arabidopsis thaliana and the crop barley (Hordeum vulgare). […] 0

Five RUFORUM Universities top list of African Pacesetters in Research

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 17:33
Recent news from The World University Rankings listed five universities from the RUFORUM network among the top 15 by research Influence. Makerere University from Uganda came in 3rd position, followed by Stellenbosch University from South Africa in 4th position, University of Port Harcourt, 6th; University of Nairobi, 8th; and University of Pretoria, 11th. The rankings […] 0

Call for applications: A training course on advanced genomics and bioinformatics

Mon, 13/07/2015 - 09:12
Submission by 10th August, 2015                 The BecA-ILRI Hub seeks to strengthen the capacity of the African scientific community, to conduct bioscience research and significantly contribute to improved agricultural products that can enhance livelihoods of farmers in the region. As part of this capacity building programme, the BecA-ILRI Hub in collaboration with SLU will hold a […] 0

390,000 euros earmarked to enhance capacity in fisheries and aquaculture

Thu, 09/07/2015 - 10:27
Two RUFORUM member universities have received a grant of 390,000 euros from the Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education and Research for Development (APPPEAR) to implement a higher education academic partnership for enhancing capacity in research and training in fisheries and aquaculture. The two universities, Makerere University and the University of Eldoret, will work with […] 0

Producing Leaders within African realities and Context

Thu, 09/07/2015 - 07:45
RUFORUM recognizes African universities have potential to lead the change needed for development yet they are faced with staffing challenges. In responding to this challenge, RUFORUM has proactively contributed to enhancing the capacity of university staff / faculty, provided increased opportunities for their advancement in professional career to their highest levels through regional integrated doctoral […] 0

Malawi: Mutharika Now African Higher Education Champion

Thu, 09/07/2015 - 07:14
Malawi President Peter Mutharika has now been crowned as the Champion for Higher Education in Africa by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). RUFORUM handed over the crown to Mutharika on Sunday. In his acceptance, Mutharika said he is committed to make sure that schools are offering comprehensive science education which […] 0

1st African Agri-Business Incubation Conference & Expo

Wed, 08/07/2015 - 12:57
Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC) | 28-30 September, 2015 The African Agribusiness Incubation conference is a unique gathering of Innovators, start-ups, SMEs, educationists, government agencies, policy makers and investors in Africa. The Conference showcases the success achieved in the last four years in agribusiness incubation and lessons learnt to shape incubation over the next five […] 0

CORAF/WECARD is recruiting an Executive Director

Wed, 08/07/2015 - 11:00
Deadline: 15 August 2015 at 1700 GMT +8. The Chairman of the Governing Board of CORAF/WECARD, to fill the vacant position of Executive Director of the Institution, is seeking a senior Manager (M/F) to assume the duties of the position. If you are a visionary scientist, with leadership and manager qualities and interested in this […] 0

Call for Applications: CODESRIA PhD Programmes

Wed, 08/07/2015 - 10:24
Dealine: 21 August, 2015 Strengthening Phd Programmes in African Universities Call for Applications: 2015 Session The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce the call for applications from research laboratories and doctoral schools in African universities for the first phase of its initiative to support research in […] 0

RUFORUM Installs President of Malawi as Champion for Higher Education in Africa

Wed, 08/07/2015 - 02:00
On Sunday 5th July 2015, as part of the Malawi 51st National Independence celebrations, RUFORUM honoured and installed His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, State President of the Republic of Malawi as the Champion for Higher Education in Africa. The ceremony was held at the Sanjika Palace in Blantyre, Malawi and was attended by several […] 0

How to become an AgShare champion

Fri, 03/07/2015 - 09:00
AgShare model provides strategies for a logical institutional approach to teaching, research and community development. AgShare focuses on research-based approach for the co-creation and publication of agricultural knowledge within and across stakeholder groups. Multiple-media Open Educational Resources (OER) have been produced, shared, modified, and made freely available through learning networks. Six Reasons why the AgShare […] 0

Partnering to improve training of health professionals in Africa

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 15:54
Delegates of the Intra-ACP academic mobility project “Partnering for Health Professional Training in African Universities (P4PHT)” recently made a courtesy call on the RUFORUM Secretariat. The team from 11 universities [1]in nine countries were visiting Makerere University, one of the project partners, and used the opportunity to call in at RUFORUM Secretariat. According to Dr. […] 0

Call for Applications for Senior Fellowships: Australia-Africa Plant Biosecurity Partnership

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:48
Deadline: Friday 10th July 2015. Summary Applications are invited from plant biosecurity professionals for Senior Fellowships under the Australia-Africa Plant Biosecurity Partnership (AAPBP). Senior fellows will be sponsored for a 6 week placement in Australia, and for 3 workshops in Africa. Female plant biosecurity professionals are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be able to […] 0

University of Abomey-Calavi wins Grants to Implement Applied Research

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 16:14
The Regional Universities Forum for capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) acting under the auspices of the Platform for African European Partnerships in Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD) mobilized Research teams to prepare applications to respond to the Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) Call for proposals. As part of this effort, a write-shop was […] 0

Consultancy: Provision of Internet Services to the RUFORUM Secretariat

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 07:46
Background: The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a network of 46 African Universities with mission ‘to strengthen the capacities of Universities to foster innovations responsive to demands of small-holder farmers through the training of high quality researchers, the output of impact oriented research and the maintenance of collaborative working relations […] 0

RUFORUM awards six grants for Dryland Cereals Research

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 16:57
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the recipients of Dryland Cereal Research grants and Research Internships (MSc and Doctoral Field Attachments). RUFORUM in collaboration with CGIAR is implementing the Dryland Cereals Programme responding to the new RUFORUM business strategic plan 2020 which aims to build capacity of […] 0

Call for Manuscripts: African Journal for Rural Development

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 16:24
About the Journal The African Journal of Rural Development (AJRD) is an online open access scientific journal that publishes articles thrice a year. It is a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal with an ultimate purpose of sharing and increasing the depth of knowledge on aspects of sustainable rural development. The Journal welcomes submission of manuscripts that meet […] 0

Consultancy Opportunities: Country Level Study on the Status of the Higher Agricultural Education Sector

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 12:02
Science, technology and innovation is critical for responding to the challenges of African agriculture and to elevate its performance and contribution towards economic development and poverty alleviation. Universities have a key role to play in producing the next generation of the African workforce, including researchers/scientists, extension and advisory service practitioners, input dealers and other development […] 0

AgShare-Prioritizing Professional Development Needs for African Universities

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 16:57
The AgShare project aims to create a scalable and sustainable method of filling critical gaps in agriculture related curriculum through a redesigned MSc process. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) supports universities to address the important and largely unfulfilled role that universities play in contributing to the well‐being of small‐scale farmers […] 0