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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

New Publication: Linking Universities to Communities

Thu, 13/08/2015 - 10:59
How do we encourage universities and their academics to extend their scholarship to the benefit of marginalised communities, in research and teaching networks focused on innovation for inclusive development? The goal of harnessing science and technology to enhance the quality of life of all citizens by addressing poverty and inequality was initially framed in terms […] 0

Graduate Research Grant Program: Request for Applications

Wed, 12/08/2015 - 13:30
Application Deadline: The Fall 2015 application deadline is Monday, November 9, 2015, 11:59 PM Eastern Time. The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security graduate research grant program supports exceptional graduate students who are interested in developing a component of their graduate research in a developing country setting and in collaboration with a mentor from […] 0

Doctoral Finalization Support Scholarships Call ID: RU/2015/DFS/01

Tue, 11/08/2015 - 17:31
Research Scholarships for Doctoral Students Registered in RUFORUM Regional Programmes Application Deadline: 30th September 2015 The Call This is to announce a call for applications for research scholarships to support the finalization of PhD research, data analysis, thesis write up, publication and dissemination of findings. Scholarships will be awarded to candidates registered in the Regional […] 0

Intra ACP Academic Mobility Doctoral Research Scholarships: Call ID: RU/2015/DFS/INTRA ACP/01

Tue, 11/08/2015 - 16:59
Research Scholarship Call For Doctoral Students Registered Under Ruforum Supported Programmes APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30TH SEPTEMBER 2015 The Call This is to announce a call for applications for research scholarships to support the finalization of PhD research, data analysis, thesis write up, publication and dissemination of findings. Scholarships will be awarded, on a competitive basis, to […] 0

Call For Proposals Doctoral Regional Research Scholarships Call ID: RU/2015/DRG/02

Tue, 11/08/2015 - 16:24
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30TH SEPTEMBER 2015 About the Call / Scholarship This is to announce a call for applications for research scholarships to support the finalization of PhD research, data analysis, thesis write up, publication and dissemination of findings. Scholarships will be awarded to candidates registered in the Regional Programmes as listed below and are finalizing […] 0

Call For Proposals Doctoral Regional Research Scholarships Call : RU/2015/GTA/DRG/01

Tue, 11/08/2015 - 15:09
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30TH SEPTEMBER 2015 About the Call / Scholarship This is to announce a Call for Applications for students registered in the RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship Programme (GTA) to support their doctoral research over two years. The research supported through these scholarships should contribute to the RUFORUM mission of linking universities closely with rural […] 0

The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa

Tue, 11/08/2015 - 10:50
African agriculture is currently at a crossroads, at which persistent food shortages are compounded by threats from climate change. But, as this book argues, Africa faces three major opportunities that can transform its agriculture into a force for economic growth: advances in science and technology; the creation of regional markets; and the emergence of a […] 0

Announcing opening of application window – EARTH UNIVERSITY

Fri, 07/08/2015 - 11:35
EARTH is an international university dedicated to training leaders for sustainable agriculture and rational use of natural resources.  EARTH university program emphasizes a systems approach to agriculture and natural resource management and we focus on developing entrepreneurial skills and spirit in our graduates as well as a strong environmental and social commitment. For more information […] 0

Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa – Collaborating Technical Agencies

Fri, 07/08/2015 - 08:59
Call for: Expressions of interest Deadline: August 31, 2015 by 10:00 (10:00 AM) (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada) Eligibility: This call is open to all organizations such as research institutes, university research and academic centres, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, science academies, and stakeholder organizations with a legal corporate registration. Organizations based in sub-Saharan Africa […] 0

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