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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

Announcing RUFORUM’s 11th Annual General Assembly and 15th Board Meeting

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 09:18
27-29 August, Windhoek Namibia We are pleased to announce the RUFORUM 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) that will take place 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 to lesson learn from […] 0

Job Opportunity: Senior Scientist-Sorghum Breeding

Mon, 22/06/2015 - 12:44
ICRISAT is a non-profit organization that helps empower poor people in the rural drylands of Africa and Asia to overcome poverty, hunger and malnutrition, through making agriculture profitable and sustainable.  We achieve this through scientific advancements and working in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders. ICRISAT, established in 1972 is a member of the […] 0

Event: AFAAS Africa wide Agricultural Extension Week, 2015

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 20:34
Date: 5- 10 October 2015 Theme: “Reinvigorating Extension Services for Market-led Agriculture within the Context of the Malabo Declaration” AFAAS is a continental platform for mutual learning and innovation among agricultural extension and advisory services providers across Africa. From its inception, AFAAS had aligned itself with CAADP Pillar IV (technology generation, dissemination, adoption and training). […] 0

Job Opportunity at RUFORUM: Manager, Information & Technology (Ref: RUF/JOB/20/15)

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 19:36
RUFORUM is seeking for a well-qualified and motivated candidate to fill the position of Manager, Information &Technology (IT) at its Secretariat based at Makerere University Main Campus, Kampala, Uganda. Candidates from outside Uganda are especially encouraged to apply. The position of Manager IT is intended to strengthen the strategic role of IT to support RUFORUM’s […] 0

Save the date: Announcing the 5th African Higher Education Week

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 17:10
RUFORUM is pleased to announce the 5th African Higher Education Week to be held in Stellenbosch University and Spier Winery & Conference Centre, South Africa from 19-23 September, 2016. Over 700 participants representing Higher Education, Agricultural development, Civil Society and Private Sector are expected to attend. The overall theme will be “Linking Universities with Private […] 0

Building Capacity for Africa – Zaharan Journey

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 17:50
Exactly 2 years at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, Zaharan Hussein successfully graduated from the Master’s Degree with distinction, an academic and professional achievement that has developed his robust interest in postharvest technology research and consultancy.  In addition, this achievement has a direct link on his current career as the Assistant Lecturer and Researcher both […] 0

Declaration of African deans and principals on revitalizing Higher Education in agriculture for Africa’s future

Fri, 12/06/2015 - 09:20
Following celebrations to mark 10 years of RUFORUM, the next phase of RUFORUM’s evolution is being mapped out in a new Strategic Business Plan (SBP 2015-2020). The SPB highlights the key directions that RUFORUM will take in the next five years, including the modalities for engagement in Continental agenda especially Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy […] 0

Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology awarded a $300,000 grant from RUFORUM

Mon, 08/06/2015 - 09:52
Khartoum, Sudan– RUFORUM today announced the award of a US$300,000 grant to Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology to support a Community Action Research Project (CARP) on livestock value chain in Tanzania. At RUFORUM, CARP grants are designed to encourage universities to develop and invest in more comprehensive and sustained action research into […] 0

108 proposals received for the 6th GRG Call Proposals – 29 Selected for funding

Mon, 08/06/2015 - 09:11
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has continued to strengthen its role as a knowledge and capacity building agency for 46 universities in 22 African countries. In furthering this mandate, RUFORUM runs a Competitive Grants Scheme (CGS) with Graduate Research Grants (GRG) being one of the key granting mechanism for supporting […] 0