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The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture 2019-07-30T08:29:40Z
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1332 Propositions de Projet provenant de 46 pays (42 en Afrique et 4 autres hors du continent) reçues dans le cadre de la seconde édition du concours des jeunes entrepreneurs africains

Fri, 07/09/2018 - 14:51
Kampala 09 Septembre 2018 Dans le cadre des efforts visant à promouvoir les innovations des jeunes dans le développement des entreprises et des systèmes d’incubation, le Forum Régional des Universités pour le Renforcement des capacités en agriculture (RUFORUM) compte distinguer vingt (20) jeunes entrepreneurs à travers le concours des jeunes entrepreneurs africains. RUFORUM reconnait la force transformatrice de l’entrepreneuriat et sa contribution dans la lutte contre l’emploi des jeunes en Afrique. L’autonomisation... Read More 0

[Issue 25] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 16:24
Nyasa Times Mutharika pledges support to Regional Universities Forum (Malawi) Speaking on Thursday when he hosted a RUFORUM delegation at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe, President Mutharika said he is committed to the enhancement of higher learning in Malawi and across Africa through promotion of investment at this level of education. “No country can develop without proper investment in higher education and that is why my Government has invested substantial financial resources in... Read More 0

UNE RENCONTRE ENTRE SON EXCELLENCE, LE PRESIDENT DU MALAWI PROF. ARTHUR PETER MUTHARIKA ET LA DELAGATION DE RUFORUM

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 10:41
Kampala, 03 Septembre 2018. Une délégation du Forum Régional des Universités pour le renforcement des capacités en Agriculture (RUFORUM) a été reçue, le Jeudi 23 août 2018, par Son Excellence le professeur Arthur Peter Mutharika au Palais Kamuzu à Lilongwe, au Malawi. L’objectif de la visite était de faire le point des progrès accomplis par RUFORUM dans la mise en œuvre de l’agenda de Son Excellence, relatif à l’enseignement supérieur en Afrique... Read More 0

HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT PROF. ARTHUR PETER MUTHARIKA MEETS RUFORUM DELEGATION IN MALAWI

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 10:02
Kampala 03 September 2018. A delegation from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) was on Thursday 23 August 2018 received by His Excellency Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika at the Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe, Malawi. The purpose of the visit was to update His Excellency about RUFORUM’s progress in implementing His Excellency’s agenda related to higher education in Africa as well as deliberate on issues affecting higher education space... Read More 0

Comunicado de imprensa: O RUFORUM e o Banco Mundial lançam conjuntamente a “Chamada para Submissão de Propostas” para o Projecto de Fortalecimento do Ensino Superior Agrário para a Transformação dos Sistemas Agro-Alimentares em África (SHAEA) em seis...

Fri, 31/08/2018 - 16:30
Kampala, 31 de Agosto de 2018. Numa colaboração com os Governos de Camarões, Costa do Marfim, Gana, Quénia, Malawi e Moçambique, o Grupo Banco Mundial (The World Bank Group – WBG) e o Fórum Regional de Universidades para Capacitação em Agricultura (Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture – RUFORUM) têm o prazer de lançar a chamada para submissão de propostas ao programa regional de Fortalecimento do Ensino Superior Agrário para... Read More 0

Communiqué de presse: RUFORUM et la Banque Mondiale lancent “un Appel à Propositions” pour l’Appui à l’Enseignement Supérieur Agricole pour une Transformation des Systèmes Agro-alimentaires, dans six pays Africains

Fri, 31/08/2018 - 16:00
Kampala, 31 Août 2018. En collaboration avec les gouvernements du Cameroun, de la Côte d’Ivoire, du Ghana, du Kenya, du Malawi et du Mozambique, le Groupe de la Banque mondiale (GBM) et le Forum Régional des Universités pour le renforcement des capacités en agriculture (RUFORUM) ont le plaisir de lancer un appel à propositions dans le cadre d’un Projet Régional d’Appui à l’Enseignement Supérieur Agricole pour une Transformation des Systèmes Agro-alimentaires en... Read More 0

My journey to becoming a successful pig farmer in Ghana

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 16:31
I am John Atsu Agbolosoo, a Ghanaian student currently pursuing a Master of Science in Agri-Enterprise Development at Egerton University in Kenya under sponsorship from the TAGDev (Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development) Programme. TAGDev is a joint initiative of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and the Mastercard Foundation. Getting inspired Soon after enrolling for my masters’ in 2017, I decided... Read More 0

RUFORUM researcher to receive medal from the Vatican for outstanding scientific research

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 17:38
Professor Noble Banadda, Chair of the Department of Agricultural and BioSystems Engineering at Makerere University in Uganda and a former RUFORUM Principal Investigator has been awarded the Pius XI Medal for the year 2018.  The award, given by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences based at the Vatican, is in recognition of his outstanding scientific research. He was selected by unanimous decision of the Academy Council from among many candidates proposed. The Pius... Read More 0

[Issue 23] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 17:28
University World News New partnership puts university teaching in the spotlight (Africa) African universities need a systematic change in teaching and learning approaches to help lecturers deal with growing student numbers and inadequate facilities, and to produce graduates who can make meaningful contributions in today’s knowledge-based economies. This message was a key driver of discussions at a pedagogical leadership training session aimed at lecturers in the social sciences from five countries in... Read More 0

Préannonce: Projet d’Appui à l’Enseignement Superieur Agricole pour une Transformation des Systèmes Agroalimentaires en Afrique

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 15:14
En collaboration avec les gouvernements du Cameroun, de la Côte d’Ivoire, du Ghana, du Malawi et du Mozambique, le Groupe de la Banque mondiale et le Forum Régional des Universités pour le renforcement des capacités en agriculture (RUFORUM) s’activent conjointement à lancer un appel à propositions dans le cadre du programme régional d’appui à l’enseignement supérieur agricole pour une transformation des systèmes agroalimentaires en Afrique (SHAEA). L’appel officiel sera lancé vers la... Read More 0

Pre-Call for Proposals Announcement: Strengthening Higher Agricultural Education for Agri-Food System Transformation in Africa (SHAEA)

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 10:38
In collaboration with the Governments of Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Malawi, and Mozambique,the World Bank Group (WBG) and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) are jointly preparing the launch of a Call for Proposals for a regional program of Strengthening Higher Agricultural Education for Agri-Food Transformation in Africa (SHAEA). The official call is expected to be launched by the end of August 2018. This is part of the... Read More 0

Higher quality seed potato improves productivity and income of Smallholder Farmers in Nakuru County

Tue, 24/07/2018 - 13:01
In the lash green rolling hills of Molo in Kenya lies Baraka Agricultural College, an exemplary Agricultural Technical Vocational and Training (ATVET) institution whose focus on nurturing skilled, relevant and market ready graduates is visible. Baraka Agricultural College prides in its competence based training approach that it executes in a range of training offerings including: Diploma in horticulture producer, Diploma in entrepreneurial agriculture, Diploma in sustainable agriculture and rural development, Certificate in... Read More 0

[Issue 22] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Tue, 24/07/2018 - 12:28
University World News The challenges of growing PhD graduate numbers (Africa) Sub-Saharan African countries need to increase the production rate of PhD graduates and substantially improve investment in doctoral education, according to recommendations emerging from a six-country study examining the PhD landscape in the region. While there is little disagreement about the need for more PhDs in Africa, experts say caution is needed on the issue of how such expansion takes place.... Read More 0

[Issue 21] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 07:44
Mail and Guardian Science will unlock Africa’s potential — if it is funded (Africa) Africa’s leading scientists, innovators and policymakers met in Kigali, Rwanda, in March this year to brainstorm solutions to an increasingly pressing problem: the poor quality of science on the continent. Any good leader knows that scientific discovery and innovation fuel progress, facilitate development and can tackle issues such as food insecurity, water shortages and climate change. But most... Read More 0

FAO-RUFORUM partnership offers free multilingual e-learning courses to African universities

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 07:30
We are delighted to inform you that RUFORUM has established a partnership agreement with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with the objetives to implement concrete collaboration initiatives to leverage comparative advantages, capitalize on existing resources and institutional expertise, and multiply the outreach and impact of both organizations’ capacity development efforts. Within the context of the partnership, FAO offers RUFORUM members and affiliated institutions a number of multilingual... Read More 0

JOBS: Appointments in RUFORUM

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 07:17
DAMA Consultants Limited are retained by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to identify competent individuals to fill the following posts: Deputy Executive Secretary, Programme Development & Implementation (DES PD&I); Technical Specialist, Youth Services Development & Community Engagement (TS YSD & CE); Technical Specialist, Policy Analysis (TS-PA); Technical Specialist, Research and Development (TS-R&D); Internal Auditor (IA); and Systems Accountant (SA). All the positions are based at the RUFORUM... Read More 0

[Issue 20] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Tue, 03/07/2018 - 17:21
University World News Building scientific capacity – A regional turning point (Africa) The future of Africa will be shaped by two dynamics. First, how well its leaders prepare for the fastest population growth rate in the world. And second, how well they do in creating the right opportunities for its young citizens. Africa is projected to become home to 1.7 billion people with more than half of that population under the age... Read More 0

Mastercard@RUFORUM announces 60 scholarship recipients for 2018-2019 academic year

Mon, 02/07/2018 - 13:45
Kampala July 02, 2018. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), is pleased to announce the Second cohort of the Mastercard@RUFORUM scholarship recipients for the 2018-2019 academic year. Since July 2016, RUFORUM, in partnership with MasterCard Foundation, Gulu University and Egerton University are implementing an eight year programme aimed at transforming African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to development challenges through enhanced application of science, technology,... Read More 0

[Issue 19]: Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Tue, 26/06/2018 - 10:46
University World News Centres of Excellence project bequeaths research hubs (Africa) The Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) plans to establish regional research hubs in at least four universities that are hosting the Eastern and Southern African Higher Education Centres of Excellence (ACE II) at a cost of US$2 million. In a move that will be preceded by the setting up of incubation centres in the institutions, later transiting into research centres,... Read More 0

Statement from RUFORUM Executive Secretary at the Joint Meeting of the SADC Ministers responsible for Education, Training, Science, Technology and Innovation

Fri, 22/06/2018 - 15:45
Professor. Adipala Ekwamu the Executive Secretary of  the Regional universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has this today made remarks about RUFORUM contribution to SADC during the closing of the joint meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ministers responsible for Education, Training, Science, Technology and Innovation in Durban South Africa.  Honorable Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen, all protocol observed I am pleased with this opportunity to speak before this... Read More 0

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