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[Communiqué de Presse] Septième Semaine Africaine de l’Enseignement Supérieur et Conférence Triennale de RUFORUM

Sun, 22/08/2021 - 09:03
Kampala 17 Août 2021 : Le Forum Régional des Universités pour le Renforcement des Capacités en Agriculture (RUFORUM) a le plaisir d’annoncer la septième Semaine Africaine de l’enseignement supérieur et la Conférence triennale de RUFORUM qui seront accueillies par le Gouvernement de la République du Bénin en partenariat avec l’Université d’Abomey Calavi, Université de Parakou et Université Nationale d’Agriculture, du 06 au 10 Décembre … Read More [Communiqué de Presse] Septième Semaine Africaine de l’Enseignement Supérieur et Conférence Triennale de RUFORUM

[Press Release] Seventh African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Triennial Conference

Thu, 19/08/2021 - 08:47
Kampala 17 August 2021: The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the Seventh African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Triennial Conference that will be hosted by the Government of the Republic of Benin in partnership with the University of Abomey Calavi, University of Parakou and the National University of Agriculture, from the 06th – 10th December, 2021 … Read More [Press Release] Seventh African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Triennial Conference

[Issue 95] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Mon, 16/08/2021 - 18:27
IOL There is an urgent need to redefine the future of education – experts advise (South Africa)Education experts and business leaders explored the theme of Redefining the future of education at the 7th annual Future of Education Summit held by CNBC Africa in partnership with Forbes Africa. Rakesh Wahi, founder of the Future of Education Summit and co-founder of the ABN Group, said there … Read More [Issue 95] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

AKADEMIYA2063 Signs MOU with RUFORUM to Strengthen Data and Analytical Capacities in support of Africa’s Agricultural Transformation

Mon, 16/08/2021 - 18:06
Kigali, Rwanda, 16th August 2021 – AKADEMIYA2063 and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen data and analytical capacities in support of Africa’s agricultural transformation and food security agenda. In particular, the two organizations, will develop and implement short-term training programs in economic modelling targeted at academic staff and post-graduate students from … Read More AKADEMIYA2063 Signs MOU with RUFORUM to Strengthen Data and Analytical Capacities in support of Africa’s Agricultural Transformation

Call for RUFORUM Triennial Conference Posters , 06 – 10 December 2021

Mon, 09/08/2021 - 16:01
Background The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)  is a network of 128 Universities in 38 African countries with mission to “strengthen the capacities of universities to foster innovations for strengthening agri-food systems through the training of high quality researchers, the output of impact-oriented research and the maintenance of collaborative working relations among researchers, farmers, national agricultural research institutions and governments” … Read More Call for RUFORUM Triennial Conference Posters , 06 – 10 December 2021

Opportunités de Formation de Troisième Cycle dans le cadre du Programme d’Assistanat d’Enseignement Supérieur de RUFORUM (GTA)

Mon, 09/08/2021 - 15:49
Lors de la réunion annuelle des Vice-Chanceliers / Présidents / Directeurs de Section / Recteurs des Universités Membres de RUFORUM (voir les liens sur le Dépliant de RUFORUM et l’Aperçu de RUFORUM) qui s’est tenue le 11 novembre 2020, les Vice-Chanceliers ont réaffirmé leur engagement envers le Programme d’Assistanat d’Enseignement Supérieur (GTA) qu’ils ont initié en 2014. Les objectifs du GTA sont les suivants: … Read More Opportunités de Formation de Troisième Cycle dans le cadre du Programme d’Assistanat d’Enseignement Supérieur de RUFORUM (GTA)

RUFORUM Alumni Week

Sat, 07/08/2021 - 10:55
Were you supported financially by RUFORUM at any point in your career for undergraduate, Masters, PhD or Post-Doctoral fellowship between 1992 and 2021? If yes, the Steering Committee of the RUFORUM Alumni Network (RAN) is inviting you to SAVE THE DATES of 27th September to 1st October 2021 daily between 3:00 – 5:00pm East African Standard Time for the Inaugural RUFORUM Alumni Week. The … Read More RUFORUM Alumni Week

I plan to supply high graded tomatoes and onions in South Sudan

Thu, 05/08/2021 - 12:06
By Joseph Aluong Kut Because of the high economic returns that horticulture offers, I decided to start a project that will focus on this enterprise. That’s why I launched the South Sudan Entrepreneurship Alliance (SSEA) agribusiness firm. Based on market surveys from the South Sudan Ministry of Agriculture and Chamber of Commerce, vegetable farming has been struggling in the past 10 years, despite the … Read More I plan to supply high graded tomatoes and onions in South Sudan

I started a consultancy to train university students on data management

Thu, 05/08/2021 - 10:50
By Nelson Papi Kolliesuah Growing up, I was always an inquisitive child. In school, I excelled and then started to appreciate the value of investigative journalism. I later enrolled to journalism school. Although I could piece together circumstances leading to the occurrence of certain situations, I kept yearning for more. Every time I listened to reports from different media outlets, I became increasingly convinced … Read More I started a consultancy to train university students on data management

I installed a cassava grinding machine in the community

Thu, 05/08/2021 - 10:36
By Egede Jonah Ode As a young scholar and aspiring leader, it is my responsibility to make things happen where nothing is happening. Therefore, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, I came to realize that this is the best time to prepare for the tasks that await us beyond the pandemic. That’s why with the internet data that was given to us by RUFORUM, I have … Read More I installed a cassava grinding machine in the community

[Issue 94] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Thu, 05/08/2021 - 09:10
Kenyans How Universities Set Up Graduates for Failure (Kenya)Professor Alfred Omenya, a professional architect, has shared intrigues into how tertiary facilities create controversial degrees that disadvantage graduates seeking job opportunities. Omenya is a former lecturer at the University of Nairobi (UoN) and Technical University of Kenya (TUK) in addition to being the Chief Executive Officer of Eco-Build, an architecture firm. The scholar detailed how … Read More [Issue 94] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Press Release] Egerton University 4th National Forum Dialogue for Universities, TVETs and Industry Stakeholders in Agricultural Sector and Higher Education

Thu, 29/07/2021 - 10:03
On the 21-22 July 2021, Egerton University in partnership with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), through Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s Growth and Development (TAGDev) program funded by the Mastercard Foundation hosted a virtual National Forum dialogue. This was the fourth National Forum convening for Agricultural and Higher Education stakeholders. This year’s convening was hosted … Read More [Press Release] Egerton University 4th National Forum Dialogue for Universities, TVETs and Industry Stakeholders in Agricultural Sector and Higher Education

[Issue 93] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Thu, 29/07/2021 - 09:02
Inside Higher Eds Doctoral Training Should Meet the Equity Moment (Global)Inequity is on everyone’s lips. The disproportionate toll on people of color during the pandemic from both COVID-19 and police violence brought into laser-sharp focus the unjust obstacles many people face in our society. This moment has elevated the language and concepts of critical social theories to the status of everyday conversations, public conflicts … Read More [Issue 93] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 92] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Sun, 25/07/2021 - 20:45
The Daily Star ‘We have to run our universities keeping up with 21st century’ (Global)Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique, a noted educationist, has served as the 27th vice chancellor of Dhaka University from 2009 till 2017. A mass communication expert, he was appointed chairman of the board of directors at Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). The Daily Star recently spoke to him on the occasion of … Read More [Issue 92] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 91] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Fri, 16/07/2021 - 11:32
Times Higher Education Pandemic silver lining: a catalyst for collaboration (Global)It’s not all doom and gloom. While we must acknowledge the personal and professional challenges most of us have faced because of the pandemic, the academic community has highlighted some real positives. Some academics say Covid-19 has been a much-needed catalyst for change in higher education, and now’s the time to take stock of … Read More [Issue 91] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

RUFORUM Wishes Muslim Community Happy Eid Al Adha

Wed, 14/07/2021 - 16:44
On Eid Al Adha, wishing that your sacrifices are appreciated and your prayers are answered by the almighty. Have a blessed Eid Al Adha! May this Eid Al Adha bring peace, prosperity, and happiness to you, your family and Muslim community!

[Press Release] His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi Hosts the Heads of State Pre-UN Food Systems Summit Dialogue

Wed, 14/07/2021 - 09:37
On 1st July, 2021, at State House in Lilongwe, Malawi, His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, the President of the Republic of Malawi hosted an African Heads of State Pre-UN Food Systems Summit Dialogue. The Summit Dialogue is part of Africa’s continental momentum towards the UN Food Systems Summit that will be hosted by the UN Secretary General in October 2021. The event was … Read More [Press Release] His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi Hosts the Heads of State Pre-UN Food Systems Summit Dialogue

[Issue 90] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Tue, 13/07/2021 - 16:48
Times Higher Education Post-Covid university management will be an exercise in give and take (Global)If leaders don’t proceed with openness and consideration towards nervous staff, it is students who will ultimately suffer, says Rachel Gallardo. As Covid vaccination rates increase and restrictions are lifted, many faculty and administrative staff are planning to return to campus – if they haven’t already. But to suggest that … Read More [Issue 90] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Heads of state commit to support universities

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 02:14
Maina Waruru  06 July 2021 A group of African heads of state have committed to working closely with African universities in the quest to end hunger on the continent. They undertook to support the institutions in their mission to train the personnel needed to drive African agriculture and to invest in the scientific research needed to thrive. The presidents also pledged to increase investment in … Read More Heads of state commit to support universities

[Press Release] A tragic loss in the advancement of Africa’s Agricultural and Food Systems

Mon, 05/07/2021 - 19:21
On Thursday 1st July, 2021 Africa saw one of her youngest innovator and researcher, Professor Noble Banadda Ephraim succumb to Covid-19. Professor Banadda, an Agricultural & Biosystems engineer, researcher and academician will be remembered for his prodigious contribution in building capacity of young scientists, increasing investment in the area of Research and Innovation during his service at Makerere University. His passion to increase knowledge … Read More [Press Release] A tragic loss in the advancement of Africa’s Agricultural and Food Systems

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