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[Thought Piece] How could Higher Education help in China-Africa South-South Cooperation? A Case of China Agricultural University

Tue, 19/04/2022 - 11:51
Introduction Poverty eradication and zero hunger are two challenging Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN) for the Global South to achieve. With China’s experience of eradicating extreme poverty by 2020, development knowledge applicable to the Global South needs to be co-found, co-produced, and co-innovated, together with peers in Africa. The UN framework... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] Official Launch of the PhD Programme in Agroecology and Climate Sciences at the Evangelical University in Africa (UEA) in Bukavu, DR Congo

Tue, 19/04/2022 - 10:10
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with four of its member universities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) namely: Evangelical University in Africa (UEA), Catholic University of Bukavu (UCB), Official University of Bukavu (UOB) and Catholic University of Graben (UCG) launched a PhD programme in Agroecology and... Continue Reading →

Giving Back to Society – The Story of a TAGDev Alumni

Fri, 15/04/2022 - 16:58
My name is Nafula Marveen and I recently graduated from Gulu University with a Masters degree in Food Security and Community Nutrition, courtesy of Mastercard foundation through RUFORUM. Growing up, I had a passion for transforming the community and touching lives because I know how it feels to change someone’s story. My narrative changed when... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] BRIDGIN Foundation provides a Grant of USD 500 Million to the Uganda Government for the Higher Education Sector

Thu, 14/04/2022 - 17:15
Kampala, 12 April 2022. The BRIDGIN Foundation is to provide a grant of US500 million to Uganda Government to establish four High Tech Higher Education centres in Uganda including a Medical Hospital for Makerere University. The Grant includes US$65 million for construction of the Headquarters of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)... Continue Reading →

Happy Easter Celebration

Thu, 14/04/2022 - 09:30
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture wishes all Christians a happy Easter celebration filled with peace and joy. Have a joyous celebration!

[Press Release] BRIDGIN Foundation provides a Grant of USD 500 Million to the Uganda Government for the Higher Education Sector

Wed, 13/04/2022 - 11:43
Kampala, 12 April 2022. The BRIDGIN Foundation is to provide a grant of US500 million to Uganda Government to establish four High Tech Higher Education centres in Uganda including a Medical Hospital for Makerere University. The Grant includes US$65 million for construction of the Headquarters of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture... Continue Reading →
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[CALL FOR PAPERS] RUFORUM 18th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

Tue, 12/04/2022 - 09:36
BackgroundThe Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a network of 147 universities in 38 African countries. It was established in 2004 to (i) foster integration of African universities into the national agricultural innovation systems (NAIS); (ii) provide a platform for training quality graduates to support development processes in Africa; (iii) rationalize... Continue Reading →

ANNOUNCEMENT OF CONDITIONALLY SELECTED PROPOSALS FROM THE REPUBLIC OF MALAWI

Thu, 07/04/2022 - 15:04
1.0 Introduction In collaboration with the Governments of Malawi and Mozambique, the World Bank, the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) and Regional University Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) are preparing a proposed investment project – the Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence Additional Financing Project (ACE II AF). The main... Continue Reading →

Call for Research Assistants to collect data on food (in)security in Uganda

Thu, 07/04/2022 - 11:17
Background Background The Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) developed by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has gained growing recognition since its introduction in 2014 as a globally valid, very reliable, individual and household food security measurement tool, culminating to its endorsement by the United Nations Statistical Commission as the basis... Continue Reading →

3 African institutions partner to use artificial intelligence to tackle climate change

Fri, 01/04/2022 - 09:06
The West African Science Services Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) in partnership with two other institutions, RUFORUM, an organisation made up of African universities working to promote agricultural development and the AKADEMIYA2063, established to expand the portfolio of research and capacity-strengthening for agricultural policy making, are partnering WASCAL to implement the... Continue Reading →

Research initiative to tackle food security, global warming

Mon, 28/03/2022 - 08:14
In an effort to bolster cooperation between European and African countries as they face joint challenges in agriculture, food and the environment in a context of climate change, two French science bodies, in cooperation with 20 African universities and institutes along with three sub-regional organisations, have launched a research initiative to improve food security, fight... Continue Reading →

RUFORUM APPRECIATION FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO HIGHER EDUCATION IN AFRICA

Fri, 25/03/2022 - 11:14
RUFORUM has for long been partnering with CARNEGIE Corporation of New York to strengthen Human Capital Development in Africa. Today the secretariat wishes to sincerely thank the corporation for the relentless support to the network.

RUFORUM Nurturing Grant for “Training the Next Generation of Sudan Female Scientists”

Mon, 21/03/2022 - 12:46
30 MSc Sudanese female students were recruited for training with funding support from Mastercard Foundation under RUFORUM TAGDev Project . See their profiles

[Thought Piece] Transforming higher education – the sure road, yet less traveled: sharing experiences from The University of Bamenda

Sun, 20/03/2022 - 10:43
BackgroundThe issues surrounding higher education across the African continent are numerous and include relevance, access, gender balance, massification, underfunding and brain drain. While the societal needs are rapidly changing, Universities are also adapting by making alterations to management regimes, curriculum content and relevance in training programs in order to meet the expectations of the job... Continue Reading →

[Thought Piece] A Transformation Agenda for Tertiary Agricultural Education Institutions in Africa

Thu, 17/03/2022 - 11:38
IntroductionThe current and emerging challenges of agriculture and food systems in Africa are enormous and include, among other factors, (i) rapid growth in demand for food, (ii) rapid commercialization of agriculture, (iii) lagging productivity in production, (iv) changing consumption patterns, (v) climate change, (vi) inadequate transportation infrastructure, (vii) limited electrification, and (viii) poorly developed agro-industries.... Continue Reading →

[Thought Piece] The RUFORUM Triennial Conference: Perspectives for the Present and Future Convenings

Thu, 17/03/2022 - 08:58
Prologue: Africa and the global economy both face head winds of post covid-19 pandemic recovery, that has been tapered by increasing resurgence the disease and prevalence of new variants of the pathogen SARS-Cov-2: Alpha (B.1.1.7 and descendent lineages), Beta (B.1.351 and descendent lineages), Gamma (P.1 and descendent lineages), Epsilon (B.1.427 and B.1.429), Eta (B.1.525), Iota... Continue Reading →

Bukavu Youth Agripreneurs (BYA)

Tue, 15/03/2022 - 10:40
Bukavu Youth Agripreneurs enterprise was started by graduates from different universities and academic disciplines. The enterprise is located in Bukavu City, South Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). After attending a training in agribusiness at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), we developed the passion for agricultural entrepreneurship and we exploited... Continue Reading →

Youths from Africa and the Arab World commit to advancing cooperation in agriculture, science, technology, innovation and trade through the Afro-Arab partnership

Mon, 14/03/2022 - 16:23
The Afro-Arab Youth Council (AAYC) in partnership with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) organized a youth dialogue under the theme, “Enhancing food security through innovations and planetary health: the role of youth.” Officiated by Major General Kahinda Otafiire Uganda’s Minister of Internal Affairs on behalf of His Excellency, the President... Continue Reading →

2022 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition

Mon, 14/03/2022 - 10:28
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 147 Universities in 38 African Countries, is pleased to announce the call for 2022 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC). The overall purpose of the RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC) is to catalyse entrepreneurship through promotion of business innovation and provision... Continue Reading →

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