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[Comunicado à imprensa] Conferência Trienal RUFORUM e 7a Semana do Ensino Superior da África

Wed, 03/11/2021 - 10:35
Conferência Trienal RUFORUM e 7a Semana do Ensino Superior da África O Fórum Regional de Universidades para Capacitação em Agricultura (RUFORUM) tem o prazer de compartilhar o cronograma final do programa para a Conferência Trienal e a Semana do Ensino Superior da África, prevista para 6 a 10 de dezembro de 2021 no Palais des... Continue Reading →

Comunicação do Secretário Executivo da RUFORUM

Tue, 02/11/2021 - 17:12
O Escritório do Secretário Executivo, Fórum Regional de Universidades para Capacitação em Agricultura (RUFORUM) estende o apreço ao Conselho da RUFORUM, à Organização Mundial da Saúde e à Comissão da União Africana através do Centro Africano de Controle de Doenças pelo trabalho que você fez para ajudar a África a lidar com a pandemia de... Continue Reading →

[Communiqué de Presse] Conférence Triennale de RUFORUM et 7ème Semaine Africaine de l’Enseignement Supérieur

Tue, 02/11/2021 - 11:56
Le Forum Régional des Universités pour le Renforcement des Capacités en Agriculture (RUFORUM) a le plaisir de partager le programme final de la Conférence Triennale et de la Semaine Africaine de l’Enseignement Supérieur prévue du 6 au 10 Décembre 2021 au Palais des Congrès de Cotonou, Bénin sous le thème « Opérationnaliser l’enseignement supérieur Éducation... Continue Reading →

[Communiqué de Presse] Communication du Secrétaire Exécutif de RUFORUM

Tue, 02/11/2021 - 11:48
Le Bureau du Secrétaire exécutif du Forum régional des universités pour le renforcement des capacités en agriculture (RUFORUM) remercie le Conseil de RUFORUM, l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé et la Commission de l’Union africaine par l’intermédiaire du Centre africain de lutte contre les maladies pour le travail que vous avez accompli pour aider l’Afrique à... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] Communication from the RUFORUM Executive Secretary

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 15:29
The Office of the Executive Secretary, Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) extends appreciation to the RUFORUM Board, the World Health Organisation and Africa Union Commission through the Africa Centre for Disease Control for the work you have done to help Africa cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. We also thankful to all... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] RUFORUM Triennial Conference and 7th Africa Higher Education Week

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 15:25
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to share the final program schedule for the Triennial Conference and Africa Higher Education Week slated for 6th -10th December 2021 at Palais des Congres de Cotonou, Benin under the Theme ‘Operationalising Higher Education for Innovation, Industrialisation, Inclusion and Sustainable Economic Development in... Continue Reading →

AGROVIE: The Best Young Entrepreneurs in South Kivu

Sun, 31/10/2021 - 15:05
Agrovie was established on 12th March , 2016 by 6 students from the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Université Catholique de Bukavu (UCB). Agrovie is located at Ibanda, Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo with the aim of creating employment for young people while meeting the agri-food needs of the community. To this end, we have worked... Continue Reading →

I Work Closely with the Youth to Promote Agriculture

Sat, 16/10/2021 - 20:48
My name is Angella Akori and I come from Eastern Uganda. In 2019, I got a scholarship from RUFORUM to pursue a degree in agri-entrepreneurship and communication. At that time, I already had plans and ideas to carry out a number of agricultural projects in my home town, however, I lacked finances to make my... Continue Reading →

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

Fri, 15/10/2021 - 16:31
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... Continue Reading →

Postgraduate Training Opportunities under the RUFORUMGraduate Teaching Assistantship Program (GTA)

Fri, 15/10/2021 - 16:28
During the annual meeting of Vice Chancellors/Presidents/Principals/Rectors of RUFORUM Member Universities (see links about RUFORUM flier and RUFORUM at a Glance) held on 11th November 2020, the Vice Chancellors re-affirmed their commitment to the Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program that they initiated in 2014. The objectives of the GTA are to: i) Improve the quality of... Continue Reading →

[Issue 102] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Thu, 14/10/2021 - 09:33
University World News Universities’ key role in the future of global food systems (Global)African academics say that partnerships and collective action across different sectors, including higher education and research, are needed to actualise the resolutions agreed upon at the United Nations Food Systems Summit held on 23 September in New York. “The common message and... Continue Reading →

Carbon – the connection between the atmosphere, soil, and plants

Wed, 13/10/2021 - 17:01
The main driving force behind climate change is the emission of greenhouse gases through human activities, says Prof Linus Franke, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Soil, Crop and Climate Sciences at the University of the Free State. “Carbon dioxide is the biggest culprit, accounting for 72% of the global warming effect, followed by methane and nitrous... Continue Reading →

Capacity Building on e-Learning Content Development

Tue, 12/10/2021 - 15:01
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture with Funding from the The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) has organized a virtual training under the theme: “Capacity Building on e-Learning Content Development” The training  is part of the RUFORUM Triennial Conference side events and it will run from the 18th – 22nd October,... Continue Reading →

RUFORUM Triennial Conference Side Event: Delivering Research and Innovations in Agricultural Greenhouse Gases

Mon, 11/10/2021 - 16:05
Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture and Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases are pleased to invite you to a virtual conference side event on “Delivering Research and Innovations in Agricultural Greenhouse Gases” This side event will take place from the 27th – 29th October 2021. Time: 14:00-17:00 EAT.Registration Link: Please... Continue Reading →

I make UGX 100,000 per Day from Running a Restaurant

Fri, 08/10/2021 - 14:22
The scholarship from the MasterCard Foundation has not only helped to ease my education, but it has also made it possible for beneficiaries like me to save money and engage in different income generating enterprises. It is from my savings that I have been able to open a restaurant which provides nutritious food such as... Continue Reading →

I Can Transform Agriculture in Africa Through the MasterCard Scholarship

Thu, 07/10/2021 - 22:37
I was born and raised in Uganda where agriculture is the back bone of the economy and the majority of the people make a living from agriculture. I grew up with my grandparents who also practiced agriculture and this inspired me to save part of my monthly stipend in order for me to engage in... Continue Reading →

[Issue 101] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Thu, 07/10/2021 - 16:17
The Kenya News Agency CS Mucheru Challenges Universities to Establish Business Hubs (Kenya)ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has called on both Public and Private Universities in the country to establish business incubation hubs to nurture entrepreneurial ideas among ordinary citizens. Mucheru has also challenged institutions of higher learning to shift focus... Continue Reading →

Problem Based Learning: Getting the Engine Running in Universities

Thu, 07/10/2021 - 12:45
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to invite you to participate in a virtual training on: Problem Based Learning: Getting the Engine Running in Universities. Date: 11th October 2021. Time: 3:00PM EAT. Register for free on this Link :

I Bought a Motorcycle to Earn a Living

Tue, 05/10/2021 - 20:13
My name is Jerom Ochenge. I am grateful to the MasterCard Foundation through RUFORUM for the generous support and opportunity granted to me. As a fresh graduate, I never had any source of income, but the financial support I got through MCF@RUFORUM changed my life. When the COVID-19 pandemic broke, all the students were sent... Continue Reading →

Foresight and Scenarios Training Workshop

Mon, 04/10/2021 - 14:27
The pursuit for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals while balancing social and environmental trade-offs needs a harmonized capacity in food systems and foresight. In partnership with RUFORUM, thisworkshop by the Social and Environmental Trade-offs in African Agriculture (SENTINEL) program will explore key concepts in foresight and scenario analysis and the connections between foresight and food... Continue Reading →