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[RUFORUM 18th AGM] Joint Scientific Session convening with the African Crop Science Society

Mon, 07/03/2022 - 11:10
RUFORUM, in partnership with the African Crop Science Society and the Zimbabwean RUFORUM member universities, will convene a three-day scientific conference where scientists, academicians and students will present their work orally focusing on the application of biological, ecological and social knowledge for the development of resilient climate-smart agri-food systems including sustainable livestock production and environmental... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] RUFORUM award grants to 10 Post-Doctoral Fellows

Sun, 06/03/2022 - 00:49
Kampala, Uganda – The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 147 Universities in 38 African Countries, is pleased to announce the recipients of the Post-Doctoral Fellowships funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The Makerere University Regional Center for Crop Improvement (MaRCCI; Uganda) will co-fund three fellowships to... Continue Reading →

Statistical Data Analysis for Post-Graduate Students Using R Programming Language

Thu, 03/03/2022 - 10:09
AIM: To build research capacity of next generation African scientistsTargeted Persons: Academic Staff and Post-graduate Students of Makerere UniversityDates: 21-26 March 2022 Time: 10:00AM EATRegister Here: https://bit.ly/33Uv5jO

GIVING BACK TO COMMUNITY EARNED ME A JOB AND I RETURNED TO UGANDA

Tue, 01/03/2022 - 10:45
Throughout our study journey at Gulu University, giving back to community was something my colleagues (from Liberia, Namibia, Kenya and Uganda) and I were passionate about. Our commitment led us to participate in the Geneva challenge 2020 International competition, the challenge of social inclusion. We were selected to represent Africa at the final phase of... Continue Reading →

RUFORUM 18th Annual General Meeting to be held at Harare International Conference Centre, Zimbabwe

Mon, 28/02/2022 - 14:50
Kampala – 25th February 2022. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) will hold its 18th Annual General Meeting (AGM) from 12-16 December 2022 at the Harare International Conference Centre in Zimbabwe under the theme “Sustaining African Industrialization through Innovative Agricultural Research, Training and Outreach in the Post COVID-19 Era”. The AGM... Continue Reading →

Career Development Training: Module 2

Sat, 26/02/2022 - 20:27
Managing An Effective Job Search. This is session 2 of the career development training that will focus on preparing graduates for effective interviews, defining negotiation skills, building professionalnetwork and application strategy, among others. Date: 3rd March 2022Time: 4:00-5:30 PM EAT.Registration Link: https://bit.ly/3saeykZ

AFRO-ARAB YOUTH DIALOGUE

Fri, 25/02/2022 - 09:10

[Press Release] RUFORUM PARTNERS with the AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK to IMPLEMENT the JAPAN AFRICAN DREAM SCHOLARSHIP (JADS)

Thu, 24/02/2022 - 09:10
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 147 universities in 38 countries across the African continent won the bid from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to facilitate the Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Programme a capacity building project which was initiated in 2017. The programme aims to provide two-year... Continue Reading →

The Nectar Point

Mon, 21/02/2022 - 10:39
The market for soft drinks in northern Uganda is currently dominated by industrially processed and carbonated drinks. The more health-conscious consumers are, the higher the demand for freshly processed fruit juice. Realizing this market niche, a group of four students pursuing MSc. in Agrienterprises development from Gulu University took up this business opportunity and started... Continue Reading →

Three (3) RUFORUM Network Member Universities Ranked among the Top Young Universities by the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2022

Fri, 18/02/2022 - 12:49
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), commends universities in Africa and through its various initiatives such as trainings, research grants, Innovation and academic mobility, will continue to support its member universities to deliver quality education and enable them rank higher globally. In the previous Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022,... Continue Reading →

Statement by Prof Adipala Ekwamu, RUFORUM Executive Secretary to The University of Liberia Founder’s Day International Conference- 15 & 16 February 2022:

Fri, 18/02/2022 - 10:10
The Role of Higher Education in the Sub-Region: Prospects and Challenges Context: Like in other parts of the world, Higher education is critical for developing the requisite human capital for knowledge generations, technology and innovation advancement and hence directly influences the country’s or region’s competitiveness. In comparison to other parts of the world, this is... Continue Reading →

My PhD Journey: Reflections and Lessons Learnt

Thu, 17/02/2022 - 10:08
Beginning doctoral studies is one important step and is great for many reasons including self-esteem, usefulness to society and contribution to science fields especially when science is a passion. However, completion of a doctoral program is quite another! Obtaining a PhD can be considered a daunting task for many people. The four-year journey I took... Continue Reading →

MY JOURNEY AS A RESEARCHER

Fri, 28/01/2022 - 14:21
Eight months after I had attained my bachelor’s degree, my life revolved around the data collection (enumerator) jobs until I got the MCF@Ruforum scholarship. I enrolled for MSc. Agri Enterprises Development at Gulu University under Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev) program. This helped me to achieve my... Continue Reading →

PRÉ-CONVOCAÇÃO PARA CANDIDATURAS DE FINANCIAMENTO ADICIONAL NO ÂMBITO DOS CENTROS DE ENSINO SUPERIOR AFRICANOS DE EXCELÊNCIA (ACE II AF)

Wed, 26/01/2022 - 11:26
Em colaboração com os governos de Gana, Malawi e Moçambique, o Grupo Banco Mundial (GBM), o Conselho Interuniversitário para a África Oriental (CIUA) e o Fórum Universitário Regional para Capacitação em Agricultura (RUFORUM) estão lançando conjuntamente uma Chamada de Propostas no âmbito do Projecto dos Centros de Excelência do Ensino Superior da África Oriental e... Continue Reading →

PRÉ-APPEL A LA SOUMISSION DE PROJETS POUR UN FINANCEMENT SUPPLÉMENTAIRE DES CENTRES D’EXCELLENCE POUR L’ENSEIGNEMENT SUPÉRIEUR EN AFRIQUE (ACE II AF)

Wed, 26/01/2022 - 11:22
En collaboration avec les Gouvernements du Ghana, du Malawi et du Mozambique, le Groupe de la Banque Mondiale (GBM), le Conseil Interuniversitaire pour l’Afrique de l’Est (IUCEA) et le Forum Régional des Universités pour le Renforcement des Capacités en Agriculture (RUFORUM) lancent conjointement un appel à projet dans le cadre du projet de Centres d’Excellence pour... Continue Reading →

[Issue 103] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Tue, 25/01/2022 - 11:00
Times Higher Education What can be done to improve research integrity? (Global) These days, I’m asked to talk about reproducibility and replication in science at least as often as I’m asked to talk about my own research. And I’ve noticed a repeated pattern in the responses from early career researchers. “Working in an open and... Continue Reading →

Why waste time and resources? Genomic-aided selection accelerates variety development in IITA’s maize breeding programs.

Wed, 19/01/2022 - 08:33
Genetic diversity is the foundation of any crop improvement programme; therefore, breeders routinely assess the genetic diversity in field crops via different marker techniques. In Africa, biotic and abiotic stresses continue to challenge crop production throughout the continent. This is particularly evident under the current climatic conditions. At IITA, different molecular approaches are being deployed... Continue Reading →

It is not just about producing seeds; quality check and assurance are paramount at every stage: Overview of IITA maize seed production and dissemination pathways.

Tue, 11/01/2022 - 09:26
Successful crop production is linked to having the right seed, of the right quality, grown in the right environment and under the right conditions. Consequently, production of quality seed is paramount in ensuring a food secure future especially in sub Saharan Africa. However, to be effective, a viable partnership between researchers, farmers, and the private... Continue Reading →

RUFORUM Recognizes Individuals Making Impact on Africa’s Development 2021

Thu, 06/01/2022 - 23:17
During the 7th Africa Higher Education Week and the RUFORUM Triennial Conference in Benin, RUFORUM recognised individuals making significant contribution in transforming their communities and institutions. Four Categories of people were awarded during the official opening ceremony at Palai de Congres, Contonou, Benin. As a Network, RUFORUM periodically recognizes individuals and groups who have made... Continue Reading →

New Leadership: Second Female Board Chair appointed for 2022

Thu, 06/01/2022 - 23:04
The RUFORUM Network is pleased to announce  Professor Theresia Nkuo-Akenji as the new RUFORUM Board Chair effective immediately. On the 8th December 2021 during the RUFORUM 20th Annual General Meeting in Cotonou, Benin, Profesor Nkuo Akenji  was elected as the new board chair replacing Professor George Kanyama-Phiri, the former Vice Chancellor of Lilongwe University of... Continue Reading →

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