Kampala, 26th February 2021. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on 24th February 2021 between the American University of Beirut (AUB) through its Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) and The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM, a consortium of 129 African universities in 38 African countries. The purpose of the MoU is to provide a framework for collaboration and partnership between RUFORUM and AUB in areas including but not limited to staff exchanges, research, teaching, training and academic dialogue on issues related to relevant and quality higher education, agriculture, food systems, poverty reduction and global development.
The two institutions will therefore cooperate in areas including but not limited to; exchange of information and knowledge, students, faculty and research scholars. They will also collaborate in development and implementation of joint research projects and programmes of mutual interest, organization of events, seminars, workshops and conferences in the thematic areas of interest, hold dialogues and consultations to develop new strategic directions and develop and implement new educational programmes and projects in the thematic areas of cooperation.
The two institutions believe that this cooperation will improve the contribution of their partner institutions in training quality human resources to address agricultural, environmental and global development challenges.