[Press Release] RUFORUM announces 53 Mastercard@RUFORUM scholarship recipients for 2021-2022 academic year


Kampala 11th September 2021. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the beneficiaries of the fifth cohort of the Mastercard@RUFORUM scholarship recipients for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Since July 2016, RUFORUM, in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, Gulu University and Egerton University are implementing an eight year programme; Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev) that aims at transforming African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to development challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for rural agricultural transformation. The project will directly support the training of 220 (110 undergraduate and 110 postgraduate) economically disadvantaged students from across Africa.  The Programme further provides opportunities for transformative action research using the expanded RUFORUM Community Action Research Programme (CARP+) to enhance university-led community impact and the RUFORUM Agricultural Enterprises Challenge Program (RECAP), which aim at developing a critical mass of young business leaders by providing a supporting environment.

The 2021 call for Master Scholarships was competitive and attracted 458 applicants from 22 African countries. After a rigorous three-stage selection process involving pre-admission into the university, shortlisting for scholarship assessment, and interview, the RUFORUM Technical Committee made the final selection.

Fifty three (53) scholarships were awarded to applicants from 09 African countries (Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Lesotho, Rwanda, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Ghana). Of the 53 scholarships, 37 were awarded to females, accounting for 70% of the recipients.

RUFORUM appreciates all applicants and congratulates the 53 scholarship recipients. See below the full list of the selected beneficiaries/awardees.

Related Link

RUFORUM-MCF Student profiles http://www.ruforum.org/MCF/

2021/2022 TAGDev scholarship beneficiaries

Gulu University

SurnameFirst nameGenderCountryDegree
AmonyPaskaFemaleUgandaMaster of Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition
WakaabuDirisaMaleUgandaMaster of Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition
NgalaJohnMaleKenyaMaster of Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition
MeriEmmanuelMaleUgandaMaster of Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition
ManjawiraAlinafeFemaleMalawiMaster of Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition
AdekeMarthaFemaleUgandaMaster of Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition
MusumbaFaithFemaleKenyaMaster of Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition
NagashaJanetFemaleUgandaMaster of Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition
AcomoKettyFemaleUgandaMaster of Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition
AdongoSusanFemaleUgandaMaster of Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition
IkomolotCarolineFemaleUgandaMaster of Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition
OdongkaraJoanFemaleUgandaMaster of Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition
OboteDickensMaleUgandaMaster of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development
AcengTeddyFemaleUgandaMaster of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development
OyooPeterMaleUgandaMaster of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development
AcioGloriaFemaleUgandaMaster of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development
NdayishishimiyeGerardMaleRwandaMaster of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development
KaluOnyinyechiFemaleNigeriaMaster of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development
ChapeyamaBolyneFemaleZimbabweMaster of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development
AcurJimmyMaleUgandaMaster of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development
OkotVincentMaleUgandaMaster of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development
NakamanyisaAnnetFemaleUgandaMaster of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development
AhsiiibweRuthFemaleUgandaMaster of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development
NalgaHarrietFemaleUgandaMaster of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development
LakerViolaFemaleUgandaMaster of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development
AmonginLydiaFemaleUgandaMaster of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development


Egerton University

SurnameFirst nameGenderCountryDegree
UmaApolloMaleUgandaMaster of Science in Agribusiness Management
NakigandaRachaelFemaleUgandaMaster of Science in Agribusiness Management
KoechGladysFemaleKenyaMaster of Science in Agribusiness Management
NambafuScolasticaFemaleKenyaMaster of Science in Agribusiness Management
GwizaShepherdMaleZimbabweMaster of Science in Agribusiness Management
ChitsoraShantelFemaleZimbabweMaster of Science in Agribusiness Management
OokoWinnieFemaleKenyaMaster of Science in Agribusiness Management
MolapoMathapeloFemaleLesothoMaster of Science in Agribusiness Management
EnguratJudithFemaleKenyaMaster of Science in Agribusiness Management
MenbereTimarFemaleEthiopiaMaster of Science in Food Science
AbabuVictorMaleKenyaMaster of Science in Food Science
OdepLydiaFemaleKenyaMaster of Science in Food Science
CherotichDorothyFemaleKenyaMaster of Science in Food Science
MugwanezaEmmanuelMaleRwandaMaster of Science in Food Science
Kipng’etichDennisMaleKenyaMaster of Science in Food Science
NderituGraceFemaleKenyaMaster of Science in Food Science
KiamaRoselineFemaleKenyaMaster of Science in Food Science
OmbongaMarthaFemaleKenyaMaster of Science in Food Science
MasaiHaronMaleKenyaMaster of Science in Animal Nutrition
OktotoCalebMaleKenyaMaster of Science in Animal Nutrition
ChebetNaomiFemaleKenyaMaster of Science in Animal Nutrition
AcheampongMaudFemaleGhanaMaster of Science in Animal Nutrition
KyarimpaGraceFemaleUgandaMaster of Science in Animal Nutrition
BettJosphatMaleKenyaMaster of Science in Animal Nutrition
OumaMaryFemaleKenyaMaster of Science in Animal Nutrition
OnkeoChristineFemaleKenyaMaster of Science in Animal Nutrition
AlarapeOmolaraFemaleNigeriaMaster of Science in Animal Nutrition

About RUFORUM:

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), is a consortium of 129 African universities operating in 38 countries on the continent with a Vision for vibrant, transformative universities catalysing sustainable, inclusive agriculture development to feed and create prosperity for Africa. RUFORUM was established by Vice Chancellors in 2004 with a Secretariat hosted at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. In 2014 RUFORUM signed a MoU with the African Union Commission to support implementation of the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA 2024) Priority One on reducing poverty and ensuring food and nutrition security. As of August 2020, RUFORUM has supported the training of 195 BSc, 2023 MSc and 625 PhD graduates, of whom 98% work in their countries or region, the generation of over 300 agricultural technologies and mobilized over US$210 million for strengthening postgraduate education in Africa. Please visit www.ruforum.org for more information.

About Mastercard Foundation

The Mastercard Foundation works with visionary organizations to provide greater access to education, skills training and financial services for people living in poverty, primarily in Africa. As one of the largest, private foundations, its work is guided by its mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion to create an inclusive and equitable world. Based in Toronto, Canada, its independence was established by MasterCard when the Foundation was created in 2006. For more information and to sign up for the Foundation’s newsletter, please visit www.mastercardfdn.org. Follow the Foundation at @MCFoundation  and read more about matercard@RUFORUM

For additional information, photos and interviews, contact the Corporate Communications, & Advocacy officer below;

Name: Evaline AcanCorporate Communications, & Advocacy officerEmail: communications@ruforum.org

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)
P.O. Box 16811 Kampala, Uganda
Twitter: @ruforumsec
Blog: http://blog.ruforum.org Website: www.ruforum.org

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