Category: Call for Applications / Proposals

Concours des Jeunes Entrepreneurs Africains de RUFORUM-Edition 2021 [French]


Le Forum régional des universités pour le renforcement des capacités en agriculture (RUFORUM ; http://www.ruforum.org), un consortium de 129 Universités de 38 pays africains, a le plaisir de lancer officiellement la quatrième Edition du concours des jeunes entrepreneurs africains de RUFORUM. L’objectif général du concours des jeunes entrepreneurs Africains de RUFORUM est de favoriser la culture de l’esprit d’entrepreneuriat, par la promotion de l’innovation commerciale … Read More Concours des Jeunes Entrepreneurs Africains de RUFORUM-Edition 2021 [French]

2021 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition [English]


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 129 Universities in 38 African Countries, is pleased to announce the call for 2021 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 of seed funding to young entrepreneurs with creative and … Read More 2021 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition [English]

Innovation Challenge: Disruptive Agricultural Technology (DAT) by Ministry of Agriculture and World Bank, Uganda


Background The Government of Uganda (GOU), through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) received a 150m dollar fund from the World Bank towards the cost of the Agriculture Cluster Development Project (ACDP). The project objective is to raise on-farm production, productivity, and marketable volumes of Beans, Rice, Maize, Cassava and Coffee, in specified geographical clusters, making up 42 districts. During its … Read More Innovation Challenge: Disruptive Agricultural Technology (DAT) by Ministry of Agriculture and World Bank, Uganda

Call for Application for Master of Science in One Health Molecular Biology


The SACIDS-ACE is a ONE HEALTH Virtual Centre, whose Mission is to harness innovation in science and technology in order to improve Africa’s capacity to detect, identify and monitor infectious diseases of humans , animals, ecosystems and their interactions in order to better manage the risk posed by them. The SACIDS-ACE stems from the concern for a high burden of infectious diseases in Africa … Read More Call for Application for Master of Science in One Health Molecular Biology

CDT-Africa PhD fellowship for African Women


Background The Centre for Innovative Drug Development and Therapeutic Trials for Africa (CDT-Africa) is a World Bank supported centre of excellence for education and research at Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The main aim of CDT-Africa is to serve as a platform for equitable access to interventions (drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and complex interventions) and bring about sustainable development in Africa through high-quality capacity … Read More CDT-Africa PhD fellowship for African Women

2019 Call for Nominations AGNES Grants for Junior Researchers/ Appel à nominations 2019 de la bourse AGNES pour jeunes chercheurs


Language of Application: All applications MUST be submitted in English. I. Programmes We are pleased to announce the “Call for Applications” for two of our funding programmes: 1. AGNES-PAWS Grant for Junior Female Researchers’. This Grant is designed for “Programme Advocating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics” (PAWS) 2. AGNES Grant for Junior Researchers (generally for Male and Female candidates) These two grants … Read More 2019 Call for Nominations AGNES Grants for Junior Researchers/ Appel à nominations 2019 de la bourse AGNES pour jeunes chercheurs

UM6P in Morocco announces the launch of Impulse, a startup acceleration program


UM6P is very excited to announce the launch of Impulse, a startup acceleration program, developed by Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in partnership with MassChallenge. Impulse is a 12- week acceleration program for innovative startups that have a prototype or a marketable product in the fields of Agtech, Biotechnology applied to Agriculture among other fields. The program benefits from the support of OCP Group and … Read More UM6P in Morocco announces the launch of Impulse, a startup acceleration program

Call for Extended Abstracts for RUFORUM 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM), 2-6 December 2019 in Cape Coast, Ghana


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a network of 114 Universities in 38 African Countries. RUFORUM will be holding its 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) from 2nd to 6th December 2019 at University of Cape Coast, Ghana. As part of the AGM series, RUFORUM invites researchers, opinion leaders, and development experts to submit review papers, technical/research articles and opinion … Read More Call for Extended Abstracts for RUFORUM 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM), 2-6 December 2019 in Cape Coast, Ghana

Call for proposals – pilot VET mobility scheme


Background The European Commission is launching an exciting new initiative that will enable vocational education and training (VET) colleges in the EU to set up student and staff exchange programmes with colleges in the Western Balkans, Turkey and Africa,. Besides student and staff mobility between colleges, these mobility partnerships will also share good practice in their countries and regions, and create networks and partnerships … Read More Call for proposals – pilot VET mobility scheme

Call for Expression of Interest to Participate in a training of building a Pool of Professional Public Relations Officers in RUFORUM Member Universities


Open to: Public Relations/marketing/Communication Officers from the 85 member universities of RUFORUM or communications persons from research institutions in the 36 African countries where RUFORUM operates. See http://www.ruforum.org for details on countries where RUFORUM operates and the RUFORUM member universities. And visit this Link to Apply. Introduction Universities generate a lot of knowledge through faculty and students’ research which is needed for society and … Read More Call for Expression of Interest to Participate in a training of building a Pool of Professional Public Relations Officers in RUFORUM Member Universities

FAO partners with RUFORUM to engage youth in addressing local issues


Dr. Kakoli Ghosh, Strategic Program for Sustainable Food and Agriculture Management Team, FAO, Rome, Italy Africa has the fastest growing young population in the world. This is at a time when the future of work is also undergoing a major process of change. Every year more and more youth are in search of employment and better opportunities, but without core skills and technical competencies … Read More FAO partners with RUFORUM to engage youth in addressing local issues

Applications invited for MSc and Academic / Administrative Staff exchange in Orphan Crops breeding


Enhancing training and research mobility for novel crops breeding in Africa MoBreed (Mobility for Breeders in Africa) is an initiative of five public universities from three African regions and one university in Europe to advance knowledge on useful crops of Africa and increase scholars’ capacity in addressing food security. Partners include the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin and Ebonyi State University in Nigeria (West … Read More Applications invited for MSc and Academic / Administrative Staff exchange in Orphan Crops breeding

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