Category: Events

RUFORUM holds a proposal Write-shop to respond to the African Union Research Grants 2018 Call


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has organized a proposal Write-shop as part of its effort to mobilise and strengthen research capacity in African agricultural universities and research institutions. The Write-shop targets developing proposals for submission to African Union Research Grants 2018 Call for proposals with a deadline of 22nd May 2018. The Write-shop which is taking place from 16th … Read More RUFORUM holds a proposal Write-shop to respond to the African Union Research Grants 2018 Call

Goodwill Message from RUFORUM to the Association of African Universities (AAU).


The Association of African Universities Inaugurated an East African Regional Office in Khartoum, Sudan on 14th March 2018. Prof. Adipala Ekwamu, Executive Secretary, RUFORUM delivered a good will message during the occasion. Read the complete message below.     Goodwill Message from Prof. Adipala Ekwamu, Executive Secretary RUFORUM to the Association of African Universities (AAU) on occasion of the Inauguration of the East African … Read More Goodwill Message from RUFORUM to the Association of African Universities (AAU).

RUFORUM Participates in the African Development Bank Third Africa Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI)


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) participated as a key partner in the recently concluded Third Africa Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) held in Cairo, Egypt. The Forum was organized by the African Development Bank, the Government of Egypt and other partners in Cairo, Egypt between 10th and 12th February 2018 under the theme STI for Private Sector … Read More RUFORUM Participates in the African Development Bank Third Africa Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI)

RUFORUM Vision 2030: Botswana Consultative Meetings


Duration:  25th July-3rd August   Venue: Aquarian Tide Hotel, Gaborone, Botswana RUFORUM is currently implementing its 2015-2020 Strategic Business Plan. The current strategic plan recognises the need for RUFORUM to strategically evolve into an established organization ready to serve a wider mandate in relation to the vision of the Africa Union Commission (AUC) for agricultural higher education, science, technology and innovation on the continent. … Read More RUFORUM Vision 2030: Botswana Consultative Meetings

RUFORUM, AWARD trains female mid-career professionals


By: Patricia Ngwale Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in agriculture (RUFORUM) and African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) organized a four-day leadership training for female mid-level and senior managers from government departments, public universities and other statutory corporations. The training which took place in Lilongwe at Ufulu Gardens from 19th to 22nd June 2017 saw 35 participants being equipped with critical … Read More RUFORUM, AWARD trains female mid-career professionals

Social Media: Changing African Universities


In the last four years, RUFORUM has engaged in using social media as one of the tools for advocating for increased dialogue and investment in the Higher Agricultural Education sector. This has resulted into increased online engagement of both youth and academicians in deliberating on key development issues across Africa. With support from the RUFORUM Network, we have trained of over 250 African graduates. … Read More Social Media: Changing African Universities

African universities discuss science, technology at Malawi summit


By Linda Likomwa–Mana Minister of Education, Science and Technology Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano  has said Africa needs high level skills in order to make science and technology and knowledge a drive for development. Fabiano said this in Lilongwe on Wednesday May 2 during the official opening of Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) technical experts’ task team meeting for the planning and preparation … Read More African universities discuss science, technology at Malawi summit

RUFORUM Annual General Meeting 2017 to be held 26th-28th October, 2017 in Lilongwe, Malawi


RUFORUM is pleased to announce its 13th Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held 26th-28th October 2017 at the Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe, Malawi. The AGM will be hosted by the Government of Malawi and RUFORUM member universities in Malawi. His Excellency, Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika, the President of the Republic of Malawi will be the guest of honour for the event.

CASE Africa Conference 2016 happening in Nairobi, Kenya from 8 to10 November, 2016


The 11th annual CASE Africa Conference is the premiere event and Africa’s largest annual gathering of professionals who work in alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing on behalf of educational institutions. Organised in partnership with the University of Nairobi and Strathmore University, attendees will make new connections while learning best practices from within Africa and around the globe. The CASE Africa Conference features sessions … Read More CASE Africa Conference 2016 happening in Nairobi, Kenya from 8 to10 November, 2016

First Announcement: African Crop Science Society Conference


The African Crop Science Society (ACSS) General Assembly decided that the next conference will be held in South Africa. The South African Organizing Committee (LOC) announces the following important information: Date of Conference: 15 – 18 January 2018 Venue: University Stellenbosch -30 km from the International Airport of Cape Town Registration Fee: $300 and late registration (after 30 September 2017) $500 Conference Theme: Sustainable … Read More First Announcement: African Crop Science Society Conference

International Conference on Enhancing Sustainable Agricultural Production and Marketing Systems through Science, Technology and Innovation


Dates: November 29-December 02, 2016. PREAMBLE Agriculture remains a key pillar in economies of many Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries. Despite many efforts to improve agricultural productivity and food security systems, several SSA countries continue to grapple with the twin challenges of poverty and food/nutrition insecurity. Majority of rural population live below the poverty line and face declining crop and livestock productivity. Although great milestones … Read More International Conference on Enhancing Sustainable Agricultural Production and Marketing Systems through Science, Technology and Innovation

Linking research to inclusive development for food security: Facing rural innovation challenges


An ICRA course for professionals involved in facilitating and coaching rural innovation Wageningen, the Netherlands 14 Nov – 2 Dec 20 16 (3 weeks) Researchers must make their work relevant for the inclusive development of involved communities. And agricultural professionals, farmers and their organizations need up to date information on how to most effectively improve food security. This course introduces you to new approaches … Read More Linking research to inclusive development for food security: Facing rural innovation challenges

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