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The Mastercard scholarship has left a positive impact in my life


By Francisca Muteti Ndinda My name is Francisca Muteti Ndinda, a second-year student at Gulu University. I’m pursuing a Master of Science in Agri Enterprises Development. Being a beneficiary of the scholarship under the MasterCard Foundation has not only transformed my life, it has also improved the lives of many around me. Before joining the programme, I used to struggle financially, to take care … Read More The Mastercard scholarship has left a positive impact in my life

Transforming Higher Education Videos and Links


Knowledge Sharing: Training Videos Community Engagement. Video Series developed by Julieta Mazzola, EARTH University. English What is Community Engagement?  Video 1 of 3.  https://youtu.be/etv2-W1U3O0 Different Forms of University Engagement with the Community. Video 2 of 3. https://youtu.be/73h2p8P0BLw Student learning through Community Engagement. Video 3 of 3. https://youtu.be/Ule3P1-tjC4 Español ¿Qué es compromiso comunitario? Video 1 de 3. https://youtu.be/73h2p8P0BLw Diferentes Formas de Compromiso de la Universidad … Read More Transforming Higher Education Videos and Links

[Press Release] RUFORUM Recognizes Malawian Higher Education Champion


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 129 African universities operating in 38 countries across Africa has created impact across the continent due to the contributions from several individuals, Institutions and Members. According to the meeting held in 2007 at Maputo, Mozambique, the RUFORUM Vice Chancellors decided that RUFORUM should recognize individuals who have made significant contribution towards … Read More [Press Release] RUFORUM Recognizes Malawian Higher Education Champion

I rear sheep to boost my family income


By Simon Kabugi Mbogo I am a third-year student at Egerton University in Kenya, pursuing a bachelors’ degree in Education. I believe in the saying that education is the key to success and an enhancer of personal awareness and growth. I enrolled at Egerton University in September 2017, having endured many challenges such as raising school fees, especially during my first year of enrolment. … Read More I rear sheep to boost my family income

I started a boutique during lockdown


By Sarah Kizza Through the financial support given to me by RUFORUM, I was able to start piggery farming last year. Although I started with two female pigs, recently one of them gave birth to five piglets. The second one is still pregnant. I have also been able to buy additional two piglets and one exotic boar. Besides rearing pigs, I teamed up with a … Read More I started a boutique during lockdown

My Cake baking passion is now a thriving business


By Ngwenchi Marilyn Goreh As a Cameroonian studying in Uganda, I have been undertaking a number of initiatives back home and in Uganda, and specifically in Gulu. In Cameroon, although I haven’t been engaged in a personal project, I offer financial support to my family. For instance, I pay for the cost of dialysis for my sister to ease the burden for my parents. … Read More My Cake baking passion is now a thriving business

I sell eggs in my community


By Amos Anyiego Bikwendo I am a student pursuing an undergraduate degree in Education at Egerton University, Kenya. My vision is to become a transformational leader and entrepreneur. I hope to create jobs that can lead to sustainable livelihoods for youth. Currently, I run a poultry project and supply eggs within the community. Despite having few hens, the project is running well and I … Read More I sell eggs in my community

[Communiqué de Presse] RUFORUM Accueille des Experts Techniques du Gouvernement Africain


Kampala – 28 mai 2021, le Forum Régional des Universités pour le Renforcement des Capacités en  Agriculture  (RUFORUM)  a  organisé  un  dialogue  virtuel  pour  les  experts  techniques  des Gouvernements Africains en vue du Sommet des Nations Unies sur les Systèmes Alimentaires de 2021  sous  le  thème  «La  transformation  des  systèmes  alimentaires  est  cruciale  pour  atteindre tous les objectifs de développement durable ». Dix (10) … Read More [Communiqué de Presse] RUFORUM Accueille des Experts Techniques du Gouvernement Africain

[Press Release] RUFORUM Hosts African Government Technical Experts


Kampala – 28 May 2021, The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) hosted a virtual dialogue for Africa Government Technical Experts towards the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 under the theme “Transforming food systems is crucial for delivering all the Sustainable Development Goals”. Ten (10) African countries (Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) … Read More [Press Release] RUFORUM Hosts African Government Technical Experts

Making agriculture count again in Kenya


The Kenyan youth are steeped in a dilemma of sorts. Yet the agricultural sector presents a huge opportunity for creation of employment to absorb the youth and ensure food security for the future generation; yet the Kenya Youth Agribusiness Strategy 2017–2021 states that the numbers of young people involved in farming as an occupation or business is decreasing at an alarming rate. Agriculture is … Read More Making agriculture count again in Kenya

Recognizing women’s role in bio-entrepreneurship


In reforming bio-entrepreneurship education in sub-Saharan Africa, PBL-BioAfrica pays close attention to promoting inclusive education and working life. Climate change increasingly impacting the lives of citizens and the environment especially in sub-Saharan Africa, and the long-term effects that it bears on women cannot go unnoticed. Women are more vulnerable during disasters such as droughts and floods. They have less access to resources, are victims … Read More Recognizing women’s role in bio-entrepreneurship

PBL-BioAfrica in line with Kenyan policies


PBL-BioAfrica, being a collaborative project, points towards strengthening bioeconomy education through promoting PBL (Problem-Based Learning), entrepreneurship, innovation, and digital learning methods in Sub-Saharan Africa. This a plausible solution to the Kenya’s 21st century challenges. Egerton’s university management acknowledges the relevance and goodness of fit of the project to the institution, as it promotes the same competencies that the university works to instil in its … Read More PBL-BioAfrica in line with Kenyan policies

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