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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR PROVISION OF EXTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES TO RUFORUM SECRETARIAT FY 2019 – 2020


RUFORUM wishes to engage the services of an External Auditor of international reputation for the year 2019-2020 in accordance with the statutory requirements, International Reporting Standards Guidelines and International Standards on Auditing (ISA). RUFORUM therefore, invites eligible firms to submit their proposals for the provision of external audit services to RUFORUM. Interested firms should provide proposals demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and … Read More REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR PROVISION OF EXTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES TO RUFORUM SECRETARIAT FY 2019 – 2020

Pioneer RUFORUM student, Prof Patience Mshenga, appointed to ASARECA Board


Prof. Patience Mshenga, one of the pioneer RUFORUM supported PhD graduates, was on May 2nd, 2019 appointed to serve on the Executive Board of the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA). ASARECA is an inter-governmental organisation comprised of 12 member countries set up to address the common challenges and opportunities to agricultural research and development through collective action. On … Read More Pioneer RUFORUM student, Prof Patience Mshenga, appointed to ASARECA Board

Preparing for work in the potato sector: TAGDev students participate in field attachment at National Potato Council of Kenya


For two months, at the tail  end of 2018, three students supported by the TAGDev Potato Community Action Research Project (CARP+) were attached for internship at the National Potato Council of Kenya (NPCK) based in Nairobi. They were among the five students of the first cohort of Master of Science in Community Studies and Extension at Egerton University sponsored by the TAGDev Programme coordinated … Read More Preparing for work in the potato sector: TAGDev students participate in field attachment at National Potato Council of Kenya

RUFORUM RENEWS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH AGRINATURA


Kampala 20 May 2019 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) renewed its Memorandum of Understanding with the European Alliance on Agricultural Knowledge for Development (AGRINATURA). The signing of the MoU took place during the AGRINATURA Annual General Meeting held at the Agro- Biotech Centre at Gembloux, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, University of Liege, Belgium which took place 15th- 16th May … Read More RUFORUM RENEWS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH AGRINATURA

Dr. Alice Mweetwa Joins RUFORUM as the Deputy Executive Secretary


Monrovia 26 April 2019 At the RUFORUM 17th Board Executive Meeting held in Monrovia, Liberia from 24th to 25th April 2019, Dr. Alice Mweetwa was appointed and confirmed as the Deputy Executive Secretary responsible for Programme Development and Implementation. She will officially commence work on 01 July 2019 and will be based at the RUFORUM Secretariat hosted at Makerere University in Uganda.  Dr. Mweetwa … Read More Dr. Alice Mweetwa Joins RUFORUM as the Deputy Executive Secretary

His Excellency George Manneh Weah the President of the Republic of Liberia Meets RUFORUM Delegation in Monrovia


Monrovia 25 April 2019 A delegation from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has today paid a courtesy call to His Excellency George Manneh Weah the President of the Republic of Liberia at his Capitol Hill residence in Monrovia. This meeting comes ahead of the preparations for a symposium on higher education in Liberia scheduled to take place on 26th … Read More His Excellency George Manneh Weah the President of the Republic of Liberia Meets RUFORUM Delegation in Monrovia

AWARD OF PhD RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS UNDER SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL TRADE-OFFS IN AFRICAN AGRICULTURE (SENTINEL PROJECT)


Kampala 13 April 2019   The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is an implementing partner for the SENTINEL project. The SENTINEL is an interdisciplinary research project seeking to address the challenge of achieving ‘zero hunger’ in sub-Saharan Africa, while at the same time reducing inequalities and conserving ecosystems with special focus on Ethiopia, Zambia and Ghana. Through this project, RUFORUM will … Read More AWARD OF PhD RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS UNDER SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL TRADE-OFFS IN AFRICAN AGRICULTURE (SENTINEL PROJECT)

Opportunities at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Morocco: PhD, Teaching and Research


9 PhD opportunities for the next generation of agricultural research scientists for Africa. Candidates will work with Cranfield University (UK), Rothamsted Research (UK) and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (Morocco). Deadline: 5 May 2019   Assistant Professor Positions within the Agrobiosciences unit at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Morocco. Deadline: 30 April 2019 Assistant Professor of Agronomy Assistant Professor of Animal Science Assistant Professor of … Read More Opportunities at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Morocco: PhD, Teaching and Research

Request for proposal: RUFORUM Information Management System (RIMS) design, supply and installation


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) recently developed a new strategic plan which has led to increased demands in its business operations that require redesigning of its current Information Management System (RIMS). The RUFORUM Vision 2030 (refer to our website) has new programmatic flagship areas established to guide the operation of the RUFORUM Secretariat. This requires a stronger information management … Read More Request for proposal: RUFORUM Information Management System (RIMS) design, supply and installation

Press release: RUFORUM 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana


Kampala 01 March 2019: The 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) will be held at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana from 2-6 December, 2019. It will be the first AGM to be hosted in West Africa following RUFORUM’s strategic geographical expansion in 2014 to include Universities in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, … Read More Press release: RUFORUM 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held at the University of 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

RUFORUM honours former Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission, Her Excellency Rhoda Peace Tumusiime


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity building in Africa (RUFORUM) on Friday 22 February honoured the former Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture at the African Union Commission, Her Excellency Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, for her “Outstanding contribution and leadership in advancing agriculture and agri-business in Africa”.  She was honoured during a courtesy visit to the RUFORUM Secretariat based at Makerere University. Among other career … Read More RUFORUM honours former Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission, Her Excellency Rhoda Peace Tumusiime

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