Category: Press Releases

Press Release: Official Program for the Sixth African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference 2018 released


Nairobi 19 October, 2018. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 105 universities from 37 African countries, is pleased to release the official programme for the Sixth African Higher Education Week and the RUFORUM Biennial Conference scheduled for 22-26 October 2018 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.  The theme of the Conference is “Aligning African … Read More Press Release: Official Program for the Sixth African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference 2018 released

Lauréats de la deuxième édition du concours des jeunes entrepreneurs africains


Kampala 06 Octobre, 2018 Le Forum Régional des Universités pour le Renforcement des capacités en agriculture (RUFORUM) a le plaisir d’annoncer la liste des lauréats de la 2eme Edition du concours des jeunes entrepreneurs Africains. Des 1332 propositions reçues de 46 pays (42 en Afrique et 4 hors du continent), 23 projets ont été sélectionnés à travers le processus suivant: Une évaluation rapide des … Read More Lauréats de la deuxième édition du concours des jeunes entrepreneurs africains

Winners of the 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition Announced


Kampala 06 October, 2018 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the 23 winners of the 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition.  The competition attracted a total of 1,332 applicants from 42 African and 4 non-African countries. The following process was undertaken to identify the top 23 winners for the 2018 cohort: All 1,332 applications were screened … Read More Winners of the 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition Announced

The 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition: 1,332 applications received from 46 countries (42 in Africa and 4 outside the continent)


Kampala 09 September, 2018 As part of efforts to showcase and promote youth innovations in enterprise development and business incubation, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) will for the second time recognize twenty (20) young entrepreneurs through the RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs 2018 Competition (RUYAEC). RUFORUM and stakeholders in Agrictural and Higher Education sectors recognize   the transformative potential of entrepreneurship … Read More The 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition: 1,332 applications received from 46 countries (42 in Africa and 4 outside the continent)

1332 Propositions de Projet provenant de 46 pays (42 en Afrique et 4 autres hors du continent) reçues dans le cadre de la seconde édition du concours des jeunes entrepreneurs africains


Kampala 09 Septembre 2018 Dans le cadre des efforts visant à promouvoir les innovations des jeunes dans le développement des entreprises et des systèmes d’incubation, le Forum Régional des Universités pour le Renforcement des capacités en agriculture (RUFORUM) compte distinguer vingt (20) jeunes entrepreneurs à travers le concours des jeunes entrepreneurs africains. RUFORUM reconnait la force transformatrice de l’entrepreneuriat et sa contribution dans la … Read More 1332 Propositions de Projet provenant de 46 pays (42 en Afrique et 4 autres hors du continent) reçues dans le cadre de la seconde édition du concours des jeunes entrepreneurs africains

Mastercard@RUFORUM announces 60 scholarship recipients for 2018-2019 academic year


Kampala July 02, 2018. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), is pleased to announce the Second cohort of the Mastercard@RUFORUM scholarship recipients for the 2018-2019 academic year. Since July 2016, RUFORUM, in partnership with MasterCard Foundation, Gulu University and Egerton University are implementing an eight year programme aimed at transforming African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to … Read More Mastercard@RUFORUM announces 60 scholarship recipients for 2018-2019 academic year

Concours des Jeunes entrepreneurs africains 2018


Le Forum Régional des Universités pour le renforcement des capacités en agriculture (RUFORUM), un réseau de 85 universités dans 35 pays africains, a le plaisir d’annoncer l’ouverture du concours des jeunes entrepreneurs africains. L’objectif global de cette compétition est de promouvoir l’entrepreneuriat à travers les innovations d’entreprise et le financement des jeunes entrepreneurs africains ayant des idées créatives et innovantes. A travers le système … Read More Concours des Jeunes entrepreneurs africains 2018

Press release: Program for the Sixth Higher Education Week and 2018 RUFORUM Biennial Conference released


Kampala 14 June, 2018. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to release the draft programme for the Sixth African Higher Education Week and the RUFORUM Biennial Conference which is scheduled for 22-26 October, 2018 at the Kenyatta International Convection Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.  The theme of the biennial is “Aligning African Universities to accelerate attainment of Africa’s Agenda … Read More Press release: Program for the Sixth Higher Education Week and 2018 RUFORUM Biennial Conference released

Fourteen (14) African universities including five RUFORUM members listed among top 1000 universities worldwide


The 2018/19 edition of the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) ‚ which were released on 28, May 2018, listed 14 African universities from five countries among the top 1000, five of which are RUFORUM member universities. South Africa (7), Egypt (4) and Uganda, Tunisia, Nigeria with one each. Since 2012‚ the Center for World University Rankings independently measure a university’s quality of education … Read More Fourteen (14) African universities including five RUFORUM members listed among top 1000 universities worldwide

Press Release: Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Education calls for increased collaboration between African universities for development relevance in Africa


Nairobi, Kenya June 05, 2018. Her Excellency Ambassador Amina Mohamed, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Education met with a delegation from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to discuss Kenya’s role in strengthening the higher education, science, technology and innovation sector in Africa. The meeting took place at the Ministry of Education Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The Cabinet Secretary noted, among … Read More Press Release: Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Education calls for increased collaboration between African universities for development relevance in Africa

Press Release: RUFORUM Vision 2030 first Five year Operational Plan approved by the Board


Kampala, Uganda (15,May 2018) – The first five year (2018-2022) Operational Plan of the RUFORUM Vision 2030 Strategy (The African Universities’ Agenda for Agricultural Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation – AHESTI) has been approved.  The approval took place during the 14th Executive Board Meeting at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, held in Nairobi, Kenya on 12th May 2018 and was chaired … Read More Press Release: RUFORUM Vision 2030 first Five year Operational Plan approved by the Board

Press Release: Dr Uwituze Solange appointed to the Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB)


The RUFORUM Secretariat is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Uwituze Solange, the Manager of Partnerships and Business Management (PBM) unit at RUFORUM Secretariat as the Deputy Director General, in charge of animal resources research and technology transfer of the Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB) by the Rwanda Cabinet meeting held on 27th April of 2018 Dr Uwituze Solange has … Read More Press Release: Dr Uwituze Solange appointed to the Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB)

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