Category: TAGDev project

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

Changing lives in the community through entrepreneurship


By Geoffrey Cheruiyot Ngenoh, MSc. Agri-Enterprise Development student at Egerton University. July 2017 will always be memorable to me. It was during this time that we had the orientation training for new TAGDev scholars and I developed a business mindset. Speaker after speaker during the training, motivated me to start my entrepreneurship journey. By the end of the training I had so many business … Read More Changing lives in the community through entrepreneurship

Creating youth employment and food security in my community


  By Gad Matayo Sambrumo, MSc Agri-Enterprise Development at Egerton University I was born in 1993 in Busia County, western Kenya and hold a degree in Agribusiness Management and Enterprise Development from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Currently, I am enrolled for a Master of Science in Agri-Enterprise Development at Egerton University funded by RUFORUM under the TAGDev (Transforming African Agricultural Universities … Read More Creating youth employment and food security in my community

Entrepreneurship training transformed my life: I started three businesses


By Mercyline Jerusa My name is Mercyline Jerusa and I come from Kakamega County in western Kenya. I am currently pursuing a Master of Science in Agri-enterprise Development at Egerton University with funding from RUFORUM under the TAGDev (Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development) programme funded by the Mastercard Foundation.  My entrepreneurial journey started during the orientation training … Read More Entrepreneurship training transformed my life: I started three businesses

BID NOTICE UNDER NATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING: SUPPLY OF LAPTOPS TO RUFORUM SECRETARIAT


Background The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 85 Universities in 35 African countries is focused on training the next generation of scientists in Africa. RUFORUM seeks to realise vibrant transformative universities to catalyse sustainable inclusive agricultural development to feed and create prosperity for Africa. RUFORUM’s core commitments relate to transformative student education and learning, research excellence and … Read More BID NOTICE UNDER NATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING: SUPPLY OF LAPTOPS TO RUFORUM SECRETARIAT

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

“Our perception on policy has positively changed”


By Sarudzai muzhange (Gulu University) and Lucky Nyasulu (Egerton University) The powerful statement which opened the conference of African Young Graduates and Scholars which two of RUFORUM’s MasterCard Foundation students attended, was “Education is not about getting a certificate but rather about one’s competency and application of skills in a working environment; and being able to bridge the gap between knowledge production and the … Read More “Our perception on policy has positively changed”

RUFORUM trains 50 Gulu University students and staff in Scientific Data Management


The diversity and the complexity of data from scientific experiments and natural systems constitute serious challenges for students and even scientists in the universities and research institutions. Lack of data management and data analysis skills among graduate students often causes a waste of productive time, with negative consequences on successful thesis completion and student graduation. Short training courses in Scientific Data Management provide students … Read More RUFORUM trains 50 Gulu University students and staff in Scientific Data Management

RUFORUM supports Gulu University to exhibit training and research innovations


The Uganda National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) held its 10th Annual higher education exhibition between 15th to 17th, March 2018. The event was held under the theme, Higher Education for the future: Strengthening Innovations for sustainable Development. The exhibition aimed at providing a one stop opportunity for higher education institutions, academicians, policy makers and the wider community to engage with each other. Higher … Read More RUFORUM supports Gulu University to exhibit training and research innovations

Press Release: Announcing 32 RUFORUM Grant Recipients


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) periodically puts out calls for grants and scholarships and invites eligible members from our member universities including researchers and students, people in the academia and members of the public to apply, as a way of supporting research and development, and training a new generation of scientists for Africa. RUFORUM is grateful to all applicants … Read More Press Release: Announcing 32 RUFORUM Grant Recipients

BMCE Bank of Africa has announced the 12 winners of the third edition of the African Entrepreneurship Award.


The African Entrepreneurship Award (AEA) offers $1 million to all eligible African entrepreneurs with an existing business or just an idea. The Award Journey is made up of 4 rounds of mentoring and starts by applicants taking a few minutes to submit an idea and, begin a journey with real entrepreneurs who have been where they are today. Since its launch by BMCE Bank of Africa in 2015, the awards have recognized 33 entrepreneurs, who … Read More BMCE Bank of Africa has announced the 12 winners of the third edition of the African Entrepreneurship Award.

Higher Education for Agricultural Transformation


It could very well be that the first half of the 21st century will be remembered as the period when Africa came into its own. These five decades could be a period of steady economic growth and one is which the rapid increase of the working age population actually pays the long promised demographic dividend.  Whether this dream is realized will of course depend … Read More Higher Education for Agricultural Transformation

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