Tag: Africa

Thirty Nine (39) RUFORUM Network Universities ranked among top 100 Universities in African in 2019


Kampala 12 August 2019 Many Governments in Africa have put in place policies to widen access to University Education, and this has come with increasing pressure from university stakeholders and beneficiaries to demonstrate value for money invested in Higher Education. As a result, universities are consistently striving to do their best to visibly show their relevance to the public. University ranking has for so … Read More Thirty Nine (39) RUFORUM Network Universities ranked among top 100 Universities in African in 2019

Voices from the Field: Enhancing Potato and Cassava Value Chains Performance


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), Egerton University and Gulu University in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation are implementing the “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev) Project”. The overall objective of the project is to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, … Read More Voices from the Field: Enhancing Potato and Cassava Value Chains Performance

CDT-Africa PhD fellowship for African Women


Background The Centre for Innovative Drug Development and Therapeutic Trials for Africa (CDT-Africa) is a World Bank supported centre of excellence for education and research at Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The main aim of CDT-Africa is to serve as a platform for equitable access to interventions (drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and complex interventions) and bring about sustainable development in Africa through high-quality capacity … Read More CDT-Africa PhD fellowship for African Women

Re-advertised: Appointments at RUFORUM Secretariat


About RUFORUM: The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), established in 2004, is a consortium of 114 universities in 38 countries in Africa. The organisation evolved from the Forum on Agricultural Resource Husbandry (FORUM) programme of the Rockefeller Foundation. RUFORUM is registered as an International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and undertakes activities to strengthen Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation development in … Read More Re-advertised: Appointments at RUFORUM Secretariat

RUFORUM trains Masters and PhD students from Gulu University on academic proposal writing and scientific data management


Under the auspice of the project “Transforming African Universities to Meaningfully Contribute to Africa’s Development (TAGDev)” with funding from the Mastercard Foundation, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) organised a training on academic proposal writing and scientific data management for Masters and PhD students from the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment from Gulu University. The training took place from 1st … Read More RUFORUM trains Masters and PhD students from Gulu University on academic proposal writing and scientific data management

Prof. Adipala Ekwamu awarded Honorary Doctorate by University of Gezira


In a meeting held on Sunday 23rd June 2019, the Senate of University of Gezira (Sudan), awarded an Honorary Doctorate to Prof. Adipala Ekwamu, Executive Secretary of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). Prof Adipala was recognised for his outstanding scientific achievements as a university professor, his strong belief in Africa driving its agenda and in higher education being key … Read More Prof. Adipala Ekwamu awarded Honorary Doctorate by University of Gezira

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

FAO and RUFORUM link students and local communities for enhancing sustainable agriculture and reducing rural poverty in Africa


In 2018 the Regional Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) implemented the Community-Based Field Attachment Award (CFAPA) program, which was supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for promoting youth support for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in particular, SDG2 – End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. CFAPA program is designed … Read More FAO and RUFORUM link students and local communities for enhancing sustainable agriculture and reducing rural poverty in Africa

Press Release: Call for Applications for MCF@RUFORUM Scholarships – 2019


Kampala 19 December 2018 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), in partnership with Mastercard Foundation is implementing an eight year transformative project to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development. The aim of the partnership is to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for … Read More Press Release: Call for Applications for MCF@RUFORUM Scholarships – 2019

Executive Appointment in RUFORUM


We are retained by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to identify a competent, dedicated and highly inspirational individual to fill the post of Deputy Executive Secretary, Planning, Resource Mobilization and Management, (DES- PRM&M). The position is based in the RUFORUM Secretariat in Kampala, Uganda. RUFORUM operation is guided by its Vision 2030 Strategy (The African Universities’ Agenda for Agricultural … Read More Executive Appointment in RUFORUM

New Staff appointments at RUFORUM Secretariat


Kampala 10 December 2018  As part of revamping and aligning Secretariat operations for delivery of the the Vision 2030 of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), we are pleased to announce the following appointments at the RUFORUM Secretariat: Jolyn Runyararo Rukarwa (from Zimbabwe) – Manager, Research and Innovations Dr. Runyararo is a plant biotechnologist. She holds a PhD in Plant … Read More New Staff appointments at RUFORUM Secretariat

DOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS UNDER THE PHD GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS AT RUFORUM MEMBER UNIVERSITIES


About the Call By 2050 demand for food in Africa is projected to grow by 2.5 to 3 times the level of 2015. At the same time, Africa continues to import a lot of its staple food, with the African Development Bank estimating that over US$35 billion is spent on food imports. This figure is expected to rise to US$125 billion by 2050. For … Read More DOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS UNDER THE PHD GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS AT RUFORUM MEMBER UNIVERSITIES

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