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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

My journey to becoming a successful pig farmer in Ghana


I am John Atsu Agbolosoo, a Ghanaian student currently pursuing a Master of Science in Agri-Enterprise Development at Egerton University in Kenya under sponsorship from the TAGDev (Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development) Programme. TAGDev is a joint initiative of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and the Mastercard Foundation. Getting inspired Soon after … Read More My journey to becoming a successful pig farmer in Ghana

[Issue 23] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News New partnership puts university teaching in the spotlight (Africa) African universities need a systematic change in teaching and learning approaches to help lecturers deal with growing student numbers and inadequate facilities, and to produce graduates who can make meaningful contributions in today’s knowledge-based economies. This message was a key driver of discussions at a pedagogical leadership training session aimed at lecturers … Read More [Issue 23] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 20] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News Building scientific capacity – A regional turning point (Africa) The future of Africa will be shaped by two dynamics. First, how well its leaders prepare for the fastest population growth rate in the world. And second, how well they do in creating the right opportunities for its young citizens. Africa is projected to become home to 1.7 billion people with more … Read More [Issue 20] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

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

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

Call for rural youth Agribusiness Entrepreneurs support.


The Eastern Africa Farmers’ Federation in partnership with IFAD is calling on rural youth groups in agriculture and agribusiness related enterprises to submit business proposals for support in accessing: Technical support to develop enterprise ready investment proposals, Agri-business incubation services and mentorship Potential funders/ investors and other partnership opportunities The proposal can be on an existing businesses/start-ups run by youth with a view of … Read More Call for rural youth Agribusiness Entrepreneurs support.

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

[Issue 13 and 14] Media Monitoring.Extract for Higher Education news in Africa


Daily Nation Our African Universities are up in arms, and we are at sea (Kenya) Kenya’s universities are in upheaval. Students and lecturers have been in full protest mode in recent months. They are not alone. Across the western border in Uganda, it’s the same story. And they have been at it longer in South Africa. In Ethiopia, not too long ago, they were … Read More [Issue 13 and 14] Media Monitoring.Extract for Higher Education news in Africa

MASTERS FELLOWSHIP: Supporting Young Talented Female Scientists


The World Bank is partnering with eight Governments in Eastern and Southern Africa in an innovative project with the aim of improving the quality of training and research in higher education, and reducing the skill gaps in key development priority areas. The Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACE II) Project supports the governments of Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, … Read More MASTERS FELLOWSHIP: Supporting Young Talented Female Scientists

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