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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)

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

Scholarship: The African Center for Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems 2018/2019 Intake


The African Center for Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems (ACALISE) is a regional center of excellence that is funded by the World Bank through the Government of Uganda. The main objective of ACALISE is to streamline the production of high level, well-motivated and ethically conscious critical mass of Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems experts. The center which is hosted at Uganda Martyrs University collaborates quality postgraduate … Read More Scholarship: The African Center for Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems 2018/2019 Intake

RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2018 is now open


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 85 Universities in 35 African Countries, is pleased to announce the 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC). The overall purpose of the RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC) is to catalyse entrepreneurship through promotion of business innovation and provision of seed funding to young entrepreneurs with creative and innovative business … Read More RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2018 is now open

Community action research project boosts production of cassava bio-ethanol in Apac- Northern Uganda


By Ephraim Nuwamanya and Settumba Mukasa Introduction Despite the field production constraints, sometimes production exceeds local household consumption levels in certain bumper harvests periods of the year ushering in new challenges such as wastage due to rotting of fresh tubers. This is further exercabated by poor post-harvest handling and low prices of fresh tubers. In order to avoid post-harvest losses, farmers have been engaged … Read More Community action research project boosts production of cassava bio-ethanol in Apac- Northern Uganda

[Issue 9] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News US$5 million allocated for university technology hubs (Zimbabwe) The Zimbabwe government has set aside more than US$5 million to put in place technology hubs at six state-run universities in a move that it hopes will spearhead the country’s industrialisation and modernisation. Zimbabwe’s Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Professor Amon Murwira said the first university hub is … Read More [Issue 9] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 8] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News Do we provide the right support for migrant academics? (Global) Academics move from one country to another for myriad professional reasons, including the pursuit of a more prestigious academic position or the furtherance of research opportunities. Migrant academics rarely make such international moves for better teaching or pedagogic opportunities. Yet most migrant academics are expected to teach in their new environments, … Read More [Issue 8] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 7] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


Morocco World News Morocco, EU Sign Partnership to Bolster Research and Innovation in Mediterranean (Morocco) Morocco and the European Union (EU) signed a cooperation agreement setting out the conditions for Morocco’s collaboration in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) on Tuesday, in Brussels. The partnership was signed at the headquarters of the Council of the European Union by Morocco’s … Read More [Issue 7] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

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

Goodwill Message from RUFORUM to the Association of African Universities (AAU).


The Association of African Universities Inaugurated an East African Regional Office in Khartoum, Sudan on 14th March 2018. Prof. Adipala Ekwamu, Executive Secretary, RUFORUM delivered a good will message during the occasion. Read the complete message below.     Goodwill Message from Prof. Adipala Ekwamu, Executive Secretary RUFORUM to the Association of African Universities (AAU) on occasion of the Inauguration of the East African … Read More Goodwill Message from RUFORUM to the Association of African Universities (AAU).

Scholarships: Intra – Africa Academic Mobility Program Msc, PhD and Staff Scholarship


OVERVIEW The EU under its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, has provided funding to support training of graduate students in African universities. In this mobility program, six African partner institutions and one EU Technical partner will collaborate in the training of professionals to strengthen fragile ecosystems (FE) management in Africa, which will lead into reduced environmental degradation and sustained food production by small-scale farmers. Partners … Read More Scholarships: Intra – Africa Academic Mobility Program Msc, PhD and Staff Scholarship

Press Release: RUFORUM Network Universities Improve in ranking among top 100 ranked African Universities in 2017-2018


Each year, Webmometrics, the largest web academic ranking of Higher Education Institutions, does the global ranking twice, based on criteria such as the number of Citations, presence, visibility and Excellence. University ranking continues to remain the common means of informing the public about the relevance and value for investment in Education. In a bid to internationalise the programs in its member universities, while remaining … Read More Press Release: RUFORUM Network Universities Improve in ranking among top 100 ranked African Universities in 2017-2018

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