Tag: African Union Commission

Driving the Africa Agenda


A third planning meeting was held for the technical task team for the Committee of 10 Heads of State in Lilongwe, Malawi.  The aim of the meeting is to bring together the core technical team and stakeholders to discuss the preparedness for the Committee of 10 meeting as well as to agree on the key documents to be presented. Further, case studies from around … Read More Driving the Africa Agenda

Higher Education Actors in Africa Convene in Pretoria to Brainstorm on a Regional Program for Strengthening Higher Agricultural Education in Africa (SHAEA)


African higher education actors gathered in Pretoria, South Africa from 28th to 29th September 2017 to discuss a strategy for the implementation of the Regional Program for Strengthening Higher Agricultural Education in Africa (SHAEA) project and to lay out the practical steps necessary for its implementation, including activities at the regional level. The two-day consultative meeting was jointly convened by the Regional Universities Forum … Read More Higher Education Actors in Africa Convene in Pretoria to Brainstorm on a Regional Program for Strengthening Higher Agricultural Education in Africa (SHAEA)

Stakeholders call for reform in higher agricultural education in Africa


Stakeholders engaged in higher education in Africa gathered in Gaborone, Botswana from 25th to 30th July 2017 to map out transformations necessary to increase the contribution of higher agricultural education to Africa’s development. Convened by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN), the meeting was attended by representatives from the … Read More Stakeholders call for reform in higher agricultural education in Africa

African Union Commission Chair calls for the escalation of science, technology innovation in agriculture to stimulate an ‘African renaissance’


A delegation from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) met with His Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Chairperson of African Union Commission (AUC) on Friday 14 July, 2017 in Addis Ababa. The meeting discussed implementation strategies for the AU Agenda 2063, which recognises the need for the integration of science, technology and innovation for development. The meeting also noted the … Read More African Union Commission Chair calls for the escalation of science, technology innovation in agriculture to stimulate an ‘African renaissance’

RUFORUM Vision 2030: Botswana Consultative Meetings


Duration:  25th July-3rd August   Venue: Aquarian Tide Hotel, Gaborone, Botswana RUFORUM is currently implementing its 2015-2020 Strategic Business Plan. The current strategic plan recognises the need for RUFORUM to strategically evolve into an established organization ready to serve a wider mandate in relation to the vision of the Africa Union Commission (AUC) for agricultural higher education, science, technology and innovation on the continent. … Read More RUFORUM Vision 2030: Botswana Consultative Meetings

Positioning Academia to respond to Africa’s growing demand through Skills Development – The African Economic Platform


As part of implementing the Agenda 2063, the African Union Commission held its first African Economic Platform (AEP) in Port Louis, Mauritius 19 to 21 March, 2017. The Platform brought together Senior Africa policy makers, Academia, and Business as a means of gaining a collectively owned framework for supporting development in the continent with commitment from African leaders. The dialogue focused on four themes; … Read More Positioning Academia to respond to Africa’s growing demand through Skills Development – The African Economic Platform

Building the Africa we want: Connect with us by sharing your story


RUFORUM is pleased to launch the Online Impact Platform which showcases your stories of Impact from the Continent. Join us by sharing your Impact stories by submitting them at http://ruforum.org/impact/

Seasonal Greetings from RUFORUM


The RUFORUM Secretariat appreciates your continued support and wishes you a Happy Holiday as we look forward to more fruitful partnerships in 2017. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

African Union Chairperson announces a Committee of Ten Heads of State and Government to Champion Higher Education in Africa


Ten African Heads of State and Government have been constituted into a Committee to champion Higher Education, Science and Technology in Africa, as part of the efforts to strengthen the role of Science and Technology to enhance the realization of economic growth on the continent. This announcement was made by Her Excellency, Dr. Nkosasana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission at the … Read More African Union Chairperson announces a Committee of Ten Heads of State and Government to Champion Higher Education in Africa

Showcasing Excellence in Youth Innovations in Africa


RUFORUM celebrated the success of young African entrepreneurs who have come up with innovative solutions to address food insecurity and poverty-related challenges on Wednesday morning. A panel of 15 young people from across the continent showcased their businesses, which addressed a diverse range of issues, including ICT support for smallholder farmers, agri-processing and even capitalising on waste. The young entrepreneurs were congratulated by African … Read More Showcasing Excellence in Youth Innovations in Africa

African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology receives RUFORUM Recognition Award


His Excellency Dr. Martial De Ikounga, the African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology was recognised by RUFORUM for “his commitment and outstanding leadership in the development and implementation of national and continental-wide functional frameworks for Science, Technology & Innovation in Africa”. This event took place during the seventh Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) Science Week being held 13-16 June … Read More African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology receives RUFORUM Recognition Award

African Union Research Grants II Open Call for Proposals 2016 Edition


The African Union Commission launches Phase 2 of the African Union Research Grants programme with an open call for proposals for Research and Innovation in Africa supported by the European Union. This call for proposal supports Africa’s Science Technology and Innovation Strategy-2024 which addresses the aspirations identified under Agenda 2063 and Priority 3 on Human development of the EU-Africa partnership. The call supports research … Read More African Union Research Grants II Open Call for Proposals 2016 Edition

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