Tag: Agenda 2063

New Publication: Bringing Science to Communities, Voices from the Field


RUFORUM – is happy to launch this new publication series, Bringing Science to Communities: Voices from the Field. This popular science communication product is intended to showcase the on-the-ground impact of research and scientific work of RUFORUM – sponsored graduates and their mentors and others they interact with. African universities are increasingly embracing experiential learning as a key strategy for addressing gaps in higher … Read More New Publication: Bringing Science to Communities, Voices from the Field

Agricultural transformation and the role of African Universities


Africa has been described by Mckinsey, as ‘Lions on the move’ to describe the growth in the consumer sector in many of its countries and its tremendous potential. Much has been achieved, as indicated by the remarkable economic growth indexes, albeit from a low starting point. The Continent however, continues to lag behind in several development indices, including rampant hunger and poverty in several … Read More Agricultural transformation and the role of African Universities

Investing in Africa’s Young population to drive the Continent’s Agenda


According to the United Nations report, by 2050, there will be an increase of 1.3 billion in Africa’s population. Africa’s growth is expected to move from 1 to 4 billion people. Forty-five percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s population is below the age of fifteen, yet over the next two decades, 330 million young Africans will be entering the job market looking for work. How prepared … Read More Investing in Africa’s Young population to drive the Continent’s Agenda

Welcome to the Thirteenth RUFORUM Annual General Meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi


I welcome you to RUFORUM’s 13th Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held 25-27 October 2017 in Lilongwe, Malawi. Since the signing of the MoU between RUFORUM and the African Union Commission (AUC) in 2014, which requested RUFORUM to play a greater role and provide support at the continental level, particularly in the implementation of the Science Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA) … Read More Welcome to the Thirteenth RUFORUM Annual General Meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi

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)

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’

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/

RUFORUM Convenes stakeholders to develop an Implementation Plan for the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) on 15-16 September, 2015 convened a stakeholders meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi to develop an Implementation Plan for the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa Priority One. This was a follow up of the earlier meeting in March, 2015, where the African Union Commission (AUC) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Coordinating Agency … Read More RUFORUM Convenes stakeholders to develop an Implementation Plan for the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa

African universities advised to team up on agriculture


By Inga Vesper [ADDIS ABABA] Universities across Africa must link up their agricultural research and teaching programmes to help modernise farming on the continent, a conference heard. Speakers told the UN’s third Financing for Development conference in Ethiopia this week that universities should align their agricultural science efforts and collaborate with each other to compete internationally. “We import a ridiculous amount of food, and … Read More African universities advised to team up on agriculture

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