Tag: Biennial 2016

New Publication: Part Two of the RUFORUM Working Document Series Vol. 14


We thank all authors who submitted short and extended abstracts for the Fifth African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference that was held 17-21 October 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa.  We received close to 500 papers which were all subjected to peer review process. Following the reviews, we published in October 2016 the first batch of 130 papers in the RUFORUM Working … Read More New Publication: Part Two of the RUFORUM Working Document Series Vol. 14

A life changing experience


Written by: Sesethu Nyeleka, University of Fort Hare, South Africa The fifth biennial RUFORUM conference held from the 17th to the 21st of October was the first of its kind on the South African Soil. The conference took place at Century City Conference Center in Cape Town, co-organized with the Agricultural Research Council (ARC), Centre for Coordinating Agricultural Research in Southern Africa (CCARDESA), and … Read More A life changing experience

Forum commits to producing more agriculture PhDs


Sixty vice-chancellors who constitute the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture, RUFORUM, have committed to train 325 PhD students over the next five years through intra-African academic mobility. “If we all meet to our commitment to train five students each with our own resources, we will have 375 PhDs by the end of five years,” Professor Mabel Imbuga, RUFORUM board chair and … Read More Forum commits to producing more agriculture PhDs

FARA ED Calls for the Modernization of Africa’s Food Production Systems Through Science at the AfricaHEWeek2016.


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) convened the 5th African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference 2016 in Cape town South Africa from 17th– 21st October, 2016.  RUFORUM is an institution that oversee graduate training and networks of specialization across Africa and primarily within the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). With the conference themed “Linking Agricultural … Read More FARA ED Calls for the Modernization of Africa’s Food Production Systems Through Science at the AfricaHEWeek2016.

Africa must invest in people – Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim


Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has emphasised investing in Africa’s people will be a crucial step towards the continent reaching its development goals. Gurib-Fakim was addressing delegates on the second day of the 5th Biennial RUFORUM Conference in Cape Town on Wednesday. Gurib-Fakimk herself a scientist, told the audience: “I am convinced that the social and economic transformation of the African continent will happen only … Read More Africa must invest in people – Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

RUFORUM Fifth Biennial Conference Opens in Cape Town


More than 750 academics and agriculture stakeholders from across Africa have gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, as the 5th African Higher Agricultural Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference officially got underway on Tuesday. With the theme: Linking Universities with Private Sector, Governments and other Stakeholders in support of Agriculture Development in Africa, participants can expect an emphasis on enhancing university engagement with the … Read More RUFORUM Fifth Biennial Conference Opens in Cape Town

Announcement: Winners of the Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2016


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the 15 winners of the 2016 Young African Entrepreneurs Competition. The competition attracted a total of 756 applicants from 38 African countries. The following are the stages and processes that were followed to identify the 15 winners. All 756 applications were screened for compliance to the set guidelines and application … Read More Announcement: Winners of the Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2016

The Young African Entrepreneurs competition call closes with 756 Submissions


RUFORUM recognizes the need for greater youth participation in enterprise development, business incubation and believes in youth entrepreneurship as the game changer in ensuring greater youth participation and integration into the economic growth for youth employment. As part of efforts to promote and showcase youth innovations in enterprise development and business incubation, RUFORUM organised the Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2016. The competition lasted three … Read More The Young African Entrepreneurs competition call closes with 756 Submissions

Strengthening University-Private Sector Partnerships in Agriculture – The Fifth RUFORUM Biennial Conference and African Higher Education Week


Over 600 delegates, including 300 graduate students, 60 university Vice-Chancellors, policy makers, development partners and several delegates from all over Africa, Asia, Europe and America will convene at the Fifth RUFORUM Biennial Conference and African Higher Education Week during the week of 17-21 October 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. Key Speakers confirmed for this conference include; Her Excellency Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, The President of … Read More Strengthening University-Private Sector Partnerships in Agriculture – The Fifth RUFORUM Biennial Conference and African Higher Education Week

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