Since 2011, EARTH University and the Mastercard Foundation (MCF) have partnered to provide educational opportunity to young leaders whose academic talent and promise exceed their financial resources, to support them in transforming the future of developing regions, particularly Africa. More than 130 MCF Scholars have graduated from EARTH after an intensive, experiential 4-year program in agriculture and natural resources management, and the vast majority … Read More EARTH University – Mastercard Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program
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
This week (9-13 March 2015) is the Open Education Week – a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its purpose is to raise awareness about open education and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. Open education encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness. RUFORUM is pleased to share with you the … Read More Open Education Week: Featuring the RUFORUM Open Knowledge Repository
Written by: Moses Osiru – Deputy Executive Secretary, (RUFORUM) Nearly two months after the conclusion of RUFORUM’s Fourth Biennial Conference, held in Maputo, Mozambique, this is an opportune time for reflection. Intended to mark the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), African Heads of State declared 2014 the year of agriculture and food security in Africa. Given … Read More Reflecting upon Maputo
Written by: Richard A. Powell – RUFORUM Communications Consultant Expressing his gratitude at the conferment of an honorary doctoral degree from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, for his dedication to medical and scientific philanthropic activities in economically developing countries, the Microsoft founder Bill Gates spoke of his commitment to the African continent, its responsibility in developing itself and the pivotal role played by agriculture. “The … Read More Africa – defining its own path moving forward
By Richard Powell Africa has the youngest population in the world, with more than one-third of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa aged between 10 and 24. By 2025 the number of young people in this age group in the sub-region is expected to increase to 436, and to 605 million by 2050. For many, there is a dichotomy in how the future role played … Read More Climbing up trees or sitting on shoulders?