Tag: Enterprenuership

BMCE Bank of Africa has announced the 12 winners of the third edition of the African Entrepreneurship Award.


The African Entrepreneurship Award (AEA) offers $1 million to all eligible African entrepreneurs with an existing business or just an idea. The Award Journey is made up of 4 rounds of mentoring and starts by applicants taking a few minutes to submit an idea and, begin a journey with real entrepreneurs who have been where they are today. Since its launch by BMCE Bank of Africa in 2015, the awards have recognized 33 entrepreneurs, who … Read More BMCE Bank of Africa has announced the 12 winners of the third edition of the African Entrepreneurship Award.

Call for Establishment of Agribusiness Incubation Hubs 2017/2018: RUFORUM Entrepreneurship Challenge Program (RECAP)


Deadline for Submission: 30th December, 2017 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation is implementing an eight year programme “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev)”. The TAGDev Programme seeks to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, … Read More Call for Establishment of Agribusiness Incubation Hubs 2017/2018: RUFORUM Entrepreneurship Challenge Program (RECAP)

Meet Cohort One 2017 MCF@RUFORUM Students


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with Mastercard Foundation are implementing an eight year program “Transforming Agricultural Universities in Africa to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev)”. Under this program, 220 students will be trained as part of training the next generation of AgLeaders for Africa in Africa through an innovative agricultural training model. In this … Read More Meet Cohort One 2017 MCF@RUFORUM Students

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

RUFORUM-USADF collaboration to create opportunities for underserved communities in Africa


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) organized and participated in the 2017 Global Workshop of the United States African Development Foundation (USADF). Held at the University of Maryland, the workshop was funded through a grant from USADF, a U.S. Government agency established to support African-owned enterprises, which improve lives in poor and vulnerable communities on the continent. Over 80 participants … Read More RUFORUM-USADF collaboration to create opportunities for underserved communities in Africa

Egerton University students to benefit from Sh2.7bn MasterCard grant


By FRANCIS MUREITHI Summary Egerton University in Kenya and Gulu University in Uganda will be the main beneficiaries of the project. The scholarships, which kicked off last year, will run for eight years before ending in 2024. The project aims to help beneficiaries acquire skills in agricultural value chain, entrepreneurship and community-based research. The MasterCard Foundation has set aside Sh2.7 billion to award scholarships … Read More Egerton University students to benefit from Sh2.7bn MasterCard grant

New Publication: Top African Young Entrepreneurs from Benin


RUFORUM recognizes the need for greater youth participation in enterprise development and business incubation and through its member universities and partners has supported training and skills development in this respect. It has also supported start-ups through innovative financing mechanism of the revolving fund implemented in some member universities. RUFORUM believes in youth entrepreneurship as the game changer in ensuring greater youth participation and integration … Read More New Publication: Top African Young Entrepreneurs from Benin

New Publication: Top Eleven African Young Entrepreneurs from Rwanda


RUFORUM recognizes the need for greater youth participation in enterprise development and business incubation and through its member universities and partners has supported training and skills development in this respect. It has also supported start-ups through innovative financing mechanism of the revolving fund implemented in some member universities. RUFORUM believes in youth entrepreneurship as the game changer in ensuring greater youth participation and integration … Read More New Publication: Top Eleven African Young Entrepreneurs from Rwanda

New Publication: Top 19 Young Innovators and Entrepreneurs from Uganda


RUFORUM recognizes the need for greater youth participation in enterprise development and business incubation and through its member universities and partners has supported training and skills development in this respect. It has also supported start-ups through innovative financing mechanism of the revolving fund implemented in some member universities. RUFORUM believes in youth entrepreneurship as the game changer in ensuring greater youth participation and integration … Read More New Publication: Top 19 Young Innovators and Entrepreneurs from Uganda

ICRISAT and RUFORUM meet to consolidate partnership for Agricultural Research and Human Capacity Development


The RUFORUM Secretariat was privileged to host Dr. David J. Bergvinson, the Director General of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). Dr. Bergvinson was accompanied by Dr. Patrick Okori, Principal Scientist at ICRISAT Malawi, and Dr. Moses Siambi, the Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, ICRISAT. This event took place on the 17th November, 2016 at the RUFORUM Secretariat. … Read More ICRISAT and RUFORUM meet to consolidate partnership for Agricultural Research and Human Capacity Development

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

RAN Grants Call: Resilience Innovation Challenge for Conflict (RIC4CONF)


General Objective: Communities that experience recurrent shocks and stresses arising from chronic conflict are largely dependent on humanitarian aid and subsistence farming and face the challenge of non-diversification. The general objective of RIC4CONF is to strengthen resilience of target communities by building their agency to promote learning, skills development and entrepreneurship by improving and promoting psychosocial wellbeing; by modernizing agriculture; fostering financial inclusion and … Read More RAN Grants Call: Resilience Innovation Challenge for Conflict (RIC4CONF)

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