Tag: Entrepreneurship

Egerton University hosts 2nd National Forum for agriculture stakeholders in Kenya


  The Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev) Programme at Egerton University held its second National Forum from 12th to 13th March 2019 in Naivasha, Kenya. With the key objective of creating and promoting linkages between agricultural education, training, labour markets and policy makers, the National Forum brought together participants from several universities, Technical and Vocational Education … Read More Egerton University hosts 2nd National Forum for agriculture stakeholders in Kenya

Goodwill Message from RUFORUM to the Association of African Universities (AAU).


The Association of African Universities Inaugurated an East African Regional Office in Khartoum, Sudan on 14th March 2018. Prof. Adipala Ekwamu, Executive Secretary, RUFORUM delivered a good will message during the occasion. Read the complete message below.     Goodwill Message from Prof. Adipala Ekwamu, Executive Secretary RUFORUM to the Association of African Universities (AAU) on occasion of the Inauguration of the East African … Read More Goodwill Message from RUFORUM to the Association of African Universities (AAU).

My Ten Year Journey with RUFORUM, A Life Changing Opportunity


Starting my Journey with RUFORUM When the RUFORUM job adverts were placed in 2008, the opportunity to serve an African led organisation motivated me to apply and work at the RUFORUM Secretariat. I was very nervous. This largely was due to my inexperience in the field of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT). I recall vividly when asked by the panel why I should be … Read More My Ten Year Journey with RUFORUM, A Life Changing Opportunity

RUFORUM: An Innovative Mechanism for engaging African Universities for Development


Prologue: The promise of Africa, as a vibrant strong player in the global economy, remains steadfast, especially, after an impressive 15-year period of steady economic growth. During that period, per capita GDP surged to an average of 3%. However, more recently, this remarkable upturn in the continent’s development fortunes, have diminished, raising concerns about Africa’s renaissance. Nevertheless,  the continent, through its vision 2063, the“ … Read More RUFORUM: An Innovative Mechanism for engaging African Universities for Development

Entrepreneurship is a marathon, not a sprint


Three and a half years ago, Harriet Kayompatho was a jobless sociology graduate, restless with the ambition of owning a successful business and yet with little more than forty dollars to her name. Tired of being jobless for three years, she went to Enterprise Uganda in search of a solution. Her face brightened with relief when she was told that the 150,000 Uganda shillings … Read More Entrepreneurship is a marathon, not a sprint

Brooding to prosperity: Master of Agrienterprise Development students at Egerton University reap big from poultry


By Jane Nyambura and Kenneth Chepkwony Limited skills, innovativeness and entrepreneurial capacity among graduates is a challenge faced by many higher education institutions in Africa. Egerton University is taking bold and innovative steps in higher agricultural training and education to tackle this challenge and has developed a Master of Science in Agrienterprise Development. The programme was launched in January 2015, marking a new dawn … Read More Brooding to prosperity: Master of Agrienterprise Development students at Egerton University reap big from poultry

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