Tag: Gender

Mrs Blessing Adanta Odogwu, a RUFORUM PhD scholar, shares her doctoral Journey as midcareer woman and a mother


As I and my active toddler daughter boarded the flight from the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, I felt nostalgic at first for leaving my family and friends behind, and fear of the unknown. As I got to Kigali International airport, I became anxious of how to manage my work-life balance. As the airplane touch-down at Entebbe International airport, I was determined to succeed … Read More Mrs Blessing Adanta Odogwu, a RUFORUM PhD scholar, shares her doctoral Journey as midcareer woman and a mother

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

RUFORUM, AWARD trains female mid-career professionals


By: Patricia Ngwale Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in agriculture (RUFORUM) and African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) organized a four-day leadership training for female mid-level and senior managers from government departments, public universities and other statutory corporations. The training which took place in Lilongwe at Ufulu Gardens from 19th to 22nd June 2017 saw 35 participants being equipped with critical … Read More RUFORUM, AWARD trains female mid-career professionals

Staff Exchange Program for Academics at the LUANAR and other African Universities to teach postgraduate programmes


Invitation for Expressions of Interest The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 66 universities operating in 26 African countries across the African continent is pleased to announce Seven (7) Staff Exchange opportunities for 2017 Academic year at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The goal of the fellowships is to provide for opportunities for academics from … Read More Staff Exchange Program for Academics at the LUANAR and other African Universities to teach postgraduate programmes

Forum for African Women Vice Chancellors Launched – Empowering African women leaders for economic development


The first Forum for African Women Vice Chancellors, FAWoVC was launched yesterday (24 August 2016) during the women leadership meeting on Higher Education for economic empowerment. This event took place during the side event for the upcoming sixth edition of Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) happening this week in Nairobi, Kenya. Addressing the opening session, the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for the … Read More Forum for African Women Vice Chancellors Launched – Empowering African women leaders for economic development

Promoting Gender Inclusivity in Agricultural Sector through Collaborations


Posted on August 24, 2016 by Corporate Communications Office As documented over the years, gender disparity in Africa is one of the hindrance of achieving sustainable economic growth, reduction of poverty thus curtailing widespread prosperity for everyone in the continent. According to a report done by UN Women, the Joint UNDP-UNEP Environment Initiative and the World Bank shows that gender disparity in access to … Read More Promoting Gender Inclusivity in Agricultural Sector through Collaborations

Women Vice Chancellors in New Growth Agenda for Africa


Posted on August 23, 2016 by Corporate Communications Office   Over 20 female vice chancellors of African Universities Tuesday August 23, convened in Nairobi to discuss how African women in academia can effectively contribute to the continent’s development agenda. The meeting which was convened by Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology was addressed by seasoned female academics, leaders and representatives of government and … Read More Women Vice Chancellors in New Growth Agenda for Africa

RUFORUM partners with AWARD to Strengthen Leadership skills for Research Scientists and University staff in Africa


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture  (RUFORUM) in partnership with the African Women in Agriculture and Research Development (AWARD) aims at strengthening improved gender practices within the RUFORUM Network and jointly organizing leadership and management training courses. A gender awareness leadership and management training conducted annually is one of the activities under this partnership. It is within this context that AWARD … Read More RUFORUM partners with AWARD to Strengthen Leadership skills for Research Scientists and University staff in Africa

Call for Nominations: Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Prize


Deadline: No later than Wednesday 1 June 2016. This annual prize, named after the TWAS Fellow Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi, will recognize women scientists from Scientifically and Technologically (ST-) lagging countries. It carries a cash award of USD4,000 generously provided by Professor Al-Kharafi and will rotate among various fields of science. The first recipient of the “Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Prize” will be invited to receive … Read More Call for Nominations: Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Prize

Apply Now: AWARD Women’s Leadership and Management course


October 2-8, 2016, Hosted by CIMMYT, Mexico AWARD is pleased to announce a special delivery of the AWARD Women’s Leadership and Management course for CIMMYT, Mexico. CIMMYT will host this course, as they celebrate 50 years,and warmly invites participants from CGIAR and its partner organizations. What Makes This Course Unique? Composed of women participants and trainers, the course provides a safe environment that fosters … Read More Apply Now: AWARD Women’s Leadership and Management course

Apply Now: AWARD Leadership Program for Agricultural Research and Development (LEPARD)


Dates: 23-28 October, 2016 “The leaders in the research systems and Faculties/Colleges of Agriculture are trained as scientists and are usually appointed into positions of leadership on the basis of their seniority. They however get into such positions of leadership without adequate re-orientation and preparation for the leadership tasks. While there is a belief that leaders are borne not made, leadership without understanding of … Read More Apply Now: AWARD Leadership Program for Agricultural Research and Development (LEPARD)

L’Oréal-UNESCO: Call for Applications 2016 for Women in Science


Application Deadline: 29th April,2016 Click here to download the full call.

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