Tag: Gulu University

Creating change agents through student-community engagement


Increasingly universities are under pressure to provide evidence of their contribution to society. This requires them to develop new models of engaging at various levels. In doing so, universities have to transition from merely teaching and research to include direct relations with society. University outreach has evolved and taken various forms to make university knowledge and expertise available to end users. While some universities … Read More Creating change agents through student-community engagement

The MasterCard Foundation supported TAGDev Project Website launched


In June 2016, the MasterCard Foundation signed agreement with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to strengthen efforts to connect university education to the needs of rural communities. The eight year project “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev)” is being implemented by RUFORUM and its member universities, with focus on Gulu University in … Read More The MasterCard Foundation supported TAGDev Project Website launched

Apply Now: The MasterCard Foundation at RUFORUM Scholarship Award 2017/2018


Background: The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, Gulu University and Egerton University are implementing an eight year program aimed at transforming African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for rural agricultural transformation. This is eight year program (2016-2024) and will … Read More Apply Now: The MasterCard Foundation at RUFORUM Scholarship Award 2017/2018

Apply Now: Terms of Reference to Undertake Development of Community Engagement Strategy for the RUFORUM Network Universities


Background Universities in Africa and elsewhere are under immense pressure to provide evidence of their contribution to society and respond to the demand to change[1]. This requires universities to innovate and develop models of engaging with the communities at various levels. In doing so, universities have had to transition from the ‘two role model’ functions to ‘three role model’ functions i.e. from merely teaching … Read More Apply Now: Terms of Reference to Undertake Development of Community Engagement Strategy for the RUFORUM Network Universities

Partnership to transform agricultural education


By Munyaradzi Makoni, University World News A ground-breaking partnership between the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and The MasterCard Foundation is aiming to strengthen efforts to revamp the agriculture curriculum across Africa. It is seeking to transform agriculture into a vibrant sector linked to African universities that can produce high-performing graduates and high-quality research. The eight-year programme backed with US$27.1 … Read More Partnership to transform agricultural education

The MasterCard Foundation and RUFORUM Invest in Innovative Agricultural Training in Africa


The MasterCard Foundation and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) will collaborate to test new models of agricultural education in Africa.  The eight year commitment of US$ 27.1 Million from MasterCard will focus on smallholder farmers, connecting university education to the needs of rural communities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development. Gulu University (Uganda) and Egerton University (Kenya), … Read More The MasterCard Foundation and RUFORUM Invest in Innovative Agricultural Training in Africa

Gulu University Farmer Call Centre: Reaching out in real time to Smallholder Farmers in Northern Uganda


By Okidi Lawrence[1] and Basil Mugonola Gulu University is committed to facilitating community transformation at national and regional levels through its academic programmes. The Masters programmes in MSc. Food Security and Community Nutrition and MSc. Agri-Enterprises development are some of the unique programmes at the University that have a community attachment and engagement model through which students are attached to communities for experiential learning. … Read More Gulu University Farmer Call Centre: Reaching out in real time to Smallholder Farmers in Northern Uganda

Working with the communities to address child malnutrition: experience of a young researcher


One year after completing my undergraduate studies at Gulu University in 2013, I enrolled for a Master’s in Food Security and Community Nutrition at the same university with a scholarship from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) through their Graduate Research Grants (GRG). The unique design of the masters’ programme that includes a component of community engagement, in line with … Read More Working with the communities to address child malnutrition: experience of a young researcher

Producing Entrepreneurs to support Value Chains – A story of a RUFORUM student at Gulu University


Akidi Irene Lynette is a graduate student at Gulu University, Uganda pursuing master’s degree in Agri-Enterprises Development and currently in her my second year of study. She shares her experiences studying under the Agri-Enterprise Development program in a RUFORUM member university, Gulu University. During my first year a number of concepts were introduced to us, many of which we were practical such as developing … Read More Producing Entrepreneurs to support Value Chains – A story of a RUFORUM student at Gulu University

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