Tag: Leadership

RUFORUM and the Gates Foundation partner to skill African universities in science leadership


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) trained 48 senior academic leaders from RUFORUM member universities in science and academic leadership. Organized as a post-RUFORUM Annual General Meeting event, the training was held at the Bingu International Convention Centre in Lilongwe, Malawi from 29th October to 1st November 2017. The training … Read More RUFORUM and the Gates Foundation partner to skill African universities in science leadership

The role of Higher Education Institutions in catalysing agricultural innovation systems


The World Bank in its Investment Sourcebook on Agricultural Innovation Systems spells out the critical role of agricultural education and training as a creator of capacity and supplier of the human resources that populate key segments of the agricultural innovation system (AIS) and enable it to function more effectively1. Apart from the provision of technical knowledge, which is the traditional focus of higher education, … Read More The role of Higher Education Institutions in catalysing agricultural innovation systems

Leadership and Management training for University Principals and Deans


  It is great that RUFORUM was able to host a pre-event for Principals and Deans to receive leadership and management training facilitated by the Partnership for African Social and Government Research (PASGR) during the 13th Annual General Meeting in Malawi. PASGR’s main aim is to increase capacity of academic institutions and researchers to contribute research that informs social policy and governance through collaborative … Read More Leadership and Management training for University Principals and Deans

Press Release: Announcing Recognition Award Winners 2017


During the just concluded RUFORUM 13th Annual General Meeting in Malawi this week, RUFORUM recognised individuals making a contribution in transforming their communities and institutions. A total of ten (10) awards were given during the official opening ceremony here in Lilongwe, Malawi. As a Network, RUFORUM periodically recognizes individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to development in the continent, and to their … Read More Press Release: Announcing Recognition Award Winners 2017

Call for Expression of Interest to Participate – AFRI-Lead Programme


African Universities Leadership and Management Training Programme (AFRI-Lead) Deadline: September 30th 2017 23:59 GMT (East African Standard Time) Open to: 66 RUFORUM member universities[1] managers: Deputy Vice Chancellors, Academic Registrars and Directors of Institutes. Introduction Universities have immense responsibility and contribution to economic and social transformation of societies globally. African universities have in the recent past been called upon to play a more significant … Read More Call for Expression of Interest to Participate – AFRI-Lead Programme

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

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)

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