Tag: Malawi

Inspiration from Malawi Aquaculture Research: My Passion for Fish Brought to Reality


By Rebecca Mwima I am Rebecca Mwima[1] a graduate from Makerere University. I have 4 years work experiences in administration which I gained from Regional University Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) where formerly I worked as an Administrative Assistant. Through one of RUFORUM engagements with stakeholders, I got an opportunity to participate in a tour to the aquaculture research centre of Lilongwe … Read More Inspiration from Malawi Aquaculture Research: My Passion for Fish Brought to Reality

AQUAFISH Center of Excellence and RUFORUM implement staff exchange program – 9 professors visit


The Africa Center of Excellence in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science at LUANAR (AquaFish ACE), in partnership with RUFORUM, earlier this month welcomed visiting professors from RUFORUM member universities in Nigeria, Tanzania, Sudan and Kenya. The visit was part of the Aquafish Staff Exchange Program aimed at improvingthe quality of postgraduate programmes at LUANAR. The visiting team, who stayed from 8th to 19th January 2018, … Read More AQUAFISH Center of Excellence and RUFORUM implement staff exchange program – 9 professors visit

FAO and RUFORUM Sign a New Partnership to train the Next Generation of Agricultural Change Agents


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacities Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) on the 26th October, 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding and committed to work together to strengthen  the capacities of RUFORUM member universities to better contribute to food and nutrition security, increase sustainability of agricultural and food systems, reduce rural poverty and achieve … Read More FAO and RUFORUM Sign a New Partnership to train the Next Generation of Agricultural Change Agents

RUFORUM recognizes outstanding Malawian Young Scientists and Farmers


During the 13th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting in Lilongwe, the RUFORUM Secretariat awarded outstanding scientists and farmers from Malawi for their exceptional work and contribution to agricultural development. Outstanding Lead Farmers in Malawi Five farmers from within Malawi were awarded for their outstanding work and leadership in farming in Malawi. These farmers were nominated by the local partners in Malawi and represented all regions … Read More RUFORUM recognizes outstanding Malawian Young Scientists and Farmers

LUANAR hosts RUFORUM delegates


The Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) hosted a dinner for Vice Chancellors of RUFORUM member universities, International Advisory Panel, Technical Committee and other dignitaries. Ministers of Education present during the event include Hon. Bright Msaka from Malawi, Hon. John Muyingo from Uganda and Hon. George Kronnisanyon Werner from Liberia. Amongst the distinguished speakers was LUANAR’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. George Kanyama-Phiri who … Read More LUANAR hosts RUFORUM delegates

Welcome to the Thirteenth RUFORUM Annual General Meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi


I welcome you to RUFORUM’s 13th Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held 25-27 October 2017 in Lilongwe, Malawi. Since the signing of the MoU between RUFORUM and the African Union Commission (AUC) in 2014, which requested RUFORUM to play a greater role and provide support at the continental level, particularly in the implementation of the Science Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA) … Read More Welcome to the Thirteenth RUFORUM Annual General Meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi

RUFORUM to hold its 13th Annual General Meeting hosted by the Government of Malawi, 25th-27th October, Lilongwe, Malawi


Every year, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 66 universities in 26 African countries, holds an Annual General Meeting which offers an opportunity for its members, stakeholders, and partners to take stock on the performance, relevance, and sustainability of the RUFORUM network.  This year the RUFORUM 13th Annual General Meeting will be held 25th-27th October, at Bingu … Read More RUFORUM to hold its 13th Annual General Meeting hosted by the Government of Malawi, 25th-27th October, Lilongwe, Malawi

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

Political Will, The missing domino?


Written by Catherine Mloza-Banda What can Higher Education do for Africa? Higher Education is instrumental in building human capital that is vital for facilitating social and economic development. Countries such as South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan show undisputable evidence that increased access to higher education creates way for increased strides in development. Thus, it is imperative that Africa is likely to reap social and … Read More Political Will, The missing domino?

Strengthening Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa


Written by: Paulina Atim On the 1st May 2017, Africa Universities facilitated a three-day technical expert meeting to discuss issues affecting higher education in Africa. The meeting took place at the Bingi International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe, Malawi. The key messages from this consultation will be presented to the committee of 10 Heads of State set up by the African Union to champion … Read More Strengthening Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa

LUANAR optimistic to benefit from RUFORUM


Written by  Sylvester Kumwenda Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) has expressed optimism that the university will greatly benefit from the various programs and projects offered by Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). Vice Chancellor for LUANAR Professor Emmanuel Kaunda made the remarks Tuesday evening after organizing a dinner for RUFORUM with the aim of orienting the forum on … Read More LUANAR optimistic to benefit from RUFORUM

African universities discuss science, technology at Malawi summit


By Linda Likomwa–Mana Minister of Education, Science and Technology Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano  has said Africa needs high level skills in order to make science and technology and knowledge a drive for development. Fabiano said this in Lilongwe on Wednesday May 2 during the official opening of Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) technical experts’ task team meeting for the planning and preparation … Read More African universities discuss science, technology at Malawi summit

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