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The untapped potential of regional programmes support to higher education


Recent developments have brought higher education and especially university education back to the fore. The realization that no county can develop without investment in higher education has increased focus on the expectations against a backdrop of historical funding and quality challenges. The resurgence of focus for higher education has manifested in the change in the funding and continued engagement between the higher education sector … Read More The untapped potential of regional programmes support to higher education

Meet Cohort One 2017 MCF@RUFORUM Students


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with Mastercard Foundation are implementing an eight year program “Transforming Agricultural Universities in Africa to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev)”. Under this program, 220 students will be trained as part of training the next generation of AgLeaders for Africa in Africa through an innovative agricultural training model. In this … Read More Meet Cohort One 2017 MCF@RUFORUM Students

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

Putting young African researchers at the heart of change


The field of international development is increasingly concerned with achieving social and economic change through the use of evidence and evidence-based policy. This requires fostering links between the worlds of social science and policy, so that the promise of evidence-based accountability for public spending becomes more real. This is ultimately about ensuring current and future generations of researchers and policy makers speak the same … Read More Putting young African researchers at the heart of change

Innovation Competition: Transforming Lives by supporting Financial Innovation


The 2016 Innovation Competition is currently open. As in 2015, this competition requires proposals that seek to design, pilot, test and launch new financial products and services that can effectively meet the financing needs of people living in poverty in rural and agricultural areas. To see the results of the 2015 Innovation Competition, kindly click here. Is your idea innovative? What is the potential … Read More Innovation Competition: Transforming Lives by supporting Financial Innovation

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