Tag: Private Sector

Private sector and academia: Where is the intersection point?


As pressure mounts on universities to be relevant in addressing key challenges facing society, one of the key areas is engaging with private sector. The universities and private companies have always worked together in an ad hoc and personal basis with no formalised arrangements on how to engage with each other. Part of the reasons for the ad hoc and personal basis of partnership … Read More Private sector and academia: Where is the intersection point?

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

The future of university funding and the Private Sector


The factors needed for increased innovation at university level were discussed on Wednesday as the 5th African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference 2016 entered its second day. Acknowledging the importance of attracting private sector support, the day kicked off with a session titled Linking Universities with Private Sector for agri-business innovations. Although the benefits – funding and outcome-based research – were obvious, … Read More The future of university funding and the Private Sector

Strengthening University-Private Sector Partnerships in Agriculture – The Fifth RUFORUM Biennial Conference and African Higher Education Week


Over 600 delegates, including 300 graduate students, 60 university Vice-Chancellors, policy makers, development partners and several delegates from all over Africa, Asia, Europe and America will convene at the Fifth RUFORUM Biennial Conference and African Higher Education Week during the week of 17-21 October 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. Key Speakers confirmed for this conference include; Her Excellency Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, The President of … Read More Strengthening University-Private Sector Partnerships in Agriculture – The Fifth RUFORUM Biennial Conference and African Higher Education Week

First Announcement: Fifth RUFORUM Biennial Conference, 2016


Dates: 17 – 21 October 2016 | Venue: Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa It gives us great pleasure as the Organising Committee, to invite you to the FIFTH RUFORUM BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2016 also known as the ‘African Higher Education Week’ to take place 17 – 21 October 2016 at the Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa under the Theme … Read More First Announcement: Fifth RUFORUM Biennial Conference, 2016

Call for Short, Extended abstracts and Posters/Exhibitions: The RUFORUM Biennial Conference, 2016


5th African Higher Education Week &  RUFORUM Biennial Conference: Linking  Universities with Private Sector, Governments and Other Stakeholders in support of Agricultural Development in Africa   17th – 21 October, 2016 CALL FOR SHORT, EXTENDED ABSTRACTS AND POSTERS/EXHIBITIONS The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture, a Network of 55 African Universities in sub-Saharan Africa (RUFORUM: see http://www.ruforum.org) will hold the 5th African … Read More Call for Short, Extended abstracts and Posters/Exhibitions: The RUFORUM Biennial Conference, 2016

Save the date: Announcing the 5th African Higher Education Week


RUFORUM is pleased to announce the 5th African Higher Education Week to be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 17-21 October, 2016. Over 700 participants representing Higher Education, Agricultural development, Civil Society and Private Sector are expected to attend. The overall theme will be “Linking Universities with Private Sector, Governments and other Stakeholders in support of Agriculture Development in Africa”. We expect discussions … Read More Save the date: Announcing the 5th African Higher Education Week

eCapacities Africa: Connecting training providers, workplaces and graduates


e-Capacities is an online marketplace for the supply and demand of capacities in strategic human capital formation. The platform provides a real-time review of the levels of capacity and demand in each participating country and dynamically estimates the capacity gaps for use in priority setting and targeting of investments. eCapacities connects training providers, workplaces and graduates and allows them to interact with each other … Read More eCapacities Africa: Connecting training providers, workplaces and graduates

Agribusiness is the way to go for Africa. What is the role of African Universities?


As part of FARA’s 15th anniversary celebrations, RUFORUM held a two day consultation with deans and principals of African Schools/faculties and related sciences in Johannesburg, South Africa. It focused on developing RUFORUM’s second strategic and third business plan. Over 20 deans, principles and heads of Departments for Agricultural institutions and other private sector stakeholders from Africa participated in this land mark event in the … Read More Agribusiness is the way to go for Africa. What is the role of African Universities?

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