Tag: RUFORUM

The scholarship from RUFORUM has expanded my research capabilities and network


My name is Kusiima Kaheesi Samuel studying PhD Environment and Natural Resources at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Science (CAES), Makerere University, Uganda. I  received funding from RUFORUM under the Social and Environmental Trade-offs in African Agriculture (SENTINEL) Project for my research entitled: Land Use Land Cover Change (LULCC) and its Implications on Ecosystem Services in the Albert Water Management Zone, Uganda. The … Read More The scholarship from RUFORUM has expanded my research capabilities and network

I have benefited a lot from skills enhancement trainings organized by RUFORUM


My name is Zenebe Shuite Argado from Ethiopia. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Environmental Studies from Debre Markos University, Ethiopia and a Master of Education in Geography and Environmental Education from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. I was a full-time teaching staff in the department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Bule Hora University, Ethiopia, from July 2011 up to … Read More I have benefited a lot from skills enhancement trainings organized by RUFORUM

My research fieldwork in a foreign country has been a life changing experience


I am Rudo Violet Denga, a Zimbabwean studying PhD at Copperbelt University, Zambia. I obtained both BSc Hons. in Development Studies & MSc. in Development Studies from my home country. My research interests are in social-ecology with particular focus on sustainable environmental management, river bank cultivation and land use/cover change (LUCC).  Currently I am pursuing a PhD in Plant and Environmental Sciences, School of … Read More My research fieldwork in a foreign country has been a life changing experience

Amidst the challenges, I am still on course to finish my PhD studies


My name is Abich Amsalu. I have been studying PhD in Climate Change and Bio-energy Development since September 2018 at Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Nature Resources, Hawassa University, Ethiopia. To support my studies, I won a research grant from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) funded by the  Social and Environmental Trade-offs in African Agriculture (SENTINEL) Project for … Read More Amidst the challenges, I am still on course to finish my PhD studies

I have spread my wings through RUFORUM scholarships


Growing up in DRC Bukavu town, with parents who believed in education being key to my future, has shaped who I am today. In our home region of Eastern DRC, we faced so many problems growing up due to different wars and rape of women. I had to struggle finishing my university education.  After finishing my undergraduate studies, I started working at my university … Read More I have spread my wings through RUFORUM scholarships

[Issue 75] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News Recalibrating the social ownership of our universities (Africa) Are African universities part of the oppressive economic, political and social superstructure in the continent? Who owns those universities? Do they know their students? How do they treat them and relate to them? What do they teach them? What is the future of those universities? These were some of the questions posed by … Read More [Issue 75] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

The journey to my PhD programme begun with my involvement in the SENTINEL Project


My name is Petan Hamazakaza , a PhD student at Copperbelt University, Zambia. I consider life as a journey that is characterised by phases of ups and downs. Growing up in a rural setting where social standards are so low makes one not to appreciate how the other side of society in urban areas is. At a tender age of 15 years I happened … Read More The journey to my PhD programme begun with my involvement in the SENTINEL Project

My PhD research to tackle trade-offs in woodlot management in North-Western Ethiopia


My name is Solomon Mulu studying PhD in Forestry and Livelihood at the University of Gondar, Ethiopia.I am pleased to share my PhD research journey so far. When the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) announced a call for Doctorial Research Grants in February 2019, I immediately applied for the grant and was successful.  The funding for this grant is provided … Read More My PhD research to tackle trade-offs in woodlot management in North-Western Ethiopia

RUFORUM Has Given Life Line to My PhD Journey


My name is Jackson Bunyangha from Uganda. Having completed my MSc in Environment and Natural Resources at Makerere University, I was eager to further my studies in Environmental Science particularly in the field of wetlands but in a new environment. Thus, I secured an admission at the University of Nairobi to do my PhD in Hydrobiology. However, I had no idea about where I … Read More RUFORUM Has Given Life Line to My PhD Journey

Studying forestry made me realise my destiny


My name is Basiru Adeniyi Okanlawon, PhD student of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. Brief about the study and aim.   My research is about Climate change and climate justice. My research study will answer this questions: a.            What kind of livelihoods, disaggregated by gender and marginalized groups, are obtained from different biophysical and socio-economic systems in the selected study sites? … Read More Studying forestry made me realise my destiny

I bought a piece of land that I will transform one day


My name is James Akuku, a beneficiary of the TagDev Project. Thanks to the MasterCard Foundation and RUFORUM, I am pursuing a Master of Science degree in Food Security and Community Nutrition at Gulu University. With the continuous financial support that I receive from the MasterCard Foundation, I have been able to meet the basic needs of my family and more during the COVID-19 … Read More I bought a piece of land that I will transform one day

Returning home during COVID-19 was a blessing in disguise


I come from Karamoja region, in northwestern Uganda. It is also a place with rich culture, and where such culture is cherished. So, when I returned home during the COVID-19 lockdown, I decided to start a fashion business that would promote fabrics from my culture. But first, from the stipend I get from the MasterCard Foundation as part of my education scholarship, I enrolled … Read More Returning home during COVID-19 was a blessing in disguise

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