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Internship Training at Refugee Settlements opened doors for my professional development with the African Union


Robine Okello is a recent graduated with a Masters Degree in Agri-Enterprises Development at the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Gulu University, Uganda. whose study was fully sponsored by the RUFORUM under the Nurturing Grant Project (NGP) with support from the Mastercard Foundation.  He is a Ugandan and shares his Journey through the program.   At the end of my second year, I applied … Read More Internship Training at Refugee Settlements opened doors for my professional development with the African Union

Gulu University program curriculum is not merely academic but for community transformation


Jean Damascene Tuyizere from Rwandan  a recent Gulu University graduate (2020) with a Master of Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition and one of the MasterCard foundation Scholarship recipient through RUFORUM. Jean Shares his journey as a student at Gulu University and gives recommendations for improvement. My stay at Gulu University has been a transformative phase of my life. In fact an unusual … Read More Gulu University program curriculum is not merely academic but for community transformation

Lessons and innovations shared by RUFORUM Principal Investigators during the 15th Annual General Meeting in Cape Coast-Ghana


The 12th RUFORUM Principal Investigators monitoring and learning session organized as a side event at the 15th RUFORUM Annual General meeting on 2nd-3rd December, 2019 converged all research teams of projects granted under the Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev project). This was also the first time the Mastercard Foundation met all the project implementers to receive … Read More Lessons and innovations shared by RUFORUM Principal Investigators during the 15th Annual General Meeting in Cape Coast-Ghana

How the University of Cape Coast and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture wraped up the 15th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting


From 29th November to 6th December, 2019 the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture and five Ghanaian RUFORUM Member universities (University of Cape Coast, University of Ghana-Legon, University of Development Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and University of Education-Winneba organized the 15th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting. The meeting that attracted 1003 participants in 35 side events deliberated on the … Read More How the University of Cape Coast and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture wraped up the 15th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting

15th RUFORUM Business Meeting at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana


RUFORUM held its Business Meeting as one-day event at the sidelines of the 15th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting. The Business Meeting was held Friday, 6th December, 2019 at New Examinations Center, University of Cape Coast, Ghana under the Chairmanship of the Board Chair, Prof. George Kanyama-Phiri, the Vice Chancellor of Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources. In his remarks, He informed members that … Read More 15th RUFORUM Business Meeting at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana

Stakeholders in Agriculture, Education, Science, Technology and Innovation discuss Universities’ Contribution to Continental Agenda 2063


The meeting dubbed the Vice Chancellors forum was part of the side events at the 15th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting, 2-6 December 2019 hosted by the University of Cape Coast – Ghana. The meeting that attracted 155 participants met at the School of Medical Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Ghana and discussed avenues for “enhancing delivery of Africa’s Universities’ Agenda for Higher Education, Science, … Read More Stakeholders in Agriculture, Education, Science, Technology and Innovation discuss Universities’ Contribution to Continental Agenda 2063

Kerio Valley: A beautiful land with an amazing culture


By mugonya John  In September this year, I received communication from the International Crop Research Institute for Semi_Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) that my application for an internship placement had been successful. Getting an internship opportunity soon after defending my Master’s thesis at Gulu University, was exciting and double blessing. I looked forward to working with a multi-disciplinary team from various countries. I was selected to … Read More Kerio Valley: A beautiful land with an amazing culture

Experiences with Marakwet and Pokot Communities in Kerio Valley, Kenya


By Redempter Mbula Mutinda Marakwet and Pokot communities were not something new to my ears. No one who studied Social studies subject in Kenyan primary education would miss studying Nilotes and the Kalenjin tribe, sub-ethnic groups. All media houses in Kenya could at times highlight news about cattle raiding conflicts in Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot border along Kerio Valley. Despite being passionate … Read More Experiences with Marakwet and Pokot Communities in Kerio Valley, Kenya

Press Release: First Cohort of Masters students supported by Mastercard Foundation through TAGDev Graduate at Gulu University


Kampala 15, January 2020 The just concluded 15th Gulu University Graduation Ceremony which took place on 11th January 2020 in Gulu District, Northern Uganda was a special one to RUFORUM.  This was because 14 Students supported by MasterCard Foundation through the TAGDev project and the Nurturing grants at RUFORUM were conferred with degrees. The graduates who were from the Faculty of Agriculture were conferred … Read More Press Release: First Cohort of Masters students supported by Mastercard Foundation through TAGDev Graduate at Gulu University

PRESS RELEASE: RUFORUM admits 21 new Universities to join the Network


Kampala 13, January 2020  At its 15th Annual General Meeting held 6th December 2019 at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, RUFORUM formally approved further expansion of its membership and ratified the admission of 21 Universities as full member Universities of RUFORUM Network  from a total of twelve (12) countries in Africa. This now brings the total number of RUFORUM member Universities to 126 … Read More PRESS RELEASE: RUFORUM admits 21 new Universities to join the Network

Africa Women Vice Chancellors’ forum opens at the 15th RUFORUM AGM


The 3rd annual Forum for Women Vice Chancellors in Africa (FAWoVC) kicked off yesterday at the University of Cape Coast, with official opening remarks made by Hon. Shirly Ayorkor Botchway, Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration. The forum which brings together women Vice Chancellors and Rectors, scientists in academia (both women and men), researchers and students is being held alongside the 15th … Read More Africa Women Vice Chancellors’ forum opens at the 15th RUFORUM AGM

Annonce de trois (3) lauréats du Prix de RUFORUM pour les Jeunes Scientifiques de l’Année 2019


En commémoration de l’Assemblée Générale Annuelle du RUFORUM au Ghana, le Forum Régional des Universités pour le Renforcement des Capacités en Agriculture (RUFORUM) a dévoilé le Concours de RUFORUM du Prix pour les Jeunes Scientifiques spécifiquement destiné à honorer les jeunes scientifiques et dynamiques qui sont extrêmement prometteurs pour leurs achèvements scientifiques au Ghana. Les trois (3) jeunes scientifiques récompensés du Ghana ont été … Read More Annonce de trois (3) lauréats du Prix de RUFORUM pour les Jeunes Scientifiques de l’Année 2019

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