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Call for Social Media Rapporteurs for RUFORUM Annual General Meeting 2019 University of Cape Coast, Ghana


Deadline for Application: 30 October, 2019 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is organising its 15th Annual General meeting at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana from 2-6 December 2019. RUFORUM is a network of 114 Universities in 38 Countries in Africa. The RUFORUM Network is mandated to strengthen the quality and relevance of postgraduate training and research in … Read More Call for Social Media Rapporteurs for RUFORUM Annual General Meeting 2019 University of Cape Coast, Ghana

My Ten Year Journey with RUFORUM, A Life Changing Opportunity


Starting my Journey with RUFORUM When the RUFORUM job adverts were placed in 2008, the opportunity to serve an African led organisation motivated me to apply and work at the RUFORUM Secretariat. I was very nervous. This largely was due to my inexperience in the field of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT). I recall vividly when asked by the panel why I should be … Read More My Ten Year Journey with RUFORUM, A Life Changing Opportunity

Social Media: Changing African Universities


In the last four years, RUFORUM has engaged in using social media as one of the tools for advocating for increased dialogue and investment in the Higher Agricultural Education sector. This has resulted into increased online engagement of both youth and academicians in deliberating on key development issues across Africa. With support from the RUFORUM Network, we have trained of over 250 African graduates. … Read More Social Media: Changing African Universities

Seasonal Greetings from RUFORUM


The RUFORUM Secretariat appreciates your continued support and wishes you a Happy Holiday as we look forward to more fruitful partnerships in 2017. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Building Capacity of Young Professional Social Media Reporters to support Higher Education in Africa


A FOCUS ON MALAWI As part of enhancing its institutional visibility and reach, RUFORUM embarked on training a pool of young Social Media Reporters at its member universities. To date, RUFORUM has trained 20 reporters in Mozambique, Sudan, Namibia and recently 17 Social Media Reporters in Malawi. For Malawi, specifically, the Social media training aimed to support visibility of key RUFORUM events namely, the … Read More Building Capacity of Young Professional Social Media Reporters to support Higher Education in Africa

Supporting Higher Education in Africa through Social Media, a focus on Namibia


As part of its strategy to increase visibility of RUFORUM’s operations, with support from the University of Namibia, RUFORUM trained nine reporters during the recently concluded 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held 25-29 August 2015 in Namibia. With the network’s growth to now 55 member universities across Africa, it is increasingly important to engage Social Media Reporters (SMRs) in each member country to promote … Read More Supporting Higher Education in Africa through Social Media, a focus on Namibia

Tweeting on about agriculture


Written by: Joan Apio- Communication Officer (RUFORUM) In a discipline that has existed for eons, there is a legitimate question: “Why should agriculture care about social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube?” Michele Payn-Knoper, a self-described Community Catalyst, Advocate, Farm and Food Connector who established the US-based Cause Matters Corp., has a simple and powerful answer: “It’s really quite simple. Mass influence. … Read More Tweeting on about agriculture

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