Tag: TAGDev

Gulu University partners with Bobi Community Polytechnic and ZOA to train 60 out-of-school youth


With nearly 80% of youth in northern Uganda unable to attain higher education, this large population of out-of-school youth requires competences to participate in gainful economic activities. Gulu University, in a joint initiative with Bobi Community Polytechnic, a community-based Technical and Vocational Education and Training institute (TVET) and ZOA, an international relief and recovery organization, has responded to the call for universities to play … Read More Gulu University partners with Bobi Community Polytechnic and ZOA to train 60 out-of-school youth

Voices from the Field: Enhancing Potato and Cassava Value Chains Performance


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), Egerton University and Gulu University in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation are implementing the “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev) Project”. The overall objective of the project is to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, … Read More Voices from the Field: Enhancing Potato and Cassava Value Chains Performance

Collaboration for youth business incubation: Bishop Stuart University partners with PUM Netherlands


Bishop Stuart University (BSU) in Uganda has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PUM Netherlands senior experts to gain from PUM’s expertise in setting up business incubators.  In this two-year agreement, signed in February 2019, BSU staff and students will benefit from capacity building activities offered by PUM. The two organisations will also jointly engage with small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), the wider business … Read More Collaboration for youth business incubation: Bishop Stuart University partners with PUM Netherlands

FAO and RUFORUM link students and local communities for enhancing sustainable agriculture and reducing rural poverty in Africa


In 2018 the Regional Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) implemented the Community-Based Field Attachment Award (CFAPA) program, which was supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for promoting youth support for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in particular, SDG2 – End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. CFAPA program is designed … Read More FAO and RUFORUM link students and local communities for enhancing sustainable agriculture and reducing rural poverty in Africa

Uganda’s Minister of Education and Sports hails Mastercard Foundation for their support to Uganda


Reeta Roy the President and CEO of Mastercard Foundation on 4th January 2019 met a delegation from Makerere University, RUFORUM and Ministry of Education and Sports at the State House, Nakasero, Uganda.  The convener of the meeting was the First Lady of the Republic of Uganda who is also the Minister of Education and Sports. In her welcome remarks to Reeta Roy, the First … Read More Uganda’s Minister of Education and Sports hails Mastercard Foundation for their support to Uganda

Press Release: Call for Applications for MCF@RUFORUM Scholarships – 2019


Kampala 19 December 2018 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), in partnership with Mastercard Foundation is implementing an eight year transformative project to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development. The aim of the partnership is to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for … Read More Press Release: Call for Applications for MCF@RUFORUM Scholarships – 2019

Call for Proposals: RUFORUM Community Action Research Programme for Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia


         The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation is implementing an eight year programme “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev)”. The TAGDev Programme seeks to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for … Read More Call for Proposals: RUFORUM Community Action Research Programme for Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia

Makerere University-Uganda Industrial Research Institute Partnership: Real good a deal for potato communities of Uganda


In Uganda, value addition that is very critical in upgrading the entire potato value chain remains limited. Benefits of value addition include the preservation of surpluses from one season to another, easy handling of products during storage and transportation, reduction of transportation costs and production of convenience foods in response to changing lifestyles, and availing products with improved nutritional content. Value addition also builds … Read More Makerere University-Uganda Industrial Research Institute Partnership: Real good a deal for potato communities of Uganda

Mastercard@RUFORUM announces 60 scholarship recipients for 2018-2019 academic year


Kampala July 02, 2018. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), is pleased to announce the Second cohort of the Mastercard@RUFORUM scholarship recipients for the 2018-2019 academic year. Since July 2016, RUFORUM, in partnership with MasterCard Foundation, Gulu University and Egerton University are implementing an eight year programme aimed at transforming African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to … Read More Mastercard@RUFORUM announces 60 scholarship recipients for 2018-2019 academic year

Press Release: RUFORUM Vision 2030 first Five year Operational Plan approved by the Board


Kampala, Uganda (15,May 2018) – The first five year (2018-2022) Operational Plan of the RUFORUM Vision 2030 Strategy (The African Universities’ Agenda for Agricultural Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation – AHESTI) has been approved.  The approval took place during the 14th Executive Board Meeting at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, held in Nairobi, Kenya on 12th May 2018 and was chaired … Read More Press Release: RUFORUM Vision 2030 first Five year Operational Plan approved by the Board

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