Tag: Universities

Re-advertised: Appointments at RUFORUM Secretariat


About RUFORUM: The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), established in 2004, is a consortium of 114 universities in 38 countries in Africa. The organisation evolved from the Forum on Agricultural Resource Husbandry (FORUM) programme of the Rockefeller Foundation. RUFORUM is registered as an International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and undertakes activities to strengthen Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation development in … Read More Re-advertised: Appointments at RUFORUM Secretariat

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

BID NOTICE UNDER NATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING SUPPLY OF ICT EQUIPMENT TO RUFORUM SECRETARIAT


Background:- The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 105 Universities in 37 African Countries, works with relevant stakeholders of agricultural tertiary education to build the innovative capacities of universities to engage with development processes through effective training, research and outreach. RUFORUM prides itself as a knowledge-based, international Non-Governmental Organization with a commitment to enrich and sustain the lives … Read More BID NOTICE UNDER NATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING SUPPLY OF ICT EQUIPMENT TO RUFORUM SECRETARIAT

Press Release: Official Program for the Sixth African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference 2018 released


Nairobi 19 October, 2018. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 105 universities from 37 African countries, is pleased to release the official programme for the Sixth African Higher Education Week and the RUFORUM Biennial Conference scheduled for 22-26 October 2018 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.  The theme of the Conference is “Aligning African … Read More Press Release: Official Program for the Sixth African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference 2018 released

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

[Issue 20] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News Building scientific capacity – A regional turning point (Africa) The future of Africa will be shaped by two dynamics. First, how well its leaders prepare for the fastest population growth rate in the world. And second, how well they do in creating the right opportunities for its young citizens. Africa is projected to become home to 1.7 billion people with more … Read More [Issue 20] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

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

Ugandan Parliamentarians engage with academia to discuss lifelong learning for farmers


Makerere University, a partner in the Commonwealth of Learning’s (COL), recently briefed Ugandan parliamentarians on COL’s Lifelong Learning for Farmers (L3F) Model. This dialogue was organised to address the role of parliamentarians and academia in design and implementation of legislative initiatives in relation to food and nutritional security. It also discussed the possibility of initiating efforts to harmonise policies to enhance food and nutrition … Read More Ugandan Parliamentarians engage with academia to discuss lifelong learning for farmers

Community action research project boosts production of cassava bio-ethanol in Apac- Northern Uganda


By Ephraim Nuwamanya and Settumba Mukasa Introduction Despite the field production constraints, sometimes production exceeds local household consumption levels in certain bumper harvests periods of the year ushering in new challenges such as wastage due to rotting of fresh tubers. This is further exercabated by poor post-harvest handling and low prices of fresh tubers. In order to avoid post-harvest losses, farmers have been engaged … Read More Community action research project boosts production of cassava bio-ethanol in Apac- Northern Uganda

[Issue 8] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News Do we provide the right support for migrant academics? (Global) Academics move from one country to another for myriad professional reasons, including the pursuit of a more prestigious academic position or the furtherance of research opportunities. Migrant academics rarely make such international moves for better teaching or pedagogic opportunities. Yet most migrant academics are expected to teach in their new environments, … Read More [Issue 8] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Scholarships: Intra – Africa Academic Mobility Program Msc, PhD and Staff Scholarship


OVERVIEW The EU under its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, has provided funding to support training of graduate students in African universities. In this mobility program, six African partner institutions and one EU Technical partner will collaborate in the training of professionals to strengthen fragile ecosystems (FE) management in Africa, which will lead into reduced environmental degradation and sustained food production by small-scale farmers. Partners … Read More Scholarships: Intra – Africa Academic Mobility Program Msc, PhD and Staff Scholarship

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