The AGM will consist of pre-AGM meetings as a means of ensuring adequate preparation of input to the AGM. As such, a series of events/ meetings will be organised prior to the AGM to be held October/November, 2017 (See Annex 1 for the Overall AGM and pre-AGM meetings at a glance). The pre-AGM meetings will include meetings of all RUFORUM governance organs as well as other side events that contribute the achievement of RUFORUM mission and goal.  Specifically there will a Round Table meeting of Development Partners to forge collaboration to strengthen Higher Agricultural education in Africa, and three side events focused on strengthening leadership and management skills of mid-career and senior university manager.

There will also be an official address by a Malawi Senior Government Official, Guest Lecture by a Liberian Senior Government Official, recognition awards for outstanding achievers, including three role model farmers from Malawi, as well as two young scientists and three IMPRESSA Award winners. It is also proposed that RUFORUM member universities in Malawi and other partners will be invited to hold an exhibition to profile their activities.

Approximately 200 participants are expected to attend the 2017 AGM. Participants will include University Vice-Chancellors/Presidents/Rectors, University Principals/Deans (from both full member universities and associate member universities) and other key invited stakeholders. The Secretariat will make arrangements and ensure that the respective Governance Organs meet to develop reference documents to feed into the AGM Agenda. The venue for the 11th AGM will be Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Pre-AGM Events
There will be a number of pre-conference events such as the Proposal and Scientific writing   to be held at LUANAR. Read More 

Annual General Meeting (AGM) Events
The programs for this day includes meeting of the RUFORUM policy Organs.. Read More

Post Annual General Meeting (AGM) Events
RUFORUM has a specific thrust to work with its Universities to strengthen leadership and management skills of university leaders Read More

AGM 2017 Count Down

Next AGM 2018

The 6th African Higher Education Week
22nd - 26th October, 2018
University of Nairobi
KICC, Nairobi Kenya


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