The MasterCard Foundation Grant to RUFORUM

The MasterCard Foundation delivers its charity and development agenda guided by the aspiration of advancing education and financial inclusion to catalyze prosperity in developing countries. It accordingly seeks for a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. The Foundation holds this belief because of the fundamental alignment that all people, no matter their starting point in life, should have an equal chance to succeed and, given access to education, financial services, and skills training; people can have a transformative opportunity. Owing to the fact that the RUFORUM innovative training proposition aligns with The MasterCard Foundation philosophy and mission, The MasterCard Foundation approved a grant of US$27.1 million to RUFORUM for a period of eight years (2016-2024). This grant will support the training of 220 (110 undergraduates and 110 Masters) African economically disadvantaged students, giving opportunity to those from post conflict countries such as South Sudan, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.  The Programme will be executed by the RUFORUM Secretariat, together with two early adopter universities; Egerton University (Kenya) and Gulu University (Uganda) with opportunity to engage the other 64 RUFORUM member universities in Africa. Read More ....

About TAGDev

Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev) aims to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for rural agricultural transformation. This is a partnership between The MasterCard Foundation and Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), Egerton University, Kenya and Gulu University, Uganda to train competent and highly skilled African youth and develop the capacity of African universities to contribute national development.

The MasterCard Foundation in partnership with Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), Egerton University, Kenya and Gulu University, Uganda are implementing a project to train competent and highly skilled African youth and develop the capacity of African universities to effectively train and nurture graduates with relevant skills match. This project “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev)” aims to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for rural agricultural transformation.  Read More ...

The MasterCardfdn@RUFORUM Scholarships

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, Gulu University and Egerton University are implementing an eight year program aimed at transforming African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for rural agricultural transformation. This is an eight year program (2016-2024) and will support students that are economically disadvantaged as well as those from post-conflict and conflict affected areas of Africa. Interested applicants will undertake their training at Gulu University and Egerton University.
This scholarship opportunity is open to African students of all race, colour, and descent, particularly those who are economically disadvantaged and from conflict and post-conflict areas of Africa. The applicant should be eligible for admission into undergraduate and/or postgraduate programmes at Gulu University and/or Egerton University as listed above. Students already holding any other scholarship of any kind are not eligible to benefit from this scholarship opportunity. If found, anyone student with a double scholarship will automatically be discontinued. Prospective applicants should meet the following criteria: Read more..

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