THE Seven African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Triennial Conference, 06 – 10 December 2021

Call for Posters


Venue: Centre International de Conférences et Palais des Congres de Cotonou, Benin



 RUFORUM is a network of 128 Universities in 38 African countries with mission to strengthen the capacities of universities to foster innovations for strengthening agri-food systems through the training of high quality researchers, the output of impact oriented research and the maintenance of collaborative working relations among researchers, farmers, national agricultural research institutions and governments.

The FIRST RUFORUM TRIENNIAL CONFERENCE will be held 06-10 December 2020 in Cotonou, Benin under the theme “Operationalising Higher Education for Innovation, Industrialisation and Economic Development in Africa: A Call for Action. The event will bring together over 1000 participants from a wide range of delegates including Policy Makers, Vice Chancellors, Principals and Deans, partners and Heads of development institutions, private sector leaders, farmers and farmer representatives, emerging and early career researchers and young entrepreneurs from across Africa. Universities, private sector actors and young entrepreneurs shall have the opportunity to showcase their innovations, products and services, network and broker partnerships with one another. The Triennial Conference will be co-organised by the Government of Benin through the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, University of Abomey-Calavi, the University of Parakou, National University of Agriculture and RUFORUM Secretariat.

As part of strengthening dissemination of research outputs and lesson sharing RUFORUM  invites interested individuals and institutions  including researchers  from national, regional and international research Institutes, Higher Education stakeholders and beneficiaries of RUFORUM supported projects, including postgraduates students and their supervisors) to preset posters  (see guidelines for preparing  posters).The deadline for submission is 30th June 2020. All participants wishing to present posters are expected to prepare, print and carry their poster(s) for display during the Triennial Conference.

For additional background information about requirements for Poster display during the Triennial Conference , please visit the RUFORUM website ( or Download a full call.    


Submission and Review of posters

Please submit your soft copy poster for review to and