The Thought pieces from the Triennial Conference
                                                          in Benin, Cotonou


  1. Welcome to the Seventh Africa Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Triennial Conference in Cotonou, Benin, by Prof. Adipala Ekwamu, Executive Secretary, RUFORUM. Download First Issue
  2. The RUFORUM Triennial Conference: Perspectives for the Present and Future Convenings, by Prof. Adipala Ekwamu, Executive Secretary, RUFORUM. Download Second Issue
  3. The Future of Africa: Contours of Opportunities and Challenges, by Prof. Address Mauakowa Malata, Vice Chancellor, MUST- Malawi. Download Third  Issue
  4. Trends and Innovation Impacting Capacity to Deliver on the African Agenda 2063, by Prof. Kathleen Muir Leresche, RUFORUM International Advisory Panel. Download Fourth Issue
  5. Today’s Investments in Science, Technology and Innovation driven Higher Education will define Africa’s success in 2063, by Dr. Egeru Anthony, Manager for Training and Community   Development, RUFORUM. Download Fifth Issue
  6. The Catalytic Role of RUFORUM in the Future Higher Agricultural Education in Africa, by Dr. Mike Mwala, Chief Executive Officer of the Agricultural Technology Demonstration Centre at the University of Zambia. Download Sixth Issue
  7. Operationalizing Higher Education for Innovation, Industrialization, Inclusion and Sustainable Development: Key Issues and Needed Actions to Move Africa Forward, by Prof Theresia Nkuo-Akenji, Vice Chancellor of the University of Bamenda - Cameroon. Download Seventh Issue
  8. Emerging Opportunities and Challenges for Higher Institutions of Learning in the post Covid-19 era.  By Professor Jude T. Lubega, Vice Chancellor of Nkumba University. Download Eighth Issue
  9.  Digitalisation of Agriculture in Africa Challenges and Areas of Action, by Dr. Drake Patrick Mirembe, ICT Innovations and Incubation, ICT4D, Cyber Security, ICT Integration and Organization Leadership. Download Nineth Issue
  10. Promoting Youth Employment and Skills Acquisition for Enhanced Continental Growth, by Dr. Juma Mukhwana, Director General,  Kenya National Qualifications Authority. Download Tenth Issue
  11. The Making of the ‘Next Generation’ African University: Response to Global and Regional Trends and National Agendas, by Professor John Apuruot Akec, Vice Chancellor at the University of Juba. Download Eleventh Issue
  12. Operationalizing Agricultural Education Innovations for Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. by Prof. Augustine Ogbonna Ani, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture - University of Nsukka, Nigeria. Download the Twelveth Issue 
  13. A strategic mind-set shift for African Youth engagement in Agriculture Education by Dr. Stephen Onakuse, President of Agrinatura . Download the Thirteenth Issue
  14. When special and scientific minds meet together for a common purpose the outcome is a long lasting and permanent establishment, by Dr. Mary Shawa Honorary President of Chanasa Chifundo, Malawi. Download the Fourteenth issue
  15. Transformational Institutional Leadership in Higher Agricultural Education; by Prof Luke E. Mumba, Vice Chancellor, University of Zambia, Download the Fifteenth issue
  16. Envisioning the Future of Africa and needed Actions, by Prof. Hulela Keba BUAN, Botswana. Download the Sixteenth Issue
  17. Transforming higher education - the sure road, yet less traveled: sharing experiences from The University of Bamenda. By Prof. Theresia Nkuo-Akenji Download the Seventeenth Issue
  18. A Transformation Agenda for Tertiary Agricultural Education Institutions in Africa. By Prof. David Kraybill, Dr.John Lynam and Prof. Adipala Ekwamu  Download the Eighteenth Issue
  19. How Could Higher Education Help in China-Africa South South Cooperation? A Case of China Agricultural University by Prof. Li Li, CIDGA, Kyoyagala Linda. Masters Student, and Ying Tang, Deputy Director of International Office. (China Agricultural University) . Download the Nineteenth Issue
  20. Developing university competitiveness through human capital development, collaborations and entrepreneurship by Prof Isaac O. Kibwage,Vice Chancellor, University of Egerton , Kenya. Download the Twentieth  Issue
  21. Transforming higher education - the road tailored to meet the development needs from The National University of Agriculture by Prof. Agossou B. DJOSSA,Vice Chancellor, UNA, Benin. Download twenty first Issue
  22. Developing and Nurturing Leaders of Tomorrow: the Role of Universities by Dr. Daniel Sherrad,Provost and Dean (retired) EARTH University, Costa Rica  Download twenty-second issue
  23. Community-University Engagement for a Transformative Higher Education in Africa: Experience from Gulu University by Prof George Ladaah Openjuru, Vice Chancellor, Gulu University, Uganda. Download twenty-third issue
  24. EARTH University “An ACT of faith and a labour of love” by Prof. José A. Zaglul, President, Global Consortium for Higher Education and Research in Agriculture (GCHERA). Download twenth - fourth Issue
  25. L’Université Evangélique en Afrique as an Integrated University in Central Africa by Prof Gustave M. Nachigera, Rector of Université Evangélique en Afrique, DR Congo. Download twenth-fifth issue
  26. The University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin): A modern transformative University for sustainable development by Prof Félicien ALESSI, Rector University of Abomey-Calavi and Prof Nelly KELOME, Vice Rector in charge of cooperation University of Abomey-Calavi. Download the twenth-sixth Issue

  27. Transformation of higher education through internal engagement and external partnership by Prof. Teresa A.O. Akenga Vice Chancellor, University of Eldoret, Kenya, Download the twenty seventh issue

  28. The University of the Free State: Embracing our Developmental Mandate, by Prof. Francis W. Petersen, Rector and Vice Chancellor of University of the Free State, South Africa Download the twenth-eighth Issue

  29. Developing a Development Oriented University: Perspective from Chinhoyi University of Technology, by Prof. David Jambgwa Simbi Vice Chancellor of Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe. Download twenty-ninth issue

  30. Stellenbosch University – an Overview, by Prof Wim de Villiers, Rector & Vice-Chancellor Stellenbosch University, South Africa . Download thirtieth Issue

  31. Mbarara University of Science and Technology - The Premier Centre of Science and Technology, by Prof. Celestino Obua Vice Chancellor Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda. Download thirty-first issue

  32. Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) -  A Regional Centre of Excellence for Capacity building in Agriculture and Natural Sciences, by Prof. Emmanuel Kaunda, Vice Chancellor,  Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi. Download thirty-second issue
  33. Re-positioning Uganda Martyrs University in the post-COVID19 era, by Prof. Patrick E. Kyamanywa, Vice Chancellor , Uganda Martyrs University, Uganda. Download thirty-third Issue
  34. Implementing a National Qualifications Framework: Early Lessons, Challenges and Lessons Learnt, by Dr.Juma Mukhwana, Director General /CEO Kenya National Qualifications Authority. Download Thirty-fourth issue
  35. Facing the Future with Hope Adopting Climate Smart Agriculture in Kigezi Highlands and Beyond, by Dr. Bamwerinde M. Wilson Dean, Agriculture and Environmental Science, Kabale University, Uganda. Download Thirty-fifth issue
  36. Bible, Farming and RUFORUM: Promoting Integration of Farming and Theology in RUFORUM, by Dr. Timothy K. Nyasulu, Vice Chancellor, University of Livingstonia, Malawi. Download thirty-six Issue
  37. Dr. John Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology: Transformation Process Since its Establishment in 2008, by Prof. Abraham Matoc Dhal, Vice Chancellor, Dr. John Garang Memorial University, South Sudan. Download thirty-seventh issue