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BRIDGIN Foundation Offers USD 6.8 Billion Grant to the Government of Malawi

Mon, 05/12/2022 - 14:14
Monday, 28th November 2022 – In 2019, the BRIDGIN foundation attended the RUFORUM Annual General Meeting in Ghana which strengthened the partnership between RUFORUM and the Foundation that has led to the signing of a game-changing $6.8 billion (about K7 trillion) grant between the Malawi Government and BRIDGIN Foundation of Belgium to implement the seven... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM AGM 2022] Pre-event Bringing our soils back: enhancing soil health and fragile ecosystem management in the Middle East and Africa

Wed, 23/11/2022 - 10:39
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has been supporting human capital development in soil science and related fields through regional training programmes and research grants. In the same vein, RUFORUM is participating in the development of an African Union Commission conceived Soil Initiative for Africa (SIA) spearheaded by the Forum for... Continue Reading →

Climate action is a key HE mandate and in need of funding

Fri, 11/11/2022 - 08:44
As the Sharm el-Sheikh climate summit, COP27, unfolds, the higher education community are grasping the opportunity to put some of their demands on the conference table in Egypt, including calls to strengthen educational and research capacities of universities and research centres to tackle the impact of climate change. Dr Jackline Nyerere, a senior lecturer of... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM AGM 2022] Pre-event A TAGDev Alumni Event: The movement of change-makers in Africa

Sat, 05/11/2022 - 16:40
RUFORUM with its TAGDev Alumni are organising a online convening. the Objective of this webinar is to provide a platform for TAGDev beneficiaries (students and alumni) to share their experiences and the impact of the program on their lives, institutions, and communities with Mastercard Foundation and a global audience. Themes                                                                                                                              The webinar will convey the... Continue Reading →

New observatory an asset for mitigating climate change

Sat, 05/11/2022 - 08:39
The Regional Research Observatory on the Environment and Climate (RROEC) has been inaugurated in Djibouti in a bid to produce data and climate models to inform political decisions on climate adaptation and resilience for the country and across the East African region. Established with the assistance of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), RROEC was... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] Twenty (20) winners of RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2022 announced

Wed, 26/10/2022 - 10:14
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the 20 winners of the 2022 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition. The competition attracted 136 applications from 16 countries in Africa namely Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and... Continue Reading →

University Outreach Project Teaching Tissue Culture to Potato Farmers

Tue, 25/10/2022 - 08:51
World Food Day is celebrated on October 16, 2022, with the theme Leave NO ONE behind. During this week IPS will look at features that showcase better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life. Nairobi, Oct 11 2022 (IPS) – Until a few years ago, Kenyan potato farmer Richard Mbaria used to harvest... Continue Reading →

Tissue culture tech boosts Kenya’s potato yields

Mon, 24/10/2022 - 11:19
[NAIROBI] A community project that provides farmers with healthy potato seeds, cultivated using innovative laboratory techniques is significantly increasing yields in Kenya, an agricultural expert says. Kenya’s average potato yield per hectare is around ten tonnes but has the potential to increase to three times that amount with the use of disease-free seeds, according to Anthony Kibe,... Continue Reading →

Balancing life as a postgraduate student is a challenge

Mon, 24/10/2022 - 10:11
My name is Enock Rugut. I am a second-year masters student at Egerton University located in Njoro, Kenya, where I am working on a degree in plant breeding. I am working on clean potato seed production under the Community Action Research Project (CARP) under the supervision of Professor Anthony Kibe, the principal investigator. My research project thus... Continue Reading →

Project seen as ‘great achievement’ for HE in Africa

Sat, 22/10/2022 - 03:16
The World Bank-sponsored African Centres of Excellence (ACEs) implemented across the continent have contributed significantly to the growth in the number of doctorates and masters degrees on the continent over the past eight years, graduating 2,370 PhD and a total of 11,539 MSc degree students. The project, divided into ACE I, implemented in the West... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM AGM 2022 – Webinar] Pre-event Exploring future frontiers for global collaboration and partnership in the field of higher education and research in Africa

Fri, 14/10/2022 - 17:39
RUFORUM is organising a high level online convening that will bring together policy makers, thought leaders, experts and RUFORUM’s partners to dialogue and reflect on the past & present, and envision a transformed higher education sector that meets the global, continental, regional and national requisite skills and knowledge in agriculture, science, technology and innovation for... Continue Reading →

Intra-Africa Mobility for Training Agribusiness and Food Systems Scientists for African Agriculture (TAFSA): Call for Degree Seeking Mobility, Cohort III

Sat, 08/10/2022 - 12:05
About TAFSA ProgramIntra-Africa Mobility to Train Agribusiness and Food System Scientists for African Agriculture (TAFSA) is funded by the European Union (EU). The program is run by 5 African Universities namely, Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique); Gulu University (Uganda); Makerere University (Uganda); University of Abomey Calavi (Benin), and University of Pretoria (South Africa). The goal of... Continue Reading →

Job Opportunity: Administrative Assistant at RUFORUM Secretariat

Sat, 08/10/2022 - 10:36
DAMA CONSULTANTS LIMITED We are retained by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to identify a competent, dedicated and highly inspirational individuals to fill the posts at the RUFORUM Regional Node for Southern Africa being established in Malawi. The positions will be based in Lilongwe, Malawi. About RUFORUM The Regional Universities... Continue Reading →

Opportunités de Formation de Troisième Cycle dans le cadre du Programme d’Assistanat d’Enseignement Supérieur de RUFORUM (GTA)

Fri, 07/10/2022 - 18:43
Lors de la réunion annuelle des Vice-Chanceliers / Présidents / Directeurs de Section / Recteurs des Universités Membres de RUFORUM (voir les liens sur le Dépliant de RUFORUM et l’Aperçu de RUFORUM) qui s’est tenue le 11 novembre 2020, les Vice-Chanceliers ont réaffirmé leur engagement envers le Programme d’Assistanat d’Enseignement Supérieur (GTA) qu’ils ont initié... Continue Reading →

Postgraduate Training Opportunities under the RUFORUM

Fri, 07/10/2022 - 18:38
Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program (GTA) – October 2022 [English] During the annual meeting of Vice Chancellors/Presidents/Principals/Rectors of RUFORUM Member Universities (see links about RUFORUM flier and RUFORUM at a Glance) held on 11th November 2020, the Vice Chancellors re-affirmed their commitment to the Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program that they initiated in 2014. The objectives of... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM Postdoc Fellowship] Dr. Matia MUKAMA – My PhD journey!

Fri, 30/09/2022 - 08:20
Having been fully immersed in the research and knowledge industry through my MSc (Food Science) training under the South African Research Chair in Postharvest Technology (SARChI-Postharvest) at Stellenbosch University under leadership of Distinguished Prof. Umezuruike Linus Opara, I was excited when Prof (U.L. Opara) on my MSc graduation day (9th Dec 2015) encouraged and recommended... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM Postdoc Fellowship] Dr. Aloys Fashaho’s Doctoral Studies Experience Under RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship Programme

Fri, 30/09/2022 - 08:04
Dr. Aloys Fashaho is glad to share with you his experience and lessons learnt during his four-year journey (2016 – 2020) of doctoral studies under RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) Programme, and its significance to his career. Aloys is a Rwandese national born on April 16th, 1969. He has been working for the University of... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM Postdoc Fellowship] My Doctoral Experience: Dr. Judith Akinyi Atela

Fri, 30/09/2022 - 07:15
My name is Judith Akinyi Atela, and I hope this finds you safe and well, amid the pandemic of coronavirus that the world is facing. It is my pleasure to talk about my career path and how I went from doing a BSc in Animal Production to being a Lecturer at the University of Nairobi.... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM Postdoc Fellowship] Post Doctoral chronicles: Dr. Natasha M. Mwila RUFORUM Alumni in Zambia

Fri, 30/09/2022 - 07:03
Post doctoral selection: the build up Like a turtle in a shell walking slowly and getting back in its shell when senses something different, so was I as I returned to Zambia after my PhD in plant breeding and biotechnology studies at Makerere University, in Kampala, Uganda. My PhD studies were funded by DAAD and... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM AGM 2022 – Webinar] Pre-event Strengthening Human Capital Development in Africa: Where are we and What are the needed Actions?

Fri, 23/09/2022 - 08:24
RUFORUM Network is proposing a half day dialogue /webinar that will engage high-level political, technical and academic leadership to identify options for increased investment for human capital development with special emphasis on Agriculture, Science, Technology and Innovation Capacity. It will bring together different actors from across the continent and other regions to share experiences and... Continue Reading →

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