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Maths and science are the keys to unlocking Africa’s potential

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 07:00
Neil Turok, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Angelina Lutambi was born into a peasant family in Tanzania’s Dodoma region, where HIV/AIDS has decimated much of the population. Her future could easily have been bleak – but Angelina had a keen aptitude for maths. She financed her own schooling by selling cold drinks with her siblings […] 0

First Announcement: Fifth RUFORUM Biennial Conference, 2016

Fri, 20/05/2016 - 12:34
Dates: 17 – 21 October 2016 | Venue: Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa It gives us great pleasure as the Organising Committee, to invite you to the FIFTH RUFORUM BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2016 also known as the ‘African Higher Education Week’ to take place 17 – 21 October 2016 at the Century City […] 0

African Union Research Grants II Open Call for Proposals 2016 Edition

Fri, 20/05/2016 - 10:13
The African Union Commission launches Phase 2 of the African Union Research Grants programme with an open call for proposals for Research and Innovation in Africa supported by the European Union. This call for proposal supports Africa’s Science Technology and Innovation Strategy-2024 which addresses the aspirations identified under Agenda 2063 and Priority 3 on Human […] 0

Best 15 African universities in 2016

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 11:54
By Samuel Hinneh Speed read Out of 800 top universities worldwide, only 15 in Africa make the cut The universities were rated based on indicators such as research and innovation Experts say that partnerships are key to being among the best being best Five of the 15 top most ranked are members of the RUFORUM […] 0

Call for Nominations: Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Prize

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 15:45
Deadline: No later than Wednesday 1 June 2016. This annual prize, named after the TWAS Fellow Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi, will recognize women scientists from Scientifically and Technologically (ST-) lagging countries. It carries a cash award of USD4,000 generously provided by Professor Al-Kharafi and will rotate among various fields of science. The first recipient of the […] 0

Apply Now: Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP)

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 15:04
The CADFP is currently accepting Project Requests until July 5, 2016 Faculty of accredited public or private higher education institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda apply to the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) by using the online project request. Log in to the online project request to apply Eligible types […] 0

Application for PhD Studentship under the DELTAS Africa Learning Research Programme

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 14:48
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) in partnership and Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA), are calling for applications for the PhD Studentship offered under the DELTAS Africa Learning Research Programme. The DELTAS Learning Research Programme (LRP) is co-funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Department for International Development (DFID), and implemented by […] 0

Mak holds meeting to validate University – Industry stakeholder engagement guidelines under the PASUFONS project funded by EU-ACP EDULINK II Program

Fri, 13/05/2016 - 13:49
Makerere University has held a consultative meeting to validate the proposed methodologies for university-industry interaction. The meeting was held on 29th April, 2016, at Royal Suites Hotel, Bugolobi in Kampala Uganda. Makerere University in partnership with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Stellenbosch University received a grant from EU-ACP EDULINK II program to implement a […] 0

Announcing the STIAS Iso Lomso Fellowship Programme: Apply Now

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:12
Application deadline:Wednesday, 25 May 2016 Iso Lomso Fellowships provide an exceptional early career opportunity for Africa’s brightest minds in academia. Fellows will enjoy: a three-year attachment to STIAS during which time they may spend a total of ten months in residence at STIAS to develop and pursue a long-term research programme; the possibility of a […] 0

Her Excellency, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma receives a RUFORUM Award for Her exemplary leadership and Advancement of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation

Mon, 02/05/2016 - 10:03
On the 27th April 2016, RUFORUM recognised H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini Zuma, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) for “Her exemplary leadership and contribution to Pan-Africanism, Development and Advancement of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation.” This recognition Award Ceremony took place at the African Union Commission Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. […] 0

Apply Now: AWARD Women’s Leadership and Management course

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 21:46
October 2-8, 2016, Hosted by CIMMYT, Mexico AWARD is pleased to announce a special delivery of the AWARD Women’s Leadership and Management course for CIMMYT, Mexico. CIMMYT will host this course, as they celebrate 50 years,and warmly invites participants from CGIAR and its partner organizations. What Makes This Course Unique? Composed of women participants and […] 0

Apply Now: AWARD Leadership Program for Agricultural Research and Development (LEPARD)

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 21:24
Dates: 23-28 October, 2016 “The leaders in the research systems and Faculties/Colleges of Agriculture are trained as scientists and are usually appointed into positions of leadership on the basis of their seniority. They however get into such positions of leadership without adequate re-orientation and preparation for the leadership tasks. While there is a belief that […] 0

L’Oréal-UNESCO: Call for Applications 2016 for Women in Science

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 07:03
Application Deadline: 29th April,2016 Click here to download the full call.Filed under: Call for Applications and Proposals Tagged: Gender, UNESCO, Women, young scientists 0

RAN Grants Call: Resilience Innovation Challenge for Conflict (RIC4CONF)

Fri, 15/04/2016 - 09:17
General Objective: Communities that experience recurrent shocks and stresses arising from chronic conflict are largely dependent on humanitarian aid and subsistence farming and face the challenge of non-diversification. The general objective of RIC4CONF is to strengthen resilience of target communities by building their agency to promote learning, skills development and entrepreneurship by improving and promoting […] 0

Putting young African researchers at the heart of change

Fri, 15/04/2016 - 08:28
The field of international development is increasingly concerned with achieving social and economic change through the use of evidence and evidence-based policy. This requires fostering links between the worlds of social science and policy, so that the promise of evidence-based accountability for public spending becomes more real. This is ultimately about ensuring current and future […] 0

Mobility grants scheme: Networking opportunities for African stakeholders in brokerage events in Europe

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 11:45
Deadline for applications: 29 April 2016 The Research and Innovation Network for Europe and Africa (RINEA) is a project funded under Horizon 2020 with the aim to enhance STI cooperation between EU and African countries through the support to bi-regional policy dialogue and the strengthening of synergies between research and business communities from the two […] 0

Announcement: 3rd Southern African Regional Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 07:28
The Southern African Quality Assurance Network (SAQAN) is pleased to announce that the 3rd Southern African Regional Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education will be organised by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and will take place from 19 to 21 October 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa. The theme of the conference is: Quality […] 0

African Journal of Rural Development publishes inaugural issues

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 16:38
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce publication of the first two issues of the   African Journal of Rural Development, AJRD. AJRD is an online, bilingual (English/French), peer-reviewed, open access journal whose aim is to share knowledge on all aspects that contribute to sustainable and inclusive rural development. […] 0

Learning how agricultural research can be more relevant to the poor

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:15
Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
Can agricultural research be more relevant and useful to women, the poor and marginalized? Researchers in the CGIAR have long been grappling with this question and have developed a number of methodologies in response, the best known of which are farming systems research in 1970s and integrated natural resource… 0

Makerere University engages farmers to evaluate striga-resistant rice varieties

Mon, 11/04/2016 - 16:22
Striga, also known as the witch-weed, is a parasitic plant that infests cereal crops, often causing yield losses of up to 100% on farmers’ fields. In Eastern Uganda, the weed poses production constraints to upland rice cultivation. It is therefore urgent to manage this problematic weed in order to improve cereal productivity and enhance farmer […] 0