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[Issue 101] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Thu, 07/10/2021 - 16:17
The Kenya News Agency CS Mucheru Challenges Universities to Establish Business Hubs (Kenya)ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has called on both Public and Private Universities in the country to establish business incubation hubs to nurture entrepreneurial ideas among ordinary citizens. Mucheru has also challenged institutions of higher learning to shift focus... Continue Reading →

Problem Based Learning: Getting the Engine Running in Universities

Thu, 07/10/2021 - 12:45
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to invite you to participate in a virtual training on: Problem Based Learning: Getting the Engine Running in Universities. Date: 11th October 2021. Time: 3:00PM EAT. Register for free on this Link :

I Bought a Motorcycle to Earn a Living

Tue, 05/10/2021 - 20:13
My name is Jerom Ochenge. I am grateful to the MasterCard Foundation through RUFORUM for the generous support and opportunity granted to me. As a fresh graduate, I never had any source of income, but the financial support I got through MCF@RUFORUM changed my life. When the COVID-19 pandemic broke, all the students were sent... Continue Reading →

Foresight and Scenarios Training Workshop

Mon, 04/10/2021 - 14:27
The pursuit for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals while balancing social and environmental trade-offs needs a harmonized capacity in food systems and foresight. In partnership with RUFORUM, thisworkshop by the Social and Environmental Trade-offs in African Agriculture (SENTINEL) program will explore key concepts in foresight and scenario analysis and the connections between foresight and food... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] Accelerating youth employment through the TVET Sector

Sun, 03/10/2021 - 09:40
Kampala, 23rd September 2021 – The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation hosted a virtual webinar under the theme “Accelerating youth employment through the TVET Sector.” This webinar was part of the “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev) programme”.... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] RUFORUM Pre-Call Announcement

Fri, 01/10/2021 - 17:00
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 129 universities in 38 African countries, with funding from Carnegie Cooperation of New York is pleased to announce the following calls for proposals Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) Research Grants: RU/2022/GTA/01 RUFORUM is pleased to pre-announce the availability of 40 Doctoral research grants... Continue Reading →

Scientific Data Management for Post-Graduate Students Using R Programming Language: Follow-up Training

Fri, 01/10/2021 - 08:53
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa invites you to the Scientific Data Management training for Post-Graduate Students Using R Programming Language.  This is a follow-up training to provide detailed analysis on the use of different statistical methods to postgraduate students... Continue Reading →


Tue, 28/09/2021 - 17:21
Content is king for social media marketing, without it you have blank pages that are not communicating anything or engaging with anyone. In our recently ended training on this topic, we talked about Digital Writing and the How Tos of Content Management and Creation. You can re-watch Day 1 ( and Day 2 ( videos of... Continue Reading →

Enriching the Scientific World Through RUFORUM

Tue, 28/09/2021 - 16:53
My name is Dr Margret Wambui Wahome, a registered veterinary surgeon in Kenya. I came in contact with RUORUM through Dr Lucy Njagi, a lecturer at University of Nairobi and she was the principal investigator of the project I did at Master level by then. While undertaking a research for my master’s degree project titled:... Continue Reading →

RUFORUM Alumni Network Inauguration Week

Mon, 27/09/2021 - 21:11
As part of the 7th Africa Higher Education Week and the RUFORUM Triennial Conference, RUFORUM has organized the RUFORUM Alumni Week under the theme: “Platform for Partnerships, Networking and Mentorship among RUFORUM Alumni to transform Africa’s Agriculture” Date: 27th September to 1st October 2021Time: 3pm to 5pm (EAT)Registration Link:

[Issue 100] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Mon, 27/09/2021 - 20:48
USAF Studentpreneurs should stop focusing on writing plans and concentrate on making businesses happen (South Africa)Student entrepreneurs tend to be obsessed with writing business plans, how to access money, register their company, set up a bank account, and with buzzwords such as “business modelling”. Yet these obsessions, said Dr Johann van der Spuy, lecturer in... Continue Reading →

A Life Changing Journey: From Training to Practice

Sun, 26/09/2021 - 12:16
Robine Okello is an alumnus of Gulu University, Uganda with academic training in MSc. Agri-Enterprises Development and Bachelor of Business Administration and Management. Robine is advancing his career along the agricultural and applied economics and has obtained several certifications in Agriculture related courses and he is a recipient of the most outstanding MasterCard Foundation Scholarship... Continue Reading →


Sun, 26/09/2021 - 11:53
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), establishedby ten Vice Chancellors in 2004, is a consortium of 128 African universities operating within 38 countries spanning the African continent. RUFORUM is coordinated by a Secretariat hosted by Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. RUFORUM supports universities to address the important and largely unfulfilled role... Continue Reading →

From dream to Reality: My Academic Journey with RUFORUM support

Sun, 26/09/2021 - 10:35
Marius Affonfere was born in January 1993 and raised in Savalou district (Republic of Benin). In 2011, He obtained his Entry Level degree and he was granted a national scholarship for a Bachelor (BSc) degree in the School of Sciences and Techniques for Preservation and Processing of Agricultural Products at National University of Agriculture (Benin).... Continue Reading →

The Progressive Career Journey of Ben Sorowen as a RUFORUM Alumnus

Thu, 23/09/2021 - 20:03
Mr.  Ben Sorowen is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, at Kyambogo University. Mr.  Ben is a Ugandan, born on the 24th January, 1992. Ben got appointed at the Department of Mathematics as a Graduate Fellow in 2017, He enrolled for his master degree of Science in Mathematics at Mbarara... Continue Reading →

Staying True to my Call: My Progressive Career Journey as a RUFORUM Alumnus

Wed, 22/09/2021 - 20:46
My name is Aaron Ekipetot Nanok, a MCF@RUFORUM alumnus. I entered Public Service in 2016, as an Agricultural officer but currently working as the section head for Agri-Nutrition in the department of Agriculture. It was in 2018 when the Chief Officer shared a MCF@RUFORUM scholarship on our department’s communication page. As an ambitious junior officer... Continue Reading →

How RUFORUM Transformed My Life

Wed, 22/09/2021 - 19:49
Life was absolutely ugly for me when I completed my undergraduate studies. I was out of the university without a job and there was no capital for me to start up a business which could earn me a living. Fortunately, a friend of mine told me about RUFORUM scholarships under Transforming African Agricultural Universities to... Continue Reading →


Wed, 22/09/2021 - 14:56
It has been my dream to pursue a career in agricultural research. At an early age, my interest in agriculture blossomed into a passion. Growing up in a semi-arid region of Kenya, livestock and a few crops farming were the main sources of livelihood. Despite the role agriculture played, its potential was underutilized in production... Continue Reading →

[Issue 99] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Wed, 22/09/2021 - 12:11
Daily Monitor Researchers in Africa unite to tackle challenges (Africa)Africa’s researchers from the humanities and natural sciences have resolved to combine efforts and implement solutions unearthed from their findings to tackle major challenges that plague the continent. Dr John Mushomi from the Department of Population Studies at the Makerere University yesterday said the resolution was... Continue Reading →

Over 100 teachers participate in ODL training

Sat, 18/09/2021 - 05:29
An ODL training course for developing teachers’ competence in planning, preparing, and organising online and distance-based education started on September 9. The course has a total of 105 participants from HEIs in Kenya, Zambia and Uganda. ODL is short for Open and Distance Learning or Online and Distance Learning. Promoting ODL increases the accessibility of... Continue Reading →