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[Thought Piece] Facing the Future with Hope: Adopting Climate Smart Agriculture in Kigezi Highlands and Beyond

Sat, 30/07/2022 - 18:25
The Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences is one of the nine faculties at Kabale University. Kabale University started as a community University in 2001 but was later taken up by the Government of Uganda in 2015. The Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences started in 2019 with only 63 students and two undergraduate programs,... Continue Reading →

RUFORUM 2022 Annual General Meeting

Sat, 30/07/2022 - 17:04
The AGM will be an opportunity to forge new partnerships, network, discuss emerging issues, share lessons and establish the potential to adopt best practices across the 150 RUFORUM member universities from 38 African countries. This 2022 AGM will be organized under the theme: “Strengthening Africa’s Agri-food Systems in the Post COVID-19 Era – Opportunities and... Continue Reading →

[Thought Piece] Actualization of the SDGs by 2030 for Food and Nutrition Security of Africa – The Perspective of Research and Innovation

Thu, 28/07/2022 - 16:48
Feeding the African continent with sufficient, safe, and nutritious food to its ever-growing population in a manner that reduces malnutrition and promote good health is one of the major concerns that has existed and continues to exist in the twenty-first century. The FAO acknowledges food security to exist when all people, at all times, have... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] Official Launch of the PhD Programme in “Natural Resources and Environmental Management” at University of Juba

Thu, 28/07/2022 - 12:43
The University of Juba in South Sudan in partnership with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), have officially launched a PhD programme in Natural Resources and Environmental Management. The function was held at University of Juba’s Samani Hall on 22nd July 2022. It was attended by the Representative of the Ministry... Continue Reading →

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

Mon, 25/07/2022 - 17:10
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 ViceChanceliers 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 Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program (GTA)- [English]

Mon, 25/07/2022 - 16:59
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 the GTA are to: i) Improve the quality of... Continue Reading →

[Issue 109] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Fri, 22/07/2022 - 08:30
Sunday World Young scientists show us the future (South Africa) Innovation-driven entrepreneurship was put under the microscope this week as young researchers and scientists from all over South Africa came together to present solutions to the country’s problems at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Council’s (CSIR) seventh Emerging Research Symposium in Pretoria. From... Continue Reading →

[Thought Piece] Implementing a National Qualifications Framework: Early Lessons, Challenges and Lessons Learnt

Mon, 18/07/2022 - 14:15
Introduction Development of National Qualifications Frameworks (NQFs) has become a world-wide phenomenon and a major global trend in reforming national education and training systems. The reasons for adoption and implementation of NQFs are many and varied. Most of the countries that have adopted a NQF are concerned with the poor articulation between qualifications and actual... Continue Reading →

African Universities as Co-creators in Community Development and Transformation

Fri, 15/07/2022 - 18:29
Universities play a critical role in community transformation by creating demand-driven research and development solutions that address emerging challenges such as nutrition, food security, increasing household income, and youth skilling in Africa. It is important that universities while fulfilling their role encourage better access for students from poor or rural backgrounds as well. In 2016,... Continue Reading →

[Issue 108] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Fri, 15/07/2022 - 10:15
University World News Microcredentials: A new category of education is rising (Global) At the core of the traditional higher education system is a degree. However, over the past decade, enrolment in four-year degree programmes has steadily declined in the United States and, more recently, this trend has spilled over into emerging markets. Administrators, policymakers and... Continue Reading →

[Thought Piece] Re-positioning Uganda Martyrs University in the post-COVID19 era

Fri, 15/07/2022 - 09:29
Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) is a comprehensive private university opened by the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Uganda in October, 1993. The University began with only 84 students and 2 faculties and has grown to 5,000 students and 9 faculties and schools and seven campuses. It was granted a Charter by the Republic of Uganda... Continue Reading →

[Thought Piece] Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) – A Regional Centre of Excellence for Capacity building in Agriculture and Natural Sciences

Thu, 14/07/2022 - 14:31
Background on LUANAR When Malawi attained its independence in 1964, very few Malawian nationals had any training in agriculture, with most agricultural related management positions in Government and the private sector held by expatriate staff. To address this, the Government of Malawi decided to create a College specifically to train Malawians in the field of... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] Sudan Ambassador visits RUFORUM Secretariat

Thu, 14/07/2022 - 09:28
Kampala, Uganda – His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Ibrahim Ahmed the Ambassador of Sudan (5th from right) paid a courtesy visit to the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Secretariat here in Kampala, Uganda. The purpose of his visit was to initiate dialogue between RUFORUM and Arab States to discuss areas of joint... Continue Reading →

Finding hope in SHEA Production – A Community Transformation in Northern Uganda

Wed, 13/07/2022 - 14:03
Poor family background, early marriage, and gender-driven violence are some of the barriers women face in their pursuit of attaining higher education in Africa. After a two-decade Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) war that left many families homeless and besieged, Northern Uganda presents an opportunity in rebuilding its human development and infrastructure by skilling its youth... Continue Reading →

[Thought Piece] Mbarara University of Science and Technology – The Premier Centre of Science and Technology

Wed, 13/07/2022 - 09:53
BackgroundMbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) was established in October 1989 as the second public University in Uganda. MUST has since grown from a single medical faculty university offering the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, serving a student population of 43 to 5642 students in six faculties and two institutes. As a... Continue Reading →

Harnessing formidable Partnerships for Agricultural Transformation in Africa

Tue, 12/07/2022 - 15:32
The Mastercard Foundation Scholar Programs celebrates 10 years this year as well as a six-year partnership with the Regional Universities Forum for Agriculture (RUFORUM). This partnership demonstrates why it is imperative to celebrate and reflect on partnerships that encourage co-creation, collaboration, and foster synergies to transform the Agricultural landscape through youth skilling in Africa. According... Continue Reading →

Honorable Monica Musenero applauds Universities for engaging with Communities to deliver demand-driven Innovations and Technologies

Mon, 11/07/2022 - 17:50
The Ugandan Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Honorable Monica Musenero commended universities for linking and working with farming communities to generate knowledge and innovations that best serve community needs countrywide. Honorable Musenero, an epidemiologist who is recognized for her leading role in African countries’ fight against Ebola is passionate about making innovations work for... Continue Reading →


Mon, 11/07/2022 - 10:19
About the ACSAAThe ASARECA Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (ACSAA) is a multistakeholder platform that brings together agricultural scientists, agro-meteorologists, climate change experts, private sector players, farmers, extension workers and policy makers. It was formed in 2021 to enhance coordination of the scattered CSA activities within the ECA sub-region with the goal of improving farmer resilience... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] Universities in the RUFORUM Network showcase their work to Honorable Monica Masanza Musenero, Uganda Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation

Sat, 09/07/2022 - 17:16
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Secretariat hosted the Honorable Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation of the Government of Uganda on Friday 8th July 2022. The visit was for the Minister to have a glimpse of RUFORUM work in action. The visit provided an opportunity for Hon Musenero to familiarize... Continue Reading →

RUFORUM Congratulates the Muslim Community on the blessed Eid Al-Adha

Fri, 08/07/2022 - 17:34
On Eid Al-Adha, wishing that your sacrifices are appreciated and your prayers are answered by the Almighty. Have a blessed Eid Al-Adha! May this Eid brings peace, prosperity, and happiness to you, your family and Muslim community! Download the Card here