RUFORUM Webinar Series

RUFORUM Secretariat Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 was first reported in December 2019 in the Wuhan Region of China.  It was named COVID-19, a shortened form of “Coronavirus Disease 2019”. The Virus spread rapidly around the World and in March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared it a global pandemic. This followed a series of containment measures to curb its spread.  For most nations of the World, measures included: travel bans, border closures, lock downs, school closures, social distancing, use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and curfews. In Uganda, the Government directed the closure of schools for all categories of learners on 20th March 2020, this was before the first case was reported.  This was then followed by the closure of all borders (land and water) upon the first case being recorded. A series of other containment measures followed in line with the guidelines from the World Health Organisation.

This Briefing Note gives an update on how the RUFORUM Secretariat has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights ways in which the global and national containment measures have been mainstreamed in its operations. Read the details

 

RUFORUM Webinar Series 2020

The COVID 19 Pandemic (COVID-19), is unleashing a public health crises, with widespread consequences across all sectors, especially for economically vulnerable people not only in Africa,but globally. The Pandemic has dramatically changed the Global landscape affecting all facets of life- politics including global alliances, socio-economics, livelihoods, and operations of many institutions including governments and universities. Read More

RUFORUM webinars schedules

  1. Learning from a crisis: University leaders’ response to the COVID-19 Pandemic or Download English || French || Arabic || Portuguesse || Webinar 1 Flyer
    Date: 10 June 2020, Time: 14.00-16.00 East African Standard Time
  2. Re-imagining higher education in Africa in the ‘new normal’or Download English || French  || Arabic || Portuguese  || Webinar 2 Flyer
    Date:  19 June 2020, Time: 15.00-17.00 East African Standard Time
  3. Universities role in preparedness, response and monitoring of emerging and re-emerging pandemics or Download  English || French || Arabic || Portuguese || Webinar 3 Flyer
    Date:  03 July 2020, Time: 15.00-17.00 East African Standard Time
  4. Delivering food for Africa in a transforming agri-food systems in the ‘new normal’ or Download  English || French || Arabic || Portuguese || Webinar 4 Flyer
    Date:  15 July 2020, Time: 15.00-17.00 East African Standard Time
  5. Building a Regional Collective Response to Invasive pests and transboundary crop-livestock diseases or Download  English || French || Arabic || Portuguese || Webinar 5 Flyer
    Date: 29 July 2020, Time: 15.00-17.00 East African Standard Time
  6. Universities and Research Institutions Supporting Family Farmers During and Post COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa or Download  English || French || Arabic || Portuguese || Webinar 6 Flyer
    Date:  31 July 2020, Time: 15.00-17.00 East African Standard Time
  7. Education from foundations and skills to advancements in science, technology and innovation: Considering fundamentals for transforming Africa or Download  English || French || Arabic || Portuguese || Webinar 7 Flyer
    Date: 13 August 2020, Time: 15.00-17.00 East African Standard Time
  8. Entrepreneurship in a pandemic situation: taking opportunities and realigning for the future or Download  English || French || Arabic || Portuguese || Webinar 8 Flyer
    Date:  21 August 2020, Time: 15.00-17.00 East African Standard Time
  9. Delivering Agricultural Advisory Services in the COVID-19 Era or Download  English || French || Arabic || Portuguese || Webinar 9 Flyer
    Date: 31 August 2020, Time: 15.00-17.00 East African Standard Time
  10. Engaging African Universities in Advancing Agricultural and Food and Nutrition Security in Africa: Policy Perspective or Download  English || French || Arabic || Portuguese || Webinar 10 Flyer
    Date:  07 September 2020, Time: 15.00-17.00 East African Standard Time
  11. African Universities in post COVID-19: Assessing the Opportunities and Challenges of Online Learning or Download English || French || Arabic || Portuguese || Webinar 11 Flyer
    Date:  11 September 2020, Time: 15.00-17.00 East African Standard Time
  12. Students Connecting Globally to Visualise and Re-engineer Universities for a Better World post COVID-19 or Download  English || French || Arabic || Portuguese || Webinar 12 Flyer
    Date:  30 September 2020, Time: 15.00-17.00 East African Standard Time
  13. Global university partnerships for addressing emerging development challenges or Download  English || French || Arabic || Portuguese || Webinar 13 Flyer
    Date:  07 October 2020, Time: 15.00-17.00 East African Standard Time