Kampala 13 April 2019   The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is an implementing partner for the SENTINEL project. The SENTINEL is an interdisciplinary research project seeking to address the challenge of achieving ‘zero hunger’ in sub-Saharan Africa, while at the same time reducing inequalities and conserving ecosystems with special focus on Ethiopia, Zambia and Ghana. Through this project, RUFORUM will provide 27 PhD research scholarships. RUFORUM is a pleased to announce the award of 20 PhD research scholarships to applicants that responded to the second Social and Environmental Trade-offs in African Agriculture (Sentinel) call for PhD proposals. This is the second and final award under this project. The following are the successful applicants.

Selected applicants for the SENTINEL PhD Research Scholarship Award 2019

No Surname First name Gender University Country of Research
1 Hailu Gebremedhin Haftay male Haramaya University Ethiopia
2 Biratu Abera male Haramaya University Ethiopia
3 Abubakar Gyinadu male University of Ghana Ghana
4 Loh Seyram male University of Ghana Ghana
5 Abich Amsalu male Hawassa University Ethiopia
6 Tassew Muluberhan male Mekelle University Ethiopia
7 Argado Zenebe male Hawassa University Ethiopia
8 Jiru Dereje Bekele male Jimma University Ethiopia
9 Kabwata Kelly male University of Zambia Zambia
10 Basiru Adeniyi Okanlawon male Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Ghana
11 Osei Paul male Copperbelt University Zambia
12 Mulu Solomon male University of Gondar Ethiopia
13 Kusiima Kaheesi Samuel male Makerere University Uganda
14 Asfaw Ambachew Getnet male Bahir Dar University Ethiopia
15 weldemariam Elias Cherenet male University of Pretoria Ethiopia
16 Baidoo Jacqueline female University of Ghana Ghana
17 Nsemiwe Nsama female University of Reading Zambia
18 Denga Rudo Violet female University of KwaZulu Natal Zambia
19 Munyaka Justin male University of Zambia Zambia
20 Mashandi Fridah Female University of Zambia Zambia

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UM6P logo9 PhD opportunities for the next generation of agricultural research scientists for Africa. Candidates will work with Cranfield University (UK), Rothamsted Research (UK) and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (Morocco). Deadline: 5 May 2019



RUFThe Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) recently developed a new strategic plan which has led to increased demands in its business operations that require redesigning of its current Information Management System (RIMS). The RUFORUM Vision 2030 (refer to our website) has new programmatic flagship areas established to guide the operation of the RUFORUM Secretariat. This requires a stronger information management system to support the implementation of its Vision by collation, storage, verification and analysis of relevant higher education data in the different flagships critical to the RUFORUM Secretariat’s operations.

RUFORUM invites eligible firms to submit their proposals in providing the information management services. Interested firms should provide proposals demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform these services.

Proposals comprising of technical proposal and financial proposal, in separate sealed envelopes, should reach the RUFORUM Secretariat no later than 23rd April 2019 at 5 pm (17.00) East Africa local time.

For more details, download the Request For Proposal.

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