Capacity building is at the heart of what RUFORUM does. For the last two days, RUFORUM with the help of 2 consultants: Maureen Agena, Ruth Aine Tindyebwa and Apio Joan [RUFORUM Communications Officer] has been training youth in agriculture in different social media aspects. They constitute the social media team that will take part in the 10 years celebrations of RUFORUM and the Biennial conference that starts in Maputo, Mozambique today.
J.NnamJacqueline Nnam, is from Uganda. She is an information, communication and knowledge management practitioner. She is currently undertaking a Masters in Agricultural Information and Communication Management at the University of Nairobi. She is passionate about the application of information to achieve development objectives in Africa, especially in the fields of agriculture and sustainable development. “I am a strong believer in home-grown solutions for development and the integration of indigenous knowledge and practices with modern science”, she says.

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 Por: Berta Madime, Cacilda Francisco, Natalia Alifoi, Rogério Marques e Vanila Amadeu.

Alusivo aos dez anos do RUFORUM realiza-se em Maputo de 21 a 25 de Julho do ano em curso a quarta Conferência Bianual com o lema “Celebrando a contribuição das instituições educacionais da agricultura terciária e parceiros para o desenvolvimento da agricultura em África”.

O evento contará com presença de personalidades nacionais tais como José Pacheco (Ministro da Agricultura), Graça Machel (Presidente da FDC), Alberto Vaquina (Primeiro Ministro de Moçambique), Orlando Quilambo (Reitor da Universidade Eduardo Mondlane). Read More


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The social media team and facilitators on the final day of the training.

By Armwell Shumba and Catherine Mloza

“Youths prefer not to have a toothbrush for a day to a second without internet. ICTs have taken the world by storm especially young people under the age of 30, who constitute 50% of the world’s population.” Ruth Aine, Social Media Training Facilitator.

The whole world has become a global village interconnected through ICTs via social media tools like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+, to mention but a few. Young people continue to be at the forefront to shape this digital age. They constitute the highest percentage of the age group that uses ICTs actively. This presents an opportunity in development for the youth who are leaders of the future generation. Read More

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