Three RUFORUM Secretariat staff members (Nodumo Dhlamini, Joan Apio and Rebecca Mwima) traveled to Haramaya University in Eastern Ethiopia to conduct Web 2.0 Training for 27 female post-graduate students. The training has been supported by both RUFORUM and CTA.

In 2012 RUFORUM awarded Haramaya University in Ethiopia a grant to support female post-graduate students in a number of areas. The grant is being implemented by the Gender Directorate at Haramaya led by Dr Emebet Belete Negatu and Dr Jemal Yousuf. The activities of this project include providing E-resources and E-tools training for Research Management for female postgraduate students. This includes training in web 2.0 tools for research and development.The activity is in line with RUFORUM’s vision which focuses on “High performing African universities that produce skilled, proactive graduates, demand driven research outputs and innovation in response to local, regional and national agricultural development priorities”

RUFORUM has been working with CTA and COL (Commonwealth of Learning) since September 2008 to implement Web 2.0 Tools for Research Support and Networking training within its network.

Please read more about the event from:

  1. Web 2 for Development Gateway
  2. Web2forDev Face Book Group

Dear all,

This is to invite you to join our online discussion forums on the RUFORUM Website.

  • to share experiences of how RUFORUM Initiatives, activities and Programs are influencing change in the area of Capacity Building in Agriculture in Africa focusing on agricultural research.
  • to contribute to the M&E process on the impact of the RUFORUM Network in influencing Change higher Education in the Agricultural sector

We understand your busy schedule, but we really value your experience and knowledge in such important and critical discussions. Your contributions will really facilitate in shaping better advice and policies for the RUFORUM Network

Please visit our discussion forums by clicking on the following links below:

General discussions:

Alumni discussions:


We are pleased to inform you that the Third RUFORUM Biennial Conference will be held in Entebbe, Uganda in conjunction with the RUFORUM Annual General Meeting. Please note these dates and block them to schedule your attendance to this important event

This conference will be hosted by Makerere University in partnership with RUFORUM


i.    Risk and Vulnerability in African Agriculture
ii.    Value Chains and Innovation Platforms
iii.    Innovations in Agricultural Information, Communication & Knowledge Management
iv.    Natural Resource Management
v.    Plant and Animal Health Management
vi.    Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Policy
vii.    Strengthening S&T Capacity in Africa: Engaging Women and Youth
viii.    Monitoring and Impact Assessment
ix.    Partnerships and Networking

Abstracts                   – 29th February 2012
Extended Abstracts – 30th April 2012
Registration              – 30th July 2012

Ms Nodumo Dhlamini
Email: OR
Tel: +256414535939

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