Kampala 27, November 2018 Ms. Lucky Nyasulu, a second year student pursing a Masters in Community Studies and Extension at Egerton University in Kenya, and a beneficiary of the Mastercard scholarship at RUFORUM spoke on behalf of youth during the First Extra-ordinary Summit of Committee of Ten Heads of State Summit (C10) championing Education, Science and Technology development in the continent. This took place in Lilongwe, Malawi from 2-3 November 2018.
In her speech, Ms. Nyasula noted that there is an unemployment crisis around the African Continent and called upon youth to stop thinking of getting employed but rather think of how best to take advantage of opportunities that not only better themselves but also those in their communities. She also made reference to the Sixth African Higher Education Week where twenty three (23) Young Innovators from across the continent were awarded prizes for their various innovation and appreciated efforts made by the African Development Bank, Tonny Elumelu Foundation, FANRPAN and RUFORUM in supporting youth Agri-business enterprises in Africa.
RUFORUM was established to promote the integration of member universities into Africa’s development processes, particularly within the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP), Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (S3A), Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA), and the African Union Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA 2024). To support the implementation of these strategies including the Continental TVET Strategy, the African Union (Assembly Decision AU/Dec.671 and Assembly/AU/Dec 572) established the Committee of Ten Heads of State (C10) in July 2015, with two Heads of State from each geographical region of Africa to voluntarily participate in the Committee, comprising of: Senegal; Sierra Leone; Egypt; Tunisia; Gabon; Chad; Malawi; Namibia; Kenya; and Mauritius. The C10 was endorsed by the African Union Assembly of January 2018 and held its inaugural meeting in Addis Ababa on 27 January 2018. The C10 has since adopted its rules of procedure, and held its first Extra-Ordinary Summit hosted by the Government of the Republic of Malawi where Ms. Nyasula spoke.
In her conclusion, Ms. Nyasulu said that her strongest desire is to be an agent of change in rural areas, and that one day, she will have a model farm with modernised technologies in Malawi her country of origin which will not only help her but her community. She said that it is all feasible if more investment is put to science and innovations.
Please download Speech by Nyasulu Lucky at C10 Summit, Student from Egerton University, Kenya and Mastercard Foundation student beneficiary at RUFORUM.
We are retained by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to identify a competent individual to fill the post of Technical Specialist, Staff Development & Academic Mobility (TS SD&AM). The position is based in the RUFORUM Secretariat in Kampala, Uganda.
RUFORUM operation is guided by its Vision 2030 Strategy (The African Universities’ Agenda for Agricultural Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation – AHESTI), which is being implemented through four Flagship Programmes. Visit RUFORUM website. Prospective applicants are advised to review the RUFORUM Vision 2030 Strategy and the Five Year Operational Plan (20182022). The job role and requirements of the post is detailed below
Technical Specialist, Staff Development & Academic Mobility (TS SD&AM)
Reporting to the Manager, Research & Innovations the main role of TS SD&AM is to facilitate the provision of opportunities for staff development and academic mobility of faculty of member universities and institutions.
- Identify and provide support for staff development needs in Member universities and institutions Facilitate training of women graduate scholars to increase pool of women scientists in African Universities and other sectors Identify and promote Intra-African Academic Mobility
- Design, manage and plan the program for academic staff exchange among member universities Be responsible for facilitating Post-Doctoral training and African Career Awards Fellowship.
- Under the guidance of the Manager Research and Innovations, oversee monitoring, evaluation and reporting on progress, accountability and compliance to the terms of support for staff development and exchange; training of women scholars; and academic mobility
For more details of the Job requirements and deadline of application, please download here RUFORUM Advert for TS Staff Dev Academic Mobility
We are retained by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to identify a competent individual to fill the post of Manager, Program Results Measurement & Learning (PRML). The position is based in the RUFORUM Secretariat in Kampala, Uganda.
RUFORUM operation is guided by its Vision 2030 Strategy (The African Universities’ Agenda for Agricultural Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation – AHESTI), which is being implemented through four Flagship Programmes. Visit RUFORUM website. Prospective applicants are advised to review the RUFORUM Vision 2030 Strategy and the Five Year Operational Plan (20182022). The job roles and requirements of the posts are detailed below
Manager, Program Results Measurement & Learning (PRML
Reporting to the Deputy Executive Secretary, Resource Mobilization and Management, the Manager PRML is expected to perform the following roles:
- Lead the design, implementation or review of a results-based monitoring and evaluation system including the framework, tools and instruments and that can facilitate measurement of outcomes and impact.
2. Coordinate compiling of information on program/project implementation practices and experiences and that can be used for learning.
3. Coordinate and support the development of strategic and operational plans for the Secretariat and RUFORUM.
4. Organize and conduct regular program/project reviews and evaluation of different operational levels of RUFORUM.
5. Coordinate the provision of technical support and guidance to other units, Member Universities and networks for development of a coherent monitoring and evaluation system, reporting formats and consistent reporting and application of the M&E tools and instruments.
6. Coordinate the consolidation of unit or individual work plans and budgets.
7. Ensure that M&E frameworks and indicators incorporate, and are sensitive to, issues of gender equality, environmental sustainability and other emerging cross cutting issues such as climate change adaptation.
8. Manage the dissemination of information that is generated from planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning that is responsive to the information needs of the Secretariat, Member Universities and RUFORUM stakeholders.
For more details of the Job requirements and deadline of application, please download here RUFORUM Advert for Recruitment of Manager (PRML)