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The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) trained 48 senior academic leaders from RUFORUM member universities in science and academic leadership. Organized as a post-RUFORUM Annual General Meeting event, the training was held at the Bingu International Convention Centre in Lilongwe, Malawi from 29th October to 1st November 2017. The training was organized in response to a request from… Read More


African Universities Leadership and Management Training Programme (AFRI-Lead) Deadline: September 30th 2017 23:59 GMT (East African Standard Time) Open to: 66 RUFORUM member universities[1] managers: Deputy Vice Chancellors, Academic Registrars and Directors of Institutes. Introduction Universities have immense responsibility and contribution to economic and social transformation of societies globally. African universities have in the recent past been called upon to play a more significant role in Africa‚Äôs transformation agenda. Realising this call… Read More


The first Forum for African Women Vice Chancellors, FAWoVC was launched yesterday (24 August 2016) during the women leadership meeting on Higher Education for economic empowerment. This event took place during the side event for the upcoming sixth edition of Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) happening this week in Nairobi, Kenya. Addressing the opening session, the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Professor… Read More