Objectives and Benefits of this year’s RUFORUM
The main objective of the Conference is to provide opportunity for African universities to demonstrate their capacity as knowledge centers that facilitate rural innovation to solve community problems to leading to achievement of Africa’s Agenda 2063. The Conference will therefore provide opportunity for individuals, organizations and others to share best practices, experiences and lessons including how to best harness demographic dividends on the continent.
The Conference is expected to bring together over 800 delegates from across the continent with a large proportion of university students (BSc, MSc and PhD), and Vice-Chancellors, policy makers, industry, development partners. Key institutions will be represented at the meeting, including the African Union Commission, regional economic communities, higher education networks and institutions, research organizations, and others. The Biennial Conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholders in Agriculture, Higher Education and Policy space that aims to provide a platform for improving the quality and relevance of higher education in Africa.
The 2018 RUFORUM Biennial Conference will purposely expose the higher agricultural education sector to new methods, approaches and practices. Importantly, the Conference will expose young researchers to professional communities of practice. It will also be an opportunity to create linkages between the diverse stakeholders and players towards more efficient delivery of Africa’s Agenda 2063 and a greater role of higher education in the process.
“Aligning African Universities to Accelerate Attainment of Africa’s Agenda 2063”
- Human Capital Development in Africa
- Agricultural Mechanization
- Climate Change and extreme events
- Technical and Vocational Training Education
- Science, Technology and Innovations
- Partnerships and philanthropy for Impact
- Women and Youth in Development
- Entrepreneurship and Financial Inclusion
- Markets and trade in Africa
- Enabling policy environment
- Transformative Universities
- Community Engagement
- Digital Potential in Africa