Over the last 15 years, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 129 universities in 38 African countries has established itself as a regional networking platform that seeks to facilitate higher education institutions in Africa to re-orient their training to respond to the development priorities particularly addressing the societal pressing challenges. The motivating force behind RUFORUM’s agenda is the realization that transforming Africa’s agriculture, communities and economies requires innovative scientific research, educational and training approaches with the education sector being more connected to the new challenges facing communities and this transformation should be driven by information and communication technology (ICT). RUFORUM’s Vision 2030 seeks to drive “the African Universities’ Agenda for Agricultural Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (AHESTI)” with a strong emphasis on ICT as an enabling factor. To implement this Vision, one of the four flagship programmes known as the Knowledge Hub (K-Hub) has been developed.
RUFORUM Consultancy Reports
RUFORUM Case Studies