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UoN to host 6th RUFORUM Biennial Conference 2018

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The Biennial Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Conference is the most comprehensive meeting point for diverse stakeholders in both agriculture and higher education sectors.

It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning.

The University of Nairobi is privileged to be hosting this year’s RUFORUM.The conference will be co-hosted by RUFORUM; Commission for University Education; RUFORUM Universities in Kenya (University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, Egerton University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Moi University, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, University of Eldoret);  Ministry of Education, Science and Technology; Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries; research organizations; development partners and the private sector.

The main objective of the Conference is to provide an opportunity for African universities to demonstrate their capacity as knowledge centres that facilitate rural innovation to solve community problems in leading to achievement of Africa’s Agenda 2063. The Conference will, therefore, provide an 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 main venue will be Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) from 22nd to 26th October 2018.

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