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RUFORUM 15th Annual General Meeting
December 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - December 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The 15th Annual General Meeting of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture will be held from 2-6 December, 2019: it will be the first AGM to be hosted in West Africa following RUFORUM’s strategic geographical expansion in 2014 to include Universities in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Togo, Sierra Leone and Senegal.
After 15 years of RUFORUM’s existence, 15th AGM is coming to Ghana, which has been one of strong member countries in West Africa and is therefore a special convening for RUFORUM to showcase the renewed commitment to strengthening higher agricultural education in Africa.
The 2019 AGM will also provide opportunity for mobilizing wider participation of West African Universities in several opportunities of the network including the endorsement of the RUFORUM Charter and the World Bank’s initiative on Strengthening Higher Agricultural Education in Africa (SHAEA) in which Ghana is participating.
The 15th AGM will run under the theme: Delivering on Africa’s Universities Agenda for Higher Agricultural Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (AHESTI): What will it take?
This year’s AGM is special in two ways: first of all, it is the first time since RUFORUM’s creation to be hosted in West Africa following the strategic geographical expansion in 2014 to collaborate with Universities and partners in Benin, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal.
This meeting therefore presents an opportunity for RUFORUM network to showcase its added value to Higher Education landscape in West Africa and bring on board key strategic partners in West Africa.
Secondly, the AGM coincides with RUFORUM’s 15th anniversary as a network, a year after a year after the ratification of the RUFORUM Vision 2030 strategy and its Operational Plan 2018-2022. During the AGM meetings, RUFORUM shall be consolidating achievements, reflecting and learning from implementing the programmes for the past 15 years and forge/ envision way forward with the new Vision 2030.