RUFORUM Wins Science Diplomacy Award

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Building The Africa We Want

RUFORUM Wins Science Diplomacy Award

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a Carnegie Corporation grantee, was recognized by the Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) for its exemplary leadership in promoting networking and collaboration in higher education, research, and science and technology across Africa. A network of 55 African Universities, RUFORUM’s mission is to build capacity and foster research and innovation in agriculture. The award cited RUFORUM’s “significant success in supporting postgraduate training and networks of specialization.”  Since its founding in 2004, the organization has trained over 381 PhDs and 1,373 Masters within Africa, with a 94% retention rate of alumni working in their countries of origin. Read about the award.