The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Maud Kamatenesi Mugisha, Dr. Rebecca Kalibwani – the Principal Investigator of the RUFORUM Entrepreneurship Challenge Program (RECAP) and Agribusiness Incubator at BSU, and Hillary Nahurira – the winner of the RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition in Uganda 2021, are attending the 7th African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Triennial Conference 2021 at Palais des Congres de Cotonou, Benin from 6th-10th December 2021.
The ultimate aim of this first RUFORUM Triennial Conference and the 7th Higher Education Week is to accelerate Agricultural Transformation. The Triennial conference is unique in the sense that it focuses on university Science, Technology and Innovation for Agricultural Transformation. The overall theme of the event is “Operationalising Higher Education for Innovation, Industrialisation, Inclusion and Sustainable Economic Development in Africa: A call for action”.
The event brings together over 100 universities; Vice Chancellor’s, Dean’s and Principals, and Principal Investigators of various RUFORUM funded projects across Africa.
The RUFORUM Triennial Conference entered the 4th day yesterday, 9th December 2021 with scientific paper presentations. Dr. Rebecca Kalibwani presented a paper on Agriculture Massive Open Online Courses (AgMOOCs) for lifelong learning in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in developing countries. The study was funded by the Commonwealth of Learning (CoL), Canada.