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UCC to Host Other Universities Across the World for the 15th RUFORUM AGM

The University of Cape Coast will welcome other universities across the world as the host for the 15th RUFORUM AGM.

The 5th General Meeting of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) which will take place from the 2nd to 6th of December 2019 at the University of Cape Coast is first of its kind to be hosted in a West African country since its inception some fifteen years ago.

The AGM is one of the key activities under Knowledge Hub programmatic pillar of the RUFORUM Vision 2030 strategy, which is also meant to be a vehicle for facilitating universities, stakeholders and key partners to synthesize emerging lessons and best practices, and to document and disseminate information, knowledge and innovations.

The programme which will run under the theme: Delivering on Africa’s Universities Agenda for Higher Agricultural Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (AHESTI): What will it take? Will have some great speakers like President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, Hon.Dr. Matthew Prempeh, Minister of Education Ghana, Prof. Fadwa A.R. Ali Taha VC. University of Khartoum, Prof. PLO Lumumb, Professor of Public Law, Dr Itah Kandjii-Murangi ,Minister of Education(Nambia), Hon. Prof. Ansu D Sonii, Sr ,Minister of Education (Liberia), Prof. Joseph G. Ampiah , Vice Chancellor of UCC, Professor . L. K. Sam- Amoah ,LOC Chairperson and many others speakers, will speak on several areas when it comes to Agriculture education.

400 delegates including Ministers of Agriculture and Education and their respective Permanent Secretaries, Vice Chancellors, Principals and Deans, partners and Heads of development institutions, private sector leaders, farmers and farmer representatives, emerging and early career researchers and young entrepreneurs from especially Ghana and other West African countries. Universities, private sector actors and young entrepreneurs shall have the opportunity to showcase their innovations, products and services, network and broker partnerships with one another.

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.