Namibia to Host Second RUFORUM Triennial Conference in 2024

In a collaborative effort between the Government of Namibia, represented by RUFORUM member universities University of Namibia (UNAM) and the International University of Management (IUM), and the RUFORUM Secretariat, the second RUFORUM Triennial Conference is poised to take place in Windhoek, Namibia, from August 12 to 16, 2024.

The conference aims to serve as a dynamic platform for knowledge exchange, research dissemination, and networking among academia, researchers, policymakers, and stakeholders in the agricultural sector across the African continent.

Themed "Leveraging Africa’s Higher Agricultural Education to Create Productive and Resilient Economies for its Citizens," the conference underscores RUFORUM's commitment to advancing sustainable agricultural practices that drive socio-economic growth and development in Africa. The event will showcase innovative approaches to address challenges in agriculture and related sciences, with a particular emphasis on transformative education.

Anticipated as a pivotal moment in the advancement of agricultural research and development in Africa, the conference will feature keynote speakers, plenary sessions, workshops, and presentations showcasing cutting-edge research and best practices in the agricultural domain. The collaborative efforts of academia, researchers, policymakers, and stakeholders are expected to foster a robust environment for the exchange of ideas and the formation of partnerships to drive the agricultural sector forward.

With a focus on creating productive and resilient economies, the conference will explore avenues to harness Africa's higher agricultural education for the benefit of its citizens. By bringing together thought leaders and experts, the event seeks to provide insights and strategies that can shape the trajectory of agricultural research and development across the continent.


Article by Nyokabi Wanjiku