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A Pre-CAADP Partnership Platform Event 17 – 18 March, 2014 Durban, South Africa

A Pre-CAADP Partnership Platform Event 17 – 18 March, 2014 Durban, South Africa
By Paul Nampala - Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture

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    SUSTAINING THE CAADP MOMENTUM Consolidating the AR4D Network for Implementing & Leveraging Investments for the Science Agenda SUSTAINING THE CAADP MOMENTUM Consolidating the AR4D Network for Implementing & Leveraging Investments for the Science Agenda Presentation Transcript

    • A Pre-CAADP Partnership Platform Event 17 – 18 March, 2014 Durban, South Africa Paul Nampala Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture SUSTAINING THE CAADP MOMENTUM Consolidating the AR4D Network for Implementing & Leveraging Investments for the Science Agenda
    • The RUFORUM Network Celebrates 10 years as a network of Universities and 22 years of Addressing Tertiary Agricultural Education Issues in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. RUFORUM - a dynamic regional platform that fosters collaboration, coordination and learning amongst member universities and with other actors
    • High performing African universities that strive to produce skilled, proactive graduates, demand driven research output and innovation in response to regional and national agricultural development priorities. RUFORUM- The Change we WantRUFORUM- The Change we Want Increased Influence of RUFORUM Universities Increased Influence of RUFORUM Universities Increased Influence of RUFORUM alumni Increased Influence of RUFORUM alumni RUFORUM becomes Regional Reference Point for HAE RUFORUM becomes Regional Reference Point for HAE
    • • Sub-Saharan African Agriculture – Agricultural set to remain main engine for growth and poverty alleviation – Slow growth attributable to weak innovation systems and human resource shortfalls – African aspiration of Agriculture for Development – brink of agricultural take-off – Requires - a strong skilled human resource to innovate and catalyze development Rationale: RUFORUM Positioned to respond to a Changing Context (1) Rationale: RUFORUM Positioned to respond to a Changing Context (1)
    • • Higher Education in National Agricultural Innovation Systems – Need to improve effectiveness of agricultural technology generation and dissemination – Constraints in NARS - low critical mass of qualified professionals (faculty, extension personnel and scientists) – Situation changing - universities engaging in institutional and academic reforms – Increasing opportunities to play regional role – RUFORUM potential vehicle to extend university reach and visibility Rationale: RUFORUM Positioned to respond to a Changing Context (2) Rationale: RUFORUM Positioned to respond to a Changing Context (2)
    • • Development is possible through active, well- informed critical mass of locally based agricultural professionals – Strengthening the capacity of locally based researchers for agricultural innovation – Promoting the retention of this capacity • Results of research likely to be used if propelled by a demand-driven research agenda – Encouraging the application/use of R&D in policy and practice RUFORUM AssumesRUFORUM Assumes
    • • CAADP Launched in 2003; what is the role and contribution of African Universities? • FARA NARS Assessment Report 2005 – very weak NARS institutional and human resource capacity: calls for urgent response • The “Lost Decade” in Africa for HE: FAAP outlines principles for the needed reforms - BUT no funding earmarked for HE Key Premises for RUFORUM OperationsKey Premises for RUFORUM Operations
    • • Foster integration of African Universities into the national agricultural innovation systems; • Provide a platform for training quality graduates to support development processes in Africa, especially CAADP in response to FARA NARS Review • Rationalize resource use and enhance economies of scale and scope; • Provide a platform for networking, resource mobilization and advocacy for TAE in Africa, and • Tracking impact of HE and initiate foresight planning Rationale for RUFORUM 2004Rationale for RUFORUM 2004
    • • National Forums • Program Design • Convening Events & Advocacy for HAE Areas where RUFORUM can contribute & benefit from greater alignment Areas where RUFORUM can contribute & benefit from greater alignment
    • RUFORUM ActorsRUFORUM Actors National Extension Systems National Research Systems National Govts Industry Policy Institu- tions Develop- ment Partners A A A Member university Member university Member university Member university Member university Member university Member university Member university Secretariat Governance bodies D D D D D D D D PI PI PI PI PI PI PI PI A A Key: A: Alumni PI: Principal Investigator D: Dean NGOs Interna- tional Research Systems A A RUFORUM National Forums A A
    • Program DesignProgram Design Strengthening functionality of the RUFORUM Platform as a regional reference point for higher education in agriculture, and for learning, advocacy and resource mobilization for universities Strengthening functionality of the RUFORUM Platform as a regional reference point for higher education in agriculture, and for learning, advocacy and resource mobilization for universities 1 Catalyzing curriculum reforms and skill enhancement for graduate students, faculty and other actors in the agricultural sector Catalyzing curriculum reforms and skill enhancement for graduate students, faculty and other actors in the agricultural sector 2 Fostering engagement of African Universities with rural communities to strengthen entrepreneurship along selected value chains Fostering engagement of African Universities with rural communities to strengthen entrepreneurship along selected value chains 3 Enhancing African University engagement in agricultural development processes through participatory & adaptive research that promotes uptake pathways and other innovations Enhancing African University engagement in agricultural development processes through participatory & adaptive research that promotes uptake pathways and other innovations 4
    • Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Plot 151 Garden Hill, Makerere University Main Campus P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda. Tel.: +256-414-535939 Email: secretariat@ruforum.org URL: http://www.ruforum.org