Talks on universities’ role in attainment of Africa’s Agenda 2063 dominate RUFORUM
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At the 6th Africa Higher Education Week and Biennial Conference (RUFORUM), talks on the place of African universities in Africa’s Agenda 2063 have taken centre stage.

“The deliberations of this Sixth Biennial Convening will immensely contribute in shaping transformational efforts of universities, strengthen the espoused linkage between universities, policy and the private sector and catalyze appreciation of the centrality of youth and human capital development in Africa’s development and prosperity,” said Prof. Adipala Ekwamu, Executive Secretary, RUFORUM.
Themed “Aligning African Universities to Accelerate Attainment of Africa’s Agenda 2063,” the sessions are running from October 22 to 26, 2018 in various venues in Nairobi with the main events taking place at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre and of course the University of Nairobi. In addition, a rich cocktail of sub-themes has been formulated to strengthen the platform for sharing experiences and intellectual products.
“We recognize the important role that education can play in providing opportunities for the rural poor and particularly for agricultural transformation,” said Prof. Mabel Imbuga, the Board Chair, RUFORUM. “In this Biennial convening, students, policy and decision makers, business leaders and development partners come together to share lessons, experience and design relevant agendas.
Speaking at the RUOFORUM board meeting on October 22, 2018, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Nairobi, Prof. Peter Mbithi, said that the conference responds to the growth and development of the continent.
“The role of higher education in social economic development in the era of knowledge-based economy is very critical,” said Prof. Mbithi. “Skilled human resources will be required to develop technologies and create innovations that drive development in all sectors.”
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