Cape Coast, August 25, 2019: The 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) will be held at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana from 2th - 6th December, 2019. It will be the first AGM to be hosted in West Africa following RUFORUM’s strategic geographical expansion in 2014 to include Universities in Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Togo, Sierra Leone and Senegal.

The 15th AGM will run under the theme: Delivering on Africa’s Universities Agenda for Higher Agricultural Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (AHESTI): What will it take?

This AGM is anticipated to be attended by about 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.

Special Guest: H.E. Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, President, Republic of Ghana

Keynote Speakers: Hon. Dr. Mathew Prempeh, Minister of Education, Ghana; H.E. Josefa Leonel, Commissioner, AUC; PLO Lumumba, Lawyer; Dr Itah Kandjii-Murangi, Minister of Higher Education, Namibia; Hon. Prof. Ansu Dao Sonii, Sr, Minister of Education, Liberia.