5th African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference 2016

President of Mauritius at RUFORUM

The NEPAD-Southern Africa Network for Biosciences participated in the 5th African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference 2016 from the 18th to 21st October 2016, at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town. This year’s theme for the conference was “Linking Universities with Private Sector, Governments and other Stakeholders in support of Agriculture Development in Africa”. The emphasis was on enhancing university engagement with the Private Sector, Civil Society and CGIAR.

Speakers at the conference included the chair of the African Union, H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the President of Mauritius, H.E. Mrs Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, South African cabinet ministers and the vice-chancellors of member universities.

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