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Introduction

Makerere University embarked on an ambitious project, with the support of external partners, to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) in all its functions as one of the critical elements of its strategic plan. Within the context of this plan, the vision of ICT is “University wide access to, and utilisation of Information and communication Technology to enhance the position of Makerere University as a centre of academic excellence and its contribution to the sustainable development of society.”

In recognition of the global scarcity of ICT expertise, and to contain escalating costs that would result from multiple hiring of such expertise, DICTS was set up as a central service unit to provide expert services and guidance to all academic and administrative units of the University.

Functions
Policy support advocacy
Secretariat and administrative arm of the Council ICT Committee
Day to day ICT Policy and Master Plan interpretation for users
Offering ICT awareness workshops to user units to facilitate understanding of the benefits of integrating ICT into all University function within the context of the ICT Policy and Master Plan.
Recommending policy and policy objective adjustments to the ICT Steering Committee.

ICT Master Plan Implementation
Project formulation and sourcing of funds within the context of the ICT Master Plan
Liaison with external development partners and ICT consultants
Project planning and management support to the Project Committees set up for the various projects under the ICT Master Plan
Offering ICT planning, design, procurement, installation and maintenance guidance and support to all user units. This applies to both software and hardware.Makerere University ICT Policy Master plan phase2 (2005-2009).

Management, Control and Maintenance of ICT Resources
Ownership, management, control and maintenance of the University’s common ICT resources. These include the backbone and all backbone points of presence as well as the Network Operations Centre (NOC) which incorporates email and Internet/intranet services.
Management, control and maintenance of ICT resources owned by the units responsible for the main systems and databases. This includes centrally located servers (for databases and software) for the Academic Records Information System, the Library Information System, the Finance Information System and the Human Resource Information system.
Development, implementation and monitoring of access policy, security policy, and service level agreements.
Web page design, posting and maintenance.

Makerere University ICT Policy (2005-2009) 

Knowledge Centre
Providing technology and application foresight for the University so that user units can leverage technology to maximum advantage while minimising the risks of obsolescence.
Internet Kiosks
DICTS administration is located at Flat B5, Lincoln Flats (Opposite the Guild Canteen, before the Senate Building).Tel: +256 41 4531437
The Network operations Center is on the ground floor of the Faculty of Computing and Information Technology building.
For your ICT needs please contact the Helpdesk on telephone number +256 41 4531343 or Email: helpme@dicts.mak.ac.ug or Visit our website: http://dicts.mak.ac.ug/

Introduction

Makerere University embarked on an ambitious project, with the support of external partners, to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) in all its functions as one of the critical elements of its strategic plan. Within the context of this plan, the vision of ICT is “University wide access to, and utilisation of Information and communication Technology to enhance the position of Makerere University as a centre of academic excellence and its contribution to the sustainable development of society.”

In recognition of the global scarcity of ICT expertise, and to contain escalating costs that would result from multiple hiring of such expertise, DICTS was set up as a central service unit to provide expert services and guidance to all academic and administrative units of the University.

Functions
Policy support advocacy
Secretariat and administrative arm of the Council ICT Committee
Day to day ICT Policy and Master Plan interpretation for users
Offering ICT awareness workshops to user units to facilitate understanding of the benefits of integrating ICT into all University function within the context of the ICT Policy and Master Plan.
Recommending policy and policy objective adjustments to the ICT Steering Committee.

ICT Master Plan Implementation
Project formulation and sourcing of funds within the context of the ICT Master Plan
Liaison with external development partners and ICT consultants
Project planning and management support to the Project Committees set up for the various projects under the ICT Master Plan
Offering ICT planning, design, procurement, installation and maintenance guidance and support to all user units. This applies to both software and hardware.Makerere University ICT Policy Master plan phase2 (2005-2009).

Management, Control and Maintenance of ICT Resources
Ownership, management, control and maintenance of the University’s common ICT resources. These include the backbone and all backbone points of presence as well as the Network Operations Centre (NOC) which incorporates email and Internet/intranet services.
Management, control and maintenance of ICT resources owned by the units responsible for the main systems and databases. This includes centrally located servers (for databases and software) for the Academic Records Information System, the Library Information System, the Finance Information System and the Human Resource Information system.
Development, implementation and monitoring of access policy, security policy, and service level agreements.
Web page design, posting and maintenance.

Makerere University ICT Policy (2005-2009) 

Knowledge Centre
Providing technology and application foresight for the University so that user units can leverage technology to maximum advantage while minimising the risks of obsolescence.
Internet Kiosks
DICTS administration is located at Flat B5, Lincoln Flats (Opposite the Guild Canteen, before the Senate Building).Tel: +256 41 4531437
The Network operations Center is on the ground floor of the Faculty of Computing and Information Technology building.
For your ICT needs please contact the Helpdesk on telephone number +256 41 4531343 or Email: helpme@dicts.mak.ac.ug or Visit our website: http://dicts.mak.ac.ug/

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Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals

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Mak-RIF 4 Awards and PhD Call For Proposals, 29th September 2022, 9:00 to 10:00 AM EAT.

Makerere University received funding from the Government of the Republic of Uganda, earmarked to support high impact Research and Innovations. This unique initiative arose after engagements between the top University Management and the Government of Uganda. This fund illustrates the increasing importance that the Government attaches to Research and Innovation as a driver of development and transformation. The objective of the fund is to increase the local generation of translatable research and scalable innovations that address key gaps required to drive Uganda’s development agenda. 

In the Financial years 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 the Government of the Republic of Uganda through Mak-RIF has funded implementation of over 750 multidisciplinary research and innovations within the various Colleges, while engaging multiple stakeholders within and outside Makerere University. The Grants Management Committee (GMC) has finalized the award process for the Mak-RIF round 4 call for funding for this Financial Year 2022/2023.

The Grants Management Committee (GMC) hereby invites you to the Launch of the Mak-RIF Round 4 awards and PhD Call for Proposals scheduled to take place tomorrow Thursday 29th September 2022 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. EAT. 

Please use the following details to join the launch.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcu-urDIjE9ZgxdsbEmA2IkNMMiJVECt_ 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise

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One of the PWD graduands at the 69th Graduation during the Session held on 17th January 2019.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites persons with disability who applied for admission to public universities under the disability entry scheme for 2022/2023 Academic Year to appear for medical/review exercise at Makerere Unive, Senate Building, Level Two (2) in the Telepresence Centre.

NOTE: Only those who have the minimum entry requirements of at least two principal passes at A’ Level or its equivalent and at least five (5) passes at O’ Level or its equivalent will be interviewed.

 Only candidates who sat ‘a’ level in 2020, 2019 and 2018 are eligible for admission.

THE EXERCISE WILL BE CONDUCTED ON 3rd, 4th and 5th October, 2022 respectively from 9.00 A.M – 1.00 P.M each day.

IMPORTANT:

(i) If you fail to appear on any of the given days above, there will be no other chance for you.

(ii) Applicants with Government Scholarship for the previous years are not eligible for admission

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH

Acting. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution

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Left to Right: Prof. Gunnar Köhlin, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Amb. Maria Håkansson, Commissioner Julius Mafumbo and Prof. Edward Bbaale posing for a group photo before the opening ceremony on 22nd September 2022: Photo by EfD-Mak Centre.

The Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Thursday 22nd September, 2022 participated in the opening of the EfD Annual meeting hosted by Makerere University at Speke Resort Munyonyo where he appealed to government to implement the ban on kaveera and address other environmental issues.

The opening ceremony moderated by the EfD Global Hub Manager Gunnar Köhlin and was graced by Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment represented by the Commissioner for Water, Mr. Julius Mafumbo and the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Maria Håkansson.

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