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Human Rights and Peace Center

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The Human Rights and Peace Center (HURIPEC ) was established under the Faculty of Law in Makerere University in 1993, as the first human rights center of its kind in in Sub-saharan Africa. Although several human rights-related subjects were already being taught at the Faculty of Law, HURIPEC was established solely to foster on teaching, research and activism on human rights and peace issues at the University. Since that time, not only has the number of subjects in the area expanded considerably, but so to have the range of activities being pursued.

HURIPEC represented a Makerere University's response to a sustained period of gross human rights violations in Uganda. The principal perpetrators of human rights violations against the population have been the state and rebel groups however, increasingly, non-state actors, ranging from the family to corporate entities have been responsible for perpetrating various human rights abuses. Cross-boarder incursions and was complicated and deepened further Uganda's human rights situation. Far-reaching consequences have included acute decline in economic production, the decay in economic infrastructure and the cllapse of the state and political institutions. By far the gravest consequences of sustained gross human rights violations is probably the collapse or emasculation of civil society and the widespread feeling of helplessness and leaderlessness among large sections of the people.

Vision

A Human Rights Conceintised, educated, activist, academic society

Mission

To promote the understanding and respect for human rights,democratic governance and sustainable peace in the East Africa sub-region specifically and Africa generally through teaching, research,policy and advocacy

Objectives:

  • To provide disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching, and undertake cutting-edge research and policy analysis in the field of human rights, democratic governance and peace;
  • To promote and facilitate multi-stakeholder debates and dialogue on contemporary issues in the field of uman rights, good governance and peace;
  • To advocate for the monitor compliance of Government's actions, laws and policies with constitutional order and regional and international agreements in the area of human rights, good governance and peace;
  • To provide advisory and consultancy services to Government, civil society organizationns development partners and other stakeholders on issues of human rights, good governance and peace;
  • To establish and run a modern, well stocked and functional Resource Centre on human rights, good governance and peace

Contacts:

HURIPEC
Faculty of Law
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062,
Kampala ,Uganda
Tel: +256-41-532954
Fax: +256-41-543110
E-mail: \n info@huripec.ac.ug

The Human Rights and Peace Center (HURIPEC ) was established under the Faculty of Law in Makerere University in 1993, as the first human rights center of its kind in in Sub-saharan Africa. Although several human rights-related subjects were already being taught at the Faculty of Law, HURIPEC was established solely to foster on teaching, research and activism on human rights and peace issues at the University. Since that time, not only has the number of subjects in the area expanded considerably, but so to have the range of activities being pursued.

HURIPEC represented a Makerere University's response to a sustained period of gross human rights violations in Uganda. The principal perpetrators of human rights violations against the population have been the state and rebel groups however, increasingly, non-state actors, ranging from the family to corporate entities have been responsible for perpetrating various human rights abuses. Cross-boarder incursions and was complicated and deepened further Uganda's human rights situation. Far-reaching consequences have included acute decline in economic production, the decay in economic infrastructure and the cllapse of the state and political institutions. By far the gravest consequences of sustained gross human rights violations is probably the collapse or emasculation of civil society and the widespread feeling of helplessness and leaderlessness among large sections of the people.

Vision

A Human Rights Conceintised, educated, activist, academic society

Mission

To promote the understanding and respect for human rights,democratic governance and sustainable peace in the East Africa sub-region specifically and Africa generally through teaching, research,policy and advocacy

Objectives:

  • To provide disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching, and undertake cutting-edge research and policy analysis in the field of human rights, democratic governance and peace;
  • To promote and facilitate multi-stakeholder debates and dialogue on contemporary issues in the field of uman rights, good governance and peace;
  • To advocate for the monitor compliance of Government's actions, laws and policies with constitutional order and regional and international agreements in the area of human rights, good governance and peace;
  • To provide advisory and consultancy services to Government, civil society organizationns development partners and other stakeholders on issues of human rights, good governance and peace;
  • To establish and run a modern, well stocked and functional Resource Centre on human rights, good governance and peace

Contacts:

HURIPEC
Faculty of Law
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062,
Kampala ,Uganda
Tel: +256-41-532954
Fax: +256-41-543110
E-mail: \n info@huripec.ac.ug

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Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education

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Professor Pancras John Mukasa Ssebuwufu (L) receives a plaque and citation from RUFORUM Board Member and Vice Chancellor Ndejje University-Professor Eriabu Lugujjo (Right) on 6th May 2021 at the RUFORUM Secretariat, Plot 155 Garden Hill, Makerere University Main Campus,

When Professor John Ssebuwufu ambled up to receive a certificate of recognition for his ‘exceptional’ contribution to higher education from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) at Makerere University (MU), he was thinking of many things, such as rewarding staff, that he could have done differently to impact university education more.

But he did what he could have done, under the circumstances.

He presided over MU (in 1993) when student enrolment was 5,000 and left in 2004 when the population was surging to more than 15,000.

He emphasised the use of information communication technologies in almost all the institutions he had been involved in and sent many academic staff on exchanges to boost research and innovation. Now, more African universities engage in ground-breaking research.

So, he proceeded to accept his recognition and make his acceptance speech, which was mostly about gratitude.

Ssebuwufu, 74, who is currently the chancellor at Kyambogo University and the vice-chancellor of the University of Kisubi, is credited for his exemplary leadership and pragmatic methods that have shaped higher education in Uganda and Africa as a whole.

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022. Photo credit: AfDB

The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program is a capacity building project by the AfDB and Japan which was initiated in 2017 with the aim of providing two-year scholarship awards to highly achieving African graduate students to enable them to undergo post-graduate studies (i.e. a two-year Master’s degree program) in selected priority development areas on the continent and Japan. The overarching goal the AfDB and the Government of Japan seek to attain is to enhance skills and human resources development in Africa in under the Bank’s High 5s agenda (i.e. “Feed Africa”, “Light up Africa”, “Industrialize Africa”, “Integrate Africa” and “Improve the quality of life of the people of Africa”) and key Japanese development assistance initiatives. JADS core areas of study focus include energy, agriculture, health, environmental sustainability, and engineering. The program also seeks to promote inter-university collaboration and university-industry partnerships between Japan and Africa. Upon completion of their studies, the JADS scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills in the public and private sectors, and contribute to national and continental socio-economic development.

About the JADS program

The JADS Program is open to applicants from AfDB member countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a graduate degree program in energy development and related discipline.  The program does not provide scholarships to any other graduate degree program.

The scholarship program provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.

Upon completion of their studies, the beneficiary scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills, and contribute to the promotion of sustainable development of their countries.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

The program is open to those who have gained admission to an approved Masters degree course at a Japanese partner university. Candidates should be 35 years old or younger; in good health; with a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the energy area or related area; and have a superior academic record. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development.

Application Procedures

  1. Applicant requests for information and application forms and procedures from the chosen JADS partner university. For any inquiries, please contact JADS@AFDB.ORG
  2. Applicant completes required documents and sends them to the university.
  3. University evaluates and selects applicants.
  4. University sends selected candidates to the AfDB.
  5. AfDB reviews submissions from universities, prepares and approves the final list.
  6. AfDB contacts selected awardees, and informs the universities.

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WHS Regional Meeting Africa 2021: Finance Chairperson’s Update

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Prof. Tonny J. Oyana, Finance Chairperson, World Health Summit Regional Meeting Africa, June 2021.

SOPs: Our plan is to have 200 sets of people in different spacious rooms…

Prof. Tonny j. oyana, finance chairperson whs regional meeting africa

We are sincerely grateful to our sponsors…

Over 15 core sponsors…

Sessions: 60% Virtual, 40% Onsite…

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