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Academic Chairs for Africa

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David William Strangway , OC , FRSC is a Canadian geophysicist and university administrator. He was on the faculty at MIT and headed the geophysics for the Apollo missions. He was the President of the University of Toronto and of the University of British Columbia , and was the founding President of the Canada Foundation for Innovation that provided major funding for research facilities for Universities across Canada. It was during this time that they were able to convince the government to fund 2000 chairs for universities in Canada as a means of beating the brain drain.

David William Strangway , OC , FRSC is a Canadian geophysicist and university administrator. He was on the faculty at MIT and headed the geophysics for the Apollo missions. He was the President of the University of Toronto and of the University of British Columbia , and was the founding President of the Canada Foundation for Innovation that provided major funding for research facilities for Universities across Canada. It was during this time that they were able to convince the government to fund 2000 chairs for universities in Canada as a means of beating the brain drain. Currently, he has a proposal in front of the Canadian sherpas for the forthcoming G8 meeting in Canada. The idea is that they would create 1000 chairs for Universities in Africa. This proposal has very wide support among organizations like the UN , UNESCO , the World Bank , the African Development Bank and many associations of universities, including the Association of African Universities . In his communication with the Ag. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Baryamureeba, Dr. Strangway shared that this program would be of interest to Makerere University, especially as it embarked on implementing its ten-year strategic plan.

Prof. Baryamureeba thanked Dr. Strangway for sharing the proposal with Makerere University and opined that the focus of the Academic chairs should be shifted from countries to economic blocks like the East African Community so that Education blocks would be based on the same. He added that “To increase on the ownership, the International Foundation to be created should have at least 50% of the members of the Board from Africa.” He further stressed that “If possible it should also be based in Africa.” He also recommended that this foundation should have a very strong linkage to The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and the African Union (AU) .

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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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