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Google Notebooks & Android smart phones for Mak winners

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It was an exciting afternoon for the Faculty of Computing and Informatics Technology (FCIT) students who were rewarded with gifts from Google on 26th April, 2010 after a month long competition to draw and mark Uganda on Google maps. Less than a month back, Google released a domain, locally for Uganda- maps.google.co.ug

It was an exciting afternoon for the Faculty of Computing and Informatics Technology (FCIT) students who were rewarded with gifts from Google on 26th April, 2010 after a month long competition to draw and mark Uganda on Google maps. Less than a month back, Google released a domain, locally for Uganda- maps.google.co.ug

Kakanda   Michael receives his notebook from Mr. Niyitegeka as Google's Arabu   looks onAs a result of the competition, several new points of interest have been added, some businesses making their first debut to online space.

“Google’s goal is to organize the world’s information. In Africa, there is need for reliable content, accessibility and products.” Google Data Analyst, Richard Ngamita highlighted.

In collaboration with Makerere University, there was a mapping competition, where Google indulged students from FCIT in marking points on maps of Uganda that Google created through satellite imaging. There was a team that was sent in from Google to train the students before hand, on how to mark points on the map using Google map maker. One hundred students participated in the competition and were able to post over 7000 edits of Uganda.

Ngarambe Daniel receives his Google Android smart phone

 Kakande Michael, the overall winner, walked away with a Google Notebook laptop, while the runners up Ngarambe Daniel and Miheso Eugene Swinnerstone, were given Google Android smart phones. Handing over the gifts was Evans Arabu from Google and Head of Corporate Affairs FCIT, Mr. Michael Niyitegeka

Eugene Miheso  Swinnerstone, another runner-up receives his smart phone

 

“The winners will, starting June, be involved in training a number of students to map Uganda on google maps and these students will be sent out to do the same, so that the whole country is covered.” Mr. Niyitegeka said.

FCIT's involvement in an initiative with google marks the beginning of a partnership that will help generate more ideas on how to make information availability in and about Uganda more sustainable. These initiatives are especially meant to promote fundamental development in areas such as tourism by working with different stakeholders to strategically map Uganda.

The other top ten Google Map makers were Akanga Arthur – Surveying, Fudribo Emmanuel Drama – Information Technology, Bamwine Nelson – Information technology, Richard Zulu – Faculty of Computing and I.T, Kihumuro Edgar – Information Technology, Joshua Ocero – Computer Science and Sseremba Gyaviira Julius -Computer Science

The Google Team poses with other winners of the competition

 

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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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