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Mak & UMI to collaborate on building an efficient and effective public service

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The Uganda Management Institute (UMI) is a product of the then Institute of Public Administration (IPA), which served as an in-service training center for public servants. On 30th October 2009, The School of Civil Service, Public Administration and Governance was launched at UMI with the objective of preparing government employees who are capable of diagnosing problems, presenting solutions, formulating policies and programmes and are then able to manage change and guide needed action.

The Uganda Management Institute (UMI) is a product of the then Institute of Public Administration (IPA), which served as an in-service training center for public servants. On 30th October 2009, The School of Civil Service, Public Administration and Governance was launched at UMI with the objective of preparing government employees who are capable of diagnosing problems, presenting solutions, formulating policies and programmes and are then able to manage change and guide needed action.

Dr David Ssonko, Dean, Sch. of Civil Sercice, Public Administration & GovernanceIt was against this background that Dr. David K.W. Ssonko, Dean, School of Civil Service, Public Administration and Governance, UMI paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor on 27th April 2010. The meeting was aimed at discussing the details of a partnership and eventual collaboration between Makerere University and UMI.

In his presentation, Dr. Ssonko recognized the importance of partnering with stakeholders like Makerere University during the initial stages of the School “We would wish to collaborate with Makerere, having been our parent, in terms of: staff Dr. S.K. Simba,  Head, Department of Political Science & Administration, Faculty of  Social Sciencestraining; exchange of staff and programmes; and undertaking research collaborations.” Reacting to questions from Dr. Simba, Head, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, regarding likely diversion from its mandate by providing Degree programmes, Dr. Ssonko highlighted that the degree programmes provided by UMI are largely organization-oriented where participants’ researches are of applied value to the organizations where they currently work. “This is unlike in Universities where research is mainly academic with a lot of theories” he added.

The Acting Vice Chancellor Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba thanked Dr. Ssonko for his presentation and in helping to identify areas of mutual interest for Makerere and UMI like Staff Development and Training of Managers. He underscored the need for training in financial management, budgeting and human resource management for all PhD holders, so as to equip them with crucial management skills and thus appreciated the timely visit by Dr. Ssonko.

 

L-R Dr. Simba, Mr. Ngobi-Dir. Human Resources Directorate, Mr. Namoah-Academic Registar, Dr. Sonko and Prof. Baryamureeba after the talk

 

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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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