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2nd RUFORUM Regional Conf: Climate Change

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Second RUFORUM Biennial Regional Conference

Climate Change 

Participatory analysis of growing season: A key for understanding and copping drought risk in northern Ethiopia

Vulnerability to drought, adaptation and coping strategies among agro-pastoral communities in Botswana

A support tool for enhancing policy decision making for climate change adaptation in agriculture: An information systems approach


Climate change impacts to agriculture in Uganda’s semi arid areas, farmers’ means of adaptation: An application of cross-section data


Gender dimensions of climate change adaptation and mitigation by small holder farmers in Uganda


Climate change adaptation strategies in the semi-arid region of Uganda

Pastoral adaptation strategies to climate change in selected areas of the cattle corridor of Uganda

Understanding the gender dimensions of the impact of climate change on agriculture and adaptation among small holder farmers in eastern Uganda


Climate variability and Tillage practices: Effect on soil moisture, carbon dynamics and crop productivity in semi arid Zimbabwe

The implications of climate change on economic and food security in Kenya

Climate change adaptation strategies among agricultural communities in Uganda: The case of Kabale and Nakasongla districts

Assessing the impact of climate change adaptation on agriculture production in eastern Uganda

Carbon stock trends in selected agro ecological zones of Uganda

Modelling the potential impact of climate change on sorghum and cowpea production in semi-arid areas of Kenya using the agricultural production systems simulator (APSIM)

The impact of climate variability and extreme weather events on gender: Gender vulnerabilities and adaptation strategies for improved household food security in Malawi

Impact of landuse change on soil carbon stocks and livelihoods of communities on Mt. Elgon region, Uganda

The link between seasonal climatic variability and poverty: A case study of pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Baringo District, Kenya

Back to Article:  Background papers: Climate Change: Agronomy: Diseases: Pests: Plant Breeding: Natural Resource Management:

 

Second RUFORUM Biennial Regional Conference

Climate Change 

Participatory analysis of growing season: A key for understanding and copping drought risk in northern Ethiopia

Vulnerability to drought, adaptation and coping strategies among agro-pastoral communities in Botswana

A support tool for enhancing policy decision making for climate change adaptation in agriculture: An information systems approach


Climate change impacts to agriculture in Uganda’s semi arid areas, farmers’ means of adaptation: An application of cross-section data


Gender dimensions of climate change adaptation and mitigation by small holder farmers in Uganda


Climate change adaptation strategies in the semi-arid region of Uganda

Pastoral adaptation strategies to climate change in selected areas of the cattle corridor of Uganda

Understanding the gender dimensions of the impact of climate change on agriculture and adaptation among small holder farmers in eastern Uganda


Climate variability and Tillage practices: Effect on soil moisture, carbon dynamics and crop productivity in semi arid Zimbabwe

The implications of climate change on economic and food security in Kenya

Climate change adaptation strategies among agricultural communities in Uganda: The case of Kabale and Nakasongla districts

Assessing the impact of climate change adaptation on agriculture production in eastern Uganda

Carbon stock trends in selected agro ecological zones of Uganda

Modelling the potential impact of climate change on sorghum and cowpea production in semi-arid areas of Kenya using the agricultural production systems simulator (APSIM)

The impact of climate variability and extreme weather events on gender: Gender vulnerabilities and adaptation strategies for improved household food security in Malawi

Impact of landuse change on soil carbon stocks and livelihoods of communities on Mt. Elgon region, Uganda

The link between seasonal climatic variability and poverty: A case study of pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Baringo District, Kenya

Back to Article:  Background papers: Climate Change: Agronomy: Diseases: Pests: Plant Breeding: Natural Resource Management:

 

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4th Call For Applications: MURBS Departmental Ambassadors

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URBRA’s Mrs. Ritah Nansasi Wasswa (2nd L) assisted by Ag. University Secretary-Mr. Yusuf Kiranda (L) hands over a plaque of recognition to Outgoing Trustee-Ms. Dorothy Nannozi Kabanda (2nd R) as Incoming Trustee-Ms. Franco Angida Mugyema (R) applauds during the MURBS Board Handover on 26th March 2021.

In February 2018, the Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme (MURBS) launched the Departmental Ambassadors Programme. MURBS hopes to use this Ambassadors Programme to engage more directly with its membership and enhance member education. MURBS further perceives this Programme as a means to mitigate succession planning risks.

MURBS Fund Value continues to grow, and as at 31st March 2021, it stood at Ushs 235.5bn as compared to Ushs 209.6bn as at 30th June 2020. Given this growth, there is increased need for prospective Trustees, who are well equipped with relevant knowledge and skills, and with practical exposure to the management and governance of MURBS.

Eligibility

  1. Must be employed by the University on permanent terms
  2. Must be an Active Member of the Scheme (currently contributing to the Scheme) and appear on the Official Register of the MURBS Active Membership as at 30th April 2021.
  3. Must be willing to commit time to trainings and other ambassadorial activities organised by the Scheme.

Mode of training for 4th Cohort of Ambassadors

Training for this (4th) Cohort of Ambassadors is envisaged to be conducted over the zoom online platform only, due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Scheme does not envisage any face-to-face interactions.

Tenure of Office & Termination or Withdrawal

There is no tenure of office for the Departmental Ambassador. As long as a member is willing to continue serving as an Ambassador, and the Ambassador continues to satisfy the eligibility criteria above, she or he will remain a MURBS Ambassador.

How to Apply

Interested members should complete the MURBS Departmental Ambassador Application Form 01-0218. The completed Form together with the requested attachments should be sent to info[at]murbs.mak.ac.ug and copy to wilber.naigambi[at]mak.ac.ug no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 14th June 2021. We discourage hand delivery of applications.

Confirmation/Approval Process

MURBS shall acknowledge receipt of each application received within 12 hours and will respond to the applicants to confirm the status of their application in writing (by e-mail). Upon approval of the application, the name of the approved Ambassador together with the Department and School/Unit will be updated on the list of the MURBS Departmental Ambassadors in the Group 4 category and published on the MURBS website.

NOTE: There is no limit as to the number of ambassadors that MURBS can have in a department.

Please see Downloads for the detailed call and application form.

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Chair Council Communication on Closure of Makerere University

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An older photo of the Main Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda as seen from across the Freedom Square. Date taken: 22nd October 2012.

7th June 2021

All Members of Staff
All Students and Stakeholders
Makerere University

RE: CLOSURE OF MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

Following the address to the Nation by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of Uganda, on 6th June 2021, this is to inform you that the University will be closed with effect from today 7th June 2021 for 42days.

During the closure, the University shall observe a 30% physical presence of staff while other faculty and administrative staff shall continue to work online.

Management will inform staff and students on the implementation of teaching, learning, and research activities online. Construction activities shall continue as per the President’s directives and with strict adherence to the COVID-19 SOPs.

Yours sincerely,

Lorna Magara (Mrs.)
Chairperson, Makerere University Council

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RUFORUM: Transforming Higher Education Videos and Links

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Delegates brainstorm during the 15th RUFORUM AGM held at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana from 2-6 December, 2019. Photo credit: RUFORUM

Video Series developed by Julieta Mazzola, EARTH University.

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  1. What is Community Engagement?  Video 1 of 3.  https://youtu.be/etv2-W1U3O0
  2. Different Forms of University Engagement with the Community. Video 2 of 3. https://youtu.be/73h2p8P0BLw
  3. Student learning through Community Engagement. Video 3 of 3. https://youtu.be/Ule3P1-tjC4

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