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Established in 1989, as a unit within the University Secretary’s Office, the Planning and Development Department (PDD) evolved into a fully fledged department in 1992 with the overall mandate to co-ordinate the formulation of the University’s Strategic Plans for rehabilitation and sustainable development.

The Department is therefore an administrative Department of the University that plays an essential role in the management organizational set up of Makerere University.

The PDD is headed by a Director and comprises of two sections to handle the respective functions of Planning and Development – commonly referred to as Resource Mobilisation (RMU). The RMU is under the leadership of a Deputy Director.

Mission
To coordinate planning in the University and offer support to strategic and operational decision making in the University through collection, analysis and interpretation of institutional and externally sourced data. This data goes into the production of University Annual Reports.

PDD’S STRATEGY: 2007/08 – 2017/18

The department’s strategic direction for the next 10 years is encapsulated in its quest to acquire an extended mandate that will enable it to provide a seamless oversight over all the University’s Institutional Development Programs. With a new operational brand image (DPIR), the department aims to play a key role in the advancement of decision making and ultimately contribute to Makerere University’s vision and mission.

Mandate of DPIR

The mandate of the DPIR will be to;

  1. Coordinate institutional and academic planning in the university through the formulation and implementation of strategic plans for rehabilitation and sustained development of the University
  2. Collect, analyze and interpret institutional and external environment data to generate information and knowledge to support planning and decision-making so that the University can effectively fulfil its mission.
  3. Monitor and evaluate the University’s planned activities based on established performance indicators.

Overall, the DPIR is envisaged to become Makerere University’s intelligence outfit providing decision support services which will enable the University to engage in evidence-based policy making and analysis in her quest to become and remain the leading institution in research and innovations in Africa.

 

Contacts 

Planning & Development Department (PDD)
Lincoln Flats, Block C, Flat C1
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 (414) 542470 Gen.
      +256 (414) 532699 Direct
Email: pdd@pdd.mak.ac.ug

Website: http://pdd.mak.ac.ug

Established in 1989, as a unit within the University Secretary’s Office, the Planning and Development Department (PDD) evolved into a fully fledged department in 1992 with the overall mandate to co-ordinate the formulation of the University’s Strategic Plans for rehabilitation and sustainable development.

The Department is therefore an administrative Department of the University that plays an essential role in the management organizational set up of Makerere University.

The PDD is headed by a Director and comprises of two sections to handle the respective functions of Planning and Development – commonly referred to as Resource Mobilisation (RMU). The RMU is under the leadership of a Deputy Director.

Mission
To coordinate planning in the University and offer support to strategic and operational decision making in the University through collection, analysis and interpretation of institutional and externally sourced data. This data goes into the production of University Annual Reports.

PDD’S STRATEGY: 2007/08 – 2017/18

The department’s strategic direction for the next 10 years is encapsulated in its quest to acquire an extended mandate that will enable it to provide a seamless oversight over all the University’s Institutional Development Programs. With a new operational brand image (DPIR), the department aims to play a key role in the advancement of decision making and ultimately contribute to Makerere University’s vision and mission.

Mandate of DPIR

The mandate of the DPIR will be to;

  1. Coordinate institutional and academic planning in the university through the formulation and implementation of strategic plans for rehabilitation and sustained development of the University
  2. Collect, analyze and interpret institutional and external environment data to generate information and knowledge to support planning and decision-making so that the University can effectively fulfil its mission.
  3. Monitor and evaluate the University’s planned activities based on established performance indicators.

Overall, the DPIR is envisaged to become Makerere University’s intelligence outfit providing decision support services which will enable the University to engage in evidence-based policy making and analysis in her quest to become and remain the leading institution in research and innovations in Africa.

 

Contacts 

Planning & Development Department (PDD)
Lincoln Flats, Block C, Flat C1
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 (414) 542470 Gen.
      +256 (414) 532699 Direct
Email: pdd@pdd.mak.ac.ug

Website: http://pdd.mak.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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