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The following grants are available in the area of Governance.

The following grants are available in the area of Governance.

 

Democratic governance and accountability programme in Uganda
EuropeAid

Funding supports actions to strengthen mechanisms for democratic accountability as a foundation for good governance. The budget for this call is 1.7 million euros and grants provide between 20 per cent and 90 per cent of eligible costs.
Closing date: 18 Nov 10
http://www.research-africa.net/award/994882

AusAID-DFID-3ie systematic reviews
Department for International Development (DFID)

Funding will support 59 commissioned studies in order to strengthen the international community’s capacity for evidence-based policy-making. An average-sized review will cost approximately $60,000.
Closing date: 29 Nov 10
http://www.research-africa.net/award/1002697

Canada conference grants
Government of Canada

These assist a learning institution or organisation in holding a conference and publishing the resulting papers and proceedings in a scholarly fashion. Grants are worth up to $20,000.
Closing date: 01 Dec 10
http://www.research-africa.net/award/1000633

Climate change and water call for concept notes
International Development Research Centre

Researchers from developing country institutions may submit proposals aimed at finding adaptive solutions to the water-related impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities living in coastal areas. Each project may request up to CAD$500,000 over a maximum of three years.
Closing date: 01 Dec 10
http://www.research-africa.net/award/1008552

IADR/Colgate community-based research award for caries prevention
International Association for Dental Research and American Association for Dental Research

This supports research into the field of cariology in order to promote oral health improvement globally, with a focus on community-based research for the prevention and management of caries. Up to $75,000 is available, which may be offered as one award or multiple smaller awards.
Closing date: 03 Dec 10
http://www.research-africa.net/award/965897

Clinical intervention awards
Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

This program invites researchers to propose novel or critical clinical intervention trials of promising therapeutic approaches that can significantly improve treatments for Parkinson's disease. Awards will be given for up to three years. There are no fixed budget limits.
Closing date: 15 Dec 10
http://www.research-africa.net/award/258724

Target validation program
Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

This program supports projects to determine whether manipulation of a defined biological target provides a disease-relevant beneficial outcome in a whole animal, mammalian model of Parkinson’s Disease. Up to $250,000 of funding is available for two years.
Closing date: 15 Dec 10
http://www.research-africa.net/award/251299

Catalonia international prize
Autonomous Government of Catalonia

This recognises a person whose creative work has made a significant contribution to the development of cultural, scientific or human values anywhere in the world. The prize is worth 100,000 euros.
Closing date: 31 Dec 10 (Forecast)
http://www.research-africa.net/award/793239

Civil society responsive grants
Commonwealth Foundation

These enable people from Commonwealth countries to participate in activities such as short training courses, workshops, seminars, conferences, cultural festivals, exchanges and study visits in other Commonwealth countries. In exceptional circumstances, the committee may award up to £25,000, with the average grant being given approximately £5,000.
Closing date: 31 Dec 10
http://www.research-africa.net/award/254648

Franklin W Kolk air transportation progress award
Society of Automotive Engineers

This award is presented annually to an individual for unique and outstanding contributions to air transportation or to the work of the aerospace technical committees in developing aerospace standards, specifications, technical reports and data through cooperative research. The award consists of a certificate and a $500 honorarium.
Closing date: 31 Dec 10
http://www.research-africa.net/award/246455

Young scientist research award
American Association of Cereal Chemists Foundation

This award recognises outstanding contributions in basic and applied research to cereal science, with the expectation that contributions will come. The award consists of a $1,000 honorarium and a plaque.
Closing date: 01 Jan 11
http://www.research-africa.net/award/257911

Mentored new investigator research grants to promote diversity
Alzheimer's Association

These aim to close the health disparities gap between diverse and non-diverse investigator populations conducting research on Alzheimer's and related dementias. Awards are limited to $170,000 each over a maximum of three years.
Closing date: 03 Jan 11
http://www.research-africa.net/award/610751

New investigator research grants to promote diversity
Alzheimer's Association

These grants support research into Alzheimer's or related dementias by investigators who are currently underrepresented at academic institutions. Up to four awards, limited to $100,000 each are available. The maximum duration of a project is two years.
Closing date: 03 Jan 11
http://www.research-africa.net/award/610746

Non-pharmacological strategies to ameliorate symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer's Association

The aim of this request for applications is to stimulate the scholarly investigation and development of non-pharmacological strategies to improve the care of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Each award is limited to $400,000 for two to three years.
Closing date: 03 Jan 11
http://www.research-africa.net/award/783787

Novel pharmacological strategies to prevent Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer's Association

The aim of this request for applications is to stimulate the development of new pharmacological strategies to prevent or treat Alzheimer's disease. Each award is limited to $400,000 for two to three years.
Closing date: 03 Jan 11
http://www.research-africa.net/award/783784

Dynamics of host-associated microbial communities (R01)
NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

These grants will fund applications that propose genetic, physiological, and ecological studies designed to reveal the basic principles and mechanisms that govern the symbiotic systems dynamics of microbial communities. Budget requests should not exceed $250,000 per year for up to four years. An additional $100,000 may be available in the first year to cover exceptional equipment needs.
Closing date: 14 Jan 11
http://www.research-africa.net/award/770937

NIH rapid access to interventional development (NIH-RAID) program (X01)
NIH: National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to invite investigators to apply for access to government-funded contract resources needed for the early and late stage preclinical development of small molecule, natural products, oligonucleotide, gene vectors and peptide therapeutic agents.
Closing date: 14 Jan 11
http://www.research-africa.net/award/251368

Belfer Center fellowships in science and international affairs
Harvard University

The center offers fellowships in five program areas: international security; science, technology and public policy; intrastate conflict and conflict resolution; religion in international affairs; and the Dubai initiative. Stipends are worth $34,000 for postdoctoral research fellows and $20,000 for predoctoral research fellows.
Closing date: 15 Jan 11 (Forecast)
http://www.research-africa.net/award/247193

Book awards
American Political Science Association

Prizes are awarded for the best political science work published in the previous calendar year in the following subject areas: ethnic and cultural pluralism; US national policy; women and politics; and government, politics or international affairs.
Closing date: 15 Jan 11
http://www.research-africa.net/award/254866

Research grants
Savoy Foundation

Research grants, up to $25,000 will be available to clinicians or established scientists working on epilepsy or related subjects.
Closing date: 15 Jan 11
http://www.research-africa.net/award/245471

Research seed grant
Radiological Society of North America Research and Education Foundation

This program is designed to enable young investigators to gain experience testing hypotheses and defining objectives before they apply for major grants from corporations, foundations or government agencies. All radiology-related areas are considered. These one-year grants are worth up to $40,000.
Closing date: 15 Jan 11
http://www.research-africa.net/award/245477

Collaborative hubs for international research on mental health (U19)
NIH: National Institute of Mental Health

NIMH solicits grant applications for cooperative agreements to establish regional research hubs to increase the evidence base for mental health interventions in World Bank designated low- and middle-income countries. An applicant may request up to $500,000 direct costs per year and a total project period of up to five years.
Closing date: 21 Jan 11
http://www.research-africa.net/award/993192

Congress travel grant
International Pharmaceutical Federation

The objective of awarding congress travel grants is to permit the recipient to travel to the FIP congress in order to develop, or to help others to develop, skills or knowledge in line with the objectives of the foundation. The maximum level of support is 2,500 euros, including the registration fee for the congress.
Closing date: 31 Jan 11 (Forecast)
http://www.research-africa.net/award/255440

Women and public policy program/international security program fellowship
Harvard University

One postdoctoral residential fellowship will be awarded to an outstanding scholar in security affairs from the US or elsewhere working to promote basic research in the broad area of international security with a particular focus on issues relating to gender. The stipend is $34,000.
Closing date: 31 Jan 11
http://www.research-africa.net/award/251306

International scholarships
Flemish Interuniversity Council

These enable students from developing countries to study on international master’s courses in Flanders, Belgium. Up to 180 scholarships are available for first-year master’s students, covering all related expenses.
Closing date: 01 Feb 11
http://www.research-africa.net/award/257731

Joan Shorenstein Center fellowship program
Harvard University

The purpose of the fellows program is to offer a unique opportunity for scholars and practitioners to share their knowledge and expertise in a collegial and intellectually stimulating environment. Fellows are required to live in residence for one semester. A stipend of $30,000 will be disbursed over the semester.
Closing date: 01 Feb 11
http://www.research-africa.net/award/247194

Alice L Beeman research awards in communications for educational advancement
Council for Advancement and Support of Education

The goal of the awards is to encourage research in communication for education, including such areas as marketing, public relations, government relations, issues management and institutional image enhancement.
Closing date: 18 Feb 11
http://www.research-africa.net/award/248295

High priority, short-term bridge award
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International

This award provides one year of funding of $55,000 for research grant applications that address a high priority research area for the JDRF and scored within 10 percent of the funding payline for a review cycle of a research agency up to a year prior to the request to the JDRF.
Closing date: 01 Mar 11
http://www.research-africa.net/award/256373

Wildlife without borders-Africa programme
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Projects must strengthen the ability of African institutions to manage and conserve species, habitats and ecological processes for the benefit of the people of Africa and the world. Preference is given to proposals requesting less than $50,000. Higher amounts may be requested with appropriate justification.
Closing date: 01 Mar 11
http://www.research-africa.net/award/946151

John Dorst-Felix Fleischner seed grant in pediatric thoracic radiology
Society for Pediatric Radiology Research and Education Foundation

The aim of the foundation's seed grant program is to assist investigators in defining objectives and testing hypotheses before they apply for major grants from corporations, foundations or government agencies. The John Dorst-Felix Fleischner seed grant provides up to $10,000 for a funding period of one year.
Closing date: 15 Mar 11
http://www.research-africa.net/award/259241

Seed grants
Society for Pediatric Radiology Research and Education Foundation

The aim of these grants is to assist investigators in defining objectives and testing hypotheses before they apply for major grants from corporations, foundations or government agencies. The grants provide up to $10,000 for a one-year funding period.
Closing date: 15 Mar 11
http://www.research-africa.net/award/259239

DoD breast cancer research program: innovator award
Department of Defense (DoD)

The intent of the innovator award is to identify and fund visionary individuals who have a history of creative, innovative work and leadership in any field including, but not limited to, breast cancer. Funding of up to $5 million over a five year period will be made for each individual ward.
Closing date: 24 Mar 11 (Forecast)
http://www.research-africa.net/award/247728

PhD fellowships
United Nations University

Two fellowships are available for candidates from educational institutions around the world who would benefit from a stay of up to ten months at UNU-IAS. The fellowship provides a monthly stipend of 260,000 yen, from which a monthly usage charge for accommodation is deducted. A one off installment of 80,000 yen will be granted to each fellow for adjustment expenses and costs.
Closing date: 31 Mar 11 (Forecast)
http://www.research-africa.net/award/256103

Earth and space awards
Earth and Space Foundation

The foundation offers five Earth and space awards each year for expeditions that further the vision of the Earth as an oasis cared for by a space-faring civilisation. Awards are worth £250 (or $500) each.
Closing date: 30 Apr 11
http://www.research-africa.net/award/247228

Senior research awards
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America

The objective of this award is to provide established researchers with funds to generate sufficient preliminary data to become competitive for funds from other sources. Awards are for one to three years. Total direct costs may not exceed $130,000 per year and indirect costs may not exceed 10 per cent of direct costs or $13,000.
Closing date: 01 May 11
http://www.research-africa.net/award/245870

Lipid-based drug delivery outstanding research award
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

The purpose is to acknowledge truly outstanding research promoting drug delivery by lipid based systems and technology. The awardee will receive a cash award of $10,000 and a commemorative plaque. The recipient will also be awarded a complimentary AAPS annual meeting registration.
Closing date: 14 May 11 (Forecast)
http://www.research-africa.net/award/704205

Economist visitors programme
Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

This enables leading economists to undertake short visits to the Directorate-General to present and discuss research work, and to share knowledge in the areas of microeconomics, quantitative methods, industrial policy and economic reforms. Visitors receive a weekly honorarium worth 750 euros to 1,250 euros, a subsistence allowance worth 92 euros per day and an accommodation allowance worth 100 euros per night.
Closing date: 30 Jun 11
http://www.research-africa.net/award/909579

Research grants in basic sciences programme
Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (formerly the Third World Academy of Sciences)

Funding aims to reinforce and promote scientific research in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics carried out by either individual scientists or research units in S&T-lagging countries. Funding is worth up to $15,000 for individual scientists and up to $30,000 for research units.
Closing date: 31 Aug 11
http://www.research-africa.net/award/253569

Oral medicine and pathology research award
International Association for Dental Research and American Association for Dental Research

The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding and sustained peer-reviewed research that has contributed to the understanding of the mechanisms governing the health and disease of the oral cavity and associated structures, principally encompassing skin, bone, and the oral soft tissue. The award consists of a $3,500 cash prize and a plaque.
Closing date: 03 Sep 11 (Forecast)
http://www.research-africa.net/award/250382

Established investigator award
Scleroderma Foundation

The award is designed to facilitate highly innovative or highly relevant and meritorious pilot projects by established investigators in areas of research related to systemic sclerosis that will culminate in more substantial funding from federal or non-federal granting agencies. Applicants may request up to $75,000 per year for up to two years.
Closing date: 15 Sep 11 (Forecast)
http://www.research-africa.net/award/249919

Pezcoller Foundation/AACR international award for cancer research
American Association for Cancer Research

This award recognizes a scientist who has made a major scientific discovery in basic cancer research or who has made significant contributions to translational cancer research. The award consists of 75,000 euros, travel expenses to the ACCR annual meeting and a commemorative plaque.
Closing date: 15 Sep 11 (Forecast)
http://www.research-africa.net/award/251970

AACR/American Cancer Society award for research excellence in cancer epidemiology and prevention
American Association for Cancer Research

This award honors outstanding achievements in the fields of cancer epidemiology, biomarkers and prevention. The winner will present a lecture during the AACR annual meeting and will receive an honorarium of $5,000 and support for attendance at the meeting.
Closing date: 30 Sep 11 (Forecast)
http://www.research-africa.net/award/776411

AACR Margaret Foti award for leadership and extraordinary achievements in cancer research
American Association for Cancer Research

The award is given to an individual whose leadership and extraordinary achievements in cancer research have made a major impact on the field. The recipient will receive an honorarium of $10,000, a commemorative plaque and support to attend the AACR annual meeting.
Closing date: 30 Sep 11 (Forecast)
http://www.research-africa.net/award/776418

AACR award for outstanding achievement in cancer research
American Association for Cancer Research

This award recognizes a young investigator on the basis of meritorious achievement in cancer research. The winner will present a lecture during the AACR annual meeting and will receive an honorarium of $5,000 and support for attendance at the meeting.
Closing date: 15 Oct 11 (Forecast)
http://www.research-africa.net/award/776412

AACR Joseph H Burchenal memorial award for outstanding achievement in clinical cancer research
American Association for Cancer Research

The award recognizes outstanding achievements in clinical cancer research. The winner will present a lecture during the AACR annual meeting and will receive an honorarium of $10,000 and support for attendance at the meeting.
Closing date: 15 Oct 11 (Forecast)
http://www.research-africa.net/award/776410

AACR minorities in cancer research Jane Cooke Wright lectureship
American Association for Cancer Research

The lectureship is intended to give recognition to an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of minority investigators in cancer research. The winner will present a lecture during the AACR annual meeting and will receive an honorarium.
Closing date: 15 Oct 11 (Forecast)
http://www.research-africa.net/award/776416

AACR Richard and Hinda Rosenthal memorial award
American Association for Cancer Research

This award will recognize research that has made, or promises to soon make, a notable contribution to improved clinical care in the field of cancer. The winner will present a lecture during the AACR annual meeting and will receive an honorarium of $10,000 and support for attendance at the meeting.
Closing date: 15 Oct 11 (Forecast)
http://www.research-africa.net/award/776415

AACR women in cancer research Charlotte Friend memorial lectureship
American Association for Cancer Research

The lecture is intended to give recognition to an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of women in science. The winner will present a lecture at the AACR annual meeting and will receive an honorarium and commemorative plaque.
Closing date: 15 Oct 11 (Forecast)
http://www.research-africa.net/award/776417

International awards
Ashden Trust

The intention is to reward organisations who have excelled in providing sustainable energy at a local level. There will be up to six international award winners. One will win the overall energy champion award worth £40,000, while the remaining five winners will each win £20,000.
Closing date: 19 Oct 11 (Forecast)
http://www.research-africa.net/award/254956

 

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Short Course Announcement: Fundamentals of Teaching and Learning

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The Lead Facilitator, Dr. Roy William Mayega (Left) takes participants through Instructional Design (ID) Training held from 29th January to 2nd February 2018. RAN Innovation Lab, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), School of Public Health Annex, College of Health Sciences (CHS), Plot 28, House 30, Upper Kololo Terrace, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.

Many faculty members in Higher Education Institutions do not get pre-service training in teaching and learning before they start teaching. This means that they have to learn the ‘hard way’ on the job, and this often affects the quality of delivery. The Office of the Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH), in collaboration with the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, MakSPH, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) and Institute of Open Distance and eLearning – Makerere University hereby announce the 2024 edition of the course titled: Fundamentals of Teaching and Learning. The course will run from Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August 2024, only in the morning hours (08.00am – 11.30 am). The course will be delivered in dual mode: Both online (through the zoom platform) and face-to-face (at the RAN Lower Lab, MakSPH Annex in Kololo). The course is open to both junior and senior faculty members, research fellows, honorary lecturers and academic program administrators from Makerere University and other Universities wishing to enhance their teaching skills, with a view to improving teaching and learning.

Applying

Interested applicants are requested to send a short expression of interest that includes their designation, by email, to: Mr. Ivan Mutyaba, Administrator, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, using the following email address: imutyaba@musph.ac.ug. Admission will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Applicants should be ready to take off 5 mornings of intense work during the week indicated. Come and discover the frontiers of teaching and learning.

The Course Team

Course Lead: Dr. Roy William Mayega (MBChB, MPH, PhD), Senior Lecturer, Instructional Materials Designer/Editor, MPH DE Program, MakSPH; Lead the co-creation of instructional materials for the inaugural MPH DE Program

Course Facilitators

  1. Dr. Roy Gonzaga Mubuuke (PhD), Breast Radiology Specialist/Medical Education Consultant/Member HEPI Project Team
  2. Dr. Rovincer Najjuma (PhD), Senior Lecturer/Curriculum Specialist, College of Education and External Studies, Makerere University
  3. Dr. Suzanne Kiwanuka (PhD), Senior Lecturer/Chair Department of Health Policy, Planning & Management, MakSPH, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
  4. Dr. Barbara Kirunda (PhD), Lecturer, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, MakSPH, MakCHS, Field Coordinator, MPHDE Program
  5. Mr. Jude Oboth, IT Specialist, MakSPH; 12 years of professional experience managing large organizational computer networks
  6. Prof. Pauline Byakika (PhD), Professor of Medicine, Chair Department of Internal Medicine, MakSoM, MakCHS, Head, Mentorship Program MakCHS
  7. Dr. John Bosco Isunju (PhD), Lecturer, Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health, MakSPH, MakCHS; Head, COVID Task force on alternative assessment, MakSPH

Support Team

  • Ivan Mutyaba, Administrator, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics – Admin Support
  • Harriet Adong, Communications Specialist, ResilientAfrica Network and MakRIF – Course Communications lead
  • Wilson Abigaba, IT Specialist RAN and MakRIF – Course IT Support
  • Debbie Namirembe, Senior Administrator, RAN – Admin Support

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Mary Stuart Hall Rehabilitation Commences as VC Hands over Site to NEC

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The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Centre) hands over a file to NEC Managing Director and CEO, Lieutenant General James Mugira (Left) as Ag. DVCFA, Prof. Henry Alinaitwe (Right) witnesses on 31st May 2024. Site Handover for the proposed rehabilitation of Mary Stuart Hall, Mary Stuart Road, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.

The proposed rehabilitation of Mary Stuart Hall commenced on Friday 31st May 2024 with the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe handing over the site to the contractor National Enterprise Corporation (NEC) represented by Managing Director and CEO, Lieutenant General James Mugira. The first and largest female Hall of residence, Mary Stuart was completed in 1953 and named after wife to Bishop Simon Cyril Edgar Stuart, the Third Bishop of the Diocese of Uganda from 1932-1952. Mary Stuart worked hard for the betterment of women education during her time in Uganda.

Mary Stuart becomes the second student residence to undergo rehabilitation following the handover of Lumumba Hall to NEC on 27th June 2023. Both projects are fully funded by the Government of Uganda. And whereas Lumumba’s works cost UGX9billion, Mary Stuart’s will cost UGX10.5billion, and cover roof repairs, plumbing and electrical systems and installations overhaul, as well as external aesthetic works.

In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor thanked the President, H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and Government of Uganda for ensuring that funds for the long-awaited rehabilitation of student halls of residence are availed. In the same breath, he thanked the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Hon. Janet Museveni for not only inspecting the state of the halls on 19th January 2021 but also ensuring that funding for the halls rehabilitation project is prioritized.

Prof. Nawangwe commended NEC on being a professional contractor, noting that all matters arising out of previous projects had been handled within original budgets and time-frames.

Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Left) and Lt. Gen. James Mugira (2nd Right) receive a guided tour of the Mary Stuart Hall site from Mrs. Winifred Kabumbuli (Right), Eng. Okuk Geoffrey Bright Owera (2nd Left) and other officials. Site Handover for the proposed rehabilitation of Mary Stuart Hall, Mary Stuart Road, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Left) and Lt. Gen. James Mugira (2nd Right) receive a guided tour of the Mary Stuart Hall site from Mrs. Winifred Kabumbuli (Right), Eng. Okuk Geoffrey Bright Owera (2nd Left) and other officials.

“Now that we are in a girls’ hall, every detail matters. We must make this hall look like one that is going to house the future mothers and leaders of this nation so that when they leave, they feel that they have attended a leading university in the world” the Vice Chancellor advised NEC.

Prof. Nawangwe equally urged the Project Consultants led by Dr. Kenneth Ssemwogere, Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture and Physical Planning, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) to work with the contractor on ensuring that the project works and aesthetics give the hall a fresh new look.

On behalf of NEC, Lt. Gen. James Mugira thanked the Vice Chancellor and leadership of Makerere University for the trust and confidence shown in the Corporation’s capabilities, adding that he was happy as an alumnus of the School of Law to be back to contribute the development of his Alma mater. “This is the third project we are undertaking as the National Enterprise Corporation; we started with the perimeter wall, and we are now at Lumumba Hall where works are at 80-85% completion.”

Lt. Gen. Mugira therefore reassured the Management that NEC would do quality work and try as much as possible to complete the project in time, at a relatively lower cost than other contractors. “With NEC, we bring on board military discipline and we don’t have red tape or bureaucracies; once a decision has been taken, it has been taken” he clarified.

“I want to thank the Vice Chancellor for believing in and promoting local content, because NEC is a local company. With NEC engaging in such a project, we are first of all giving jobs to our young people, we are skilling them, we are saving foreign exchange that would otherwise be repatriated and as a country, we are building capacity” Lt. Gen. Mugira summed up.

Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (3rd Left) and Lt. Gen. James Mugira (4th Left) pose for a group photo with Left to Right: Ms. Ritah Namisango, Eng. Brian Buhanda, Mr. Yusuf Kiranda, Ms. Mary Gloria Nakajubi, Prof. Henry Alinaitwe, Eng. Okuk Geoffrey Bright Owera, Mrs. Winifred Kabumbuli, Mr. Rodney Rugyema and Ms. Norah Nalubowa. Site Handover for the proposed rehabilitation of Mary Stuart Hall, Mary Stuart Road, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (3rd Left) and Lt. Gen. James Mugira (4th Left) pose for a group photo with Left to Right: Ms. Ritah Namisango, Eng. Brian Buhanda, Mr. Yusuf Kiranda, Ms. Mary Gloria Nakajubi, Prof. Henry Alinaitwe, Eng. Okuk Geoffrey Bright Owera, Mrs. Winifred Kabumbuli, Mr. Rodney Rugyema and Ms. Norah Nalubowa.

The Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration), Prof. Henry Alinaitwe expressed happiness that the second phase of rehabilitation of halls of residence was finally taking off under the NEC, a contractor that had done quality work on other projects such as the new Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) plant in Jinja.

He noted that the project will provide good grounds for hands-on industrial training for students of quantity surveying, architecture, civil engineering, and other disciplines. Prof. Alinaitwe further observed that the project accords staff the opportunity to not only improve their professional profiles but also practice as consultants within the university premises, “and so we thank the Vice Chancellor for availing us these opportunities.”

The University Secretary and former Guild President, Mr. Yusuf Kiranda shared that the University Leadership looks forward to the rehabilitation works being expedited. “The current student leaders have challenged us that they would like to be around for the commissioning of the finished product and so I hope that we can finish these works and give them an opportunity to account to their electorate.

Prior to the handover ceremony, the parties were taken on a guided tour of the site by the Director, Estates and Works Department, Eng. Okuk Geoffrey Bright Owera, Dean of Students, Mrs. Winifred Kabumbuli, Warden Mary Stuart Hall, Ms. Norah Nalubowa and a host of other officials accompanied by the Chairlady Mary Stuart Hall, Ms. Mary Gloria Nakajubi.

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Prof. Hisali, Prof. Yawe handover office to Prof. Bbaale, Prof. Wokadala

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In a vibrant ceremony brimming with nostalgia and optimism, College of Business and Management Sciences-Makerere University (CoBAMS) celebrated the transition of leadership from the accomplished hands of Prof. Eria Hisali and Prof. Bruno L. Yawe to the promising stewardship of Prof. Edward Bbaale and Prof. James Wokadala on Friday 31st May 2024.

The event, attended by esteemed members of the university community, including representatives from the Vice Chancellor’s office and members of the Central Management Team, was a testament to the collaborative spirit and dedication that have come to define CoBAMS. The outgoing Principal, Prof. Eria Hisali, and Deputy Principal, Prof. Bruno Yawe, were lauded for their eight years of service, during which they significantly advanced the college’s academic and infrastructural capabilities.

A Legacy of Excellence

Prof. Hisali’s farewell address highlighted the numerous achievements under his leadership. He proudly noted the establishment of strategic partnerships and collaborations that have greatly benefited the college. “Our MoU with Stellenbosch University provided full PhD scholarships for four Academic Staff Members, while our partnership with Wageningen University in the Netherlands supported PhD training for two Staff Members. Additionally, the Republic of Korea’s embassy in Uganda granted three PhD scholarships,” he remarked.

Assoc Prof. Bruno Yawe (Left) handing over to incoming Deputy Principal Dr. James Wokadala.

These collaborations extended to notable institutions such as ACCA, Prudential Uganda, Addis Ababa University, The University of Rwanda, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, and the University of Dar es Salaam, reflecting CoBAMS’ commitment to internationalization and academic excellence. Prof. Hisali also mentioned the development of a Quality Assurance Framework and significant infrastructural proposals, including a new block pending government funding.

The outgoing Principal shared impressive statistics: a fivefold increase in publications from 30 in 2017 to 150 in 2023, expansion of wireless internet coverage to over 90% of the college, and a significant rise in PhD holders among the academic staff to 60%.

Prof. Yawe appreciated all the academic, administrative and support staff that supported his leadership throughout the 8 years of service.

Looking Ahead

Prof. Edward Bbaale, the incoming Principal, expressed his vision to elevate CoBAMS as a global leader in innovative teaching, research, and policy engagement. With over two decades at CoBAMS, including eight years as Dean of the School of Economics, he emphasized his commitment to continuing the progress made by his predecessors. He pledged to prioritize graduate training, faculty research, and the commercialization of innovations, alongside strategic financial initiatives such as the College Endowment Fund.

Prof. Eria Hisali receiving a token of appreciation from memebers of the Administrative Staff at MakCoBAMS.

Prof. James Wokadala, the new Deputy Principal, acknowledged the substantial achievements of the outgoing leaders and outlined his plans to build on their legacy. He aims to foster a supportive and engaging environment by establishing a gym for staff and creating a Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization (SACCO).

Heartfelt Farewells and New Beginnings

The ceremony featured heartfelt speeches from various stakeholders, celebrating the contributions of Prof. Hisali and Prof. Yawe. Dr. Susan Namirembe Kavuma, representing the academic staff, praised the outgoing leaders for their unwavering support and urged the new administration to continue fostering a conducive environment for teaching and learning. Ms. Caroline Nanono Jjingo, on behalf of the administrative staff, echoed these sentiments, appreciating the open and inspirational leadership style of Prof. Hisali and Prof. Yawe. “Throughout their tenure, they have resonated the words of Henry Ross Perot, who said that “Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be led.”  She said.

Outgoing Principal Eria Hisali and outgoing Deputy Principal Bruno Yawe cut cake.

The Deputy University Secretary, Mr. Simon Kizito, provided sage advice to the incoming leaders, emphasizing the importance of openness to feedback, leading by example, and maintaining accountability. He reminded them that failure is an inevitable part of leadership and encouraged them to learn from it while prioritizing self-care.

On their part, the support staff appreciated the outgoing leadership for their open door policy and willingness to support all staff especially those experiencing life challenges. Quoting Ecclesiastes 3:1, Mr Joseph Ikarokot said there was a season for everything and staff were privileged to have worked with the duo.

A Promising Future

As the new leadership team embarks on their journey, they carry forward a legacy of excellence and a vision for a brighter future. With their extensive experience and commitment to innovation and collaboration, Prof. Bbaale and Prof. Wokadala are well-positioned to steer CoBAMS toward greater achievements and global recognition.

The ceremony concluded with a celebratory cake-cutting, gifts from the administrative staff, and a reaffirmation of the college’s enduring spirit of unity and progress. The new era at CoBAMS promises continued growth and success, building on the solid foundation laid by Prof. Hisali and Prof. Yawe.

Some of the staff memebers who were present at the handover ceremony.

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