Connect with us

General

2009 Events and before

Published

on

2009

December 2009

21st – 24th December 2009: NON-RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOP FOR MENTEES & RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOP ON CAPACITY BUILDING.

This workshop held at Imperial Royale Hotel enabled participants benefit from the Mentoring Strategy Spearheaded by Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza. The key topics of the four day workshops were: Concretisation of Personal Mission Statements and Development of Strategies for personal growth (1,3 and 5 personal year plans), Exploration of resource opportunities to realize the objectives of your personal mission statement, Sharing of the GMD mentoring strategy for the next four years (2010-2013), Sharing of personal experiences from female professors in Makerere University, Understanding issues and principle of Gender, Women and Leadership in Makerere University, Tips on how the “Act like a LADY and think like a MAN”, Personal branding and Repositioning for leadership in Makerere University and Strategies for Women to support fellow Women.

13th – 15th December 2009: First APEDIA Conference

Makerere University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine hosted the First International Academic Partnership for Environment and Development Innovations in Africa (APEDIA) Conference on Sustainable Land Use in Africa. The conference aimed at examining the issue of land use and conflicts, with a focus on Sources and Solutions

11th December 2009: Nora's Sisters; Gender Mainstreaming Division & Norwegian Embassy.

These organized an event held in the Main hall with the highlight being a play titled Nora's Sisters " The rights and roles of women in society" .

11th December 2009: i@MAK Official Launch of 19 New Publications.

The Publications Board was established as a Sub Committee of I@Mak.com, to promote scholarly writing and publishing initially among the staff and students of partnering institutions. The Board had since its formation published over 40 books through a public private partnership with M/s Fountain Publishers Limited, a leading local publishing firm. A peer reviewed Journal titled Makerere University Research Journal (MURJ) was also introduced and five issues published thus far. The Committee launched 19 peer reviewed books.

10th December 2009: Makerere-NUFU Crafting the Bamasaba.

The Mak-NUFU Folklore Project Coordinator, invited the public to the screening of a documentary film titled, Crafting the Bamasaba that focused on the ritual of Imbalu among the Bagisu. This 62 minute film was research documentation under the MAK-NUFU Linkage Folklore Project that is housed in the Department of Literature. The event was held at the Department of Food Science & Technology Conference Hall
9th December 2009: H.E. President Yoweri Museveni visit to Faculty of Technology. President Museveni visited the Faculty of Technology where he toured and inspected some of their innovations. They included sanitary pads made from papyrus and a mini- hydro-power station that could produce about 10 megawatts of electricity ideal for institutions situated near water sources. The President also said the Government will start funding science students' placement in industries.

November 2009

27th November 2009: Consultation Meeting on the formation of a National Remote Engineering Consortium

The Faculty of Technology organized the first Consultation Meeting on the formation of, “The National Remote Engineering Consortium”. The Seminar under the theme: “Enriching Science Education through Remote Engineering” was held at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala, on November 2009 27, 2009 from 8:30 am to 4:30pm. The formation of a National Remote Engineering Consortium, premised on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, constituted by the Academia, Industry and the Public/Private Sector, was aimed at enriching science education. It was presided over by the Minister of State for Higher Education, The Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICT, The Deputy Director NCHE, The Ag. VC Makerere University, DVC F&A, Dean and Staff Faculty of Technology and members from the private and public sectors.

27th – 28th November 2009: Inaugural Makerere University Grand Alumni Re-union

Makerere University Convocation held the inaugural Makerere University Alumni Re-union on November 2009 28, 2009 at Makerere University Freedom Square. The event was presided over by H. E Benjamin Mkapa as Chief Guest, and as part of the Pre re-union activities, a public lecture on the role of the academia in governance and National developmentwas held on November 2009 27, 2009 in the University Main Hall. Makerere University Convocation, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment jointly organized the lecture. The Grand Alumni re-union was marked by other activities like a 2-day exhibition at the Freedom square, A cocktail hosted by the Chief guest at Kampala Serena Hotel on 27th November 2009 and on the 28th, Laying of a foundation stone for the Alumni House in Katanga and crowned by an Alumni Dinner at the Freedom Square.

24th November 2009: Sir Tim Berners-Lee visits Makerere

Makerere University hosted the Inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. At the Faculty of Computing and IT Block B Lab 2, where he delivered an address about the origin of the World Wide Web and answered burning questions from Students and Staff. He later on met with the Ag. Vice Chancellor, Professor Venansius Baryamureeba

23rd – 25th November 2009: International Workshop on Research in Adult Education

Makerere University Institute of Adult and Continuing Education in partnership with Deutschen Volkshochschul-Verbandes (DVV) organized the International workshop on Research in Adult Education.

23rd – 26th November 2009: COVIDSET 2009 Conference

From 23rd to 26th November 2009, Makerere University hosted the COVIDSET 2009 Conference for Vice Chancellors and Deans of Science, Engineering and Technology. The conference was held under the theme Revitalising Science, Engineering and Technology Research and development for Sustainable development in Africa. The Conference attracted participants from twelve African countries as well as the donor community and other agencies involved in higher education.

23rd November 2009: International Workshop on Research in Adult Education.

Makerere University Institute of Adult and Continuing Education in partnership with Deutschen Volkshochschul-Verbandes (DVV) organized the International workshop on Research in Adult Education.

23rd – 25th November 2009: First International Ethnomusicology Symposium

The Department of Music, Dance and Drama, supported by Norwegian Government and NUFU organized the First International Ethnomusicology Symposium at Makerere University. The symposium aimed at discussing issues around ethnic music and the preservation of that important aspect of our culture. The symposium concluded on the 25th November 2009 with the handover of ethnic music from Uganda collected in the 1940s and 50s collected by Professor Waschmann and which had since then been kept in Britain.

15th – 18th November 2009: International Conference on Family Planning Research and Best Practices

The School of Public Health in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health organized and hosted the International Conference on Family Planning Research and Best Practices from the 15th to 18th November 2009. The objective of the conference was to enable scientific and programmatic exchange and sharing of available findings and identification of knowledge gaps regarding family planning. Over 800 international, regional and local participants attended the workshop at the Speke Resort Munyonyo.

13th November 2009: International Students' Cultural Day.

The University Management together with the international students studying at Makerere University organised the first ever international students’ cultural day to showcase their culture, identity and countries. The event was held under the theme “Appreciating our culture in harmony.” The international students presented cultural exhibits; folk songs; tongue twisters; cultural dances; drama and plays; fashion shows and cultural dishes/delicacies.

13th – 18th November 2009: Statistics week and Africa Statistics Day Celebrations

The Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics together with the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) celebrated the statistics week. This week was marked by painting of the Makerere Police Post on Friday 13th Nov; A Student-organized statistics symposium, which started with a March 2010 around the University on 16th Nov and a public lecture that was delivered by Prof. J.P.M. Ntozi on the 18th of Nov at the St. Francis Conference Hall.

9th – 13th November 2009: Makerere-Sida Bilateral Research Program Annual Review meeting

Makerere-Sida Bilateral Research Program Annual Review Meeting was held at Makerere University. All Program and Sub-program Coordinators, researchers, past and current students supported under this program were scheduled to attend the plenary meeting.

8th – 13th November 2009: The 13th East, Central and Southern African Regional Meeting and International Scientific Conference

The 13th East, Central and Southern African Regional Meeting and International Scientific Conference organised by the Uganda Veterinary Association, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Makerere University and the Commonwealth Veterinary Association was held from 8th to 13th November 2009 2009 under the theme “Convergence Of Veterinary Science, Public Health And Trade For Sustainable Livelihoods In Sub-Saharan Africa”.

5th – 6th November 2009: School of Graduate Studies Annual Research and Innovations Dissemination Conference

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) also organized and hosted the Annual Research and Innovations Dissemination Conference from the 5th to 6th November 2009 at Hotel Africana. The purpose of the Conference was to open an opportunity for individual researchers, units and research projects at the University to disseminate their research findings and share knowledge and experiences in research.
It was also an opportunity for our researchers and academics to interface with members of the public and private sector who could have an interest in our research projects for possible business solutions or investment opportunities.

 

2009

December 2009

21st – 24th December 2009: NON-RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOP FOR MENTEES & RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOP ON CAPACITY BUILDING.

This workshop held at Imperial Royale Hotel enabled participants benefit from the Mentoring Strategy Spearheaded by Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza. The key topics of the four day workshops were: Concretisation of Personal Mission Statements and Development of Strategies for personal growth (1,3 and 5 personal year plans), Exploration of resource opportunities to realize the objectives of your personal mission statement, Sharing of the GMD mentoring strategy for the next four years (2010-2013), Sharing of personal experiences from female professors in Makerere University, Understanding issues and principle of Gender, Women and Leadership in Makerere University, Tips on how the “Act like a LADY and think like a MAN”, Personal branding and Repositioning for leadership in Makerere University and Strategies for Women to support fellow Women.

13th – 15th December 2009: First APEDIA Conference

Makerere University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine hosted the First International Academic Partnership for Environment and Development Innovations in Africa (APEDIA) Conference on Sustainable Land Use in Africa. The conference aimed at examining the issue of land use and conflicts, with a focus on Sources and Solutions

11th December 2009: Nora's Sisters; Gender Mainstreaming Division & Norwegian Embassy.

These organized an event held in the Main hall with the highlight being a play titled Nora's Sisters " The rights and roles of women in society" .

11th December 2009: i@MAK Official Launch of 19 New Publications.

The Publications Board was established as a Sub Committee of I@Mak.com, to promote scholarly writing and publishing initially among the staff and students of partnering institutions. The Board had since its formation published over 40 books through a public private partnership with M/s Fountain Publishers Limited, a leading local publishing firm. A peer reviewed Journal titled Makerere University Research Journal (MURJ) was also introduced and five issues published thus far. The Committee launched 19 peer reviewed books.

10th December 2009: Makerere-NUFU Crafting the Bamasaba.

The Mak-NUFU Folklore Project Coordinator, invited the public to the screening of a documentary film titled, Crafting the Bamasaba that focused on the ritual of Imbalu among the Bagisu. This 62 minute film was research documentation under the MAK-NUFU Linkage Folklore Project that is housed in the Department of Literature. The event was held at the Department of Food Science & Technology Conference Hall
9th December 2009: H.E. President Yoweri Museveni visit to Faculty of Technology. President Museveni visited the Faculty of Technology where he toured and inspected some of their innovations. They included sanitary pads made from papyrus and a mini- hydro-power station that could produce about 10 megawatts of electricity ideal for institutions situated near water sources. The President also said the Government will start funding science students' placement in industries.

November 2009

27th November 2009: Consultation Meeting on the formation of a National Remote Engineering Consortium

The Faculty of Technology organized the first Consultation Meeting on the formation of, “The National Remote Engineering Consortium”. The Seminar under the theme: “Enriching Science Education through Remote Engineering” was held at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala, on November 2009 27, 2009 from 8:30 am to 4:30pm. The formation of a National Remote Engineering Consortium, premised on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, constituted by the Academia, Industry and the Public/Private Sector, was aimed at enriching science education. It was presided over by the Minister of State for Higher Education, The Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICT, The Deputy Director NCHE, The Ag. VC Makerere University, DVC F&A, Dean and Staff Faculty of Technology and members from the private and public sectors.

27th – 28th November 2009: Inaugural Makerere University Grand Alumni Re-union

Makerere University Convocation held the inaugural Makerere University Alumni Re-union on November 2009 28, 2009 at Makerere University Freedom Square. The event was presided over by H. E Benjamin Mkapa as Chief Guest, and as part of the Pre re-union activities, a public lecture on the role of the academia in governance and National developmentwas held on November 2009 27, 2009 in the University Main Hall. Makerere University Convocation, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment jointly organized the lecture. The Grand Alumni re-union was marked by other activities like a 2-day exhibition at the Freedom square, A cocktail hosted by the Chief guest at Kampala Serena Hotel on 27th November 2009 and on the 28th, Laying of a foundation stone for the Alumni House in Katanga and crowned by an Alumni Dinner at the Freedom Square.

24th November 2009: Sir Tim Berners-Lee visits Makerere

Makerere University hosted the Inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. At the Faculty of Computing and IT Block B Lab 2, where he delivered an address about the origin of the World Wide Web and answered burning questions from Students and Staff. He later on met with the Ag. Vice Chancellor, Professor Venansius Baryamureeba

23rd – 25th November 2009: International Workshop on Research in Adult Education

Makerere University Institute of Adult and Continuing Education in partnership with Deutschen Volkshochschul-Verbandes (DVV) organized the International workshop on Research in Adult Education.

23rd – 26th November 2009: COVIDSET 2009 Conference

From 23rd to 26th November 2009, Makerere University hosted the COVIDSET 2009 Conference for Vice Chancellors and Deans of Science, Engineering and Technology. The conference was held under the theme Revitalising Science, Engineering and Technology Research and development for Sustainable development in Africa. The Conference attracted participants from twelve African countries as well as the donor community and other agencies involved in higher education.

23rd November 2009: International Workshop on Research in Adult Education.

Makerere University Institute of Adult and Continuing Education in partnership with Deutschen Volkshochschul-Verbandes (DVV) organized the International workshop on Research in Adult Education.

23rd – 25th November 2009: First International Ethnomusicology Symposium

The Department of Music, Dance and Drama, supported by Norwegian Government and NUFU organized the First International Ethnomusicology Symposium at Makerere University. The symposium aimed at discussing issues around ethnic music and the preservation of that important aspect of our culture. The symposium concluded on the 25th November 2009 with the handover of ethnic music from Uganda collected in the 1940s and 50s collected by Professor Waschmann and which had since then been kept in Britain.

15th – 18th November 2009: International Conference on Family Planning Research and Best Practices

The School of Public Health in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health organized and hosted the International Conference on Family Planning Research and Best Practices from the 15th to 18th November 2009. The objective of the conference was to enable scientific and programmatic exchange and sharing of available findings and identification of knowledge gaps regarding family planning. Over 800 international, regional and local participants attended the workshop at the Speke Resort Munyonyo.

13th November 2009: International Students' Cultural Day.

The University Management together with the international students studying at Makerere University organised the first ever international students’ cultural day to showcase their culture, identity and countries. The event was held under the theme “Appreciating our culture in harmony.” The international students presented cultural exhibits; folk songs; tongue twisters; cultural dances; drama and plays; fashion shows and cultural dishes/delicacies.

13th – 18th November 2009: Statistics week and Africa Statistics Day Celebrations

The Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics together with the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) celebrated the statistics week. This week was marked by painting of the Makerere Police Post on Friday 13th Nov; A Student-organized statistics symposium, which started with a March 2010 around the University on 16th Nov and a public lecture that was delivered by Prof. J.P.M. Ntozi on the 18th of Nov at the St. Francis Conference Hall.

9th – 13th November 2009: Makerere-Sida Bilateral Research Program Annual Review meeting

Makerere-Sida Bilateral Research Program Annual Review Meeting was held at Makerere University. All Program and Sub-program Coordinators, researchers, past and current students supported under this program were scheduled to attend the plenary meeting.

8th – 13th November 2009: The 13th East, Central and Southern African Regional Meeting and International Scientific Conference

The 13th East, Central and Southern African Regional Meeting and International Scientific Conference organised by the Uganda Veterinary Association, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Makerere University and the Commonwealth Veterinary Association was held from 8th to 13th November 2009 2009 under the theme “Convergence Of Veterinary Science, Public Health And Trade For Sustainable Livelihoods In Sub-Saharan Africa”.

5th – 6th November 2009: School of Graduate Studies Annual Research and Innovations Dissemination Conference

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) also organized and hosted the Annual Research and Innovations Dissemination Conference from the 5th to 6th November 2009 at Hotel Africana. The purpose of the Conference was to open an opportunity for individual researchers, units and research projects at the University to disseminate their research findings and share knowledge and experiences in research.
It was also an opportunity for our researchers and academics to interface with members of the public and private sector who could have an interest in our research projects for possible business solutions or investment opportunities.

 

Continue Reading

General

Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education

Published

on

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.

Read more

Continue Reading

General

Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022

Published

on

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.

Read more

Continue Reading

General

WHS Regional Meeting Africa 2021: Finance Chairperson’s Update

Published

on

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…

Continue Reading

Trending