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June 2010

28th June 2010: MUSPH Communications Strategy Launch
The Vice Chancellor presided over the Launch of the Makerere University School of Public Health Communications strategy launch. The strategy is aimed at improving on the School’s stakeholder engagement and awareness of public health policy and practice.

25th June 2010: Luganda Conference

This conference held at Makerere University was aimed at showcasing research conducted on Luganda as a language as well as providing a platform for debate on how to boost it to a higher level.

21st June 2010: Meeting with Delegation from the University of Georgia

A team from the University of Georgia, USA visited Makerere University to discuss the possibility of broadening the already existing collaboration with the School of Public Health to other Faculties and Departments in Makerere University. Led by Vice President for the Research Association, Prof. David Lee, the team explained that in so doing, they aim at improving the society at large rather than just the university itself

18th June 2010: Techzine Magazine and Website Launch

The Vice Chancellor was the Chief Guest at the launch of the Techzine Magazine and Website. Techzine was established in 2009 with the aim of filling the gap between ICT service suppliers/providers and the user groups through the provision of information and a platform for dialogue and networking.

17th – 18th June 2010: 11th Scientific Conference

The Uganda Society for Health Scientists (USHS) organized the 11th Annual Scientific conference under the theme “Optimizing Care and Treatment Settings for research”. USHS has a mission to advance knowledge and seek scientific discoveries that will lead to the improved health of Ugandans. Prof. Ikoja-Odongo represented the Vice-Chancllor as the Guest of Honour.

16th June 2010: Makerere – KUC MoU signing

Makerere University and the Kenya Utalii College (KUC) signed the Memorandum of Understanding to foster partnerhip in the fields of tourism, hospitality and hotel management. The University Secretary, Mr. Kahundha Muhwezi, Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza – DVC-AA as well as KUC Principal Dr. Kenneth Ombongi signed the MoU. The move will support the Department of Geography towards an understanding that will enable the Bachelor of Tourism Management secure UNWTO TEDQUAL Certification.

14th June 2010: Management tour of the Faculty of Agriculture

The University Management paid a visit to the Faculty of Agriculture, including the Department of Food Science and Technology and Kabanyolo campus-Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK), This was part of the Faculty’s initiative to reposition itself as a vital contributor to the University’s vision.

10th June 2010: Launch of the Master in Arts in Gender-Aware Economics

This new programme was launched by the Faculty of Economics and Management in conjunction with the UNDP. It is aimed at arming policy makers and planners with knowledge and tools to apply gender consideration in economic analysis and policymaking. Dr. Gabriel Opio, Minister of Gender Labour & Social Development and the UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Theophane Nikyema presided over the ceremony.

8th June 2010: Meeting with DBSA-DF team

A team from the Development Bank of South Africa met with the Vice-Chancellor to finalize all matters relating to the Masters in Infrastructure Management as well as the signed MoU between DBSA and Makerere. The meeting was also attended by Prof. Kansiime and Prof. Ddumba.

8th June 2010: Kennesaw State University (KSU) delegation visit

A team from the KSU met with the Vice-Chancellor to discuss terms of an MoU signed, for the purpose of aiding Academic Exchanges in the humanities between the two institutions.

7th June 2010: Drake University delegation visit

Prof. Baryamureeba together with Prof. Joseph Y.T. Mugisha and Dr. A. B. Rukooko welcomed the Drake University delegation led by the Provost Mr. Michael J. Renner and held cordial discussions. The visit was an expression of interest by Drake University to partner with Makerere University so as to produce students responsive to global needs.

7th June 2010: 6th Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 6th monthly media briefing featured the Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation and the Margaret Trowell Scholl of Industrial & Fine Arts. The Vice Chancellor made presentations on the programmes being run at the Makerere University Jinja Campus, and the announcement for the first intake of the Makerere University Fort Portal Campus starting August 2010 and the courses to be run. He also talked about the plan to enhance secondary education in Kabarole and surrounding districts through supplementary teaching by Fort Portal Campus students. The Vice Chancellor further clarified that apart from the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business Administration, all other MUBS programmes had not been affected by the restructuring process, and the closure of the Undergraduate applications process as of 7th June 2010. He also commended the Government interventions through funding to Faculties, and all public universities courtesy of African Development Bank grant (code-named ADB-V) aimed at institutional building.

4th June 2010: Launch of the Makerere Fact book

“FACTS ABOUT MAKERERE UNIVERSITY” the Makerere University fact book, was launched after over 15 years at an event hosted by the Planning and Development Department and presided over by the DVC-AA Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza. The fact book is aimed at providing historical data about Makerere University to support decision making, and will be used for strategic and operational planning by the different units of the University.

2nd June 2010: iLABS@MAK project end of year workshop

iLabs@MAK is a Faculty of Technology based Research Project that is carried out in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Obafemi Awolowolo University (OAU) and the University of Dar-es-salaam. The workshop saw the handover of power to the new team of student developers, in the fields of Digital Signal Processing, Control Systems, Embedded Systems and Fiber Optics.

 

June 2010

28th June 2010: MUSPH Communications Strategy Launch
The Vice Chancellor presided over the Launch of the Makerere University School of Public Health Communications strategy launch. The strategy is aimed at improving on the School’s stakeholder engagement and awareness of public health policy and practice.

25th June 2010: Luganda Conference

This conference held at Makerere University was aimed at showcasing research conducted on Luganda as a language as well as providing a platform for debate on how to boost it to a higher level.

21st June 2010: Meeting with Delegation from the University of Georgia

A team from the University of Georgia, USA visited Makerere University to discuss the possibility of broadening the already existing collaboration with the School of Public Health to other Faculties and Departments in Makerere University. Led by Vice President for the Research Association, Prof. David Lee, the team explained that in so doing, they aim at improving the society at large rather than just the university itself

18th June 2010: Techzine Magazine and Website Launch

The Vice Chancellor was the Chief Guest at the launch of the Techzine Magazine and Website. Techzine was established in 2009 with the aim of filling the gap between ICT service suppliers/providers and the user groups through the provision of information and a platform for dialogue and networking.

17th – 18th June 2010: 11th Scientific Conference

The Uganda Society for Health Scientists (USHS) organized the 11th Annual Scientific conference under the theme “Optimizing Care and Treatment Settings for research”. USHS has a mission to advance knowledge and seek scientific discoveries that will lead to the improved health of Ugandans. Prof. Ikoja-Odongo represented the Vice-Chancllor as the Guest of Honour.

16th June 2010: Makerere – KUC MoU signing

Makerere University and the Kenya Utalii College (KUC) signed the Memorandum of Understanding to foster partnerhip in the fields of tourism, hospitality and hotel management. The University Secretary, Mr. Kahundha Muhwezi, Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza – DVC-AA as well as KUC Principal Dr. Kenneth Ombongi signed the MoU. The move will support the Department of Geography towards an understanding that will enable the Bachelor of Tourism Management secure UNWTO TEDQUAL Certification.

14th June 2010: Management tour of the Faculty of Agriculture

The University Management paid a visit to the Faculty of Agriculture, including the Department of Food Science and Technology and Kabanyolo campus-Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK), This was part of the Faculty’s initiative to reposition itself as a vital contributor to the University’s vision.

10th June 2010: Launch of the Master in Arts in Gender-Aware Economics

This new programme was launched by the Faculty of Economics and Management in conjunction with the UNDP. It is aimed at arming policy makers and planners with knowledge and tools to apply gender consideration in economic analysis and policymaking. Dr. Gabriel Opio, Minister of Gender Labour & Social Development and the UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Theophane Nikyema presided over the ceremony.

8th June 2010: Meeting with DBSA-DF team

A team from the Development Bank of South Africa met with the Vice-Chancellor to finalize all matters relating to the Masters in Infrastructure Management as well as the signed MoU between DBSA and Makerere. The meeting was also attended by Prof. Kansiime and Prof. Ddumba.

8th June 2010: Kennesaw State University (KSU) delegation visit

A team from the KSU met with the Vice-Chancellor to discuss terms of an MoU signed, for the purpose of aiding Academic Exchanges in the humanities between the two institutions.

7th June 2010: Drake University delegation visit

Prof. Baryamureeba together with Prof. Joseph Y.T. Mugisha and Dr. A. B. Rukooko welcomed the Drake University delegation led by the Provost Mr. Michael J. Renner and held cordial discussions. The visit was an expression of interest by Drake University to partner with Makerere University so as to produce students responsive to global needs.

7th June 2010: 6th Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 6th monthly media briefing featured the Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation and the Margaret Trowell Scholl of Industrial & Fine Arts. The Vice Chancellor made presentations on the programmes being run at the Makerere University Jinja Campus, and the announcement for the first intake of the Makerere University Fort Portal Campus starting August 2010 and the courses to be run. He also talked about the plan to enhance secondary education in Kabarole and surrounding districts through supplementary teaching by Fort Portal Campus students. The Vice Chancellor further clarified that apart from the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business Administration, all other MUBS programmes had not been affected by the restructuring process, and the closure of the Undergraduate applications process as of 7th June 2010. He also commended the Government interventions through funding to Faculties, and all public universities courtesy of African Development Bank grant (code-named ADB-V) aimed at institutional building.

4th June 2010: Launch of the Makerere Fact book

“FACTS ABOUT MAKERERE UNIVERSITY” the Makerere University fact book, was launched after over 15 years at an event hosted by the Planning and Development Department and presided over by the DVC-AA Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza. The fact book is aimed at providing historical data about Makerere University to support decision making, and will be used for strategic and operational planning by the different units of the University.

2nd June 2010: iLABS@MAK project end of year workshop

iLabs@MAK is a Faculty of Technology based Research Project that is carried out in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Obafemi Awolowolo University (OAU) and the University of Dar-es-salaam. The workshop saw the handover of power to the new team of student developers, in the fields of Digital Signal Processing, Control Systems, Embedded Systems and Fiber Optics.

 

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A Successful Ph.D. Defense by Vianney Andrew Yiga

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The CEDAT community is proud to share our congratulations to Vianney Andrew Yiga following his successful Ph.D. defense that happened yesterday Monday 3rd October 2022 at the College of Engineering, Design, Art, and Technology (CEDAT).

His Thesis was titled; Thermal Stability of Fiber- Reinforced Polylactic Acid Composites for Flameretarded Applications.

The candidate was supervised by Eng. Dr. Michael Lubwama and Eng. Dr. Peter W. Olupot both from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at CEDAT.

Dr. John Wasswa, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences (CONAS), Makerere University was the opponent that interrogated the candidate to enable a clear understanding of the study.

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Makerere University Launches National Parenting Draft Manual

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The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo (Centre) and Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC (Right) interact with a participant at the workshop on 22nd July 2022, Kampala.

By Agnes Namaganda

On July 22nd 2022, Makerere UniversityChild Health and Development Centre (MakCHDC) launched a draft manual for the National Parenting Standards. The Centre has been working together with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) with funding from UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund), to develop standards that are agreeable to all organisations in the country that are involved in parenting work. The draft manual was being presented to members of a consortium that brings together all these organisations together, called the Parenting Agenda Consortium.

“We produce many documents and they are shelved,” Irene Ayot Chono, who was speaking on behalf of UNICEF said. “We hope that this document will not be one of them,” she emphasized.

Irene Ayot Chono-UNICEF, urging participants to utilize the manual once it is complete.
Irene Ayot Chono-UNICEF, urging participants to utilize the manual once it is complete.

Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC who presented the draft manual to participants, emphasized that if any organization is doing parenting work, there should be a minimum package that they should offer.

Draft Manual Content

The manual which will have several modules. These modules will be delivered face-to-face in 1.5 hour sessions. Some of these include; Module 6 which will focus on “understanding responsible masculinity and fatherhood” and on “understanding the concept of head of family.”The draft manual also proposed that Module 11 focuses on Parenting in the 21st Century. Some of the sessions in this module will include Children and Technology, Contemporary Influence on Children and Modernity, Culture and Morality.Module 9 will focus on Parenting for Adolescents and some of the suggested sessions within this module are Needs for Adolescents and The Art of Communicating with Adolescents. Module 5 will focus on Preventing Violent Parenting and Promoting Alternative Discipline Strategies while Module 10 will be about Parenting to Address the Mental Health for Children and Adults.

Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC presenting the contents of the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual.
Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC presenting the contents of the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual.

Participants’ suggestions

After the presentation, participants raised several suggestions for discussion and consideration. These included whether there should be a module on spirituality since Uganda is a strongly religious nation. There was also the concern of how children in remand homes should be parented. Another concern raised by a participant was as to whether teachers who make an undeniable contribution to parenting, should be taken through the parenting manual.

A participant gives her input at the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual launch.
A participant gives her input at the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual launch.

In her closing remarks, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo, the Director of Cultural Affairs at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) said that the manual is for the parenting organisations to utilize and not for MGLSD.

The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo making closing remarks at the workshop.
The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo making closing remarks at the workshop.

Ms. Chono also adjured the team behind the manual to use picture illustrations in the manual that can be relatable by the Ugandan parents.

Contact: Agnes Namaganda – agnesvioletnamaganda@gmail.com

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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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