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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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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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