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31st March 2010: Meeting with MPL Team:

The VC along with a team from Makerere University met with the Managing Director Monitor Publications Limited at their Namuwongo Headquarters. The move, according to the MPL Managing Director Dr Gitahi Githinji is aimed at creating awareness about the institution.

30th March 2010: Wireless Hotspots Launch:

Presided over by the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda H.E. Anders Johnson, the launch held in the Africa Hall Dining was a demonstration of a long mutual collaboration with Sida and its recognition of the importance of ICT as an integral facilitator for research, learning and instruction in higher institutions of learning.

27th March 2010: Gender Equality Awards Dinner:

The Gender Mainstreaming Division organized a dinner aimed at honoring female Professors from Makerere University held at the Sheraton Hotel Rwenzori Ballroom. The proceeds from the dinner will be used to enable female students from disadvantaged socio-economic background to access higher education. At the function attended by the VC, Professors Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza, the Ag. deputy vice-chancellor of Academic Affairs, Makerere University, Joyce Kikafunda of the Department of Food Science and Technology, Makerere University, Harriet Mayanja of the Department of Internal Medicine, Makerere University, Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo, the Department of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University, Ruth Mukama, Institute of Languages, Makerere University, Joy Constance Kwesiga, vice-chancellor of Kabale University, Josephine Namboze, Public Health, Makerere University, Mary Okwakol, the vice-chancellor, Busitema University, Victoria Mwaka, Makerere University, Maria Musoke, Makerere University Library and Florence Mirembe of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University were honored.

26th March 2010: Dr. Matthew Lukwiya & MUSPH-CDC Certificate Awards Ceremony

The Makerere University School of Public Health-Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (MUSPH-CDC) HIV/AIDS fellowship program embraces the multi-sectoral approach to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic by taking on individuals from varied professional backgrounds and attaching them to organizations involved in crosscutting HIV/AIDS activities. This Program, one of a kind in the African region, emphasizes hands-on training through partnering with other institutions and providing a practical approach to program leadership and management training in Uganda.

24th March 2010: University of Zurich dinner:

A team from the University of Zurich alongside their counterparts from the College of Health Sciences met with the VC over dinner at Protea hotel.

22nd March 2010: IFIP Workshop:

The Faculty of Computing and Informatics Technology, Makerere University (CIT) and the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Commission 9 organized the workshop under the theme “ICT and Development Research Voices from Africa” Professor Venansius Baryamureeba was the chief guest at this event.

22nd March 2010: Google Team Meeting:

The VC along with a team from CIT and DICTS met the Google team from the US and Switzerland and discussed issues relating to enabling students and Staff to access subsidized laptops and notebooks.

15th March 2010: DBSA DF Courtesy call on VC:

A team from the Development Bank of South Africa – Development fund, DBSA DF led by the Chairperson of the Board; Prof. Brian Figaji visited Makerere and met with Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza. The team was here to discuss matters relating to a Memorandum of Understanding between Makerere University and DBSA DF aimed at turning Makerere into a center of excellence for the delivery of the Executive Masters Programme in Water, Sanitation and Environmental Management.

12th March 2010: The Guild Presidential Debate:

The Makerere University Convocation in partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organized this debate under the theme “The Renaissance of Makerere's Intellectual Legacy; my contributions” The event was held at The Main hall, Main Administration Building, Makerere University.

5th March 2010: Mawazo (OSSREA) Edition & Launch:

The Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) is a regional membership-based and donor-supported research and capacity-building organization whose mission is to promote dialogue and interaction between researchers and policy-makers in Eastern and Southern Africa with a view to enhancing the impact of research on policy-making and development planning. The Mawazo (OSSREA) Special Edition, Vol 9 No 1 was launched at a ceremony officially presided over by The Academic Registrar, Mr. Alfred Masikye Namoah at the Oral History Documentation Center, in the History Department, Faculty of Arts.

4th March 2010: The Mak/UVRI Infection and Immunity Research Training Programme:

Makerere University/Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) Infection and Immunity Training Program held their Young Scientists' Symposium at the Food Science and Technology Conference Hall, Makerere University.

1st March 2010: 3rd Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 3rd monthly media briefing featured the Faculty of Agriculture and the Institute of Environment and Natural Resources. The Vice Chancellor congratulated Advanced Level leavers upon the release of their results and encouraged the media to refrain from causing anxiety about the shortage of places for University Admission. He also informed the media that the Jinja Campus opened its doors on 1st March 2010 initially offering only BIT, the commencement of work by the Academic Programmes Restructuring Committee, and on infrastructural development, which would see library space double from 4,000sq meters to 8,000sq meters. The Vice Chancellor then presented on the improved accessibility through creation of a Western Gate into Sir Apollo Kaggwa road, measures undertaken by the university to keep in touch with the alumni, parents and former parents, and the encouragement to students to start on their undergraduate research early so as to improve on the quality of output.

 

March 2010

31st March 2010: Meeting with MPL Team:

The VC along with a team from Makerere University met with the Managing Director Monitor Publications Limited at their Namuwongo Headquarters. The move, according to the MPL Managing Director Dr Gitahi Githinji is aimed at creating awareness about the institution.

30th March 2010: Wireless Hotspots Launch:

Presided over by the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda H.E. Anders Johnson, the launch held in the Africa Hall Dining was a demonstration of a long mutual collaboration with Sida and its recognition of the importance of ICT as an integral facilitator for research, learning and instruction in higher institutions of learning.

27th March 2010: Gender Equality Awards Dinner:

The Gender Mainstreaming Division organized a dinner aimed at honoring female Professors from Makerere University held at the Sheraton Hotel Rwenzori Ballroom. The proceeds from the dinner will be used to enable female students from disadvantaged socio-economic background to access higher education. At the function attended by the VC, Professors Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza, the Ag. deputy vice-chancellor of Academic Affairs, Makerere University, Joyce Kikafunda of the Department of Food Science and Technology, Makerere University, Harriet Mayanja of the Department of Internal Medicine, Makerere University, Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo, the Department of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University, Ruth Mukama, Institute of Languages, Makerere University, Joy Constance Kwesiga, vice-chancellor of Kabale University, Josephine Namboze, Public Health, Makerere University, Mary Okwakol, the vice-chancellor, Busitema University, Victoria Mwaka, Makerere University, Maria Musoke, Makerere University Library and Florence Mirembe of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University were honored.

26th March 2010: Dr. Matthew Lukwiya & MUSPH-CDC Certificate Awards Ceremony

The Makerere University School of Public Health-Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (MUSPH-CDC) HIV/AIDS fellowship program embraces the multi-sectoral approach to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic by taking on individuals from varied professional backgrounds and attaching them to organizations involved in crosscutting HIV/AIDS activities. This Program, one of a kind in the African region, emphasizes hands-on training through partnering with other institutions and providing a practical approach to program leadership and management training in Uganda.

24th March 2010: University of Zurich dinner:

A team from the University of Zurich alongside their counterparts from the College of Health Sciences met with the VC over dinner at Protea hotel.

22nd March 2010: IFIP Workshop:

The Faculty of Computing and Informatics Technology, Makerere University (CIT) and the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Commission 9 organized the workshop under the theme “ICT and Development Research Voices from Africa” Professor Venansius Baryamureeba was the chief guest at this event.

22nd March 2010: Google Team Meeting:

The VC along with a team from CIT and DICTS met the Google team from the US and Switzerland and discussed issues relating to enabling students and Staff to access subsidized laptops and notebooks.

15th March 2010: DBSA DF Courtesy call on VC:

A team from the Development Bank of South Africa – Development fund, DBSA DF led by the Chairperson of the Board; Prof. Brian Figaji visited Makerere and met with Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza. The team was here to discuss matters relating to a Memorandum of Understanding between Makerere University and DBSA DF aimed at turning Makerere into a center of excellence for the delivery of the Executive Masters Programme in Water, Sanitation and Environmental Management.

12th March 2010: The Guild Presidential Debate:

The Makerere University Convocation in partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organized this debate under the theme “The Renaissance of Makerere's Intellectual Legacy; my contributions” The event was held at The Main hall, Main Administration Building, Makerere University.

5th March 2010: Mawazo (OSSREA) Edition & Launch:

The Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) is a regional membership-based and donor-supported research and capacity-building organization whose mission is to promote dialogue and interaction between researchers and policy-makers in Eastern and Southern Africa with a view to enhancing the impact of research on policy-making and development planning. The Mawazo (OSSREA) Special Edition, Vol 9 No 1 was launched at a ceremony officially presided over by The Academic Registrar, Mr. Alfred Masikye Namoah at the Oral History Documentation Center, in the History Department, Faculty of Arts.

4th March 2010: The Mak/UVRI Infection and Immunity Research Training Programme:

Makerere University/Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) Infection and Immunity Training Program held their Young Scientists' Symposium at the Food Science and Technology Conference Hall, Makerere University.

1st March 2010: 3rd Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 3rd monthly media briefing featured the Faculty of Agriculture and the Institute of Environment and Natural Resources. The Vice Chancellor congratulated Advanced Level leavers upon the release of their results and encouraged the media to refrain from causing anxiety about the shortage of places for University Admission. He also informed the media that the Jinja Campus opened its doors on 1st March 2010 initially offering only BIT, the commencement of work by the Academic Programmes Restructuring Committee, and on infrastructural development, which would see library space double from 4,000sq meters to 8,000sq meters. The Vice Chancellor then presented on the improved accessibility through creation of a Western Gate into Sir Apollo Kaggwa road, measures undertaken by the university to keep in touch with the alumni, parents and former parents, and the encouragement to students to start on their undergraduate research early so as to improve on the quality of output.

 

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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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