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November 2010

29th – 30th November 2010: 2nd Annual ICTEXPO2010

The ICTEXPO2010 and East Africa Digital Forum event was designed to forge collaboration, social networking, knowledge sharing, generate business opportunity, and enhance business exposure and visibility for the players in the ICT domain. Prof. Tickodri Togboa gave a keynote address on behalf of the Vice Chancellor.

26th November 2010: The Chopin Music Concert

The Quality Assurance Directorate (QAD) in conjunction with The Music, Dance and Drama Department organized the Francois Fryderyk Chopin music concert in East and Central Africa, to celebrate 200years of Chopin's music. The event was attended by the Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor – Finance & Administration. Mrs. Fiona Carr who taught piano at Makerere University in the early seventies also attended the concert.

25th November 2010: Bamboo Technology Demonstration Building Launch

The Faculty of Technology, in collaboration with the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan, with funding from IDRC of Canada, completed construction of a building using traditional bamboo technology. Assoc. Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Dean, Faculty of Technology was the chief investigator of the project. Located next to the Makerere University Guest House, the building will be used as a conference hall. The hall has the capacity to accommodate 150 people

24th November 2010: MoU signing, Norwegian College of Dance

The Department of Music Dance and Drama signed an MoU with the Norwegian College of Dance, Oslo Norway. The agreement will among other activities help to put in place the first-ever state of the art Music, Dance and Drama theatre at Makerere University.

23rd November 2010: The Commissioning of the New Pharmacy Building by H.E. Ambassador of Denmark

H.E. Nathalia Feinberg commissioned the New Pharmacy Building at Makerere University Main Campus. This new building will contribute to the training of more pharmacists to bridge the gap of lack of enough pharmacists in the country.

20th November 2010: Makerere University Female Scholarship Foundation launch

Makerere University held a dinner to celebrate 10years of Carnegie support and launch the Makerere University Female Scholarship Foundation. The scholarship has initially been awarded to 10 pioneer beneficiaries, with a hope of expanding the figure. At the same occasion, an appeal was made to the Government through the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Prof. Apolo Nsibambi to put in place Affirmative Opportunity Scholarships for disadvantaged girls from Greater Northern Uganda.

19th November 2010: Visit of the Carnegie Vice President to Makerere University

The Vice President of the Carnegie cooperation Ms Deana Arsenian and Dr. Omotade Akin Aina – Program Director, Higher Education and Libraries in Africa, International Program visited Makerere and held discussions with various unit heads, on the implementation of Carnegie-funded programmes at the University.

15th – 19th November 2010: The Ministerial Conference on Higher Education in Agriculture (CHEA)

Makerere University organized the Ministerial Conference on Higher Education in Agriculture, where Ministers from all over Africa participated. The Government of Uganda and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), with support of national, regional and international partners hosted a regional meeting of African Ministers, Members of Parliament, senior officials responsible for education, agriculture, science and technology, finance and planning, private sector, civil society, and farmer representatives, to discuss strengthening higher education in agriculture, so that African universities and other education institutions can contribute more effectively to the African Union’s Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) processes. The conference aimed to consolidate recent developments by strengthening high level partnerships and policy support for re-engineering African higher education in agriculture and science.

15th November 2010: “Kiira EV” presentation to Al Hajji Habib Kagimu

Al-Hajji Habib Kagimu visited the Faculty of Technology to familiarize himself with the developments on the Vehicle Design Project and offer his support towards initiative and the proposed Centre for Research in Transportation Technologies (CRTT).

15th November 2010: KBS Alcohol and Epidemiology Policy Conference

The KBS thematic meeting was organized by Makerere University School of Public Health (MUSPH) in conjunction with Kettil Brunn Society (KBS) management. The conference provided a platform for sharing of ideas with some of the world's top scientists on alcohol research. The Conference also offered a free training workshop on planning and advocacy for evidence based alcohol policy, how to publish scientific articles and design and implementation of alcohol related interventions and programs

12th November 2010: MoU signing, Stellenbosch University

The Vice Chancellor signed a multilateral Memorandum of Understanding at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. This MoU will establish the Partnership for Africa’s Next Generation of Academics). The VC was accompanied by the Dean, Faculty of Arts Prof. A.B. Rukooko.

12th November 2010: Engendering Agricultural Research Seminar

This seminar held by the Faculty of Agriculture had Ms. Julia Behrman from the International Food Policy Research Institute as the main presenter.

11th November 2010: College of Health Sciences SAMMS Launch

The African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation and the George Washington University commissioned the Sub-Saharan African Medical Schools Study Research report and held a public debate in the Main Hall, attended by the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor. The report was based on a survey carried out by a team of Health experts funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Makerere University Medical School was one of the Sub-Saharan Medical schools in which the study was conducted.

1st November 2010: 11th Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 11th monthly media briefing featured the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine and Law. The Vice Chancellor made presentations on; Transcripts – more than 70% were ready for the candidates due to graduate in January 2011, Certificates – Smith & Ouzman, UK had started producing certificates for all students, due to be given out during the 61st Graduation in January 2011, and the agreement of cooperation signed between Makerere and Xiangtan University, China.

November 2010

29th – 30th November 2010: 2nd Annual ICTEXPO2010

The ICTEXPO2010 and East Africa Digital Forum event was designed to forge collaboration, social networking, knowledge sharing, generate business opportunity, and enhance business exposure and visibility for the players in the ICT domain. Prof. Tickodri Togboa gave a keynote address on behalf of the Vice Chancellor.

26th November 2010: The Chopin Music Concert

The Quality Assurance Directorate (QAD) in conjunction with The Music, Dance and Drama Department organized the Francois Fryderyk Chopin music concert in East and Central Africa, to celebrate 200years of Chopin's music. The event was attended by the Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor – Finance & Administration. Mrs. Fiona Carr who taught piano at Makerere University in the early seventies also attended the concert.

25th November 2010: Bamboo Technology Demonstration Building Launch

The Faculty of Technology, in collaboration with the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan, with funding from IDRC of Canada, completed construction of a building using traditional bamboo technology. Assoc. Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Dean, Faculty of Technology was the chief investigator of the project. Located next to the Makerere University Guest House, the building will be used as a conference hall. The hall has the capacity to accommodate 150 people

24th November 2010: MoU signing, Norwegian College of Dance

The Department of Music Dance and Drama signed an MoU with the Norwegian College of Dance, Oslo Norway. The agreement will among other activities help to put in place the first-ever state of the art Music, Dance and Drama theatre at Makerere University.

23rd November 2010: The Commissioning of the New Pharmacy Building by H.E. Ambassador of Denmark

H.E. Nathalia Feinberg commissioned the New Pharmacy Building at Makerere University Main Campus. This new building will contribute to the training of more pharmacists to bridge the gap of lack of enough pharmacists in the country.

20th November 2010: Makerere University Female Scholarship Foundation launch

Makerere University held a dinner to celebrate 10years of Carnegie support and launch the Makerere University Female Scholarship Foundation. The scholarship has initially been awarded to 10 pioneer beneficiaries, with a hope of expanding the figure. At the same occasion, an appeal was made to the Government through the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Prof. Apolo Nsibambi to put in place Affirmative Opportunity Scholarships for disadvantaged girls from Greater Northern Uganda.

19th November 2010: Visit of the Carnegie Vice President to Makerere University

The Vice President of the Carnegie cooperation Ms Deana Arsenian and Dr. Omotade Akin Aina – Program Director, Higher Education and Libraries in Africa, International Program visited Makerere and held discussions with various unit heads, on the implementation of Carnegie-funded programmes at the University.

15th – 19th November 2010: The Ministerial Conference on Higher Education in Agriculture (CHEA)

Makerere University organized the Ministerial Conference on Higher Education in Agriculture, where Ministers from all over Africa participated. The Government of Uganda and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), with support of national, regional and international partners hosted a regional meeting of African Ministers, Members of Parliament, senior officials responsible for education, agriculture, science and technology, finance and planning, private sector, civil society, and farmer representatives, to discuss strengthening higher education in agriculture, so that African universities and other education institutions can contribute more effectively to the African Union’s Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) processes. The conference aimed to consolidate recent developments by strengthening high level partnerships and policy support for re-engineering African higher education in agriculture and science.

15th November 2010: “Kiira EV” presentation to Al Hajji Habib Kagimu

Al-Hajji Habib Kagimu visited the Faculty of Technology to familiarize himself with the developments on the Vehicle Design Project and offer his support towards initiative and the proposed Centre for Research in Transportation Technologies (CRTT).

15th November 2010: KBS Alcohol and Epidemiology Policy Conference

The KBS thematic meeting was organized by Makerere University School of Public Health (MUSPH) in conjunction with Kettil Brunn Society (KBS) management. The conference provided a platform for sharing of ideas with some of the world's top scientists on alcohol research. The Conference also offered a free training workshop on planning and advocacy for evidence based alcohol policy, how to publish scientific articles and design and implementation of alcohol related interventions and programs

12th November 2010: MoU signing, Stellenbosch University

The Vice Chancellor signed a multilateral Memorandum of Understanding at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. This MoU will establish the Partnership for Africa’s Next Generation of Academics). The VC was accompanied by the Dean, Faculty of Arts Prof. A.B. Rukooko.

12th November 2010: Engendering Agricultural Research Seminar

This seminar held by the Faculty of Agriculture had Ms. Julia Behrman from the International Food Policy Research Institute as the main presenter.

11th November 2010: College of Health Sciences SAMMS Launch

The African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation and the George Washington University commissioned the Sub-Saharan African Medical Schools Study Research report and held a public debate in the Main Hall, attended by the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor. The report was based on a survey carried out by a team of Health experts funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Makerere University Medical School was one of the Sub-Saharan Medical schools in which the study was conducted.

1st November 2010: 11th Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 11th monthly media briefing featured the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine and Law. The Vice Chancellor made presentations on; Transcripts – more than 70% were ready for the candidates due to graduate in January 2011, Certificates – Smith & Ouzman, UK had started producing certificates for all students, due to be given out during the 61st Graduation in January 2011, and the agreement of cooperation signed between Makerere and Xiangtan University, China.

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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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