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The 3rd Annual Research & Innovations Dissemination Conference



Makerere University will hold the Third Annual Research and Innovations Dissemination Conference to showcase research critical to the development needs of Uganda.

Makerere University will hold the Third Annual Research and Innovations Dissemination Conference to showcase research critical to the development needs of Uganda.This two day conference which will take on 11th – 12th April, 2011, at Hotel Africana, Kampala Uganda is expected to attract over 300 participants from Makerere, other public universities in Uganda, policy makers, civil society and researchers from national and international collaborating institutions.

The conference under the theme, “Transforming society through Research and Innovations” therefore provides an opportunity for Makerere to showcase her research outputs and innovations that are advancing knowledge, impacting society and contributing to national development.

In line with the priority research areas of the university, the conference has been organised in both plenary and five parallel scientific sessions, namely;

  • Health and Health Systems Research for National Development
  • Natural Resources Utilization, Conservation and Environmental Sustainability
  • Agricultural Productivity, Food Safety and Security, and Value Addition
  • Governance, Human Rights, Conflict and Disaster Management
  • Technology for Socio-economic Transformation

According to Professor Katunguka-Rwakishaya, the Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training , this year’s conference has attracted over 100 prominent researchers who will make oral and poster presentations on research that has contributed to policy change or development, benefited society/improved livelihoods and the environment.

Professor Katunguka-Rwakishaya added that the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training has accrued these successes in research because of the substantial support from Sida, NORAD, NUFU, nuffic, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation among other development partners.


The Chancellor, Makerere University, Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera will be the Chief Guest at the opening ceremony, where Prof. Mahmood Mamdani, Director, Makerere Institute of Social Research will also present a keynote paper.

A list of some of the papers to be presented during the conference may be found below 

Key paper – Advances in Health Systems Research – Prof. David Serwadda

My partner wants a child: Across sectional study of the determinants of the desire for children among mutually disclosed sero-discordant couples receiving care in Uganda – Dr. Jolly Beyeza Kashesya

Gender, HIV/AIDS Prevention and Development: The Politics of Condom Use – Dr. Consolata Kabonesa

To use or not to use a condom: A prospective cohort study comparing contraceptives practices among HIV infected and HIV negative – Dr. Jolly Beyeza Kashesya

Occupational stress, job satisfaction and job performance among hospital nurses in Kampala – Rose C. Nabirye

Key Paper – Advances in Governance and Conflict Conciliation – Prof George Kanyeihamba

Lessons for the July 11 Bomb attacks in Uganda – Jacob Waisswa

Key Paper – Advances in Natural Resources Utilisation and Conservation – Prof Joseph Obua

Tourism Revenue sharing policy at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda: A policy Arrangement Approach – Wilber Manyisa Ahebwa

Use of mayflies as total replacement of Rastineobila argentea in diets for catfish in Lake Victoria – Andrew Tamale

Performance of growing pig fed cereals processing by products from Maize bran or wheat bran – R. Mwesigwa

Key Paper – Advances in Agricultural Production and Food Security – Prof Adipala Ekwamu

Nutrition Analysis and Innovative Approaches in the Value Addition of Ruspolia nitidula (Nsenene Grasshoppers) for income Generation in central Uganda, Masaka Districts – Dickson Biryomumaisho

Conception rates of indigenous Ugandan goats cervical/artificial dissemination – G. Nadiope

Effect of feeding sun processed brewer’s yeast on growth and cost/gain of growing pigs – S. Kabugo

Is social poverty more acute near protected areas? An assessment of social capital formation around Queen Elizabeth National park in the Albertine Rift, Western Uganda – Akankwasa Barirega

The effects of urbanization on the Housing conditions of the urban poor in Kampala. Uganda – Stephen Mukiibi

Estimating Area Rainfall of the Lake Victoria and its Basin using Ground-based and Satellite date – Dr. Michael Kizza

Local content in the Oil and Gas Industry: implications for Uganda – Dr. Jackson A. Mwakali

Hybrid E-learning for Rural Secondary Schools in Uganda. Co-evolution in Triple Helix Processers – Dr. Peter Lating

Reducing Plastic Waste in the Urban Environment: A search for sustainable options – Dr. Robert Kabumbuli



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Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals



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: 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise



One of the PWD graduands at the 69th Graduation during the Session held on 17th January 2019.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites persons with disability who applied for admission to public universities under the disability entry scheme for 2022/2023 Academic Year to appear for medical/review exercise at Makerere Unive, Senate Building, Level Two (2) in the Telepresence Centre.

NOTE: Only those who have the minimum entry requirements of at least two principal passes at A’ Level or its equivalent and at least five (5) passes at O’ Level or its equivalent will be interviewed.

 Only candidates who sat ‘a’ level in 2020, 2019 and 2018 are eligible for admission.

THE EXERCISE WILL BE CONDUCTED ON 3rd, 4th and 5th October, 2022 respectively from 9.00 A.M – 1.00 P.M each day.


(i) If you fail to appear on any of the given days above, there will be no other chance for you.

(ii) Applicants with Government Scholarship for the previous years are not eligible for admission



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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution



Left to Right: Prof. Gunnar Köhlin, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Amb. Maria Håkansson, Commissioner Julius Mafumbo and Prof. Edward Bbaale posing for a group photo before the opening ceremony on 22nd September 2022: Photo by EfD-Mak Centre.

The Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Thursday 22nd September, 2022 participated in the opening of the EfD Annual meeting hosted by Makerere University at Speke Resort Munyonyo where he appealed to government to implement the ban on kaveera and address other environmental issues.

The opening ceremony moderated by the EfD Global Hub Manager Gunnar Köhlin and was graced by Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment represented by the Commissioner for Water, Mr. Julius Mafumbo and the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Maria Håkansson.

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