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HANNAH STANTON ON MAKERERE UNIVERSITY: PDF, Postscript

THE FIRST GRADUATES OF THE MAKERERE UNIVERSITY EXTERNAL DEGREE PROGRAMME IN UGANDA: PDF, Postscript

ONE YEAR OF VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE AT MAKERERE UNIVERSITY IN UGANDA: PDF, Postscript

2000 ANNUAL REPORT The Rockefeller Foundation: PDF, Postscript

Makerere University in Transition 1993–2000 Opportunities & Challenges: PDF, Postscript

THE NETHERLANDS PROGRAMME FOR THE INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING CAPACITY (NPT): PDF, Postscript

A PROCESS OF CURRICULUM CHANGE: THE MAKERERE EXPERIENCE: PDF, Postscript

STAKEHOLDERS’ DIALOGUE, BEYOND JUBA: BUILDING CONSENSUS ON A SUSTAINABLE PEACE PROCESS FOR UGANDA: PDF, Postscript

Option Pricing: Lattice Models Revisited: PDF, Postscript

Perspective of Bioenergy and Jatropha in Uganda: PDF, Postscript

CURRENT RESEARCH ON ELEARNING & PROPOSED RESEARCH AGENDA FOR MAKERERE UNIVERSITY: PDF, Postscript

SAMSS Site Visit Report: PDF, Postscript

Makerere University Team at The International Criminal Court Trial Competition: PDF, Postscript

Training, research & outreach activities at Makerere University: PDF, Postscript

A grander challenge: the case of how Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) contributes to health outcomes in Africa: PDF, Postscript

Statistical Training at the Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics, Makerere University: PDF, Postscript

Founding Institutional Partnerships: PDF, Postscript

Approach to civic engagement: PDF, Postscript

Workshop on Writing for Scholarly Publishing (11-15 July, 2011 Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda): PDF, Postscript

A proposal for partnership with Makerere University towards addressing fading interest in science education in rural western Uganda: PDF, Postscript

IMMUNOLOGIC STUDIES IN PATIENTS WITH MALIGNANT MELANOMA IN UGANDA: PDF, Postscript

ASSESSMENT OF THE UTILIZATION OF MAKERERE UNIVERSITY ELECTRONIC INFORMATION RESOURCES BY ACADEMIC STAFF: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS: PDF, Postscript

Africa/Europe – University partnership for mutual benefit; Makerere University and partners: PDF, Postscript

Determining the limiting nutrients in coffee plantations at Makerere University Agricultural Reseach Institute: PDF, Postscript

Healthy city harvests: Generating evidence to guide policy on urban agriculture: PDF, Postscript

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PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES OF TRAINING IN AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS AT DIFFERENT LEVELS IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY: PDF, Postscript
 
Opportunities for ICT Research Cooperation in Makerere: PDF, Postscript

Makerere University: ICT STATUS: PDF, Postscript

Re-building Prestige in Research: Organizational Case Study of Makerere University: PDF, Postscript

Pfizer Investments in Health: PDF, Postscript

Institutional capacity development and innovation at Makerere University: PDF, Postscript

PREDICTORS OF PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM TREATMENT OUTCOMES AMONG CHILDREN IN ARUA, UGANDA: PDF, Postscript

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE INTERNAL ANAL SPHINCTER AND THE RECTUM OF THE VERVET MONKEY: PDF, Postscript

Pediatrics: Makerere University/ Mulago Hospital: Kampala, Uganda: PDF, Postscript

A THEORY OF SITUATION ROLES: PDF, Postscript

RELATIONAL PATTERNS OF KAMPALA, UGANDA: PDF, Postscript

Copyright and Access to e-Resources in Africa's Education and Research Contexts: the case of selected Ugandan Institutions: PDF, Postscript

Hybrid E-learning for Rural Secondary Schools in Uganda, Co-evolution in Triple Helix Processes: PDF, Postscript

Human Resources Management at Makerere: Quality Assurance and Gender Mainstreaming as core issues: PDF, Postscript

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF MAKERERE UNIVERSITY GRADUATES OF THE FACULTIES OF ARTS AND SCIENCES: PDF, Postscript

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY IN THE REGIONAL INITIATIVE IN SCIENCE AND EDUCATION: PDF, Postscript

Reviving Makerere University to a Leading Institution for Academic Excellence in Africa: PDF, Postscript

CONTRACT BETWEEN MAKERERE UNIVERSITY AND THE AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF NORWAY CONCERNING SUPPORT TO INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME AT MAKERERE UNIVERSITY: PDF, Postscript

Accordia Global Health Foundation’s Makerere University Professors in Residence Program: PDF, Postscript

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY TOWARDS 2017 STRATEGIC CHOICES: PDF, Postscript

Uganda: Gregory Sankaran, University of Bath, UK, and Juma Kasozi, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda: PDF, Postscript

Agreement between The Association of African Universities (AAU) and Makerere University: PDF, Postscript

Electronic Information Seeking Among LIS Postgraduate Students at Makerere University, Uganda: PDF, Postscript

Learning to make change Developing innovation competence for recreating the African university of the 21st century: PDF, Postscript

UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT LINKAGES PROJECT: Case Western Reserve University-Makerere University Public Health Linkage: PDF, Postscript

The Learning Innovations Loan Funding Towards Capacity Building for Decentralization in Uganda: PDF, Postscript

CURRICULUM INNOVATIONS AT FACULTY OF MEDICINE, MAKERERE UNIIVERSIITY: PDF, Postscript

Influence of the training experience of Makerere University medical and nursing graduates on willingness and competence to work in rural health facilities: PDF, Postscript

Ugandan Theatre: paradigm shifts: PDF, Postscript

Kimondo et al 2011- Estimating fruit yield from Vitex payos in semi-arid eastern province of Kenya: MS Word, PDF, Postscript

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REPORT ON REGIONAL SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP ON INNOVATION INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION: MS Word, PDF, Postscript

A characterisation of the physical properties of soil and the implications for landslide occurence on the slopes of Mount Elgon, Eastern Uganda Mugagga et al 2011: PDF

Donald R. Kugonza BEEKEEPING Simplified: 600 Questions and Answers on Tropical Beekeeping: pdf

J Semakula, P Lusembo, D R Kugonza et al, Estimation of live body weight using zoometrical measurements for improved marketing of indigenous chicken in the Lake Victoria basin of Uganda: pdf

Okia et al, Use and Management of Balanites aegyptiaca in Drylands of Uganda: pdf  

D.R. Kugonza et al, Productivity and morphology of Ankole cattle in three livestock production systems in Uganda: pdf, ps

D.R. Kugonza et al, Accuracy of pastoralists’ memory-based kinship assignment of Ankole cattle: a microsatellite DNA analysis: pdf, ps

James Ochwa-Echel, Exploring the Gender Gap in Computer Science Education in Uganda: pdf 

HANNAH STANTON ON MAKERERE UNIVERSITY: PDF, Postscript

THE FIRST GRADUATES OF THE MAKERERE UNIVERSITY EXTERNAL DEGREE PROGRAMME IN UGANDA: PDF, Postscript

ONE YEAR OF VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE AT MAKERERE UNIVERSITY IN UGANDA: PDF, Postscript

2000 ANNUAL REPORT The Rockefeller Foundation: PDF, Postscript

Makerere University in Transition 1993–2000 Opportunities & Challenges: PDF, Postscript

THE NETHERLANDS PROGRAMME FOR THE INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING CAPACITY (NPT): PDF, Postscript

A PROCESS OF CURRICULUM CHANGE: THE MAKERERE EXPERIENCE: PDF, Postscript

STAKEHOLDERS’ DIALOGUE, BEYOND JUBA: BUILDING CONSENSUS ON A SUSTAINABLE PEACE PROCESS FOR UGANDA: PDF, Postscript

Option Pricing: Lattice Models Revisited: PDF, Postscript

Perspective of Bioenergy and Jatropha in Uganda: PDF, Postscript

CURRENT RESEARCH ON ELEARNING & PROPOSED RESEARCH AGENDA FOR MAKERERE UNIVERSITY: PDF, Postscript

SAMSS Site Visit Report: PDF, Postscript

Makerere University Team at The International Criminal Court Trial Competition: PDF, Postscript

Training, research & outreach activities at Makerere University: PDF, Postscript

A grander challenge: the case of how Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) contributes to health outcomes in Africa: PDF, Postscript

Statistical Training at the Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics, Makerere University: PDF, Postscript

Founding Institutional Partnerships: PDF, Postscript

Approach to civic engagement: PDF, Postscript

Workshop on Writing for Scholarly Publishing (11-15 July, 2011 Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda): PDF, Postscript

A proposal for partnership with Makerere University towards addressing fading interest in science education in rural western Uganda: PDF, Postscript

IMMUNOLOGIC STUDIES IN PATIENTS WITH MALIGNANT MELANOMA IN UGANDA: PDF, Postscript

ASSESSMENT OF THE UTILIZATION OF MAKERERE UNIVERSITY ELECTRONIC INFORMATION RESOURCES BY ACADEMIC STAFF: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS: PDF, Postscript

Africa/Europe – University partnership for mutual benefit; Makerere University and partners: PDF, Postscript

Determining the limiting nutrients in coffee plantations at Makerere University Agricultural Reseach Institute: PDF, Postscript

Healthy city harvests: Generating evidence to guide policy on urban agriculture: PDF, Postscript

PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES OF TRAINING IN AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS AT DIFFERENT LEVELS IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY: PDF, Postscript
 
Opportunities for ICT Research Cooperation in Makerere: PDF, Postscript

Makerere University: ICT STATUS: PDF, Postscript

Re-building Prestige in Research: Organizational Case Study of Makerere University: PDF, Postscript

Pfizer Investments in Health: PDF, Postscript

Institutional capacity development and innovation at Makerere University: PDF, Postscript

PREDICTORS OF PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM TREATMENT OUTCOMES AMONG CHILDREN IN ARUA, UGANDA: PDF, Postscript

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE INTERNAL ANAL SPHINCTER AND THE RECTUM OF THE VERVET MONKEY: PDF, Postscript

Pediatrics: Makerere University/ Mulago Hospital: Kampala, Uganda: PDF, Postscript

A THEORY OF SITUATION ROLES: PDF, Postscript

RELATIONAL PATTERNS OF KAMPALA, UGANDA: PDF, Postscript

Copyright and Access to e-Resources in Africa's Education and Research Contexts: the case of selected Ugandan Institutions: PDF, Postscript

Hybrid E-learning for Rural Secondary Schools in Uganda, Co-evolution in Triple Helix Processes: PDF, Postscript

Human Resources Management at Makerere: Quality Assurance and Gender Mainstreaming as core issues: PDF, Postscript

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF MAKERERE UNIVERSITY GRADUATES OF THE FACULTIES OF ARTS AND SCIENCES: PDF, Postscript

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY IN THE REGIONAL INITIATIVE IN SCIENCE AND EDUCATION: PDF, Postscript

Reviving Makerere University to a Leading Institution for Academic Excellence in Africa: PDF, Postscript

CONTRACT BETWEEN MAKERERE UNIVERSITY AND THE AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF NORWAY CONCERNING SUPPORT TO INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME AT MAKERERE UNIVERSITY: PDF, Postscript

Accordia Global Health Foundation’s Makerere University Professors in Residence Program: PDF, Postscript

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY TOWARDS 2017 STRATEGIC CHOICES: PDF, Postscript

Uganda: Gregory Sankaran, University of Bath, UK, and Juma Kasozi, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda: PDF, Postscript

Agreement between The Association of African Universities (AAU) and Makerere University: PDF, Postscript

Electronic Information Seeking Among LIS Postgraduate Students at Makerere University, Uganda: PDF, Postscript

Learning to make change Developing innovation competence for recreating the African university of the 21st century: PDF, Postscript

UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT LINKAGES PROJECT: Case Western Reserve University-Makerere University Public Health Linkage: PDF, Postscript

The Learning Innovations Loan Funding Towards Capacity Building for Decentralization in Uganda: PDF, Postscript

CURRICULUM INNOVATIONS AT FACULTY OF MEDICINE, MAKERERE UNIIVERSIITY: PDF, Postscript

Influence of the training experience of Makerere University medical and nursing graduates on willingness and competence to work in rural health facilities: PDF, Postscript

Ugandan Theatre: paradigm shifts: PDF, Postscript

Kimondo et al 2011- Estimating fruit yield from Vitex payos in semi-arid eastern province of Kenya: MS Word, PDF, Postscript

REPORT ON REGIONAL SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP ON INNOVATION INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION: MS Word, PDF, Postscript

A characterisation of the physical properties of soil and the implications for landslide occurence on the slopes of Mount Elgon, Eastern Uganda Mugagga et al 2011: PDF

Donald R. Kugonza BEEKEEPING Simplified: 600 Questions and Answers on Tropical Beekeeping: pdf

J Semakula, P Lusembo, D R Kugonza et al, Estimation of live body weight using zoometrical measurements for improved marketing of indigenous chicken in the Lake Victoria basin of Uganda: pdf

Okia et al, Use and Management of Balanites aegyptiaca in Drylands of Uganda: pdf  

D.R. Kugonza et al, Productivity and morphology of Ankole cattle in three livestock production systems in Uganda: pdf, ps

D.R. Kugonza et al, Accuracy of pastoralists’ memory-based kinship assignment of Ankole cattle: a microsatellite DNA analysis: pdf, ps

James Ochwa-Echel, Exploring the Gender Gap in Computer Science Education in Uganda: pdf 

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Mak Commissions CoVAB@50 Celebrations, Awards Certificates

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The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (4th L), DVCAA-Dr. Umar Kakumba (5th L) and Principal CoVAB-Prof. J.D. Kabasa (3rd L) with L-R: Mr. Byakatonda Patrick, Mr. Alfred Masikye Namoah, Mr. Felix Okello, the Mace bearer and Dr. Samuel Majalija at the CoVAB@50 Celebrations Commissioning, 17th June 2021, Nakyesasa-Namulonge.

The College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (CoVAB) on Thursday 17th June, 2021 commenced celebrations to mark 50 Years of Veterinary Higher Education, Science, Technology, Innovation and Services (HESTIS) in Uganda. The blended event held at the Industrial Livestock Research, Incubation and Skilling (ILRIS) Center at Nakyesasa, Namulonge as well as online was presided over by the Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma and First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports (MoES), Hon. Janet Museveni both represented by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe.

The event, held as part of Makerere University Centenary Celebrations (1922-2022) was a moment of celebration for 1,930 skilled livestock agribusiness entrepreneurs who were awarded certificates in recognition of completion of their respective courses. Owing to the strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) instituted by the Ministry of Health (MoH) to curb the spread of COVID-19, the students from Incubation Hubs in Atiak, Butaleja, Mubende, Nakyesasa, Sheema and Wakiso were awarded their certificates virtually.

In her remarks read by Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Hon. Janet Museveni thanked Makerere University for supporting grassroots level development through groundbreaking innovations under the Africa Institute for Strategic Services and Development-Skills for Production Enterprise Development and Accreditation (AFRISA-SPEDA) model.

The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (L), Academic Registrar-Mr. Alfred Masikye Namoah (C) and the Principal CoVAB-Prof. John David Kabasa stand for the anthems.
The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (L), Academic Registrar-Mr. Alfred Masikye Namoah (C) and the Principal CoVAB-Prof. John David Kabasa stand for the anthems.

“I am extremely pleased that Makerere University, through those innovative approaches, has developed and launched the alternative approach to building human capital and transferring knowledge to enterprises in communities.

“I would like to encourage all those involved in skills development to adopt methodologies that transform those trainees that go through these programs in ways that enable them also transform the societies they live in” read the Minister’s remarks.

She further noted that commissioning of the CoVAB@50 celebrations was both timely and rewarding. “The commissioning of the college innovations indeed has made meaning. This is a true path to growth of an Academic and Development College of the University, and we congratulate you again.”

Addressing the congregation as Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe congratulated CoVAB alumna and incoming Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MoSTI) under the Office of the President, Dr. Monica Musenero upon her recent appointment. “We thank His Excellency the President for identifying you. Science is in good hands.”

Awardees from the Mubende Incubation Hub raise their caps after virtually receiving their certificates in the blended ceremony on 17th June 2021. Photo credit: Kabaruli Twekambe/Team BOBOMAK
Awardees from the Mubende Incubation Hub raise their caps after virtually receiving their certificates in the blended ceremony on 17th June 2021. Photo credit: Kabaruli Twekambe/Team BOBOMAK

Prof. Nawangwe urged Dr. Musenero to address the structures of managing research and innovation in Uganda, “including the role of the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology and the apparent need to establish a Research Council for Uganda.”

In the same breath he thanked the outgoing and pioneer Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Hon. Dr. Elioda Tumuwesigye, for his role in ensuring that the ministry is empowered to carry out its mandate.

The Chancellor congratulated CoVAB upon training the bulk of Veterinary Doctors in Uganda over the last 50 years and more recently, Laboratory Technologists at the highest level. He recognised Makerere University‘s obligation to contribute to the economic self-determination of Uganda and thanked CoVAB for conducting research that addresses hindrances to national development, especially in the livestock industry.

“The anti-tick vaccine is one of such innovations which will solve the huge problem of tick-borne diseases that have caused enormous losses to our farmers. There are many other problems on which the college is researching and we thank you for the enthusiasm” he added.

Incoming Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation in the Office of the President, Dr. Monica Musenero addresses the congregation.
Incoming Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation in the Office of the President, Dr. Monica Musenero addresses the congregation.

The Chancellor commended CoVAB for being the vanguard of transformation of the grassroots communities through the SPEDA model. “I urge Government to fund this important initiative so that it can more meaningfully contribute to solving the big problem of youth unemployment.”

In her remarks, Dr. Monica Musenero commended the Principal, CoVAB, Prof. John David Kabasa for fulfilling the College’s dream of enabling the masses who drop out of the education value chain as well as those who complete education but have no skills for livelihood, to attain certification in agribusiness entrepreneurship.

“Many people attain academic success and write papers, publish and they become professors but without demonstrable impact on their nation. You have shown by the thousands that you have touched nationwide that indeed you are a professor of national transformation. Congratulations,” remarked Dr. Musenero.

She therefore congratulated the teams at CoVAB and AFRISA upon successfully conceiving and executing a model that is non-traditional, informal, not easily understood and not documented in any textbooks.

The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (R) receives graduation books of the cohorts from Director DIT, MoES-Mr. Byakatonda Patrick (C) and Deputy Commissioner Social Services Development, MoES-Madam Elizabeth Bateme (L).
The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (R) receives graduation books of the cohorts from Director DIT, MoES-Mr. Byakatonda Patrick (C) and Deputy Commissioner Social Services Development, MoES-Madam Elizabeth Bateme (L).

As Minister, Dr. Musenero noted that witnessing thousands of individuals from across the country whose skills had been honed through a university programme receiving certificates gave her a lot of hope and material to embark on her tenure with. “I will be looking forward to harnessing these resources as we initiate work on the next leg of Science, Technology and Innovation in the country under the President’s Office.”

The invitation to the Principal, CoVAB to present students for the award of the ordinary diplomas, ordinary certificates and artisan certificates was given by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs), Dr. Umar Kakumba. He congratulated the awardees upon successfully completing their respective courses and graduating with evidence on an enterprise.

Prof. Kabasa clarified that the approach used to train the day’s awardees was not simply a vocational skilling. “The combination of action research with knowledge transfer, skilling, plus assessment and accreditation processes done by organs like the DIT (Directorate of Industrial Training, MoES) has given us this result, for the University to provide true leadership and transformation of the community.”

Present at the celebrations were the Director, DIT, MoES-Mr. Byakatonda Patrick and the Deputy Commissioner Social Services Development, MoES Madam Elizabeth Bateme who have worked through the Academic-Community-Public-Private-Partnership model to ensure that students graduate as entrepreneurs with micro enterprises.

The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (C), flanked by DVCAA-Dr. Umar Kakumba (R) and the Principal CoVAB-Prof. John David Kabasa (L) commissions the SPEDA Training, Incubation and Research Centre-Nakyesasa on behalf of the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports-Hon. Janet Museveni on 17th June 2021.
The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (C), flanked by DVCAA-Dr. Umar Kakumba (R) and the Principal CoVAB-Prof. John David Kabasa (L) commissions the SPEDA Training, Incubation and Research Centre-Nakyesasa on behalf of the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports-Hon. Janet Museveni on 17th June 2021.

Prior to presiding over the ceremony, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, on behalf of the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports officially commissioned the SPEDA Training, Incubation and Research Centre – Nakyesasa.

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UNMA Advisory on Agriculture and Food Security Jun-Aug 2021

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A male researcher inspects a maize cob in a demonstration plot on 13th August 2010 at the Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK), Wakiso Uganda.

The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) on 7th June 2021 released the seasonal rainfall outlook for the June-July-August (JJA) 2021 period. Contained in the outlook were advisories to various strategic sectors of the economy.

Particularly, the advisory to the Agriculture and Food Security sector was;

  • JJA season is often part of the normal dry season in the areas of South-western, western, parts of the eastern, and central Uganda. The farming communities in these areas are therefore advised to be vigilant during post-harvest handling by considering proper drying of the harvest on clean surfaces, use of tarpaulins and drying on racks;
  • Preparation of good storage facilities of produce to avoid compromising on quality and safety;
  • Channeling of the run-off water into the gardens in order to maximize on the soil moisture conservation;
  • For those areas where near normal to above normal rainfall is expected (most parts of northern and eastern Uganda), farmers are encouraged to continue with regular weeding, pest and disease surveillance and control;
  • Due to the expected enhanced rainfall in those areas, water logging and proliferation of fungal and bacterial crop diseases are likely to occur.
  • Open drainage channels around household and gardens to reduce risks from stagnant water causing damage to root tuber crops;
  • Flash floods and waterlogging are highly anticipated to occur in low lying areas expected to receive enhanced rainfall such as Katakwi and Kapelebyong. Therefore, communities are encouraged to keep watch over their crops, animals and property;
  • In Karamoja sub-region, where wetter conditions are expected, the pastoral communities are advised to diversify into boosting the production of cereals (sorghum, millet, and maize), beans, and ground nuts and sustain pasture availability for livestock.

Please see Downloads for the detailed outlook.

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4th Call For Applications: MURBS Departmental Ambassadors

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URBRA’s Mrs. Ritah Nansasi Wasswa (2nd L) assisted by Ag. University Secretary-Mr. Yusuf Kiranda (L) hands over a plaque of recognition to Outgoing Trustee-Ms. Dorothy Nannozi Kabanda (2nd R) as Incoming Trustee-Ms. Franco Angida Mugyema (R) applauds during the MURBS Board Handover on 26th March 2021.

In February 2018, the Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme (MURBS) launched the Departmental Ambassadors Programme. MURBS hopes to use this Ambassadors Programme to engage more directly with its membership and enhance member education. MURBS further perceives this Programme as a means to mitigate succession planning risks.

MURBS Fund Value continues to grow, and as at 31st March 2021, it stood at Ushs 235.5bn as compared to Ushs 209.6bn as at 30th June 2020. Given this growth, there is increased need for prospective Trustees, who are well equipped with relevant knowledge and skills, and with practical exposure to the management and governance of MURBS.

Eligibility

  1. Must be employed by the University on permanent terms
  2. Must be an Active Member of the Scheme (currently contributing to the Scheme) and appear on the Official Register of the MURBS Active Membership as at 30th April 2021.
  3. Must be willing to commit time to trainings and other ambassadorial activities organised by the Scheme.

Mode of training for 4th Cohort of Ambassadors

Training for this (4th) Cohort of Ambassadors is envisaged to be conducted over the zoom online platform only, due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Scheme does not envisage any face-to-face interactions.

Tenure of Office & Termination or Withdrawal

There is no tenure of office for the Departmental Ambassador. As long as a member is willing to continue serving as an Ambassador, and the Ambassador continues to satisfy the eligibility criteria above, she or he will remain a MURBS Ambassador.

How to Apply

Interested members should complete the MURBS Departmental Ambassador Application Form 01-0218. The completed Form together with the requested attachments should be sent to info[at]murbs.mak.ac.ug and copy to wilber.naigambi[at]mak.ac.ug no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 14th June 2021. We discourage hand delivery of applications.

Confirmation/Approval Process

MURBS shall acknowledge receipt of each application received within 12 hours and will respond to the applicants to confirm the status of their application in writing (by e-mail). Upon approval of the application, the name of the approved Ambassador together with the Department and School/Unit will be updated on the list of the MURBS Departmental Ambassadors in the Group 4 category and published on the MURBS website.

NOTE: There is no limit as to the number of ambassadors that MURBS can have in a department.

Please see Downloads for the detailed call and application form.

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