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AET2011 Conference Papers



The Second International Conference on Advances in Engineering and Technology (AET2011, 31st Jan – 2nd Feb 2011) was a follow up on the 1st International Conference on Advances in Engineering and Technology that was held in 2006.

The conference provided a forum for scientists, researchers, professionals and industry leaders from all over the world and the African region in particular, to exchange ideas on current scientific advances in engineering and technology.

Below are some of the papers that were presented;

Abaho et al, Climate change and its Impacts on River Flows and Recharge in the Sezibwa Catchment, Uganda: pdf, ps

Argen et al, Cost and Time Overrun in Construction Projects in a Multicultural Setting: pdf, ps

Akinlabi et al, Effect of Travel speed on Joint properties of Dissimilar Metal Friction Stir Welds: pdf, ps

Alinaitwe, Contractors’ Perspective on Critical Factors for Successful Implementation of Private Public Partnerships in Construction Projects in Uganda: pdf, ps

Anyala et al, Assessment of the Impact of Climate Change on Road Maintenance: pdf, ps

Anyiko et al, Investigation of the Suitability of Recycled Carpet Fibre as a Soil Reinforcement Material: pdf, ps

Apolot et al, An Investigation into the Causes of Delay and Cost Overrun in Uganda’s Public Sector Construction Projects: pdf, ps

Aulin et al, Issues Confronting Women Participation in the Construction Industry: pdf, ps

Auziane et al, Design of Weather Station and Measurement Equipment for Assessment of Buildings Energy Use in Mozambique: pdf, ps

Baloi, Feasibility Analysis of Timber Houses in Mozambique: pdf, ps

Chipofoya et al, Evaluation of Wastewater Treatment Technologies at Blantyre WWTW, Malawi, in the Context of the ED-WAVE Tool: pdf, ps

Chipofoya et al, Evaluation of case-based design principles and the decision tree selection process in the design of Soche wastewater treatment plant, Blantyre, Malawi: pdf, ps

Dawoud et al, Security in Embedded Systems: Design Challenges: pdf, ps

Dawoud et al, A Proposed Public Key Management Scheme for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: pdf, ps

Dawoud et al, A New Threshold Multisignature Scheme for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: pdf, ps

Dawoud et al, Trust Establishment in Ad Hoc Networks by Certificate Distribution and Postponed Verification: pdf, ps

Ecuru et al, Integrating Science, Technology and Innovation in National Development Planning Process: the Case of Uganda: pdf, ps

Ikponmwosa et al, Strength Characteristics of Concrete Beams with Cement Partially Replaced by Uncalcined Soldier-Ant Mound Clay: pdf, ps

Irumba et al, Modeling the Dynamics of Housing and Population Growth in Kampala City: pdf, ps

Kakitahi et al, Towards development of a whole life costing based model for evaluation of building designs: pdf, ps

Kalanzi et al, Evaluation of Waste Minimization Alternatives for the Galvanizing Production Process: A case study of Uganda Baati Ltd.: pdf ,

Kanai et al, Adaptive PID Dc Motor Speed Controller With Parameters Optimized with Hybrid Optimization Strategy: pdf, ps

Kariko-Buhwezi et al, Challenges to the Sustainability of Small Scale Biogass Technologies in Uganda: pdf, ps

Kasembe et al, Irreversibilities in High Temperature Biomass Gasification: pdf, ps

Katende et al, A Study into the Factors Hindering Development of the Construction Industry in Uganda: pdf, ps

Kayaga et al, Using Economic Instruments for Water Resources Management in the City of the Future: Case Studies from Spain and Uganda: pdf, ps

Kayondo et al, Algorithmic Incorporation of Geographical Information Technologies in Road Infrastructure Maintenance in Uganda: pdf, ps

Kirabira et al, Beneficiation and Evaluation of Mutaka kaolin: pdf, ps

Kizza et al, Estimating Areal Rainfall over the Lake Victoria and its Basin using Ground-based and Satellite Data: pdf, ps

Kombe et al, High Free Fatty Acid (FFA) Feedstock Pre-Treatment Method for Biodiesel Production: pdf, ps

Kudenyo, Rainfall Runoff Model for River Sosiani's Catchment: pdf, ps

Kwesiga, Contribution of Industrial Research in Transformation of Developing Countries: pdf, ps

Lubwama et al, Wear Mechanisms of Piston Seals in Reciprocating Hand Pumps for Rural Drinking Water Supply: pdf, ps

Lugano et al, Modellign the Influence of Moisture Content in High temperature Gasification (HTAG) of Biomass: pdf, ps

Lugano et al, Effects of Moisture Content in Biomass Gasification: pdf, ps

Mashingo et al, Characteristic Properties of Tanzanian Coal for High Temperature Gasification: pdf, ps

Mhilu et al, Thermal Degradation Characteristics of Blends of Tanzanian Bituminous Coal and Coffee Husks: pdf, ps

Misginna et al, Yield and Chemical Characteristics of Charcoal Produced by TLUDND Gasifier Cookstove Using Eucalyptus Wood as Feedstock: pdf, ps

Mkumbwa et al, A Cost Effective Solar PV Power Solution for Rural Household in Tanzania: The case of Kondoa District: pdf, ps

Mukasa et al, Role of Intangible Assets in the Adoption of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT’s) in Developing Countries: Case Study of Uganda: pdf, ps

Mukiibi, The Effect of Urbanisation on the Housing Conditions of the Urban Poor in Kampala, Uganda: pdf, ps

Mukiibi, An Evaluation of Factors that have Influenced Housing Policy Development in Uganda: pdf, ps

Mukwaya et al, Saturation Flow Rate for Through-Traffic at Signalized Junctions in Kampala: pdf, ps

Musaazi, From R&D to Entrepreneurship: pdf, ps

Musinguzi et al, Small-scale CHP for Rural Electrification in Uganda – The State-ofthe- art and Prospective Development: pdf, ps

Musinguzi, Application of Spatial Technologies and Field Techniques to Assess the Status of Wetlands in Lake Kyoga Basin in Uganda: pdf, ps

Musinguzi, A Tree Model for Diffusion of Spatial Data Infrastructures in Developing Countries: pdf, ps

Mutambi et al, Transferring Best Practices for Uganda Technological Innovation and Sustainable Growth: pdf, ps

Mutesi et al, Application of ICT in the Construction Industry in Kampala: pdf, ps

Mutesi et al, Analysis of Storage-Estimation Techniques for Optimal Rainwater Reservoir Sizing: pdf, ps

Mutikanga et al, Investigating thte Impact of Utility Sub-metering on Revenue Water: pdf, ps

Mutikanga et al, Decision Support Tool for Optimal Water Meter Replacement: pdf, ps

Muzenda et al, The Effect of Zinc Ion Concentration and pH on the Leaching Kinetics of Calcined Zinc Oxide Ore: pdf, ps

Muzenda et al, Phase Equilibrium of Volatile Organic Compounds in Silicon oil Using the UNIFAC Procedure: An Estimation: pdf, ps

Mwakali et al, Local Content in the Oil and Gas Industry: Implications for Uganda: pdf, ps

Mwebesa et al, Simulating Bearing Capacity Failure of Surface Loading on Sand Using COMSOL: pdf, ps

Mwesige et al, Estimating The Critical GAP and FOLLOW-UP Headway at Roundabouts in Uganda: pdf, ps

Mwesige et al, Identifying and Fixing High Traffic Crash Locations in the Road Network in Uganda: pdf, ps

Mwesige et al, Opportunities for Generating Electricity from Municipal Solid Waste: Case of Kampala City Council Landfill: pdf, ps

Nalumansi et al, Determining Productivity of Masons for both Stretcher and Header Bonding on Building Sites: pdf, ps

Nawangwe, The Architectural Transformation of Makerere University Neighbourhoods during the Period 1990-2010: pdf, ps

Ngirane-Katashaya et al, An Innovative Intervention by a Multiplicity of Surface and Underground Interlinked Dams/Weirs, Sand Storages, and Sub-Geological Engineering to Solve Karamoja's Perennial Water Stress: pdf, ps

Nnaggenda et al, User Participation in the Eyes of an Architect and Gendered Spaces: pdf, ps

Nturanabo et al, Performance Appraisal of the Casamance Kiln as a Replacement to the Traditional Charcoal Kilns in Uganda: pdf, ps

Nyeko-Ogiramoi et al, Assessment of the impact of climate change on extreme precipitation and temperature events over the upper River Nile basin: pdf, ps

Ocen et al, An Analysis of the Competitiveness of Local Construction Contractors in Uganda: pdf, ps

Oke et al, Value Management in the Nigerian Construction Industry: Militating Factors and the Perceived Benefits: pdf, ps

Okello et al, Optimising Densification Condition of Coffee Husks Briquettes Using Response Surface Methodology: pdf, ps

Okidi et al, Gender Research as Knowledge Resource in Technology and Engineering: pdf, ps

Okidi, Hybrid E-Learning for Rural Secondary Schools in Uganda: Co-Evolution in Triple Helix Processes: pdf, ps

Okidi, Longitudinal Analysis of Performance of Ugandan Rural Advanced- Level Students in Physics Practicals: pdf, ps

Okodi et al, Approximate Large Deflection Analysis of Thin Rectangular Plates under Distributed Lateral Line Load: pdf, ps

Okodi et al, Exact Large Deflection Analysis of Thin Rectangular Plates under Distributed Lateral Line Load: pdf, ps

Okou et al, An Opportunity to Enhance Rural Electrification in sub-Saharan Africa through the Local Manufacture of Flywheel Energy Storage System: pdf, ps

Okullo et al, Transesterification Reaction Kinetics of Jatropha Oil for Biodiesel Production: pdf, ps

Omolo et al, Perspectives on City Planning of Post Independence Kampala: The Emergence of the Metropolitan Growth Model and the Hexagonal Cell: pdf, ps

Openy et al, Appropriate Technology for Sustainable Rainwater Harvesting Based on Optimal Rainfall Estimates: pdf, ps

Otim et al, The Causes and Impact of Uncompleted Buildings; Studies in Kampala City: pdf, ps

Otim et al, Cost Control Techniques Used On Building Construction Sites in Uganda: pdf, ps

Otim et al, Design of Biogas Plant for Rural Households in Uganda (Case Study: Apac District): pdf, ps

Rodrigues et al, Influence of Solar Shading on Indoor Climate of Buildings: pdf, ps

Rodrigues et al, Influence of Building Orientation on the Indoor Climate of Buildings: pdf, ps

Rwabuhungu, Specific Transverse Distribution of Nutrients and its Major Impact on the Sustainable Development of the Lake Kivu Methane Gas Exploitation: pdf, ps

Sebitosi et al, The Smart grid: adopting new concepts for infrastructure to power Africa’s emerging industrial revolution: pdf, ps

Semambya, Recycling of Burnt Clay Rubble as Structural Concrete: pdf, ps

Semuwemba et al, Determining the Reaeration Coefficient and Hydrodynamic Properties of Rivers Using Inert Gas Tracers: pdf, ps

Semwogerere et al, Analysis of Some Existing Erosion and Deposition Models: pdf, ps

Senfuka et al, Options for Improvement of the Ugandan Iron and Steel Industry: pdf, ps

Ssengendo et al, Geoid Determination In Uganda: Current Status: pdf, ps

Stack et al, Context-Sensitive Maintenance Management using Mobile Tools: pdf, ps

Swart, Modeling a Single-sideband Transmitter in SIMETRIX for Instructional Purposes: pdf, ps

Tayebwa et al, Structural Consideration in Design of Reinforced Concrete Slabs with Openings: pdf, ps

Tickodri-Togboa, On the Contribution of Victoria Nile River Discharge to the Hydrological Performance of East Africa's Lake Victoria: pdf, ps

Tumwesigye, Urban flood modeling: beyond the preserve of developed countries: pdf, ps

Tumwesigye-omwe, A Study of the Use of Ground Investigation Reports during Foundation Design in Kampala: pdf, ps

Twite et al, Assessment of Natural Adhesives in Banana Leaf Composite Materials for Architectural Applications: pdf, ps

Uwase et al, Interactive Tools for Learning Sensor Network Basics: pdf, ps

Vestbro, Impacts of Urbanisation in Low-Income Countries: pdf, ps

Viljoen et al, Energy Management of a Solar/Hydrogen Driven Power Plant: pdf, ps

Wamuziri, Innovative Models for Procurement of Major Infrastructure Projects in Development: pdf, ps

Zziwa et al, Strength Characterisation of Timbers for Building Construction in Uganda: pdf, ps


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A Successful Ph.D. Defense by Vianney Andrew Yiga



The CEDAT community is proud to share our congratulations to Vianney Andrew Yiga following his successful Ph.D. defense that happened yesterday Monday 3rd October 2022 at the College of Engineering, Design, Art, and Technology (CEDAT).

His Thesis was titled; Thermal Stability of Fiber- Reinforced Polylactic Acid Composites for Flameretarded Applications.

The candidate was supervised by Eng. Dr. Michael Lubwama and Eng. Dr. Peter W. Olupot both from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at CEDAT.

Dr. John Wasswa, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences (CONAS), Makerere University was the opponent that interrogated the candidate to enable a clear understanding of the study.

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Makerere University Launches National Parenting Draft Manual



The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo (Centre) and Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC (Right) interact with a participant at the workshop on 22nd July 2022, Kampala.

By Agnes Namaganda

On July 22nd 2022, Makerere UniversityChild Health and Development Centre (MakCHDC) launched a draft manual for the National Parenting Standards. The Centre has been working together with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) with funding from UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund), to develop standards that are agreeable to all organisations in the country that are involved in parenting work. The draft manual was being presented to members of a consortium that brings together all these organisations together, called the Parenting Agenda Consortium.

“We produce many documents and they are shelved,” Irene Ayot Chono, who was speaking on behalf of UNICEF said. “We hope that this document will not be one of them,” she emphasized.

Irene Ayot Chono-UNICEF, urging participants to utilize the manual once it is complete.
Irene Ayot Chono-UNICEF, urging participants to utilize the manual once it is complete.

Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC who presented the draft manual to participants, emphasized that if any organization is doing parenting work, there should be a minimum package that they should offer.

Draft Manual Content

The manual which will have several modules. These modules will be delivered face-to-face in 1.5 hour sessions. Some of these include; Module 6 which will focus on “understanding responsible masculinity and fatherhood” and on “understanding the concept of head of family.”The draft manual also proposed that Module 11 focuses on Parenting in the 21st Century. Some of the sessions in this module will include Children and Technology, Contemporary Influence on Children and Modernity, Culture and Morality.Module 9 will focus on Parenting for Adolescents and some of the suggested sessions within this module are Needs for Adolescents and The Art of Communicating with Adolescents. Module 5 will focus on Preventing Violent Parenting and Promoting Alternative Discipline Strategies while Module 10 will be about Parenting to Address the Mental Health for Children and Adults.

Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC presenting the contents of the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual.
Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC presenting the contents of the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual.

Participants’ suggestions

After the presentation, participants raised several suggestions for discussion and consideration. These included whether there should be a module on spirituality since Uganda is a strongly religious nation. There was also the concern of how children in remand homes should be parented. Another concern raised by a participant was as to whether teachers who make an undeniable contribution to parenting, should be taken through the parenting manual.

A participant gives her input at the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual launch.
A participant gives her input at the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual launch.

In her closing remarks, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo, the Director of Cultural Affairs at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) said that the manual is for the parenting organisations to utilize and not for MGLSD.

The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo making closing remarks at the workshop.
The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo making closing remarks at the workshop.

Ms. Chono also adjured the team behind the manual to use picture illustrations in the manual that can be relatable by the Ugandan parents.

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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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