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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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Rotary International President visits Mak



The Chairperson of Council, Mrs Lorna Magara (L) presents a plaque to Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta in appreciation of his visit and invaluable service, 15th September 2021, CTF1, Makerere University.

By Hasifa Kabejja

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta has appreciated Makerere University for supporting and carrying forward the newly introduced programme aimed at advancing peace on the African Continent. Launched in January 2020, the Rotary Peace Centre at Makerere University runs a postgraduate diploma programme in Peace-building and Conflict Transformation. The hands-on program entails coursework that addresses topics including human rights, governance, and the role of the media in conflict. Other studies focus on refugees and migration, as well as resource and identity-based conflicts.

At a high level meeting held with the University leadership on 15th September 2021 at CTF1, President Shekhar Mehta said Rotary International was proud to be partnering with Makerere to promote peace on the African Continent. “The mere absence of war does not translate into total peace. Besides war, there are many other factors undermining peaceful co-existence. It is our duty to address these issues so as to create harmony in our communities. Through the Rotary Peace Centres across the globe, we are undertaking a number of initiatives aimed at promoting peace. Since 2002, the Rotary Peace Centres have trained more than 1,300 fellows who are working to advance peace in more than 115 countries. We are happy to work with Makerere University to foster peace and development on the African Continent,” he noted.   President Shekhar Mehta, who was on a three-day tour of Rotary projects in Uganda, was visiting Makerere for the first time since the University won the bid to host the International Rotary Peace Centre, the first of its kind on the African Continent.

President Shekhar Mehta, who was in company of past and current Governors of Districts 9213 and 9214, said peace was a necessary catalyst for the progress of humanity and general development of nation states across the globe. Elected for the 2021-22 term, President Shekhar Mehta, through his year theme Serve to Change Lives, asks Rotarians to participate in service projects where they can make a difference in their communities and the people who live in them. Since he joined Rotary in 1984 as a member of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India, President Shekhar Mehta has led many major service initiatives in India and South Asia, including among others, constructing 500 homes for Tsunami survivors at Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and starting the Shelter Kit programme in India which has served about 20 disasters and benefited about 75,000 disaster victims. 

Delivering her remarks, the Chairperson Council, Mrs. Lorna Magara appreciated Rotary International for entrusting Makerere University with the mandate to host the first rotary peace centre on the African Continent. “Choosing to house the Centre at Makerere University shows Rotary International’s trust and confidence in Makerere and her vision for building for the future. We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of Rotary International’s agenda. We also sincerely appreciate Rotarians all over the world who have committed funds to support the Rotary Peace Centre at Makerere University,” she noted. Similarly, she appreciated The Rotary Foundation (TRF) of Canada for setting up an endowment fund for the Peace Centre. “This will go a long way in ensuring the sustainability of the Peace Centre at Makerere University. The fund will help in the Capstone week where Fellows will present their social initiatives. These initiatives will showcase how the Rotary Peace Centre contributes to positive peace initiatives all over the world.”

In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe informed the President that the decision to establish the first Rotary Peace Centre in Africa at Makerere University was welcomed with ‘excitement and gratefulness’. “We consider this to be a vote of confidence in our efforts in the peace and conflict resolution agenda. We extend our appreciation to Rotarians in Uganda and beyond for selflessly supporting this noble cause.” The Vice Chancellor appreciated the leadership of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Makerere, and the Director of the Centre, Dr Helen Nambalirwa Nkabala for their tireless efforts in ensuring the centre achieves the intended objective.

By the end of this year, the Centre will have hosted two cohorts of peace fellows. The first cohort was at Makerere University between February and May, 2021. Currently, these Peace fellows are carrying out their peace initiatives in their communities. The second cohort will report on September 27, 2021. In both cohorts, Peace Fellows were chosen from 20 countries and by the end of the year, the Centre will have had a total of 36 Fellows.

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Intentionality Key to Nurturing More Women Leaders



The "Enhancing Women’s Participation and Visibility in Leadership and Decision-Making Organs of Public Universities in Uganda through Action Research" Phase One Study dissemination poster for the event held on 14th September 2021, CTF1, Makerere University and Online.

The Gender Mainstreaming Directorate (GMD), Makerere University on 14th September 2021 presented findings from phase one of the study on Enhancing Women’s Participation and Visibility in Leadership and Decision-Making Organs of Public Universities in Uganda through Action Research. The study team led by the Director GMD and Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Euzobia Mugisha Baine also consists of Assoc. Prof. Consolata Kabonesa, Dr. Anna Ninsiima, Ms. Frances Nyachwo, Ms. Susan Mbabazi and Mr. Eric Tumwesigye.  

The team is also made of coordinators from participating Universities such as Busitema University-Ms. Elizabeth Birabwa, Kabale University-Sr. Dr. Eva Tumusiime, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST)-Dr. Specioza Twinamasiko, Muni University-Ms. Amandru Stella Wawa, and Gulu Univeristy-Sr. Rosalba Aciro.

Funded by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF), the study was inspired by the fact that women are persistently few in numbers as staff, more so in leadership and decision-making organs of Ugandan Public Universities. “This is despite all the various efforts at national and international levels; the numbers are not growing as fast as needed to meet development goals of the country” explained Dr. Euzobia.

Based on this background, the study team therefore sought to conduct a situational analysis of the gender terrain of the six public universities to obtain baseline information encompassing the composition of governance and leadership organs and senior staff by sex, as well as a needs assessment and profiles of potential mentors and mentees.

Furthermore, the team sought to explore the capacity to conduct gender-responsive research as well as the role of male staff engagement in gender equity interventions within the universities as the drivers of development.

Dr. Mugisha-Baine shared that results of the baseline would then be used to design participatory training manuals or guides on gender and leadership. The manuals would cover; Institutionalized mentorship, How to conduct gender-responsive research, gender and equity budgeting, among others.

The Director GMD, Dr. Euzobia Mugisha Baine
The Director GMD, Dr. Euzobia Mugisha Baine

 “Within these manuals, we shall have a male staff engagement strategy in gender equity interventions in universities” she explained.

The development of the aforementioned materials would then be followed by their adoption and use to build capacity for women not only in leadership of participating and other public university but also beyond. “We shall periodically evaluate whether the capacity we have built has influenced women’s participation in leadership and decision-making organs of the university” supplemented the PI.

The capacity building trainings for women, it is envisaged, will lay the foundation for the formation of a functional Uganda University Women’s Think Tank, starting with the six participating universities. Dr. Mugisha Baine added that through this Think Tank, a monitoring and tracking system for gender representation in recruitment, promotion, retention/turnover and leadership of public universities shall be established and maintained.  

At the conclusion of phase one, the study team had drafted participatory training manuals in gender and leadership with content on; gender specific critical analysis of the leadership spectrum of public universities, positioning of individual women within the institutional framework and strategies for their advancement, gender equity advocacy in the university setting, institutional mentorship, building capacity in conducting gender-responsive research, among others.

“This content will be validated by the participating universities before the actual research training is conducted” added the PI.

On behalf of the research team, Dr. Mugisha Baine thanked the Government of Uganda for providing the resources that facilitated phase one of the study and prayed that the Mak-RIF Grants Management Committee (GMC) would support the next phase of capacity building.

Speaking on behalf of the Mak-RIF GMC Chairperson, Prof. William Bazeyo, Dr. Helen Nambalirwa Nkabala thanked and congratulated the team led by the Director GMD upon the milestones registered in the critical research.

“We are very proud of that work that is being done by all researchers in Mak-RIF and we would like to most sincerely thank Management for all the support throughout this process” she remarked.

Dr. Nkabala encouraged the research team to continue disseminating and using the findings for the furtherance of gender mainstreaming, particularly through the aspect of male staff engagement in gender equity interventions.  

The Executive Director, NCHE, Prof. Mary Okwakol. Courtesy Photo.
The Executive Director, NCHE, Prof. Mary Okwakol. Courtesy Photo.

Prior to delivering the keynote address of the day, the Executive Director National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) Prof. Mary Okwakol thanked the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe for inviting her to the important forum, noting that women’s participation in decision making and governance is a priority area of the Uganda Gender Policy 2007.  

She commended Makerere University for being at the forefront of gender mainstreaming in Uganda, noting that this prominence was one of the reasons why the Gender in Education Policy 2007 provides for replicating the institution’s strategy in all other Higher Education Institutions.   

Prof. Okwakol whose keynote address was punctuated incisive personal examples reaffirmed the statistics that women are generally not visible in leadership of Universities. That notwithstanding, in instances where they rise to leadership and decision-making positions, they are regularly subject to roles traditionally deemed as women’s inconsiderate of their managerial seniority and experience.

She nevertheless rallied the women to play their respective roles in enhancing participation and visibility at a personal level. The following were some of the strategies she proposed; work hard to acquire academic credentials so as to compete favourably with men, acquire necessary administrative training and experience, network among women, join professional networks as well as do research and publish.  

On joining professional networks, she shared her personal experience as a young zoologist who joined UNESCO’s Tropical Biology and Fertility Programme. “Within a short time I was appointed Coordinator for Africa and after two years, I was elected as a Member of the International Board of Management. After serving for two years, I became Vice Chairperson of that Board and finally I became Chairperson of that International Board.”

At the institutional level, Prof. Okwakol appealed to the Chairperson Council and Vice Chancellor to proactively recruit women who meet the requirements for leadership positions even if it means actively seeking out the reluctant ones. In this regard, she shared that it would be useful for the university to develop a database of women and their qualifications to ease this process.

She shared that NCHE has in recognition of female underrepresentation at every level in Higher Education approved the establishment of a Gender and Equity Unit with the aim of promoting inclusive gender participation in the sub-sector.

“This unit has been placed under the Directorate of Quality Assurance and Accreditation which implies that as we look out for and regulate quality, gender will be a very important aspect of that regulation” she reassured.

Prof. Okwakol concluded by urging participants to read the; Third National Development Plan (NDPIII), Uganda Vision 2040, and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) noting that there is no way all three can be achieved while women are left behind because they each make a case for inclusion of the female gender.  

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe follows proceedings during the dissemination.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe follows proceedings during the dissemination.

“What we are addressing here are historical injustices” said Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe as he commenced his remarks, “And in the case of Makerere University, it is well known that the institution started as a male-only institution and we all know the original motto was ‘Let us be men’” he added.

Citing examples from history such as; Marie Curie – one of the smartest physicists, Hatshepsut, Nefertiti and Cleopatra – prominent Pharaohs of Egypt, George Eliot, Rosa Luxemburg and Hypatia – all great philosophers as well as Chancellor Angela Merkel – first female Chancellor of Germany, the Vice Chancellor said there is no plausible argument that there are things women cannot do as well as their male counterparts.

He said it was against this knowledge and in a bid to correct historical injustices that Makerere University pioneered initiatives such as putting in place affirmative action for girls, establishing a Gender Mainstreaming Directorate as well as a School of Women and Gender Studies. The Vice Chancellor nevertheless stressed the need to go beyond pioneering to protecting these gains through legislation. “Historically we have seen that discrimination can only be addressed by laws and policies.”

Prof. Nawangwe thanked the Government for providing funds to support Mak-RIF as well as the Funds GMC and Secretariat for ensuring that these funds are put to good use. He equally thanked the Chairperson of Council, Mrs. Lorna Magara for her not only her support but also sparing time to attend a good number of the research dissemination events.

A screenshot of the Chairperson of Council, Mrs. Lorna Magara delivering the concluding remarks.
A screenshot of the Chairperson of Council, Mrs. Lorna Magara delivering the concluding remarks.

Delivering the concluding remarks, Mrs. Magara acknowledged that the study was timely and relevant the contemporary University, as one of the critical drivers of the national and international development agenda. She therefore reechoed the Vice Chancellor’s thanks to the Government of Uganda for generously supporting the University’s research through Mak-RIF.

Turning to the keynote speaker she said, “I thank Prof. Okwakol for ardently discussing the critical issues affecting the female gender, the strategies to overcome the challenges, including sharing her inspiring personal experiences.”

Mrs. Magara equally thanked Prof. Okwakol for her very instructional analysis, providing mentorship guidance with the resultant impact of enhancing the female gender in decision-making positions. In the same breath she congratulated the PI and her team upon successfully concluding phase one of the project.

“Phase one has generated insights in understanding the status of women in leadership in public universities, the legal and policy framework and its implications on women’s visibility, the institutional mentoring systems and the gaps therein” she observed.

The Chairperson of Council acknowledged that the challenge of underrepresentation of women in leadership roles cannot be resolved at an individual level. She therefore advocated for broad based strategies that can address deep-seated structural and cultural biases facing women. “These include developing mentorship networks, enacting laws and policies that address the imbalances and providing training programmes to address the leadership gaps.”

She therefore pledged the University Council’s unwavering support to the Gender Mainstreaming Programme by ensuring an enabling policy environment that facilitates gender-responsive teaching, learning, research innovation and community service.   

The research dissemination was moderated by the Principal Public Relations Officer (PRO), Ms. Ritah Namisango and the Director Communications, Learning and Knowledge Management, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) and PRO Mak-RIF, Ms. Harriet Adong.

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Section Editors & Associate Editors Wanted-CABI Agriculture & Biosciences Journal



The CABI Agriculture and Biosciences Journal (CABI A&B) is still in search of both Associate Editors to join the CABI A&B Editorial Board, as well as a Regional Editor-in-Chief to lead for Africa in addition to serving as a Section Editor in the area of either Environmental and SOIL SCIENCE, AGROECOLOGY, OR AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES. Ideally CABI wants Section Editors (SE) who are prominent members of their research communities, with high-level established positions at a research institution, with a strong, current record of international collaborations and publication, with an H-index of at least 25.  For Associate Editors (AE) we hope for researchers who have with established positions at a research institution (e.g., not post-docs or Ph.D. candidates), with a strong growing record of international collaborations and publication (e.g., around 8 publications in the past two years), and have an H-index of at least 15.

Very importantly, CABI hopes for SEs and AEs who are good communicators and are passionate about serving and building the journal to be an outlet for both large and small steps of sound science that will improve the lives and livelihoods of people worldwide.

Please see Downloads for the CABI EDITORIAL DIRECTORY

Interested applicants should email PHILIPPA J. BENSON, PH.D. MANAGING EDITOR | _CABI A&B | P.BENSON[at]CABI.ORG

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