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Weaving Success: Capturing Mak’s Contribution to Africa’s Higher Education Sector over 10yrs

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Makerere’s innovative application of technology and ICTs to teaching as well as other systems has been creatively captured by Weaving Success: Voices of Change in African Higher Education, a book published by the Institute for International Education (IIE).

Makerere’s innovative application of technology and ICTs to teaching as well as other systems has been creatively captured by Weaving Success: Voices of Change in African Higher Education, a book published by the Institute for International Education (IIE).

The 239page book released on 2nd November 2011 at the 3rd World Innovation Summit on Education in Doha was written by Megan Lindow, and creatively documents the 10-year history of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (PHEA), a $440 million investment and collaboration by seven major U.S. foundations to strengthen and support universities in nine African countries.

The book cites Makerere’s PhD in Plant Breeding and Technology, which harnesses the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences(CAES)’ high concentration of plant breeding experts to help equip scientists from Eastern and Southern Africa with skills in producing better crop varieties, resistant to drought and plant diseases.

The Bandwidth Consortium; a PHEA supported group of 11 universities and two higher education institution is further hailed for subsidizing the cost of expensive satellite bandwidth, a feat that fostered research collaborations and promoted “sandwich” programmes for PhD students, who divided their time between Makerere and Sweden.

Furthermore, the book examines the impact of the iLabs Shared Architecture programme developed by MIT on training engineering students at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology(CEDAT), through elimination of equipment constraints by use of online laboratories. The college has since then gone on to introduce the project in other Ugandan universities and High Schools.

“The stories in the book include a profile of a Ugandan inventor whose countless innovations have improved the lives of school girls, farmers, refugees and rural health practitioners,” says Megan Lindow the author, in reference to Dr. Moses Musaazi’s makapads project.

The writer goes ahead to highlight a host of other innovations in her book, available under the Downloads section below

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Weaving Success: Voices of Change in African Higher Education: pdf(9,639KB)

Press Release: New Volume on African Higher Education Partnership Tells of Innovation and Change Across Campuses and National Boundaries: pdf(165KB)

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

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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:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcu-urDIjE9ZgxdsbEmA2IkNMMiJVECt_ 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise

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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.

IMPORTANT:

(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

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH

Acting. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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

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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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