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Makerere Rotary Club in massive tree campaign

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The Rotary Club of Kampala City Makerere (RCMAK), launched a ‘Tree Planting Campaign’ around Makerere University on the 24th November 2012. The campaign, to be rolled out in phases, will see seventy trees planted in the initial phase.  The club first matched with a band around Makerere University, to raise more awareness before trees were planted, along University Road starting with the Makerere main gate round about. The campaign was launched by Eng. Dominic Kavutse, a Commissioner in the Ministry of Water, Lands and Environment.
“I am pleased that this rotary club has taken up tree planting to combat the effects of environmental degradation. I encourage you to sustain this project. Growing trees is like looking after a child, it keeps you hopeful all the time. Research shows that people involved in forestry live longer, because they always look forward to seeing the trees grow amidst planting new ones. Makerere University can become a centre of excellence on the environment, because you have the advantage of being in the middle of the city, and you have access to a lot of research,” he said.
He advised the Rotary Club of Kampala City Makerere to develop a road map for this long term project, and encouraged the Makerere Community to get involved in the initiative. The President of RCMAK, Narcis Rwangoga, explained that this initiative is timely.
“It is easy to be deceived by the trees we see around the university and forget that many of them have aged and sometimes fall down by themselves. But as the old trees go, it is critical that they are replaced by new ones.

By planting trees, we hope to inspire the student community in Makerere to plant trees wherever they will go after here. Rotary believes in serving the community, starting with the immediate community,” he said.
RCMAK also plan to roll out a massive cleanup in and around Makerere University, including areas like Katanga and Kikoni in the near future. This Rotary Club fellowship is held every Friday between 6:00pm – 7:00pm, at the Makerere University Senior Staff Canteen.

 

 

By Marion Alina

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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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