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Makerere to host First BBC Science Festival in Uganda



The BBC World Service will for five days, starting Sunday 24th to Thrusday 28th broadcast live from the Freedom Square, Makerere University in the first ever Science Festival in Uganda, celebrating the role of Africa in Global Science.

The Vice Chancellor Professor John Ddumba-Ssentamu will be featured on Science Africa show slated to air on Thursday 28th March 2013. Throughout the course of the week, scientists from African and the World over will be interviewed and away from the show hold Masterclasses to share experiences in specific disciplines with Students and Staff of Makerere University.

These include; Prof. Justin Jonas-Rhodes University, Prof. Tejinder Verdee-CERN. Dr. Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu-NASA. Prof. Jimmy Pittchar-International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Dr. Katcho Karume-Goma Volcanological Observatory, Prof. Peter Piot-London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Prof. Nelson Sewankambo-CHS, Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu-MRC UVRI, Dr. Godfrey Asea-WEMA Uganda, Dr. Florence Lubwama Kiyimba-Agricultural Technologist among others.

Owing to technical operations, some of the pre-recorded shows will require members intending to be part of the audience to sign up before hand. Please see below for those details

Sunday 24th March 2013: Science Africa-Airing 5-6pm [Maximum 100 participants in Audience]

Monday 25th March 2013: Science Africa-Airing 12-1pm [Maximum 100 participants in Audience], World Have Your Say-Airing 2-3pm [20-30 participants in Audience]

Tuesday 26th March 2013: Science Africa-Airing 12-1pm [Maximum 100 participants in Audience]

Wednesday 27th March 2013: Science Africa-Airing 12-1pm [Maximum 100 participants in Audience], World Have Your Say-Airing 2-3pm [20-30 participants in Audience]

Thursday 28th March 2013: In the Balance-Airing 9-10:30am [20-30 participants in Audience], Science Africa-Featuring Prof. J. Ddumba-Ssentamu, Airing 12-1pm [Maximum 100 participants in Audience], World Have Your Say-Airing 2-3pm [20-30 participants in Audience]

You may also participate directly in the World Have Your Say show by email, or, or Tweet: @BBC_WHYS #WHYS.


Please see downloads for brief profiles of the Scientists.

You may also Click here to view detailed Programme by day

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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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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise



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.


(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



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



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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