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CCAFS PhD Student on Gender Inclusion in climate change adaptation policies

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The CGIAR research program on climate change agriculture and food security (CCAFS) has funded an IITA-led project “Influencing and linking policies and institutions from national to local level for the development and adoption of climate-resilient food systems”. The project is jointly implemented by a consortium of CGIAR centres (IITA, CIAT, ICRAF, Bioversity, and ILRI) in partnership with NARO, Makerere University, government ministries/departments, national climate change units, civil society organizations and other private sector agencies in Uganda and Tanzania.

The overall objective of the study is to assess to what extent gender aspects have been included in climate change related policies, to identify gaps, and to determine how eventual gender gaps impact on climate change adaptation.

Role and duration
We are looking for a well-qualified and highly motivated individual to undertake his/her PhD studies enrolled at the University of Wageningen. Over the 4 years, starting July 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter, the PhD student will be based in Uganda, but he/she will spend three periods of several
months each at Wageningen University (the Netherlands) for proposal development, training courses, and scientific writing.

Submission of applications
Applications should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae – including a list of publications and names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications – should be sent to both info.cpt@wur.nl and IITA-TrainingUnit@cgiar.org, and copied to j.anyango@cgiar.org .

All documents should be submitted as one pdf file, named “genderphd_<your surname_your first name>”. Use “CCAFS FP4-EA Gender PhD Position” as the subject line of your email and your cover letter.

For further questions please contact margit.vanwessel@wur.nl.

Applications close on 10th July 2014.

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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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