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Mak signs quadripartite MoU to enhance Tororo fertilizer production

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Makerere University on Monday 23rd July signed a quadripartite Memorandum of Understanding, MoU with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), South China Agricultural University (SCAU) and Guangzhou Dongsong Energy Group Company Ltd in Guangzhou, China. The MoU is meant to operationalise the "Carbonatite Comprehensive Industrial Development Project in Sukulu Hills Tororo, Uganda" that will manufacture phosphate fertilisers among other products.

The signing ceremony was held at the Guangzhou Dongsong Energy Group Co. Ltd premises in Haizha District, Guanzhou, China. The Hon. Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Hon. Tress Bucyanayandi signed on behalf of MAAIF; Prof LIAO Ming, Vice Chancellor of South China Agricultural University signed on behalf of SCAU; Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu, Vice Chancellor Makerere University signed on behalf of Mak and Mr.LV Weidong, Chairman of Guangzhhou Dongsong Energy Group Company Ltd signed on behalf of Dongsong.

An artistic impression of the Fertiliser production complex in Sukulu Hills, Tororo, UgandaAs Makerere University seeks to secure more Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) to help develop her vast resources, the university is expected benefit from SCAU’s long history of research, competitive talents cultivation, extensive international exchanges and international agricultural training courses. These have enabled SCAU to successfully operationalise PPP with Guangzhou Dongsong Energy Group Co. Ltd. and the Government of the Province of Guangzhou. Makerere will also greatly benefit from innovative technology developed by Scientists at SCAU to manufacture phosphate fertilizers. The four parties also discussed a local capacity building plan for Ugandan staff to enhance the required human resource capacity to operationalize the implementation of the MoU.

Other members of the Ugandan delegation who participated in the MoU discussions and witnessed the signing included; Mr. Samuel Semanda, Commissioner for Planning MAAIF, Mr. James Komayombi Bulegeya, Commissioner for Crop protection, MAAIF, Mr. Solomon Rutega, Consul General, Uganda Consulate in Goungzhou, Staff of State House Investment Department, Prof. Bernard Bashaasha, Principal, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Makerere University.

 

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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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