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Makerere inaugurates Endowment Fund Board of Trustees



The Makerere University Chancellor, Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera inaugurated the first Board of Trustees in charge of the Makerere University Endowment Fund (MakEF) at a ceremony held on Thursday, 17th July 2014 in the Senior Common Room, Main Administration Building. The inauguration ceremony involved the Chancellor adorning each Board Member with a lapel pin engraved with the wording Makerere University Endowment Fund Board of Trustees.’

“This Endowment Fund is a great step forward. I am glad that Makerere University is increasingly getting innovative on how to raise money because the Government subvention and students’ tuition is insufficient. Taking the example of Harvard University with an Endowment Fund worth US$ 32billion, Makerere University is on the right path to financial sustainability,” said the Chancellor Prof. Kagonyera.

L-R: Chancellor-Prof. Mondo Kagonyera, US-Mr. Kahundha Muhwezi, AR-Mr. Masikye Namoah, DVCAA-Dr. Okello Ogwang and DVCFA-Prof. Arch. Barnabas Nawangwe during the inauguration, 17th Jul 2014, Makerere University, Kampala UgandaThe Board whose main objective will be to mobilize resources from Makerere University Alumni and well wishers, is comprised of 7 members headed by Dr. Martin Jerome Okec Aliker.  The others are: the Vice Chancellor, Professor John Ddumba-Ssentamu; Ambassador Edith Sempala; Mr. Barnabas R. Tumusingize; Mr. Grace Isabirye; Mr. Martin Owiny; and Hon. Gerald Karuhanga.

In his acceptance speech, Dr. Aliker promised to serve diligently. “I wrote to the Vice Chancellor 15 years ago suggesting that Makerere University need not to be poor if it uses its own initiative to raise funds. As a Board, we think we know what we want to do and we ask for your support in fulfilling our mandate. We shall deliver,” he emphasized amidst applause.

The Board of Trustees inauguration comes at a time Makerere University is financially constrained. “Makerere University is taking a bold step to walk the talk. We are embarking on a strategic journey focused on delivering MUASA Chair-Dr. Kiggundu Musoke (L) and Director PDD-Dr. Florence Nakayiwa at the inauguration, 17th Jul 2014, Makerere University, Kampala Ugandaa financially stable Makerere University. Since a journey of a thousand miles starts with one step, today’s inauguration is an indicator that we have started on the long term plan of exploring several strategies, all aimed at making Makerere University financially stable. The Makerere University Endowment fund therefore provides Makerere University and her Alunmni the perfect opportunity to build a firm foundation for future generations,” explained Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ddumba-Ssentamu.

In his remarks, the Chairperson, Makerere University Council-Eng. Dr. Charles Wana Etyem urged the audience recognise the value that the Board of Trustees is bringing to Makerere University. “These people are not coming here to look for allowances or to make a name for themselves. They already have these. They are coming here to help Makerere University raise money. We have now opened a new chapter. The Board of trustees that we are inaugurating today will receive and or L-R: Dr. Anthony Mugisha-CoVAB, Dr. Eria Hisali-CoBAMS, Dr. Masagazi Masaazi-CEES, Dr. Damalie Naggita-Musoke-LAW, Mr. Charles Barugahare-Internal Audit and Dr. Henry Alinaitwe-CEDAT attend the inauguration, 17th Jul 2014, Makerere University, Kampala Ugandamobilize funds for the benefit of University operations,” asserted the Chairperson, Makerere University Council.

The Chairperson further explained that the Fund’s long term goal is to fund scholarships, research, infrastructure, high quality teaching and learning services as well as all other activities aligned to the realisation of the University’s vision to be the leading institution for academic excellence and innovations in Africa.

After the inauguration, the Board of Trustees held its first meeting in the Council Room to agree on how best to advance this long-awaited initiative. The Board will serve for a four year term with members eligible for re-appointment for one more term only.


Dr. Martin Aliker chairs the first session of the Makerere Endowment Fund Board of Trustees' Meeting in the Council Room on 17th Jul 2014, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

All alumni, staff, students and well wishers are welcome to contribute to the Endowment Fund. Details on how to contribute may be obtained from the Planning and Development Department (PDD) at the address below.

Planning and Development Department (PDD)
Block C – Lincoln Flats
Makerere University
P. O. Box 7062
Kampala – Uganda

By Marion Alina, Public Relations Office

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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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