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PhD Scholarships Opportunity for Uganda Students

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The Centre for Research on Peace and Development (CRPD) at the University  of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium, together with the Institute of Inter-­‐Disciplinary Training and Research (IITR) at Mbarara University of Science & Technology and the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Makerere University, are together starting a new research project, titled “Is Uganda ready to avoid the governance curse? A comprehensive analysis of the country’s oil governance regime”. As part of this project, we are now recruiting two Ugandan PhD students to conduct research on natural resource management in Uganda.

Job description

  • To conduct research as part of the above mentioned research project with the objective to contribute to the successful completion of this project and to obtain a PhD degree in Social Sciences from the KU Leuven;
  • The research project will last for 4 years; two years of which will be spent in Leuven and two years of which will be spent in Uganda.

Profile of candidate

  • The applicant should have Ugandan nationality;
  • The applicant should have a completed Master’s degree in political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, development studies or any other closely related subject from an internationally recognized university;
  • The applicant should have an excellent academic and educational record;
  • The applicant should have strong analytical and writing skills (any peer-­‐ reviewed publications or previous research experience will be an advantage);
  • The applicant should be fully proficient in English;
  • Having conducted research on governance or public policy issues in Uganda or somewhere else will be considered a major advantage;
  • Experience in survey research and methodology will also be considered an advantage.

Nomination

  • The application deadline is 15 June 2015 at 16.00 Hrs. Candidates will need to send a letter of motivation and a comprehensive curriculum vitae, which includes the names and contact details of three references, to CRPD Director Arnim Langer (Arnim.Langer@kuleuven.be)

Additional information

  • More information concerning the content of the research project and the positions can be obtained by emailing CRPD Director Arnim Langer (Arnim.Langer@kuleuven.be).

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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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