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MakSPH RAN-HOA Somali RIHub CRID4CID Grants Call



The ResilientAfrica Network (RAN)Horn of Africa Somalia Resilience Innovation Hub (HoA Somalia RIHub) is pleased to announce and invite applications for the Collaborative Resilience Innovation Design for Recurrent Effects of Chronic Internal Displacement (CRID4CID) Grants.

Are you working on an innovative idea or approach that has the potential to strengthen the resilience of communities dealing with chronic internal displacement? The CRID4CID call is sourcing innovative ideas that can contribute to resilience building in areas affected by recurrent effects of chronic internal displacement.

Through CRID4CID, RAN is looking to select a team of motivated, experienced and innovative resource persons who will then co-create a collaborative, complementary ecosystem of projects designed to strengthen resilience of communities by building their agency to improve and apply technology in mitigating climate risks, increase access to markets, improve agricultural productivity and sustainable natural resource management, improve skills development, and to improve agricultural policy formulation and regulation. The projects will fit together to deliver services on a common systems level platform (e.g. the ability to use the same mobile-based customer payment system).

Applications submitted through CRID4CID will be used as a basis for selecting a team of co-creators from different disciplinary backgrounds and organizations. The selected team members will then collaborate to transform their ideas into a set of fundable projects that have shared platform integration features.

In the first step of the CRID4CID process, the HoA RILab invites ideas addressing three priority innovation challenges for resilience building around rapid urbanization and its associated shocks and stresses:

· Innovation Challenge 1: Competence and Skills Development for Improved Service Delivery
· Innovation Challenge 2: Diversified Livelihoods
· Innovation Challenge 3: Agro-Progress for Resilience

Phase 1 grants ranging between US$ 30,000 to $100,000 are anticipated for each team formed around the final set of projects selected from those co-created by the co-creation team. The CRID4CID Call is open from September 23 to October 24, 2016 11:59pm GMT+3 (local time in Somalia/East Africa).

Have all your questions answered during the Webinar Session on Thursday October 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm EAT.

Register here

For details, updates and to apply, please visit Follow RAN @AfricaResilient @HoARILab #CRID4CID and like us on Facebook RAN and Facebook HoA RILab  for more opportunities.

For further inquiry, please email us at or contact the HoA Somalia RIHub Offices at Benadir University.

Together we can positively transform communities using “Solutions through Innovation”.

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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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