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DVCFA Asks for Continuity as Mak Go Green Week Closes

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The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance & Administration)-DVCFA, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has today Friday, 3rd March 2017 officially closed the Go Green Week and tasked participating students to ensure that their calls for energy efficiency and environmental conservation continue perpetually. Prof. Nawangwe was speaking to a group of students from all disciplines who throughout the week displayed placards with environmental messages at their halls of residence, colleges and hostels.

The Go Green Week at Makerere University was organised by the Sustainability Program and coordinated by the Planning and Development Department (PDD), in collaboration with the Students Sustainability Action Group. The campaign was supported by the Sustainability Lab-Bangor University, Hub Cymru Africa and the UNDEB-Student Union Bangor.

The Sustainability Program Coordinator Ms. Pamela Matovu thanked the DVCFA, Director PDD-Dr. Florence Nakayiwa and Dean School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences (SFEGS)-Prof. Mnason Tweheyo for gracing the close of the week-long campaign.
Dr. Florence Nakayiwa (R) flanked by students shows her support for the Go Green Week
“We thank the University for supporting the Go Green Week. Today marks the close of a week-long campaign led by students to raise awareness about climate change and the need to conserve energy and protect the environment” said Ms. Matovu.

She commended the Students Sustainability Action Group for coming up with all the messages on the placards as well as all the energy conservation strategies shared with the Makerere Community. As a way forward, the Sustainability Program will continue working with students and other units to make the energy and environmental conservation message a part of their daily life.

Dr. Florence Nakayiwa commended the students for ushering in a new wave of positive demonstration by students at Makerere University. “It was very pleasing to see students holding placards with positive messages at strategic locations on Campus throughout the week. This is a commendable change and we thank you for channelling positive energy. You are our good will Ambassadors,” she said.
Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (L) holds a placard pledging to protect natural resources for his grand children
In his remarks, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe thanked the students for their positive messages aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change though their active participation in the Go Green Week.

“Climate Change is a bigger challenge to the younger generation than the older generation. You still have many more years to live and a bigger burden to bear. The forest that I used to walk through to fetch water from the village stream as a young boy is now no more” shared Prof. Nawangwe

He therefore charged the students to take the lead. “Everybody looks up to Makerere and so we must be a good example. The people in the village and general public will believe your message more if they see a green Makerere.” Prof. Nawangwe further urged the Sustainability Program to join existing initiatives by the School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences (SFEGS) as well as share any other concepts and resources they might have, so as to further strengthen their environmental conservation agenda at Makerere.
Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (C) flanked by Pastor Grace Kityo (3rd L), Mr. Vincent Bavuga (2nd L), Ms. Pamela Matovu & Dr. Florence Nakayiwa (Rear) helps plant the hedge around the Freedom Square
Concluding the remarks, Prof. Mnason Tweheyo thanked the Sustainability Program and the students for their efforts “we are very happy that other parties are joining the School of Forestry (SFEGS) to disseminate and promote the message of energy conservation” he said.

Prof. Tweheyo also thanked the Estates and Works Department (EWD) represented by Pastor Grace Kityo and Mr. Bavuga Vincent for their efforts to re-green the Main Campus. He however tasked them to always seek the professional input of SFEGS in order to ensure that re-greening projects have the requisite technical backstopping.

To crown the week, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Dr. Florence Nakayiwa, Prof. Mnason Tweheyo and the students posed for a group photograph while holding placards with various environmental messages and thereafter planted a hedge around the freedom square with help from the Estates and Works Department.

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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
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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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