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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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Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education

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Professor Pancras John Mukasa Ssebuwufu (L) receives a plaque and citation from RUFORUM Board Member and Vice Chancellor Ndejje University-Professor Eriabu Lugujjo (Right) on 6th May 2021 at the RUFORUM Secretariat, Plot 155 Garden Hill, Makerere University Main Campus,

When Professor John Ssebuwufu ambled up to receive a certificate of recognition for his ‘exceptional’ contribution to higher education from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) at Makerere University (MU), he was thinking of many things, such as rewarding staff, that he could have done differently to impact university education more.

But he did what he could have done, under the circumstances.

He presided over MU (in 1993) when student enrolment was 5,000 and left in 2004 when the population was surging to more than 15,000.

He emphasised the use of information communication technologies in almost all the institutions he had been involved in and sent many academic staff on exchanges to boost research and innovation. Now, more African universities engage in ground-breaking research.

So, he proceeded to accept his recognition and make his acceptance speech, which was mostly about gratitude.

Ssebuwufu, 74, who is currently the chancellor at Kyambogo University and the vice-chancellor of the University of Kisubi, is credited for his exemplary leadership and pragmatic methods that have shaped higher education in Uganda and Africa as a whole.

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022. Photo credit: AfDB

The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program is a capacity building project by the AfDB and Japan which was initiated in 2017 with the aim of providing two-year scholarship awards to highly achieving African graduate students to enable them to undergo post-graduate studies (i.e. a two-year Master’s degree program) in selected priority development areas on the continent and Japan. The overarching goal the AfDB and the Government of Japan seek to attain is to enhance skills and human resources development in Africa in under the Bank’s High 5s agenda (i.e. “Feed Africa”, “Light up Africa”, “Industrialize Africa”, “Integrate Africa” and “Improve the quality of life of the people of Africa”) and key Japanese development assistance initiatives. JADS core areas of study focus include energy, agriculture, health, environmental sustainability, and engineering. The program also seeks to promote inter-university collaboration and university-industry partnerships between Japan and Africa. Upon completion of their studies, the JADS scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills in the public and private sectors, and contribute to national and continental socio-economic development.

About the JADS program

The JADS Program is open to applicants from AfDB member countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a graduate degree program in energy development and related discipline.  The program does not provide scholarships to any other graduate degree program.

The scholarship program provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.

Upon completion of their studies, the beneficiary scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills, and contribute to the promotion of sustainable development of their countries.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

The program is open to those who have gained admission to an approved Masters degree course at a Japanese partner university. Candidates should be 35 years old or younger; in good health; with a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the energy area or related area; and have a superior academic record. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development.

Application Procedures

  1. Applicant requests for information and application forms and procedures from the chosen JADS partner university. For any inquiries, please contact JADS@AFDB.ORG
  2. Applicant completes required documents and sends them to the university.
  3. University evaluates and selects applicants.
  4. University sends selected candidates to the AfDB.
  5. AfDB reviews submissions from universities, prepares and approves the final list.
  6. AfDB contacts selected awardees, and informs the universities.

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WHS Regional Meeting Africa 2021: Finance Chairperson’s Update

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Prof. Tonny J. Oyana, Finance Chairperson, World Health Summit Regional Meeting Africa, June 2021.

SOPs: Our plan is to have 200 sets of people in different spacious rooms…

Prof. Tonny j. oyana, finance chairperson whs regional meeting africa

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Over 15 core sponsors…

Sessions: 60% Virtual, 40% Onsite…

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