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Speaker Endorses Makerere Fundraising Run

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The Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, will be the Chief Runner at the highly anticipated first-ever fundraising run at Makerere University scheduled for Sunday 14th May 2017. She will flag off the 5km and 10km races of the run, organised by the Makerere University Endowment Fund (MakEF) to raise funds for a state-of-the-art students’ centre. This centre is envisioned to be a one-stop point for all students activities, similar to other centres in leading universities the world over. The estimated cost 15 billion Uganda Shillings. Tickets for the run go for 25,000/= (silver), 50,000/= (gold) and 10,000/= for students. They are available at Makerere University Lincoln Flats C4, Makerere Guest House, Piato Restaurant, and at Shell Capital, Bugolobi and Nateete. Rt Hon. Rebecca Kadaga meeting with the #MakRun2017 Team at Parliament

“Anything to do with Makerere University, I support,” said Hon. Kadaga while meeting a team from Makerere University led by the Chairperson of Council Eng. Dr. Charles Wana Etyem on 26th April 2017. Dr. Wana Etyem briefed the Speaker that the MakEF is one of the initiatives the University has adopted to address her financial constraints. The fund’s sustainability draws on donations, gifts and bequeaths from alumni and well-wishers.

“I request all alumni to come and we see what we can do for Makerere University. I think the private sector can also support our education system by putting a certain amount of money aside for research. The future of this country will have to be through innovations,” asserted Hon. Kadaga. The Speaker added that she has always been impressed by the quality of research output at Makerere University. She alluded to a recent visit to the College of Engineering Design Art and Technology (CEDAT) and emphasized that “people are doing amazing things and should be supported. There is so much creativity but nothing to support.” She challenged Makerere University to also prioritize construction of more halls of residences especially for the female students on campus, to minimize risks they face as they leave lecture rooms in the night to go to their off-campus residences. She further advised that Makerere University taps into the Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, or gets one of the Nobel prize winners on board for funding.Rt Hon. Rebecca Kadaga with a placard inviting alumni and the general public to take heed to the call.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe explained that the quality of staff and students at Makerere University remains top notch and that with ample resources, Makerere University can be a pivotal point of transforming Uganda’s economy. On the Makerere University team were other members of MakEF, Amb. Edith Sempala and Martin Owiny; and Dr. Florence Nakayiwa- Chairperson Mak Run 2017. The MakEF Board is chaired by Dr. Martin Aliker, other members of the board are , Barnabas Tumusingize, Grace Isabirye, Hon. Gerald Karuhanga and Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu. #MakRun2017

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Mak Endowment Fund Run 2017 scheduled for  Sunday 14th May 2017

Article written by Marion Alina

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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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