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8 Additional Innovators Win RAN RIAP Grant Worth Over USD89K

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To effectively tap into the existing innovations in the innovation ecosystem, Makerere University School of Public Health-ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) announced the Resilience Innovation Acceleration Program (RIAP) Grants Call 2, March 2017.  RIAP recognizes and supports promising and creative ideas from students and faculty at the Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (EA RILab) partner universities as well as the general innovation community in East Africa.

The first RIAP Grants Call was conducted in March 2014 and 5 teams were awarded seed funds to test their ideas. The second RIAP call attracted 65 applicants who registered for the exhibition held at Makerere University Main Campus on April 6, 2017. 29 teams were shortlisted as eligible to participate in the actual exhibition

RAN has today announced 8 additional innovators and specifically two staff from the College of Health Sciences (CHS) who have won the RAN RIAP 2 Grant Award. These are;

Dr. Threreza Piloya Were, Lecturer, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, School of Medicine who is leading one of the teams working on an innovative technology to deliver nebulized medication for treating acute asthma symptoms-the Human Powered Jet Nebulizer  ($15.000.00 Only).

Dr. Elizabeth Ekirapa Kiracho, a Senior Lecturer at the School of Public Health, a team leader of Innovators working on  the Village Ambulance to improve availability of transport for health in a more sustainable manner by using the village ambulances (Trailer and Sidecar)  ($13,300.00 Only).

Breaking the news of the Award, the Communications Manager, RAN-Ms. Harriet Adong said, “This award appropriately reflects the endless efforts you have all spent carefully and creatively identifying and developing these solutions. The RAN Team is open to closely working with all the innovators to launch these solutions and more as 'Game Changers' in the African Market and beyond.”

Please see Downloads for a list of the newly awarded Innovator Teams benefiting from the RIAP Grant.

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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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