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Doctoral Convention Calls for Translating Knowledge into Practice and Policy

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The Makerere Doctoral Convention (Pf@Mak) 2017 has commenced today, 23rd November 2017. In 2010 the University initiated the PhD Forum at Makerere University (PF@Mak), a Fellowship that brings together PhD students. Through the Forum, the University is able to provide a favourable environment for doctoral mentorship, training and research through peer networking and academic collaborations. The overarching goal of which is to achieve high quality research outputs leading to timely completion of doctoral studies.The Convention was graced by Dr. Hon. Wilberforce Kisamba Mugerwa, Chairperson National Planning Authority who delivered the key note address. In his remarks, Dr. Kisamba-Mugerwa re-affirmed the need to translate knowledge into Policy and Practice. He applauded Makerere’s new perspective to integrative learning in form of organizing mentorship Colloquium and conventions. He was optimistic that Makerere would continue to invest platforms that trigger peer networking, academic review and knowledge sharing.

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza – Director Reserach and Graduate Training representing the Vice Chancellor at the opening of the Convention, assured the PhD Fellows that the Vice Chancellor had renewed the University’s commitment to provide platforms through which PhD fellows at Makerere will continue to academically and socially network, share ideas, engage in collaborative research and access relevant information. He encouraged Doctoral students to support one another to overcome doctoral related stress, self inadequacies and lowliness. The Vice Chancellor applauded the DRGT for recognizing the fact that the journey of PhD studies is quite long, lonely and challenging.Doctoral Convention 2017 participants pose for a photo with Dr. Wilberforce Kisamba-Mugerwa, Chairperson National Planning Authority and Prof Buyinza Mukadasi, Director Directorate of Research and Graduate Training who represented the Vice Chancellor.

The Vice Chancellor reminded the Directorate of Reserach and Graduate Training of its cardinal responsibility of preparing young and promising researchers in completing their PhD programme at Makerere.

To the Doctoral students, the Vice Chancellor encouraged them to present their research findings at these regional and national conventions.

Dr. Kisamba-Mugerwa, contends that perhaps one of the most important benefits from Convention presentations is the student’s ability to advocate for one’s science. Representing one’s field of interest allows students/researchers in other disciplines, policy-makers, and the public to become aware of the innovative research being generated in one’s particular discipline. As scholars, “it is important that we share our research findings with people outside our specific discipline to increase the visibility of our research and provide interested individuals with more information”.

The Annual Convention 2017, will feature over 100 Oral and poster presentations under five thematic areas:

  • Health and Health Systems
  • Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resource Management
  • Governance, Economic and Social Change
  • Science and Technological Advancement
  • Education, Poverty and Behavioral Change

The 5 break-away presentation sessions are currently happening in the Schoolof Gender and Mainstreaming, Main Library and Senate Conference Hall and Conference Hall, College of Business Management Sciences.

Despite the promising achievement, the PhD students raised a challenges related to inadequate Research Infrastructure and equipment; physical learning space, lack of harmonized supervision guidelines; inadequate support to student research groups; and inadequate budget support for basic sciences

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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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