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Mak-MAP Sign Agreement on Modern Pig Farming at MUARIK

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Makerere University has today, Friday 22nd December 2017 entered into a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) with Moon Agriculture and Processing Company Limited (MAP Co. Ltd.) aimed at setting up a modern pig farm and processing facility at the Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK). The Agreement was signed on behalf of Makerere University by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe and Principal-College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Prof. Bernard Bashaasha and on behalf of MAP by Mr. Joseph Moon and Mr. Peter Moon.

In the introductory remarks Prof. Bashaasha thanked Mr. Joseph and Peter Moon for choosing to partner with Makerere University. In particular, he observed that Mr. Joseph Moon was no stranger to the Ugandan business scene, having been the brains behind Kampala’s first street parking company Green Boat Entertainment Limited (GBEL), hi-tech photo studio DOLICO as well as other businesses.

Prof. Bashaasha noted that whereas CAES had for a long time been engaged in pig farming and production, the JVA would enable Makerere students to be exposed to the industry’s latest modern practices, especially elements related to disease control.

Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (L) and Mr. Peter Moon (R) sign the Joint Venture Agreement-JVA on behalf of Makerere and MAP respectively

In his remarks, Mr. Joseph Moon said that the JVA is framed on the basis of improving the pig value chain in Uganda, with the CAES being the starting point. He hoped that the agreement would go a long way in boosting Uganda’s pig production during the initial 10 year period, especially as the country still imports semen for specific pig breeds.

The Vice Chancellor in his remarks thanked MAP for choosing to partner with Makerere, noting that this was timely, in an era where Public-Private-Partnerships (PPPs) are being encouraged. He went on to say that although Makerere has in the recent past been pushing for real estate developments on its prime lands around Kampala, PPPs in agriculture; owing to its great potential, were a welcome innovation.

Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (L) hands over an assortment of Mak souvenirs to Mr. Joseph Moon (R) shortly after the JVA signing ceremony

“Makerere has approximately 1,000 acres of agricultural land within an 80km radius of Kampala. We are therefore happy that you are going to set up a facility to not only improve the University’s revenue but also equip our students with skills in modern pig production and processing,” said Prof. Nawangwe.

After the JVA signing ceremony, the Vice Chancellor handed over Makerere souvenirs to the delegation. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Mrs. Lillian Helen Kuteesa on behalf of MAP’s Lawyer-Nangwala, Rezida & Co. Advocates, Mr. Gordon Murangira-PA to the Vice Chancellor and Mr. S.L. James Lee, a MAP official.

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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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