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SCIFSA Project sponsors 32 for the Mak Run 2018

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The Intra-Africa Academic mobility Project: Partnership for Training Scientist in Crop Improvement for Food Security in Africa (SCIFSA) funded by the EU has sponsored 32 to participate in the upcoming Mak Run 2018 scheduled on Sunday 25th March 2018.Of the 32 tickets, 20 are for students and 12 for staff.

The EU under its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme has provided funding to support training of graduate students in African universities.

In this mobility programme five African partner institutions and one EU technical partner will collaborate in the training of professionals to achieve sustainable fisheries management and aquaculture resources that shall lead to increased fish production and enhanced food and nutritional security, and hence, improved livelihood and household revenue.

A total of 24 Masters (6 credit seeking, 18 degree-seeking) and 12 Doctorates (4 credit seeking, 8 degree-seeking) will be trained in the thematic areas of Plant breeding and seed systems, Biotechnology, seed science and technology, Agronomy and Vegetable crop production, Pesticides and plant protection and Plant and microbial technology.

Students ready to run.

The project will provide fellowships for full degree programs (PhDs and MSc) as well as short-term mobility for students and staff and will run from 1st November 2017 until 31st October 2022.

The project is expected to contribute to a) improved skills and competences of academic staff in, research, training and supervision, b) enhanced quality of graduate training that will lead to innovative and fit-for-purpose professionals in Crop production improvement c) improved skills and competences of administrative staff in implementing international mobility. Subsequently, a procedure/platform to support the harmonisation and internationalisation of Crop improduction programmes among African Universities shall be achieved.

The scholarships are open to candidates from Target group 1 (Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and Uganda) and Target group 2 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sudan and Tunisia).

Details of Admission criteria and application are available on the program website (http://www.SCIFSA.org).

About the MAK Run

As one of the strategies to raise funds for the University, the Makerere University Endowment Fund (MakEF) was established in 2014. MakEF under its mandate to achieve long term financial sustainability for the University established the annual Makerere University Run (MakRun).

Students well dressed in the MakRun T-shirts.

Mak Run 2018 is the second following last year’s (2017) where UGX 247,845,000 (two hundred forty seven million eight hundred forty five thousand Uganda Shillings) was raised.

All proceeds from the MakRun are aimed at supporting the Fund’s inaugural project, the “Students Centre”, estimated to cost UGX15 billion.

The University is  rallying on staff support for this noble cause, by urging all to warm up and get ready to participate in the MakRun 2018 scheduled  this Sunday, 25th March 2018 starting at 7:00am in the  Freedom Square.

Tickets are on sale at UGX15,000 for students, UGX 25,000 for the Silver and UGX 50,000 for the Gold. Tickets may be obtained at the following locations for now.

Planning & Development Department (PDD),
Block C – Lincoln Flats,
Makerere Unviersity.

Makerere University Printery and Makerere University Guest House

To make donations or any further enquiries about the MakRun 2018, please contact

Dr. Florence Nakayiwa
Director, Planning and Development Department (PDD)
Email: fnakayiwa@pdd.mak.ac.ug or fnakayiwa@gmail.com
Tel: +256-772-498058

OR
Ms. Gloria Nakyeyune
Planning and Development Department (PDD)
Email: gnakyeyune429@gmail.com
Tel: +256-702-116917

Written by:  Jane Anyango, Communication Officer, Mak CAES

 

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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

We are sincerely grateful to our sponsors…

Over 15 core sponsors…

Sessions: 60% Virtual, 40% Onsite…

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