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Makerere Graduates 60 CARTA PhD Fellows from 13 African Institutions

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On 28th March 2018, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe represented by the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance & Administration)-DVCFA, Prof. William Bazeyo officiated at the closing ceremony of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) PhD Joint Advanced Seminars (JAS) 1 and 4 that have been running at the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), School of Public Health (SPH), Kololo, for the last 4 weeks from 5th to 28th March 2018.

At the Closing Dinner held at Piato Restaurant,  we received excellent feedback from the 60 PhD Fellows from partner institutions including; University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) Kenya,  Makerere University, University of Nairobi, Moi University, University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Rwanda, University of Malawi and Ifakara Health Institute. In their valedictory speeches, the Fellows expressed their gratitude to Makerere University for the high level of scholarship, environment conducive for learning and quality educational resources provided to them.

CARTA, a collaboration jointly led by the APHRC Kenya and Wits, South Africa. CARTA was formed to support the development of a vibrant African academy able to lead world-class multidisciplinary research that impacts positively on public and population health. CARTA enhances the capacity of African universities to create sustainable multidisciplinary research hubs by supporting junior faculty members to undertake their doctoral training locally and to become internationally recognized research leaders. CARTA therefore strengths university wide systems to support research.

Some of the 60 CARTA PhD Fellows show off their JAS 4 certificates as they pose for a group photo with Prof. William Bazeyo (2nd R) and Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi (3rd R)

During the ceremony, we congratulated the Fellows upon completing JAS 1 and 4, awarded certificates to JAS 4 Fellows and bid them farewell as they returned to their home institutions. The dinner was also attended by: Prof Anne Katahoire, CARTA Focal Person for Makerere University; Assoc. Prof. Eria Hisali, Principal-College of Business and Management Studies (CoBAMS); Prof Buyinza Mukadasi, Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT) and several staff from RAN and SPH.

A number of Makerere University Staff have attained their PhDs with CARTA funding. These include: Dr. Drago Kato; Dr. Andrew Tamale; Dr. Tumwiine Gabriel-College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (CoVAB) and Dr. Stephen Wandera (CoBAMS). Many others are yet to complete their PhDs and these include: Mr. Godwin Anywar-College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS); Mr. Fred Maniragaba (CoBAMS) among others. Dr. Kasozi from CoNAS has always played a critical coordination role.

On the basis of Makerere’s exemplary research training environment, the CARTA Board has approved and entrusted the University with the responsibility of hosting the JAS for the next two years (2019 & 2020), which is a big stamp of approval upon our academic and research excellence. The University Management is grateful to Prof. Anne Katahoire for championing and sustaining Makerere's interest in the consortium.

Article by Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi, Director DRGT

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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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