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Call for Applications to the Erasmus+ ICM Bidirectional Mobility

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The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Makerere University in collaboration with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences wishes to announce the
Erasmus+ ICM mobility students' exchange scholarship fully funded for both undergraduate and M.Sc. graduate students registered by Makerere University under the College of Agricultural and
Environmental Sciences.

The two institutions have supported such exchanges in the theme learning for sustainable knowledge-intensive agriculture and agribusiness. The mobility is intended to offer opportunities
to accelerate education and engagement of the youth in agripreneurial innovations that transcends cultural historical divides. This international exchange is also aimed at raising
awareness and promoting experience, knowledge, ideas and skills necessary for taking action towards enhanced agricultural sustainability.

The mobility project will not only comprise bidirectional staff exchange for guest teaching and teacher training opportunities in the two universities but will also offer an opportunity for
students from the two universities to be exposed to multiple options to take courses according to their study levels (BSc. or MSc.) or perform internships that are valid for university credits.
The scholarship will support 5 students to attend courses at SLU in 2019 and 2020. The program is designed to enable students transfer their ECTS creditJ credit units (CU) back to the home
institution (MAK). This means that the courses that a student will undertake at SLU will be included on their academic transcripts. A list of the courses that will be offered during the
exchange period can be found on the link below (A copy of the courses is displayed at the departments in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences).

https://student.slu.se/en/studies/courses-and-programmes/course-pages
More information about the student life at SLU can be found on this link.
https://www.slu.se/en/education/life-at-slu/
Female students are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility

  • You should be a registered student at the College of agricultural and Envirorunental Sciences. For undergraduates you should be in at least 3,d year by the time of the exchange (2019). Masters students' should have completed a semester in university at the start of the exchange (2019).
  • You should be ready to attend class in Sweden for 5 months

Requirements

  1. You should provide a one page motivation letter clearly stating why you are the most suitable person to participate in this international exchange.
  2. You should attach your testimonial indicating the courses you have undertaken during your studentship at Makerere University. There should be a clear indication of your CGP A and the courses you have passed and those you are retaking.
  3. You should provide a letter of reference from one of your lecturers (preferably one that has taught you in previous classes) during your studentship at MAK.

How to Apply
I. Submit your application package as a single file (motivation letter, copy of academic testimonials and reference letter) to office of the principal College of Agricultural and
Envirorunental Sciences by 1700Hrs on Wednesday 26th September 2018. Please give your documents to Ms. Mary Nantale on email nantalem@caes.mak.ac.ug or marynantale@gmail.com for onward transmission to Ruthie Mutyaba on email ruthiemutyaba@caes.mak.ac.ug or ruthiemutyaba@gmail.com.

2. On submission, ensure your name is registered (in the book) that will be with Ms. Mary Nantale

3. Selected! Nominated students will be contacted by 1st October 2018.

For any further practical information about the application please contact:

Assoc. Prof. Fred Kabi (0772657155 E-mail: fred .kabi@gmail.com)
Dr. Rebecca Namatovu (0754960638 E-mail: rnamatou@mubs.ac.ug)
Ms. Catherine Tindiwensi (0755297098 Email: ctindiwesi@mubs.ac.ug)
Ms. Ruthie Mutyaba-C0753487288 E-mail: ruthiemutyaba@gmail.com

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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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