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Mak Students Showcase Amazing Innovations at CoBAMS Expo

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Students from Makerere University College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS) have showcased their amazing innovations at the Third Annual Entrepreneurship Expo. The Colorful exhibition took on Friday, 12th October 2018 in the Makerere University Freedom Square. Among the many ideas showcased were the five top innovations that won awards.  These included:

1.    Alpha Investment Limited; producers of fuel from plastics, won the Vice Chancellor’s award of UGX1,000,000/=
2.    Green Way Innovation; recyclers of waste materials to make paper, won the Principal’s award of UGX700,0000/=
3.    Polypavers; manufacturers of pavers from polythene bags, won the Dean’s award of UGX500,000/=
4.    Flora Investments; makers of powdered cakes, and
5.    Becova Natural Oil

The Third Annual Entrepreneurship Expo was organized by the Department of Marketing and Management, CoBAMS under the theme: Unlocking Students’ Potential. According to Dr. Peter Turyakira the Department Head, the Third Annual Entrepreneurship Expo was aimed at enhancing entrepreneurship skills among university students.

“The Expo is showcasing some of the students’ innovative ideas. This is done to inspire and encourage the entrepreneurial spirit on campus. We are convinced that if young graduates are entrepreneurially oriented, they can be able to build startups and create employment opportunities,” he said.
 
According to Dr. Turyakira, this year, both undergraduate and graduate students participated in the Expo. Vision Group was the main sponsor with others including; Post Bank Uganda, Uganda Revenue Authority, Pride Microfinance Limited, Uganda Industrial Research Institute, United Bank of Africa, Eistein Rising Uganda and Business Development Service Providers Network.

The day’s Guest of Honor was Vision Group’s Deputy Managing Director/Chief Finance Officer, Mr. Gervase Ndyanabo, who advised students to work hard towards the success and growth of their business ideas. He appealed to the business community to render both financial and inspirational support to students.

On behalf Vision Group, Mr. Ndyanabo promised to continue supporting students in the world of entrepreneurship.

Representing the Principal Dr. Eria Hisali, the Dean, School of Business Dr. Umar Kakumba said that initiatives such as the Entrepreneurship Expo bridge the gap between theories that are being taught at the University and the world of business.

He urged students to take advantage of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center that has been established by the College through the Department of Marketing and Management to nurture and grow their business ideas.

“The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center will provide mentorship and space for young people to start and nurture business ideas. It will also give us more flexibility in doing other activities such as research and outreach as well as raising financial resources for our activities,” he stated.

He recognized the effort of the Department of Marketing and Management in organizing the Annual Entrepreneurship Expo when he said, “through entrepreneurship, we are able to have a blended learning and students have the opportunity and ideas to create jobs for the nation.”

 

Article by: Rachael Kanyi and Esther Joyce Nakibombo, Communication Volunteers Mak Public Relations Office.

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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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