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Kampala to Host 5th RAEng Africa Prize Showcase

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Targeted to stimulate, celebrate and reward innovation and entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa, each year 16 entrepreneurs receive eight months of training, mentoring and access to expertise. Four finalists also receive seed funding.

The 5th RAEng Africa Prize winner will be selected at a showcase event on 4th June 2019, 4.00pm to 8.00pm at the Kampala Serena Hotel, Uganda. This event is free of charge to attend but registration is required. Please register using the link below

https://www.raeng.org.uk/events/events-programme/2019/june/africa-prize-celebration-event-and-showcase

For the past eight months, 16 talented entrepreneurs from Burkina Faso, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia have undertaken intensive training and mentoring:

https://www.raeng.org.uk/publications/other/apei-2019-shortlist

Makerere University alumni Brian Gitta (left) and Shafik Sekitto (right) with an early prototype of the Matibabu device, the first Ugandan innovation to win the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Image: Proof Africa

Special guests include the 2018 Africa Prize winning team, Makerere University alumni Brian Gitta and Shafik Sekkito, with their bloodless malaria device, Matibabu. Matibabu are at the forefront of malaria diagnosis, as well as other exceptional entrepreneurs from the programme: https://www.matibabu.io/

Matibabu is the first Ugandan innovation to win the prestigious Africa Prize, and Brian Gitta is the youngest winner to date. Matibabu, which means ‘medical centre’ in Swahili, is a low-cost, reusable device that clips onto a patient’s finger, requiring no specialist expertise to operate. The results are available within one minute on a mobile phone that is linked to the device. Gitta won the first prize of UK £25,000 (124 million Ugandan shillings).

Through their participation in the Africa Prize, the Matibabu team have been approached by international researchers offering support.

“We are very proud of this year’s winner. It’s a perfect example of how engineering can unlock development – in this case by improving healthcare,” said Rebecca Enonchong, Africa Prize judge. “Matibabu is simply a gamechanger.”

On 4 June 2019, four finalists will pitch their businesses to a live audience for the chance to win £25,000 and the 2019 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.

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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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