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Mak hosts the 9th Management of Social Transformation School

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Makerere University is hosting the 9th Management of Social Transformation (MOST) School. The event is bringing together youth leaders from Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Somalia, Djibouti, Gambia, South Sudan and Ethiopia and Tanzania to discuss the role of African youth in provide lasting and sustainable solutions to African Problems.

The 9th MOST School was officially opened by the Minister of State for Higher Education Hon. Dr. Chrysostom Muyingo; represented by the Commissioner for Teacher Education, Dr. Jane Egau Okou on 2nd April 2019 in the Makerere University Senate Conference Hall.  

Organized by United Nations Educational Science Cultural Organization(UNESCO) in partnership with Regional Office for Eastern Africa, Uganda National Commission for UNESCO and Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the four days’ event is running from 2nd -5th April 2019 under the theme: “Youth, Peace and security in the Horn of Africa”.  

The Management of Social Transformation School is an innovative capacity-building initiative under UNESCO’s MOST programme. The School is designed to strengthen the competences of evidence-informed decision making for members States. It prioritizes interventions aimed at developing the capacity of researchers and decision makers to transfer knowledge into action.

According to the Secretary General, Uganda National Commission for UNESCO, Ms. Rosie Agio MOST aims at enhancing knowledge brokering among youth leaders. “The programme is centered on young men and women who are both part of today’s reflections on socio-economic development and transformations and at the same time. These are the people who hold keys to unlocking the potentials of tomorrow’s peaceful, secure and inclusive world,” she said.

MOST works together with governments, academic communities in the social and human sciences and civil society organizations; particularly youth led and focused; to improve connections between knowledge and action.

The Programme is tailored to meet the specific challenges of the IGAD Region. Within the Framework of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals and the African Union’s Agenda 2063, MOST contributes to development by focusing on among others; eradication of poverty, building inclusive societies, sustainable responses to environmental change, and promotion of participatory, effective, and accountable governance.

In a speech read by Dr. Jane Egau Okou, at the official opening ceremony, the Minister of State for Higher Education, Hon. Dr. Chrysostom Muyingo commended UNESCO for developing a programme that is contributing to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 in Africa. According to him, education is a fundamental pillar in building a formidable relationship between knowledge and action.

“I am happy that this programme was organized within the broader framework of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As an international leader for the implementation of SDG 4, your work has contributed greatly to the achievement of other SDGs that benefit from education services. Thank you UNESCO,” he remarked

Hon. Muyingo thanked UNESCO and the respective partners for supporting African countries to improve their policy making processes. He applauded the organizers of the event and looked forward for the results and recommendations that can address the youth unemployment; a common challenge with serious implications on African peace and security.

On behalf of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Dr. Sabiiti Makara, highlighted Makerere University’s role in providing knowledge and shaping student’s minds to handle societal challenges when he said, “currently, over 3000 youths are enrolled at Makerere pursing various academic programmes. The youth at Makerere University are active in politics, science, coming up with research and innovations and harnessing their positive potential to contribute to the betterment of humanity.”

According to Dr. Sabiiti, Makerere University has significantly contributed to societal transformation through human resource development, leadership nurturing, research and innovations development. This tremendous work from students and staff has provide lasting and sustainable solutions to African Problems. He therefore, urged participants and MOST school partners to always link research to policy formulation.

The Chairperson, Uganda National Youth Council Ms. Lillian Aber, called upon the youth to take a center stage in transforming Africa. “African peace strongly rests on the shoulders of youthful population and it is therefore our role to ensure that we build lasting peace. It is our role as the youth to mobilize and be ambassadors of peace,” Ms. Aber advised.

Article by:  Nakibombo Esther Joy; Volunteer Makerere Univeriity 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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