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MakRun 2019: 5Km and 10Km Route Maps Released

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#MakRun2019 Updates

As we gear up for the Third Edition of MakRun, the Organising Committee has released route maps for the 5Km and 10Km distances of #MakRun2019.

5Km Route (Numbers correspond to points on Map)

  • Runners proceed from Flag Off at Freedom Square to Main Gate (1)
  • Turn Left at Makerere Hill Road, proceed to Wandegeya Traffic Intersection (2)
  • Turn Right to Bombo Road (3), past Wandegeya Police Station, then turn Left at YMCA (4)
  • Proceed up Wandegeya Road, Turn Left onto Buganda Road (5)
  • Cross Nakasero Hill Road (6) and take Lourdel Road past Ministry of Health
  • At Italian Embassy, turn Left and slope to join Yusuf Lule Road (7)
  • Turn Left at Yusuf Lule Road (8), proceed to Mulago Roundabout
  • Connect to Binaisa Road (9) and proceed past next Roundabout (10) to Kubiri Roundabout
  • Turn Left onto Bombo Road (11) and at Shell, turn Right onto Muganzi Awongererwa Road (12)
  • Proceed uphill past Rugby Grounds, Boda Boda stage (13), onto Campus and turn Left at Africa Hall Warden’s Residence (14)
  • At Northcote Road, turn Right (15) and proceed past Nsibirwa Hall to the Roundabout
  • Continue uphill past CTF2, Main Library up to JICA Roundabout (16)
  • Turn left onto University Road and proceed past Main Building to Freedom Square
  • End of 5Km Route (17)

#MakRun2019 5Km Route Map

10Km Route (Numbers correspond to points on Map)

  • Runners proceed from Flag Off at Freedom Square to Main Gate (1)
  • Turn Left at Makerere Hill Road, proceed to Wandegeya Traffic Intersection (2)
  • Turn Right to Bombo Road (3), past Wandegeya Police Station, then turn Left at YMCA (4)
  • Proceed up Wandegeya Road, Turn Left onto Buganda Road (5)
  • Cross Nakasero Hill Road (6) and take Lourdel Road past Ministry of Health
  • Connect to Muwafu Road (7) and at next intersection, turn Left onto Kyadondo Road (8)
  • At next intersection, turn Left onto Kafu road (9) and continue past DFCU Towers
  • Take the next Right onto MacKinnon road (10), proceed to next intersection
  • Turn Left onto Sezibwa Road (11) and at the Embassy of South Sudan, turn Right onto Kagera Road (12)
  • At the intersection, turn Left onto Shimoni Road (13) and at Tanzanian High Commission, turn Right onto Clement Hill Road (14)
  • Continue along Clement Hill Road, cross Corydon Road (15), proceed past Office the Prime Minister and Uganda Media Center
  • At the intersection, turn Left onto Nile Avenue (16) and proceed to Garden City Roundabout
  • Turn Right onto Access Road (17), proceed past Oasis Mall, Centenary Park to Jinja Road
  • Turn Left onto Jinja Road (18) and at Airtel Roundabout, turn Left onto Wampewo Avenue (19)
  • Proceed uphill past Hotel Africana, Housing Finance Bank, Kololo Independence Grounds
  • At Kololo Traffic Intersection (20), connect to York Terrace, proceed past Makerere University Residences
  • At last intersection, turn Right onto Princess Charles Drive (21) and proceed past North Korean Embassy and Chinese Embassy (22)
  • At Lohana Academy, turn Left onto Sturrock Road (23), proceed downhill to Kisementi/Acacia Mall
  • At last intersection, turn Right briefly onto Acacia Avenue at City Oil (24) and then Left onto Kiira Road (25)
  • Proceed along Kiira Road to Mulago Roundabout (26) and turn Right onto Binaisa Road
  • Follow Binaisa Road until the First Round about before Kubiri Roundabout opposite Dwaliro Road (27)
  • Turn Left onto the Katanga Pedestrian Path (Murrum road) to Bombo Road
  • Turn Right onto Bombo Road (28) and Left into the Eastern Gate (29)
  • Proceed uphill past Estates & Works Department to the Roundabout/Makerere Police Post (30)
  • Turn Right onto Northcote Road, proceed past Nsibirwa Hall and Nkrumah Hall to the Roundabout (31)
  • Continue uphill past CTF2, Main Library up to JICA Roundabout
  • Turn left onto University Road (32) and proceed past Main Building to Freedom Square
  • End of 10Km Route (33)

#MakRun2019 10Km Route Map

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A Successful Ph.D. Defense by Vianney Andrew Yiga

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The CEDAT community is proud to share our congratulations to Vianney Andrew Yiga following his successful Ph.D. defense that happened yesterday Monday 3rd October 2022 at the College of Engineering, Design, Art, and Technology (CEDAT).

His Thesis was titled; Thermal Stability of Fiber- Reinforced Polylactic Acid Composites for Flameretarded Applications.

The candidate was supervised by Eng. Dr. Michael Lubwama and Eng. Dr. Peter W. Olupot both from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at CEDAT.

Dr. John Wasswa, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences (CONAS), Makerere University was the opponent that interrogated the candidate to enable a clear understanding of the study.

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Makerere University Launches National Parenting Draft Manual

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The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo (Centre) and Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC (Right) interact with a participant at the workshop on 22nd July 2022, Kampala.

By Agnes Namaganda

On July 22nd 2022, Makerere UniversityChild Health and Development Centre (MakCHDC) launched a draft manual for the National Parenting Standards. The Centre has been working together with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) with funding from UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund), to develop standards that are agreeable to all organisations in the country that are involved in parenting work. The draft manual was being presented to members of a consortium that brings together all these organisations together, called the Parenting Agenda Consortium.

“We produce many documents and they are shelved,” Irene Ayot Chono, who was speaking on behalf of UNICEF said. “We hope that this document will not be one of them,” she emphasized.

Irene Ayot Chono-UNICEF, urging participants to utilize the manual once it is complete.
Irene Ayot Chono-UNICEF, urging participants to utilize the manual once it is complete.

Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC who presented the draft manual to participants, emphasized that if any organization is doing parenting work, there should be a minimum package that they should offer.

Draft Manual Content

The manual which will have several modules. These modules will be delivered face-to-face in 1.5 hour sessions. Some of these include; Module 6 which will focus on “understanding responsible masculinity and fatherhood” and on “understanding the concept of head of family.”The draft manual also proposed that Module 11 focuses on Parenting in the 21st Century. Some of the sessions in this module will include Children and Technology, Contemporary Influence on Children and Modernity, Culture and Morality.Module 9 will focus on Parenting for Adolescents and some of the suggested sessions within this module are Needs for Adolescents and The Art of Communicating with Adolescents. Module 5 will focus on Preventing Violent Parenting and Promoting Alternative Discipline Strategies while Module 10 will be about Parenting to Address the Mental Health for Children and Adults.

Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC presenting the contents of the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual.
Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC presenting the contents of the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual.

Participants’ suggestions

After the presentation, participants raised several suggestions for discussion and consideration. These included whether there should be a module on spirituality since Uganda is a strongly religious nation. There was also the concern of how children in remand homes should be parented. Another concern raised by a participant was as to whether teachers who make an undeniable contribution to parenting, should be taken through the parenting manual.

A participant gives her input at the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual launch.
A participant gives her input at the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual launch.

In her closing remarks, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo, the Director of Cultural Affairs at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) said that the manual is for the parenting organisations to utilize and not for MGLSD.

The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo making closing remarks at the workshop.
The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo making closing remarks at the workshop.

Ms. Chono also adjured the team behind the manual to use picture illustrations in the manual that can be relatable by the Ugandan parents.

Contact: Agnes Namaganda – agnesvioletnamaganda@gmail.com

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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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