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AAP to Hold Town Hall Meeting at Mak

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The Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) in partnership with Makerere University will hold the first Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday 19th November 2019. The objectives of the Town Hall meeting are to: raise awareness about AAP to the leadership and faculty of Makerere University; increase the level of participation of faculty members in AAP's activities; and highlight key findings of some of the research conducted by AAP grantees across Africa.

AAP is a collaborative and cross-disciplinary platform formed to address today’s global challenges in a way that is sustainable, effective, and equitable. It was formed in May 2016 following a consultation with 14 African leaders including Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe hosted by Michigan State University (MSU).

Meeting the Vice Chancellor on Monday 4th November 2019, Prof. Isaac J. Minde the Associate Director AAP shared that the Alliance was formed based on the need to change the structure of prevailing development-oriented trends. “We can no longer form partnerships based on the same terms we did 40 years ago: African institutions have built capacity over the years and so we need to have mutual respect and two-way traffic between partners in the North and South.”

Prof. Minde added that the AAP Consortium is currently made up of ten institutions namely: Michigan State University; Makerere University; Egerton University in Kenya; Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) in Malawi; University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania; Unviersite Cheikh Anta Diop in Senegal; Universite des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines de Bamako in Mali; University of Botswana; University of Nigeria, Nsukka; and the latest admitted member University of Pretoria in South Africa.

In his remarks, Prof. Nawangwe warmly welcomed Prof. Minde to Makerere University and expressed the institution’s keenness to host the Town Hall meeting. “As one of the founding members of the AAP that attended the convention at East Lansing in May 2016, I wish to reassure you of our willingness to host the Town Hall meeting and any such future events.”

The Vice Chancellor added that as a show of Makerere’s strong support for AAP, the University nominated its Director of Research and Graduate Training-Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi to be the contact person. He commended the AAP for identifying six interrelated themes that match Makerere’s research agenda. AAP’s six priority areas include: Agri-food systems; Culture; Health and nutrition; Water, energy, and the environment; Youth empowerment; and Education.

“Agriculture is one of our number one priority as a Nation, owing to our rapidly growing population. As the academia, we must constantly think of how we are going to feed all these people and transform our agriculture sector to meet growing demands” explained Prof. Nawangwe.

The Town Hall meeting will precede the Regional Network of Agriculture Policy Research Network (ReNAPRI) 2019 Conference that is slated for 20th to 22nd November 2019. The AAP Advisory Board Chairperson-Dr. Thelma Awori, AAP Director, Africa Secretariat-Prof. Richard Mkandawire, MSU staff, directors of research institutions, Mak academia, researchers, graduate students among others are expected to grace the Town Hall meeting.

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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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