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DRGT & GMD Hold Joint Pre-Application Training in Gender-responsive Research

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For several years, the Carnegie Corporation of New York has capitalized research capacity development and staff retention efforts at Makerere University. The different forms of Corporation support have resulted into the development of a critical mass of staff graduating with PhDs, Master and Postdocs which has ultimately helped to improve the quality of supervision, publication, and scholarship as well as sharped the strategic direction of Makerere as a research led university.

On 12th September this year the Corporation gladly approved a 2-year grant aimed at “Supporting Early-Career Academics at Makerere University, (SECA).” This grant will focus on enhancing the research capacity of Makerere University staff by providing research fellowships to the early-career academics, to be awarded on a competitive basis.

We have, however, noted the gender gap within the research and academic ranks is still very wide with low women proportions in advanced research management and leadership. There is, a need to strategically and systematically mainstream or enshrine gender into the University wide functions, with a view of ensuring that there is gender equity, equality, and empowerment.

In this regard, the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT) in collaboration with the Gender Mainstreaming Directorate (GMD) held a Workshop today, 17th December 2019 to train prospective fellowship applicants of Gender-responsive Research and later ensure compliance with the University gender policy.

As the Coordination office for the Carnegie-funded project, we shall adopt a transparent and all-inclusive policy of the University that emphasizes equal opportunities to all disciplines and gender.
Our sincere appreciation to the team of resource persons including Dr. Euzobia Baine Mugisha, Director GMD and Prof Consolata Kabonesa, distinguished expert and Champion of Gender policy at Makerere University.

After today's training, it is now clear that Gender-sensitive research is far from the numeric balance of men and women but a deliberate effort to integrate gender concerns at all stages of project cycle (i.e. planning, contextualization of the idea, theoretical framework, development of data collection tools and analysis, gender-based budgeting, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), gender dis-aggregated data reporting, capacity building, etc. It is not enough to have a female PI nor a female Research Assistant in the project team.

Professor Buyinza Mukadasi, Director, DRGT, Makerere University

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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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