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RAN Webinar: Innovating for the Emerging Pandemic Threats

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The ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) invites you to a Webinar entitled:

Innovating for the Emerging Pandemic Threats: A case-study of COVID-19 and other events

Date:     Tuesday 7th April, 2020

Time:    3:00pm to 4.00pm East African Time

Background:

Pandemics are increasingly becoming one of the most important global threats of our time. Since the year 2000, the world has faced a variety of events including SARS (2003), H1N1 (2009), MERS (2012 and 2015), Zika (2015), Ebola in West Africa (2014) and DRC (2018). The on-going Covid-19 pandemic has been unprecedented in terms of its effects at the global level. Emergency situations, despite their great strain on society, provide a fertile opportunity for innovation and learning for resilience. The scale with which the new pandemic threats are disrupting livelihoods requires increasingly innovative approaches to their prevention, surveillance, preparedness and response. This Webinar focuses on how we can leverage the learnings from contemporary pandemic threats to propel innovation. It explores how Human-Centered Design and Design Thinking Tools can be applied to innovating our response to emerging pandemic threats, using case-studies from recent events in the Africa region and beyond. It reflects on novel tools and platforms that can be harnessed to drive such innovation. It introduces the concept of ‘Innovating Complexity’.

Register Now for the Webinar!

To enable us plan effectively, interested participants are requested to register on

https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/register/uZItf-upqzMt6lZ6YqAIha2Z_PBmXanO5w

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http://tiny.cc/ranwebinar

Upon registration, you will automatically receive the call-in details.

Thank you.

ResilientAfrica Network (RAN)
‘Solutions through 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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