I am attending a meeting of Vice Chancellors/Rectors/Presidents of leading global universities with the United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres. The speakers include renowned Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, President of the Rockefeller Foundation Rajiv Shah, UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed and others. The theme of the meeting is "University Sector Support to UN Secretary-General’s Call for a Decade of Action on the SDGs."
We will discuss the role of universities in actively supporting the decade of action for the implementation of Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement, including:
1) Mainstreaming the SDGs into university curricula and operations
2) Conducting SDG research
3) Facilitating evidence-based stakeholder dialogues on SDG implementation
Bidding Farewell to H.E. Per Lindgärde
There was joy and yet a hard time when I bid farewell to H.E. Per Lindgarde, the Swedish Ambassador this afternoon. Makerere has enjoyed a wonderful relationship with the Embassy during his tenure and I wish him good health and success in his next assignment.
Commissioning CoVAB Golden Jubilee Celebrations
Today I represented the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Museveni at the commissioning of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (CoVAB). I congratulate the college on their wonderful innovations.