By John Musinguzi
Makerere University researchers have unveiled three innovations in the line of managing Covid-19, hardly a month after unveiling another one.
Noble Banadda, a professor of bio systems engineering and the principal investigator, unveiled the thermal imaging detector of Covid-19; the biodegradable face masks made using 3D printing; and the wide range of use of 3D printing technology in Covid-19 control in public spaces, in the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and in planning of urban centres.
At the invitation-only function held at the Main hall on August 28, 2020, were representatives of Petroleum Authority of Uganda, ministry of Health, Operation Wealth Creation, Kiira Motors Corporation, ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Resilient Africa Network, Uganda Police Force, African Union, ministry of Water and Environment, the private sector, Uganda Revenue Authority and National Agricultural Advisory Services.
How Dr. Mukebezi’s PhD Promises Fortunes to Farmers in Eastern Uganda
Makerere, Uganda – Achieving farmer participation in collaborative activities to tap into agricultural fortunes is always an uphill task, thanks to a doctoral study by Dr. Rebecca Mukebezi.
Titled “Organization of Community-based Innovation Platforms to Facilitate Farmer Participation in Collaborative Activities in Eastern Uganda,“ Dr. Mukebezi’s study earned her Doctor of Philosophy in the week-long graduation at Makerere University in Uganda.
Her research investigated the intricate structures and collaborative capacities of Community–based Innovation Platforms (CB-IPs) in facilitating farmer participation in collaborative activities in Eastern Uganda, according to her citation in the graduation booklet.
According to her study, these platforms serve as hubs for farmers to engage with various actors in the agricultural ecosystem, fostering a spirit of collaboration and shared innovation. Stakeholders such as line ministry officials, extension workers, and financing systems come into the picture.
The study, conducted under the guidance of esteemed mentors Dr. Bernard B. Obaa and Dr. Florence B. Kyazze, has shed light on the critical factors influencing farmers’ active involvement in collaborative initiatives for better performance and yield.
Uganda Bureau of Statistics Welcomes New Board Members to Inform Key Decisions for the Country
By: Hason Mutunzi Bwambale
Joining Dr. Byamugisha on the board are esteemed professionals from various fields. Dr. Allen Kabagenyi, Ms. Rosette Nakavuma, Ms. Irene Birungi, Dr. Rogers Matte, Dr. Jacob Opolot, and Dr. Chris Mukiza bring expertise in areas such as economics, social sciences, and data analysis. Their collective knowledge and experience are expected to contribute significantly to UBOS’ mission.
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Pattern languages can be useful for sustainable and inclusive African cities. In this episode, Priscilla Namwanje (Makerere University Kampala, Uganda) focuses on a case study in Kampala, Uganda, where a pattern language approach was used to develop a framework for wetland management that incorporates the needs of both formal and informal communities.
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