This morning I launched a Web-Based system for reporting sexual harassment at Institutions of Higher Learning, a project by researchers from the Makerere University School of Women and Gender Studies (SWGS) and Kyambogo University. The system will strengthen our efforts to fight Sexual Harassment at Makerere and other universities and will be scaled up to other government and private organizations. I congratulate the Kicking Sexual Harassment out of Higher Education Institutions (KISH) team led by Professor Grace Bantebya-Kyomuhendo on this great innovation.
Participating in UNESCO Day-Padua
Our delegation has participated in the UNESCO DAY in Padua. We met the Governor of Venice Province and the Mayor of Padua City. Padua City has several UNESCO World Heritage sites and Makerere is collaborating with Padua to apply for UNESCO recognition of Mt. Moroto as a World Heritage site due to its unique flora and fauna.
Signing MoUs with UniPD & UniCT
Today in Padua, Italy I have signed MOUs with the University of Padua (UniPD) and the University of Catania (UniCT). We have agreed to cooperate on academic exchange, joint research and others. Together, we should work to make the World a better place.
Congratulations Drs. Joloba, Kateete & Batte
I congratulate Drs. Moses Joloba, David Kateete and Charles Batte upon the award of USD 1.75 million from the National Health Institutes, USA to support the development of research capacity for data science for infectious and Non-communicable diseases.