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2020 Two4One Talent for Change Campaign Against Sexual Harassment






1. Introduction

The ‘Two for One Talent for Change’ (also known as Two4One) Campaign is a peer-to-peer Performing Arts Competition aimed at mitigating the problem of Sexual Harassment in Universities. This is through the collaborative efforts of both men and women to safeguard any victim of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. The campaign taps into students’ talents as an agency for addressing a social challenge of sexual harassment that primarily affects them.The social innovation was successfully conducted through its first year of rollout at Makerere University from September-October 2019. A total of 64 entries were registered to compete in the categories of music, dance, drama, poetry and instrumentals and messages centered around understanding and ending sexual harassment in Universities. The 2019 activity had three stages, auditions which attracted over 500, elimination stage with over 10,000 the Grand Finale with over 15,000 members of the university community in attendance. The Campaign initiated open discussions on sexual harassment among and against students, and attracted interest from other Universities around the country. This was an interactive and highly effective mode of transmitting the message against Sexual Harassment to the student and the general University Community. The success of this campaign suggested a need to expand this campaign and the 2020 campaign has been expanded beyond Makerere University to include other Ugandan Universities.

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2. The 2020 Two4One Talent for change Campaign

The 2020 campaign has been organized in honour of the late Susan Oregede for her outstanding contribution to the work on ending violence against women and girls in Uganda in line with the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence (check the following link for more information

The Purpose of the campaign is to fight against sexual harassment in universities through students’ agency. Specifically, this campaign;

  • Seeks to put to good use students’ positive energies through engaging in innovative thinking on how to solve the social problems in their communities
  • Scale up awareness creation on sexual harassment prevention and response through arts. Knowledge is power!
  • Tap into and strengthen students’ agency through continuous innovations on solutions to sexual harassment prevention and response  

The 2020 campaign will be a music and drama competition among students from universities in Uganda on the best innovative messages and message presentations for prevention and response to sexual harassment.

3. How to join.

The 2020 Two4One contest is here! How do you join?

  1. Register yourself using Social Media Connection i.e. Google, Facebook, LinkedIn on
  2. Create your profile using a set of questions provided on the page.
  3. Thinking innovatively, generate and record your awareness message in a song or skit.
  4. Upload your video (not more than 5 minutes) in mp4 format (not more than 1080p resolution).

4. The procedure of handling the competitions

  1. Stage I
  • Contestants will submit their video clips
  • The video clips shall be submitted online through the two4one website which will be immediately received and posted in the waiting room
  • The team of judges shall look at the video clips for relevance to the competition and pass for posting on the website for public viewing and voting
  • Through public voting, 100 contestants shall be selected for further scrutiny by the team of judges
  • From the list of 100 contestants, the judges will shortlist 50 contestants who will proceed to the auditions
  1. Stage II

The second level of auditions shall be carried out at a venue that will be communicated to the successful contestants. This second level audition shall be on zoom for the rest of the public with only the judges and the contestants physically meeting. For all the physical meetings for the auditions, the SOPs for the prevention of COVID – 19 shall followed and adhered to.

  1. Preparations for the Grand Finale – 5 Day Boot Camp

Prior to the Grand Finale, the Finalists will be invited to participate in a 5 – day intensive boot Camp. At this forum, the finalists shall undergo professional creative music training on how to effectively communicate the message on Sexual Harassment using music and drama. This training shall also equip participants with skills on effective communication, confidence building, and understanding of gender.  The boot Camp shall constitute a performance material that the participants may present at the Grand Finale. They will rehearse using these materials and in teams of not more than five with maximum social distancing. They will also undergo further training on sexual Harassment prevention and response.  The contestants who are unable to physically interact with the trainers shall have an opportunity to be trained online.

5. Grand finale

The grand finale shall live on NBS TV. This event shall be attended physically by only contestants and the judges. The event shall be live on ZOOM, Facebook Live: Makerere University Facebook page & GMD Facebook page. A ZOOMlink shall be provided on the campaign website for virtual attendance. At this event, the finalists shall make their presentations and the three winners awarded as follows;

No.PositionAward (UGX)
 1.The Winner5,000,000
 2.Second runner-up4,000,000
 3.Third runner-up3,000,000

In addition to the cash prize for the overall winner shall be supported with an extra 5, 000,000 UGX to further develop and publish the script.

6. Schedule of events

  1. Deadline for submission: November, 28th 2020
  2. Auditions: December 1st 2020
  3. Grand Finale: December 9th, 2020

Please send your inquires to;

tumwesigye.eric[at] or WhatsApp +256-757-391098

2020 Two4One Talent Campaign against Sexual Harassment


Dr. Martin Aliker – Celebrating A Life Well Lived



Dr. Martin Aliker (2nd L) shakes hands with the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (2nd R) at the successful conclusion of the Second Edition of the Makerere University Endowment Fund (MakEF) Run (MakRun) on Sunday 25th March 2018 as Prof. William Bazeyo (L) and Dr. Florence Nakayiwa (R) witness.

The Makerere University Council, Senate, Alumni and the entire students’ community has learnt with great sorrow of the death of your beloved head, Dr. Martin Aliker. Please accept our sincerest condolences during this trying time.

Dr. Aliker joined Makerere College then in 1948 and shortly thereafter received a scholarship to join Northwestern University, Illinois where he earned a Bachelor of Political Science. Being an ardent student, he also earned a Fulbright Fellowship at Northwestern University, and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery, later becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of the United Kingdom.

Dr. Aliker has throughout his long and well-lived life projected an enviable brand, reflective of a professional and hardworking gentleman who has excelled in all walks of life as a distinguished alumnus, scholar, influential business leader, entrepreneurial mentor, and one of Uganda’s and indeed Africa’s and the Commonwealth’s leading senior citizens.

The name Dr. Martin Aliker has stood the test of time as one attributable to dedicated service with impeccable integrity, tested and proven business acumen, making him a distinguished source of inspiration to both the young and old. It was therefore with great pride that Makerere University on 17th July 2014 appointed him as the Chairperson of the pioneer Board of Trustees in charge of the Makerere University Endowment Fund (MakEF).

Under his stewardship, the Inaugural Board had at the end of their term in 2019 grown MakEF’s onshore fund from nothing in 2014 to UGX 1.5 Billion, while the offshore fund was valued at 1.5 Million GBP.

We remain forever thankful to God for the gift of Dr. Martin Aliker’s inspirational life and pray that the good Lord will comfort you his beloved and rest his soul in eternal peace.

Umar Kakumba (PhD)

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Prof. Justin Epelu-Opio, Our Longest Serving DVC Rests



It is with great sorrow, that the Makerere University Council, Senate, Alumni and the entire students’ community has learnt of the death of Prof. Justin Epelu-Opio.

Our heartfelt consideration goes out to the family upon the loss of a loving Father, Grandfather, Mentor, Son and dear friend. Please accept our sincere condolences. We commit you to God our Father, who alone knows the plans He has for each and every one of us.

Prof. Epelu-Opio was our longest-serving Deputy Vice Chancellor (1993 – 2004), and the last to serve in that position before the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act enacted the two positions of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration). He was not only a great administrator, but also a great academic who selflessly contributed to Makerere University’s transformation. He served humanity with a lot of dedication and touched many lives in Uganda and beyond.

On 16th February 1973, Epelu-Opio took up his appointment as Lecturer in the Department of Veterinary Anatomy, in the then Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. He embarked on his PhD in Veterinary Anatomy the same year and completed it in 1976. Prior to that, he had completed his Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medicine (1967 – 1971) and Master of Science in Veterinary Anatomy (1971 – 1973) both from the University of Nairobi.

Prof. Epelu-Opio was an ardent student who during his undergraduate studies at the University of Nairobi served as Research Assistant to Prof. RR Hofmann and Prof. Frederick Ian Bantubano Kayanja. He carried on this passion into his graduate studies, where he served as Temporary Technician and Demonstrator to undergraduate students in the Department of Veterinary Anatomy at the University of Nairobi.

Shortly after completing his PhD, in 1977 he took up the role of Senior Scientific Officer with the Animal Productivity Research Unit (APRU) of the National Committee for Scientific Research (NCSR) in Lusaka, Zambia, until 1982.

Upon his return, he was appointed Senior Lecturer in the then Department of Veterinary Anatomy, a position he held until 1984 when he was appointed to the rank of Associate Professor in the same Department.

In 1985, he was sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for a four-month course in Animal Reproduction at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Uppsala University, Sweden, with emphasis on Radioimmunoassay techniques for assessing reproductive performance. That same year, he was appointed Head, Department of Veterinary Anatomy, a position he held until 1990.

During his time as Head of Department, in 1989 Prof. Epelu-Opio was appointed to the rank of Professor. In 1993, he was appointed Deputy-Vice Chancellor, a position he held until he attained the mandatory retirement age of 60 in 2004. He presided over this office during the delicate time when Makerere transitioned from admitting strictly Government-sponsored students to accepting privately-sponsored students. We are grateful that this worked out well and under his supervision, many deserving Ugandans gained access to quality University education.

Beyond the gates of Makerere, Prof. Epelu-Opio was a respected Statesman and elder, whose work as the pioneer Chairman of the Presidential Commission for Teso contributed to the restoration of peace in the sub-region. We are grateful that as a prolific writer, he documented his efforts in; Teso War 1986-1992: Causes and Consequences, a book published by Fountain Publishers.

We therefore stand with the Epelu-Opio family, friends, the Uganda Veterinary Association and all those whose lives he touched upon the loss of this great man. We are nevertheless comforted by the fact that this gallant alumnus did not hide his candle under the covers but lit so many other candles, which will continue to shine bright and perpetuate his legacy.

We remain forever thankful to God for the gift of Prof. Justin Epelu-Opio’s life and pray that the good Lord will rest his soul in eternal peace.

Umar Kakumba (PhD)

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HERS-EA Seventh Academy



Participants listen to Prof. Maggie Kigozi deliver her keynote address at the HERS-EA Sixth Academy on 3rd July 2023. Photo: Twitter/@HadjahBadr. Grand Global Hotel, Makerere Kikoni, Kampala Uganda. East Africa.


Higher Education Resource Services, East Africa (HERS-EA) Academy provides an intensive leadership and management development curriculum which equips women with skills needed to advance their personal career development and successfully navigate the institutional environment where they operate. The goal of the HERS-EA training is to raise the proportion of women in leadership and management positions in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Eastern Africa (Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Uganda).

The program is focused on managing and leading change, human resource development and institutional effectiveness. The Academy prepares every participant to strengthen and expand her leadership skills by working closely with HERS-EA resource persons and staff. Participants will find the Academy to be a safe environment to share confidential matters.

Following six previous successful Academies, the Seventh HERS-EA ACADEMY will be offered in a one-week blended (virtual and in-person) format (July 19 – 25, 2024), we hope you can be part of the success story. This Academy will be a special one because we expect to be joined by collaborative researchers from USA, it will be part of the 10th Anniversary and it will be hosted by Gulu University in Northern Uganda. It will also include an excursion to a refugee camp, to generate further collaborative research ideas and another, to Murchison Falls National Park, for our wellbeing and reflection session; you won’t want to miss it!

Theme: “Rethinking Women Leadership for the 21st Century

Please see Downloads below for details and the application form.

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