By Ernest Jjingo
On April 15, the Makerere University Research and Innovation Fund organised an exhibition for the public to engage with some of the researchers and innovators from Makerere University College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS).
As ERNEST JJINGO writes, the Shs 60bn fund has empowered hundreds of innovators to provide key solutions in the sectors of health, farming as well as information and communications technology.
At the College of Computing and Information Sciences, dozens of exhibitors were on hand to welcome guests for the special event.
In many ways, it was sort of accountability for each exhibitor’s grant. Unlike farming exhibitions where exhibits are material stuff, most of this exhibition was digital and touched areas of taxation, healthcare as well as small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
For one, Alex Mwotil stood out with his development of Crane Cloud, an open-source multi-cloud service layer for highly available cloud-based services in Africa.
Basically, Crane Cloud helps you to avoid the complexity and high expense of purchasing and managing a user’s own physical servers and other related infrastructure. Mwotil explained that Crane Cloud manages the infrastructure while you the user manage your applications and you get to only pay for what you use.
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.
The future of African urban planning: A pattern language approach
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.
Nawangwe named African Educationist of the Year
By Charles Etukuri
Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe is the African Educationist of the Year.
The award was given to Prof. Nawangwe by the African Leadership Magazine.
On Monday evening, an elated Nawangwe said he was humbled by the recognition.
“I am humbled by the recognition of my efforts by the African Leadership Magazine. This gives me more energy to serve my continent better,” Nawangwe said.
Last year’s winner of the award was Prof. Samuel Edoumiekumo, vice-chancellor, Niger Delta University in Nigeria.
The African Leadership Magazine persons of the year, which is in its 10th year, is an annual award reserved for distinguished Africans, who have blazed the trail in the year under review.
Several Makerere University staff led by the university secretary Yusuf Kiranda congratulated Nawangwe on his well-deserved recognition.
Professor Stefan Peterson Swartling who is a health specialist at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and an honorary professor at Makerere School of Public Health said, Nawangwe was a “well-chosen awardee”
Don Wycliff Wodelo said, “Professor your hard work is actually evident and a good example for us to follow.”
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