Connect with us

In Press

Mak New Vision Pull-out: Innovating for the Future

Published

on

Makerere University research, innovations and strategic direction have been featured as a pull-out in the New Vision newspaper of Thursday 22nd April 2021. The pull-out has as its leading voice an interview with the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni, with the rallying call “We must be masters of our future”.

The pull-out also features an article by the Chairperson of Council, Mrs. Lorna Magara entitled “Our future is research”. Therein, she discusses Makerere University‘s focus to transform into a research-led university as outlined by the Strategic Plan 2020-2030.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe then outlines the reforms being undertaken in the University based on findings that “No organisation can run efficiently and effectively without the appropriate governance structures. This is even more important for a complex organisation like Makerere University, with multiple stakeholders and numerous international links and partnerships.”

Do not miss your free hard copy in today’s New Vision or see Downloads for the soft copy.

In Press

ARUA and WUN to forge equitable research partnership

Published

on

Professors Ernest Aryeetey (left) and Peter Lennie at the historic first joint meeting of the African Research Universities Alliance and the Worldwide Universities Network in South Africa on 22 May 2024, Image provided

By Desmond Thompson

The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) and the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), jointly representing nearly 50 leading universities on six continents, are moving closer to each other.

The two organisations each held their own annual meetings in South Africa last week, but came together for the first time ever on the Future Africa Campus of the University of Pretoria (UP) on 22 May 2024.

The main issue on the agenda was equitable research collaboration to tackle shared global challenges. Human capacity development emerged as a top priority for both organisations.

Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, the vice-chancellor of Makerere University, said there is a positive change towards decolonising research practices and fostering more balanced partnerships.

Read more

Continue Reading

In Press

How Dr. Mukebezi’s PhD Promises Fortunes to Farmers in Eastern Uganda

Published

on

Dr. Mukebezi Rebecca (Right) with a fellow PhD Graduate during the ceremony on Day 2. 74th Graduation Ceremony, Day 2, 30th January 2024, Collge of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.

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.

Read more

Continue Reading

In Press

Uganda Bureau of Statistics Welcomes New Board Members to Inform Key Decisions for the Country

Published

on

Dr. Allen Kabagenyi, Department of Population Studies, College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS), Makerere University.

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 Uganda Bureau of Statistics Board of Directors. Photo credit: Twitter/@StatisticsUg
The Uganda Bureau of Statistics Board of Directors. Photo credit: Twitter/@StatisticsUg

Read more

Continue Reading

Trending