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Call for Expression of Interest: Coordinator-1st Africa Conference on Tobacco or Development



Tobacco control action in Africa is based on anecdotal data as there is inadequate access to documented evidence to demonstrate use of data from well designed tobacco use studies or program data. Further to this, there is lack of structured mechanism for data dissemination and use in Africa. The data-to-action initiatives have not been fully embraced or operationalized.

The 1st Africa Conference on Tobacco or Development is therefore expected to collate tobacco control evidence to ground TC policy designs and implementation roll out efforts in Africa. It will provide an opportunity for further capacity development in policy development, research, evidence based programming and implementation.

This conference marks the beginning of a series of tobacco conferences in Africa projected to be conducted every four years. It will provide a platform for sharing policy and implementation experiences and dissemination of research conducted in various African countries. The conference will promote information sharing and corroborative evidence to tailor TC policy and implementation arrangements to Africa context specific settings.

In order to host a successful conference, there is need for a dedicated technical officer to act as a central spin and ensure the different pieces and parts of the conference are well coordinated and executed.


To ensure central coordination in order to hold a successful conference

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How to apply

Interested and suitably qualified candidates may apply for the post by:

Submitting a motivation letter of not more than 1000 words and clearly marked as “Expression of Interest to coordinate the 1st africa conference on tobacco or development ” in soft copies at the address below not later than 17:00 hours on June 15th, 2021.

In addition, interested applicants should submit:

  • i)  an application letter,
  • ii) a CV with contacts of 3 professional referees, and
  • iii) a copy of all relevant academic documents in PDF.

Applications should be sent to: Email: eoi[at]


Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals



Mak-RIF 4 Awards and PhD Call For Proposals, 29th September 2022, 9:00 to 10:00 AM EAT.

Makerere University received funding from the Government of the Republic of Uganda, earmarked to support high impact Research and Innovations. This unique initiative arose after engagements between the top University Management and the Government of Uganda. This fund illustrates the increasing importance that the Government attaches to Research and Innovation as a driver of development and transformation. The objective of the fund is to increase the local generation of translatable research and scalable innovations that address key gaps required to drive Uganda’s development agenda. 

In the Financial years 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 the Government of the Republic of Uganda through Mak-RIF has funded implementation of over 750 multidisciplinary research and innovations within the various Colleges, while engaging multiple stakeholders within and outside Makerere University. The Grants Management Committee (GMC) has finalized the award process for the Mak-RIF round 4 call for funding for this Financial Year 2022/2023.

The Grants Management Committee (GMC) hereby invites you to the Launch of the Mak-RIF Round 4 awards and PhD Call for Proposals scheduled to take place tomorrow Thursday 29th September 2022 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. EAT. 

Please use the following details to join the launch.

Register in advance for this meeting: 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise



One of the PWD graduands at the 69th Graduation during the Session held on 17th January 2019.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites persons with disability who applied for admission to public universities under the disability entry scheme for 2022/2023 Academic Year to appear for medical/review exercise at Makerere Unive, Senate Building, Level Two (2) in the Telepresence Centre.

NOTE: Only those who have the minimum entry requirements of at least two principal passes at A’ Level or its equivalent and at least five (5) passes at O’ Level or its equivalent will be interviewed.

 Only candidates who sat ‘a’ level in 2020, 2019 and 2018 are eligible for admission.

THE EXERCISE WILL BE CONDUCTED ON 3rd, 4th and 5th October, 2022 respectively from 9.00 A.M – 1.00 P.M each day.


(i) If you fail to appear on any of the given days above, there will be no other chance for you.

(ii) Applicants with Government Scholarship for the previous years are not eligible for admission



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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution



Left to Right: Prof. Gunnar Köhlin, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Amb. Maria Håkansson, Commissioner Julius Mafumbo and Prof. Edward Bbaale posing for a group photo before the opening ceremony on 22nd September 2022: Photo by EfD-Mak Centre.

The Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Thursday 22nd September, 2022 participated in the opening of the EfD Annual meeting hosted by Makerere University at Speke Resort Munyonyo where he appealed to government to implement the ban on kaveera and address other environmental issues.

The opening ceremony moderated by the EfD Global Hub Manager Gunnar Köhlin and was graced by Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment represented by the Commissioner for Water, Mr. Julius Mafumbo and the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Maria Håkansson.

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