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Rotary to Fund ECD Center at Makerere University



By Loreen Seera

The Rotary Clubs of Uganda have partnered with Makerere University to establish an Early Childhood Development (ECD) Center worth millions of shillings. “The Center will focus on early childhood education, maternal and child health” said PDG Mike Kennedy Sebalu.

PDG Sebalu revealed that the initiative will focus on basic education and promoting literacy. He thanked Makerere University for partnering with Rotary Uganda to establish the Center.

Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the Vice Chancellor Makerere University welcomed the initiative and informed the Rotarians that the proposal will be brought to the attention of the committee responsible for establishment of structures at Makerere University.

“We will present the proposal to the appropriate committee for proper decision making in terms of allocation of the site for setting up the structure for the ECD project. What is important is for us to express support towards development of the project at Makerere University,” Prof. Barnabas added.

May Virji, the Country Representative, Institute for Rural Education and Development said the proposed structure will host the ECD center and a resource center to support learning and expansion of ECD programs.

Rotarian Fredrick Kitakule informed that Rotarians envision the project as a resource center and a satellite towards developing Early Childhood Development. He revealed that Rotary has supported the establishment of 17 ECDs spread out through the country.

“We envision that the establishment of the Early Childhood Resource Center will support the other institutions affiliated to Makerere University to empower teachers and staff,” Rotarian Kitakule said.

Prof. Nawangwe revealed that the project has come at the time when the Ministry of Education and Sports is rolling out the early childhood development program in institutions of higher learning. He added that the program has been already approved by Makerere University, pending presentation to Management for implementation.

Loreen Seera is the Communications & Engagement Officer, Makerere University Rotary Peace Center


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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