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Dr. Nabukenya hands over DVCFA Office to Prof. Alinaitwe



Dr. Josephine Nabukenya has after one year of service as Acting (Ag.) Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration (DVCFA) handed over office to Prof. Henry Alinaitwe, Principal College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT). Dr. Nabukenya’s appointment was with effect from 16th November 2020 to 15th November 2021.

In her handover remarks, Dr. Nabukenya thanked the Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma for considering her fit to serve her Alma mater in such a capacity. “For the last twelve months, I have had my singular honour to contribute to elevating of Makerere University in its pursuit to optimise its potential as a knowledge hub.”

She acknowledged the support of the University Council as led by the Chairperson Mrs. Lorna Magara and Vice Chairperson Rt. Hon. Daniel Fred Kidega as well as the top organ’s professionalism in playing it’s oversight role over Management.

Dr. Nabukenya equally thanked colleagues in Management for the team spirit and collegial support rendered to her throughout her term as DVCFA. She particularly thanked the Vice Chancellor for his leadership.

“I exceedingly appreciate my immediate supervisor, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe for the technical and moral support, and confidence entrusted in me, as well as his judicious steering of the affairs of the University Management” she said.

During her tenure, Dr. Nabukenya provided leadership to the School of Computing and Informatics Technology (CIT) in the development of an in-house Academic Records Information System (MakARIS), an electronic Human Resource Management System as well as an electronic voting system for students. Both systems are up and running with the latter having used during both the 86th and 87th Guild and Senior Common Room (SCR) Elections.

Prof. Eng. Henry Mwanaki Alinaitwe is an eminent Engineer and Academician, newly appointed Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration, Makerere University effective 16th November 2021. He has served at senior management level in the University and as Principal in the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) since August 2013, a position he assumed rising from the ranks as Deputy Principal, Dean School of the Built Environment, Associate Dean of the then Faculty of Technology. He has been in Senate for more than 10 years. He has previously served as Chairman and member of the University Contracts Committee and he has chaired a number of various university committees.

Prof. Alinaitwe is a widely published, well-read professor in Civil and Construction Engineering with his research interests in the areas of areas of structures, construction materials, and construction project management. He is currently working on the project of redesigning the Main Administration Building at Makerere University.  He is a registered and practicing Engineer. He is a Fellow of Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), and a Fellow of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences.

He attended some of the prestigious Universities in the world that include Lund University in Sweden where he obtained a PhD in Engineering as well as a Licentiate degree in Engineering. He obtained anMSc in Construction Management from Loughborough University, UK and a Master of Engineering Studies in Civil Engineering (Structures) degree from the University of Sydney, Australia. Prof. Alinaitwe obtained his Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Civil option) from Makerere University. He holds a post graduate certificate in Public Administration and Management and another in Project Planning and Management.

Due to his good performance at Primary Leaving Examinations, Prof. Alinaitwe studied on state scholarship for his entire secondary education. At senior six, he emerged the best Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education examinations candidate which achievement enabled him to earn double boom at the University when Government was still paying for upkeep of students.

Prof. Alinaitwe is an assiduous manager who pays attention to detail, a trait that has earned him a track record in leadership and management at various levels, where as many will agree, he exudes efficiency and effectiveness in practice. He is gentle, calm and displays a demeanor of a great academic leader. At the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology where he has served most, his effort is evident from the effective working environment where staff are benefiting from his sense of purpose, mentorship and aspirations as demonstrated from the number of new and ongoing innovations and research projects.

He serves on a number of Boards and Management Board Committees notably Kiira Motors Corporation, Technology Consults Ltd., Mulago National Referral Hospital, and Kyogo Senior Secondary School. With Prof. Henry Alinatwe being part of the team at the helm of the stewardship of the University, there is no doubt that the institution will take wider strides in realizing the development agenda.


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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