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GAMSU Sensitizes Principals & Dep. Principals on 2020 Policy

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On 21st March, 2022 the Makerere University Grants Administration and Management Support Unit (GAMSU) led by Prof. Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo embarked on sensitization meetings for all colleges and different units of the university with aim of introducing the Makerere University Grants Administration and Management Policy of 2020, and support offered by GAMSU. The meetings will also create a platform for staff exchanges on positive practices and challenges related to grants Administration and Management.

The sensitization meetings planned by GAMSU kicked off with a meeting for all College Principals and Deputy Principals in the Telepresence Center, Senate Building. Going forward, GAMSU will hold sensitization meetings in all colleges and units of the university.

The Acting DVCFA and Chair GAMSU Steering Committee, Prof. Henry Alinaitwe addresses the meeting.
The Acting DVCFA and Chair GAMSU Steering Committee, Prof. Henry Alinaitwe addresses the meeting.

While addressing the meeting, the Vice Chancellor announced that with GAMSU now in place, the university is compliant with the laws that govern grants administration and management globally and locally as per section 44 of the Public Finance Management Act, 2015. He also shared that the University will work with Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to remove all bureaucratic tendencies that may affect processing of grants and and research work at the university.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration) and Chair of the GAMSU Steering Committee, Prof. Henry Alinaitwe informed the Principals and Deputy Principals that GAMSU is now Makerere’s One-Stop Coordination and Support Centre for Grants.

The University Secretary, Mr. Yusuf Kiranda.
The University Secretary, Mr. Yusuf Kiranda.

In the meeting, the University Secretary, Mr. Yusuf Kiranda reassured the Principals and Deputy Principals that the policy is not creating anything new about grants administration and management procedures in the university but rather streamlining and clearly outlining the available practices and norms. He called upon all staff in the university to always refer to the policy for guidance about grants administration and management.


Prof. Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo, Head GAMSU, presenting to College Principals and Deputy Principals the support GAMSU offers and how the Unit operates.
Prof. Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo, Head GAMSU, presenting to College Principals and Deputy Principals the support GAMSU offers and how the Unit operates.

Principals and Deputy Principals at the Meeting
Principals and Deputy Principals at the Meeting

The University Bursar, Mr. Evarist Bainomugisha presenting on Project Financial Management. He notified the Principals that his office will from Wednesday 23rd March 2022 embark on the journey to organize workshops on project financial management for all project staff in the university.
The University Bursar, Mr. Evarist Bainomugisha presenting on Project Financial Management. He notified the Principals that his office will from Wednesday 23rd March 2022 embark on the journey to organize workshops on project financial management for all project staff in the university.

Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze, Dean School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences (CHS) sharing grants grants management experience from her School.
Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze, Dean School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences (CHS) sharing grants grants management experience from her School.

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

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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:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcu-urDIjE9ZgxdsbEmA2IkNMMiJVECt_ 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise

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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.

IMPORTANT:

(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

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH

Acting. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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

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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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