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Executive Certificate of Training Courses in Public Private Partnerships – May 2022 intake

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The College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) through the School of Built Environment, Department of Architecture and Physical Planning is going to conduct Executive Certificate of Training Courses in Public Private Partnerships – PPP.

This was revealed by the Course Team Leader Arch. Kenneth Ssemwogerere, PhD, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture & Physical planning, he is also a Certified Public-Private Partnership Specialist, IP3, USA

The first training was successfully completed the course in December 2019.  This initiative will help to address many goals such as eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity by enhancing the reach and quality of the delivery of basic infrastructure services

The target persons are the middle level managers in Government MDAs who are charged with carrying out the detailed preparation of documents for Government projects particularly in Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).  The other group will be bundle trainings where various Organizations running PPP projects (ongoing) shall be discussed with the option of having their Project officers and teams taken on a crash program for all the critical aspects of PPPs so that to increase their knowledge base in PPPs.

The training is going to start from May 2022 to April 2023. The short course includes: Certificate in PPP Principles & Regulatory Frameworks, Certificate in PPP Inception procedures, Certificate in Feasibility studies of PPPs, Certificate in PPP Procurement, Certificate in PPP Project Finance, Certificate in PPP Agreements Management, and a Study Trip to CANADA for All students

Course detailsConfirmed Dates
1. Certificate in PPP Principles & Regulatory Frameworks.2 – 13 May, 2022
2. Certificate in PPP Inception procedures.27 June –  8 July 2022
3. Certificate in Feasibility studies of PPPs22 Aug – 2 Sept 2022
4. Certificate in PPP Procurement26 Sept – 7th Oct 2022
5. Certificate in PPP Project Finance7 Nov – 18 Nov. 2022
6. Certificate in PPP Agreements Management5 Dec – 16 Dec. 2022
7. Study Trip to CANADA for All students23 March – 2 Apr 2023

The certificate courses will be taught by persons who have been part of the development of some of the PPPs in the country. The facilitators below have been contacted and have confirmed their willingness to be part of this critical intervention to make sure that Ugandans are fully trained to obtain the best from the PPPs

The facilitators carefully selected to match the demands of the various certificate courses as they will be unveiled. They are a mix of government officials specialized in PPPs as well as persons with hands-on experience in practical running of PPPs projects both in Uganda and internationally

  1. Eng. Dr. Frank B. Sebbowa, a Certified PPP Specialist, former Executive Director, Uganda Investment Authority who also served as a Member of the Government of Uganda Public private Partnership Committee at its inception
  2. Dr. Charles Ndandiko, a Certified PPP Specialist who has handled PPP projects as a Consultant on PPPs in several countries in Africa and rest of the world
  3. Mr. Kenneth S. Legesi, a Chartered Financial Analyst and head of the Deloitte Uganda team that handles all their business as consultants on PPP projects. He was at the helm of Corporate Finance of the Infrastructure Advisory services of Deloitte, Kampala office for a long time.
  4. Mr. Bernard Oundo, one of the few Lawyers in PPPs in Kampala. He was part of the team that crafted the PPP Act as well as the regulations. He now consults with the World Bank. He has been a local representative for Hired International consultants in PPPs.
  5. Dr. Kenneth Ssemwogerere, a certified PPP Specialist, Lecturer in the department of Architect (Author of the program) at the School of the Built Environment, College of Engineering Design Art & Technology, CEDAT Makerere University. He is a member of the PPP Committee representing the Academia. He is certified PPP specialist and holds PhD in Construction management.
  6. Dr. Fred Muhumuza, Senior Economist and Leading researcher at Makerere University. He is a former advisor to the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic development, in the Government of Uganda.
  7. Eng. Muleme Patrick – The Project officer for the Kampala Jinja express way. Holds a BSc Engineering and a MSc. Works with UNRA.

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Integration of Building Information Modelling (BIM) into Construction Education; A stake holder engagement held.

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The Construction and Economics Department at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) is undertaking a study to explore the possibilities of mainstreaming Building Information Modelling (BIM) into the curricula.

A study supported by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (MaKRIF) is conducted by a team led by Dr. Pamela Achieng, lecturer in the Department of Construction Economics and Management at CEDAT.  The Research team is comprised of Ms. Wesonga Rachael, Mr.  Semanda Julius, Mr. Odongkara Billy Brian, Mr. Tom Mukasa and the Departmental Head, Dr. Nathan Kibwami.

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MTSIFA gets into partnership with the University of Bergen

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The Margaret Trowel School of Industrial and Art (MTSIFA) in the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) Makerere University has entered into a partnership with the University of Bergen (UIB), Faculty of Art, Music and Design to work towards internalizing and nurturing local indigenous knowledge.

The project will contribute to a multidisciplinary internationalization of higher education between global south and north with art, design, music, involving the two universities and independent enterprises linked to these disciplines.

Teams from the two Universities met at the College of Engineering to further discuss the implementation details and paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Principal, Dr. Venny Nakazibwe.

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Janet Goldner Fulbright Specialist Catalogue Department of Fine Art CEDAT Makerere University August 2022

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Janet Goldner

It was a pleasure to spend six weeks teaching in the Fine Art Department of Makerere University as a Fulbright Specialist. I want to thank Dr. Lilian Mary Nabulime and Mr. Edward Balaba for their vision for the project that brought me here, their faith in me, and their guidance during this successful program. I also enjoyed meeting and working with Ms. Fedelis Nabukenya, Assoc. Professor George Kyeyune, and Assoc. Professor Rose Kirumira. 

Dr. Nabulime’s and Mr. Balaba’s idea to focus on found and local materials as art materials is an excellent and timely one. As artists, this focus trains us to be sensitive to our daily surroundings. It guides us to look carefully at the beauty and utility of the “trash” that others discard. It becomes our job as artists to reclaim and repurpose it. The use of found materials as art materials is also important since more traditional art materials are expensive for any art student or artist for that matter. Finding these “gifts from the street” requires highly honed creative skills of observation and transformation. And the use of found materials has an important role in raising awareness about climate change. Use of found and local materials lends itself to examining social issues.  

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