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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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Why are developments always ahead of planning? Makerere University and its partners to address Urban Expansion Planning

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Makerere University, together with the Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Urban Development and the Urban Authorities Association of Uganda (UAAU) are set to undertake an urban expansion planning drive that will result in better-planned cities and urban areas in Uganda.

A national workshop on Urban Extension Planning in Uganda financed by Cities Alliance was held on Wednesday 25th April 2024, in the CEDAT Conference Hall during which participants delved into the concept, the principles and importance of urban expansion, and its fundamental stages. They also explored the best practices for Urban Expansion Plan implementation and financial strategies.

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Engineers in Academia rallied to register with the Engineers Registration Board

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Makerere University Engineering staff who are not Registered Engineers have been urged to utilize the existing opportunity availed through a window specially created by the Engineering Registration Board (ERB) for  Engineers in the Academia.

The Engineering Registration Board has come out to enlist the registration of Engineers in academia, who even though impart knowledge and skills to the engineers, many of them are not themselves Registered Engineers

During an outreach visit to the College of Engineering, Design, Art, and Technology (CEDAT), Thursday 18th April 2024, a team from the Engineering Registration Board interacted with Makerere University staff in the engineering field drawn from the Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, and Software Engineering among others.

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The 2024 Poster Presentations by the Electrical & Computer Engineering students held successfully.

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Students from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) under the Integrated Smart Systems group presented their research work and innovation projects on Wednesday 17th April 2024 at the college, with the best three of the projects and innovations awarded, and the rest of the players recognized.

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