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H.E. Dr. Karin Boven Visits Mak

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This afternoon, H.E Dr. Karin Boven, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Uganda paid a courtesy visit to Makerere University on invitation of Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze, the Dean, School of Public Health (MakSPH).

She was warmly received by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe in his office. The Ambassador was hailed for visiting a century-old and Uganda’s premier University; and apprised of various projects the Netherlands Government has been supporting.

H.E. Dr. Karin Boven bunches fists with Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze (2nd L) during a tour of the MakSPH's New Home currently under construction.
H.E. Dr. Karin Boven bunches fists with Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze (2nd L) during a tour of the MakSPH’s New Home currently under construction.

While at MakSPH, H.E. Dr. Boven received a presentation on the outcomes of the Nuffic funded “Strengthening Education and Training in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Uganda (SET-SRHR)” capacity building project under the stewardship of Dr. Elizabeth Nabiwemba.

This project also supported improvements in our infrastructure including a center for SRHR in Kasangati.

The Ambassador also inspected the construction works on the MakSPH’s upcoming new home at the Main Campus that championed by the Infrastructure Development Committee (IDC) chaired Dr. Lynn Atuyambe, (Associate Professor).

Staff from the Estates and Works Department, MakSPH and the contractor join the Ambassador to give a thumbs-up to the construction works.
Staff from the Estates and Works Department, MakSPH and the contractor join the Ambassador to give a thumbs-up to the construction works.

The Netherlands Government through Nuffic (Dutch organization for internationalization in education) also gave a generous contribution towards the auditorium construction. This will host student and faculty research and capacity building events.

Together with our consultants CNS Inc. led by Arch. Nankya Collins, the Makerere University Estates and Works Department led by Eng. Christina Kakeeto, and MakSPH staff, the Ambassador, received a guided tour of the auditorium which is nearing completion.

H.E. Dr. Karin Boven (C) receives a guided tour of the auditorium that is part of the New MakSPH home under construction at the Main Campus, Makerere University.
H.E. Dr. Karin Boven (C) receives a guided tour of the auditorium by Arch. Nankya Collins (2nd R). The auditorium is part of the New MakSPH home under construction at the Main Campus, Makerere University.

An additional US$ 6Million is required to finalise the entire project. The new building, once completed, will have space for innovation, environmental and other health laboratories, library and office space among other infrastructure.

In attendance during the Ambassador’s courtesy visit were; Professor David Serwadda, former Dean and Chair MakSPH Infrastructure Fundraising Committee, Mr. Amos Dembe Ashaba
-Internal Auditor and Dr. Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Associate Professor and Deputy Dean MakSPH.

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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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