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Prof. Christine Dranzoa Condolence Message



28th June 2022

The Family of the Late Professor Christine Dranzoa


The Makerere University Council, Senate, Management, Alumni and the entire University community have with great sadness learnt of the passing on of Professor Christine Dranzoa at Mulago Hospital. Our heartfelt consideration goes out to the family and friends. Please accept our sincerest condolences.

Professor Dranzoa was a hard-working and principled woman of impeccable integrity. She was always very objective and never backed down from standing for the truth. She was indeed a world-class Wildlife Ecologist, Conservationist, and Administrator by all standards.

A 1987 graduate of our Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Zoology, this gallant alumna joined Makerere University service as Lecturer in 1991, the same year she graduated with her Master of Science (MSc) in Zoology. In 1997, she earned her PhD in Zoology.

Professor Dranzoa’s service to Makerere can best be described as dedicated and impactful. She spearheaded efforts to turn the Wildlife subsection under the Department of Anatomy in the then Faculty of Veterinary Medicine into a fully-fledged Department of Wildlife and Animal Resources Management. As Head of this department, she initiated programmes at both undergraduate and graduate levels, whose graduates continue to make important contributions to wildlife and biodiversity conservation all over the world.

She then went on to serve as Deputy Director of our then School of Graduate Studies where she led many policy reforms. Key among these was the introduction of Doctoral Committee Supervision Model and Public Defence of Theses and Dissertations. She also popularized the award of joint degree programmes by units of Makerere University.

With those exceptional qualities, it came as no surprise that Professor Dranzoa was appointed as Chairperson of the Taskforce charged with setting up Muni University from December 2009 to May 2010. She was indeed the best choice for Vice Chancellor who in her own words contributed to the transformation of Muni University “from a green field to the current state of a fully-fledged Public University.”

We therefore stand with the family of the late Professor Christine Dranzoa upon the loss your dear beloved Mother, Sister, Friend and selfless Mentor. Professor Dranzoa opened her home to and raised countless relatives and orphan children. She was not only a world-class professional but the true definition of a loving mother.  

In a special way, we stand with our brothers and sisters at Muni University upon the loss Vice-Chancellor, senior colleague and mentor. We also stand with the Uganda Vice Chancellors’ Forum upon the loss of an active and resourceful Member.

Our consideration also goes to the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) upon the loss of your Chairperson. We also stand with the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) upon the loss of a gallant Member and President Emeritus. Professor Dranzoa has been a great resource to people, particularly the women of the West Nile Region. We therefore stand with the members and partners of the Nile Women Initiative upon the loss of your co-founder and Chairperson.

Finally, we stand with our colleagues at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (CoVAB) as well as professionals and enthusiasts of wildlife conservation and biodiversity upon the loss of a great colleague, mentor and innovator. The Department of Wildlife and Animal Resources Management that Professor Dranzoa founded and headed has made significant impact and created visibility in the conservation of wildlife in Uganda through the various research initiatives and projects, as well as services such as translocation of wildlife species and aquaculture.

In this moment of deep grief and loss, we commit you all to the comfort of the Almighty God, who alone knows the plans He has for each and every one of us.

We remain forever thankful to God for the gift of Professor Christine Dranzoa’s life and pray that the good Lord will rest her soul in eternal peace.

Yours sincerely,

Professor Barnabas Nawangwe


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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