Uganda’s Inclusive Green Economy (IGE) Fellows have called for national policy instruments that are clear with objectives and implementation plans.The need for reliance on information-based instruments has also been emphasized to contribute to the information disclosure and mindset change.
These came up during the In-country National Policy Review Workshop organized by the IGE support team at the Environment for Development Initiative Centre at Makerere University on 1st June 2022.
The New IGE Cohort 2022 was launched in Naivasha Kenya followed by an online training and is now conducting National Peer Review exercises.
The overall objective of the workshop was to strengthen the collaboration between the academia and practitioners for increased evidence-based policy making for the Inclusive Green Economy.
Specifically, the workshop reflected on the IGE Vision, strategies and programmes to expose the gaps in the National Peer Review document relating to policy instruments.
The Director EfD-Mak Centre Prof. Edward Bbaale said, the IGE programme at the Centre focuses on training, peer learning and exchange of ideas.
“Policy review in this context looks at the existing instruments in the country to address environmental issues. We normally focus on literature review and taking stock on environment”. Prof. Bbaale explained.
Participants observed that the National forest cover has been damaged in many aspects from human activities but not well researched.
“Environment and Environmental resource economics has not been studied well in many of the universities across the globe.
This means environmental economists have to care so much on the environment and thus IGE fellowship addresses much of the environment related tasks”, Fulbright Scholar and Research fellow at the EfD-Mak Centre, Dr. Nick Kilimani observed.
The draft NPR document on the three themes: fossil fuel, forest loss and plastic pollution in the country was presented and discussed by the IGE fellows. See attachment for the details of the different themes, discussions, observations and recommendations.
IGE Fellows’ NPR discussions on Fossil fuel, Forest loss and Plastic pollution
|1. Fossils |
A ban on importation of used vehicles aged 15 years and above.
Subsidizing on manufacturing of electric vehicles.
Subsidizing on solar energy. A 45% subsidy on solar panels in 2007.
Establishment of non-motorized transport corridor.
Encouraging use of public transport.
Reduce cost of inspection for electricity.
|Policies have been majorly affected by government in many departments thus civil disobedience of the policies. |
Need to review, terminate or pick up a new policy.
Age of a car does not qualify a policy if not respected by the implementer.
Instrument on solar energy is goo but costs still remain high in rural areas in terms of accessibility, affordability and inclusiveness.
People will prefer staying with old cars rather than a new purchase which is more expensive.
Information on Kiira electric motors missing
Solar subsidies have not been able to impact to the end user.
Public transport will be on demand rather than private cars.
Inspection costs of electricity still remain higher.
|Recruit a research officer in key ministry to address specifically policy issues. |
Give power subsidy up to the end user to encourage use of cleaner energies including LPG and hydroelectricity.
Institute a policy mix in executing instruments.
Evaluate identified policy instruments in terms of performance, impact and what needs to be done for robust results.
Use of train as an alternative.
Provide Information on Kiira electric motors and include walk -ways information in the write up.
Include plans for geothermal.
|2. Forest loss |
Providing good quality subsidized seedlings.
Subsidizing firms that produce clean energy saving stoves.
Continuous planting of trees by NFA.
Resurveying, demarcating all forest reserves.
Eviction from forest reserves. In 2020 about 200 land titles were cancelled in Mukono and Wakiso districts.
|Lack of training for Tree seedlings provision and maintenance. |
Green economy concentration in greater Kampala.
Tree planting does not cater for management.
Inadequate monitoring of forest resources.
Lack of initiative to track Green jobs.
Inadequate financing to local governments.
Information on local instruments missing.
Supply – demand missing link
|Focus training on tree seedling management and integrate tree seedlings into fruit trees. |
Adopt Clean energy as multiple tool for green economy.
Diversify green economy outside greater Kampala.
Digitalize monitoring of forest resources.
Track green jobs.
Increase financing to local governments.
Provision of information on instruments.
|3. Plastic pollution |
A ban on all plastics with a provision on recycling and extended producer responsibility and product storage.
Disposal of plastic wastes
|Lack of strong information models. |
Low involvement of the private sector.
Public mindset on dangers of plastics still low.
De-link is from the housing sector and wiring system
Local government involvement in pollution control still wanting.
Implementation plan not clear.
|Strengthen information based instruments to model behavior and alternatives. |
Compounding private sector efforts.
Task the local governments on pollution control.
Policy instruments should come out clearly with implementation structure.
Need for more reliance on the use of information-based instruments.
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Contacts of University focal persons
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Makerere University Business School (MUBS)
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Kyambogo University (KYU)
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Advert: Admissions for Diploma/Degree Holders under Private Sponsorship 2023/24
The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from Ugandan, East African and international applicants for the undergraduate under the private sponsorship scheme for the 2023/2024 Academic Year.
Each applicant should:
Hold at least a Second Class/Credit (or equivalent classification) Diploma or otherwise as specified in the Diploma Holders’ requirements from a recognised chartered institution, relevant to the programme applied for. Certified copies of academic transcripts and certificates (not photocopies of certified copies) from the awarding institutions and one passport size photograph must be submitted to Office 315 level three (3) Senate Building after applying online. Details of the Diploma holders’ admission requirements for the 2021/2022 academic year can be found here: https://www.mak.ac.ug/application-procedures/diploma-holders
Be a Graduate from a RECOGNISED CHARTERED UNIVERSITY. Certified copies of academic transcripts and certificates (not photocopies of certified copies) from the awarding Institutions and one Passport size photography MUST be submitted to Office 315, Level three (3) Senate Building after applying online.
N.B. Applicants will be responsible for verification of their academic documents from the awarding Institutions after admission.
Other relevant information can be obtained from UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS OFFICE, LEVEL 3, SENATE BUILDING OR CAN BE found on the University Website.
Diploma Holder applicants who hold class three (3) diploma certificates or pass Diplomas are not eligible for admission and therefore should not apply, except where stated in the Diploma Holders requirements.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications shall be submitted online using the ACMIS system for all applicants. Diploma/degree holders and internationals will have to submit certified copies of their transcripts and certificates and a passport size photograph to Office 315, Level 3, Senate Building after submitting the application online and payment of application fees.
OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED FROM UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS OFFICE, LEVEL 3, SENATE BUILDING, MAKERERE UNIVERSITY WITH EFFECT FROM MONDAY 9th JANUARY, 2023.
A NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE OF SHS.50,000/= FOR UGANDAN AND EAST AFRICAN APPLICANTS OR $75 OR EQUIVALENT FOR INTERNATIONALS, (UGX.281,250=) PLUS BANK CHARGE SHOULD BE PAID IN ANY OF THE BANKS USED BY UGANDA REVENUE AUTHORITY (URA)
CANDIDATES WHO HOLD GRADES X, Y, Z, 7 AND 9 OF ‘O’LEVEL RESULTS SHOULD NOT APPLY BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ADMISSION.
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Applicants should access the Institution’s Admissions URL https://apply.mak.ac.ug
Signup using full name, e-mail and Mobile Number. Please note that your name must be similar to the one on your supporting academic documents for your application to be considered valid. If you changed your names please go to Senate Building Office 611 with a deed poll and gazette supporting the name change.
A password will be sent to both your e-mail and mobile number.
The system will prompt you to change the password to the one you can easily remember.
To fill a form (all form sections must be filled)the applicant clicks on the APPLY NOW button displayed on the running scheme.
Obtain a pay reference nunber(PRN) after submitting the application.
Make a payment at any of the banks used by Uganda Revenue Authority.
MOBILE MONEY PAYMENT STEPS:
1 Dial *272*6\\ on Mtn or Airtel
2 Select option 3-Admission
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The closing date for applying will be Tuesday 28th February, 2023
Further details including course codes, tuition fees for the available courses can be found in the document below:
(i) Applicants are strongly warned against presenting forged or other people’s academic documents to support their applications for admission as this will lead to automatic cancellation of admission, revocation of award where applicable and prosecution in the courts of Law.
(ii) Applicants are advised to use the right names and right programme codes. The University will not be responsible for any wrong information entered in the system by applicants.
(iii) Do not buy any other documents not originating from the Academic Registrar’s Office. Those who buy them do so at their own risk.
(iv) The Academic Registrar has not appointed any agent to act on his behalf to solicit for additional funds other than the application fee stated above.PROF. BUYINZA MUKADASI
DATE: 9th JANUARY, 2023
Applications for admission to Bachelor of Education External (BED) 2023/24
The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for admission to a three-year BACHELOR OF EDUCATION EXTERNAL (BED) degree programme for the 2023/24 Academic Year.
- Each applicant should hold at least a credit or second class diploma in education from a recognised institution, plus UCE with at least 5 passes or its equivalent and UACE with at least one principal pass and two subsidiary passes of the relevant principal subjects or its equivalent. Candidates whose “O” and “A” level results are of grades “Y”, “Z”, “7” AND “9” should not apply because they are not eligible for admission, and candidates who hold 3RD CLASS OR PASS DIPLOMAS need not apply.
- A certified copy of diploma academic transcript from the awarding institution must be attached to the application form. Each applicant should also attach a copy of her/his birth certificate to the application form.
NB: Candidates will be responsible for verification of their academic documents from the awarding institutions after admission.
- Candidates are warned against submitting forged academic documents as this will lead to automatic cancellation of admission, revocation of award where applicable and prosecution in the courts of law.
The fees payable by Ugandan applicants which are subject to review are as follows:
Tuition Fees – Shs.699,603/= Per Semester
Registration Fee – Shs.132,250/= Per Year
Examination Fee – Shs.132,250/= Per Year
Development Fee – Shs.163,329/= Per Year
Field Attachment Fee – Shs.132,250/= Per Semester For Year One Only
Technology Fee – Shs. 66,125/= Per Year
Research Fee – Shs. 26,450/= Per Year
Library Fees – Shs. 26,450/= Per Year
University Identity Card – Shs.45,000/=
Academic Gown – Shs.21,160/=
Medical Fee – Shs.57,500/= Per Year
Caution – Shs.2,645/=
Guild Fee – Shs.13,225/= Per Year
Senior Common Room Fee – Shs.6,613/= Per Year
Sports Contribution – Shs.19,838/= Per Year
Endowment Fee – Shs.13,225/= Per Year
National Council For Higher Education Fee – Shs. 20,000/= Per Year (Payable to NCHE)
UNSA Subscription Fee – Shs. 2,000/= Per Year (Payable to UNSA)
Available subject combinations for the Bachelor of Education (External) degree programme, for the 2023/2024 Academic Year and other details can be accessed by following this link.
A non-refundable application fee of Shs.50,000/= plus the bank charges using a Payment Reference Number should be paid to any bank before submitting the system generated Application Form to the ADMISSION OFFICE (ROOM NO. 315), LEVEL 3, Academic Registrar’s Department in the Senate Building, Makerere University, from where additional information may be obtained.
The closing date for submission of applications is Tuesday 28th February, 2023.
1. HOW TO APPLY
Application will be submitted online using the ACMIS System after obtaining a payment reference number but you will have to submit certified copies of your Diploma transcripts and
certificates and a passport size photograph to office 310, level 3 Senate Building
after payment of application fees.
2. MAKERERE UNIVERSITY ONLINE APPLICATION PORTAL USER GUIDE
- Applicants should access the Institution’s Admissions URL https://apply.mak.ac.ug
- Sign up using full name, e-mail and Mobile No. Please note that your name must be
similar to the one on your supporting academic documents for your application to be
considered valid. If you changed your names please go to Senate Building Office
301 with an affidavit supporting the name change.
- A password will be sent to both your e-mail and mobile number.
- The system will prompt you to change the password to the one you can easily
- To fill a form the applicant clicks on the APPLY NOW button displayed on the running
- Obtain a payment advice slip by clicking on “Pay for Form” button
- Make a payment at any of bank used by URA
- Print the filled form and attach certified copies of your academic documents.
(i) Applicants are strongly warned against presenting forged or other people’s academic documents to support their applications for admission. The consequences, if discovered, are very grave indeed.
(ii) Do not buy any other documents not originating from the Academic Registrar’s Office. Those who buy them do so at their own risk.
(iii) The Academic Registrar has not appointed any agents to act on his behalf to solicit for additional funds other than the application fee stated above.
Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi
9th January 2023
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