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Former Lions Clubs International President Lion Douglas X. Alexander pays a courtesy visit to Vice Chancellor

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On 23rd August 2022, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe received a delegation of Lion leaders from Lions Clubs International in his office as a sign of friendship and recognition of Makerere@100 years. 

The delegation included the Immediate Past International President (IPIP) Lion Douglas X. Alexander on his maiden visit to the Lions of the District 411B, Uganda. Douglas X. Alexander, from Brooklyn, New York, USA, was elected to serve as international president of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 103rd International Convention held on June 25 through June 29, 2021. As of June 28, 2022, Douglas will serve as Chairperson for Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) through July 11, 2023. Douglas has been a Lion for the last 38 years. Douglas was accompanied by the respective and distinguished Lion leaders from the Multiple District 411 led by Past International Director Lion Dr. Manoj Shah, his spouse Lion Jayna Shah and District 411B Governor Lion Amongin Aporu Christine Hellen.  Several other Lions leaders including Multiple Council Person, Past Council Chairpersons, Past Governors, Cabinet Officers and Club Presidents accompanied the visitor. During the brief meeting in the Vice Chancellor’s Board Room, Lion Douglas Alexander thanked Prof. Nawangwe for empowering and mentoring young people to serve humanity. He glorified Makerere University for nurturing leaders as was evidenced by the several Makerere Alumni being part of the delegation providing outstanding leadership at various levels in the leadership structures of Lions Club International. He pointed out that because of the great leadership, the Lions numbers in Uganda is growing very fast and that Makerere University could further contribute to this growth.

Currently there are 57 Clubs in Uganda with 1879 members and globally with about 1.4 million members. These members serve humanity through the main five global serve areas of Vision, Diabetes, Hunger, Childhood Cancer and Environment. In addition to these mentioned areas, Lions all over the world respond to community needs in their specific locations and any form of disasters that strike the world. “ Wherever there is a need, Lions are there” with their motto “We Serve”. The District Governor Lion Amongin Aporu Christine Hellen extended the invitation to Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe to join the association that serves humanity. 

Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe adorns Lion Douglas X. Alexander a Makerere University lapel pin.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, welcomed the Lion Leaders with a special welcome to the Immediate Past International President (IPIP) Lion Douglas X. Alexander to Uganda and specifically to Makerere University as the university commemorates 100 years of existence. Prof. Nawangwe appreciated Douglas X. Alexander for finding time in the short stay of only 3 days in Uganda to visit Makerere University amidst tight schedules. He was extremely happy by the kind gesture of Lion leaders. He briefly narrated the history of Makerere University from 1922 and acknowledged that the journey has had some challenges and at the same time registered several achievements in providing quality education for generations. He noted that the Alumni of Makerere University can be found in every continent and if not every country serving in different positions. He was happy to see his members of staff among the top leaders of the association i.e Lion Eng. Dr. Dans Naturinda – from College of Engineering Art and Design, Prof. Mercy Mirembe Ntangaare – from College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Associate Professor Lawrence Mugisha – from College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity as well as all other Makerere Alumni.  The two leaders called for continued friendship and partnership in serving humanity. They exchanged the sign of friendship with label pins and flagship banner. 

Immediate Past International President (IPIP) Lion Douglas X. Alexander planting a tree at Makerere Lions Leisure Park

The Lion Leaders guided by the Lion Dr. Lawrence Mugisha, Club President, Kampala Central proceeded to plant trees in the Makerere Lions Leisure Park below Nsibirwa Hall of Residence.

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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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