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Mak DRGT Conducts Orientation for CECAP Scholars

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On 26th August 2022, the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT) conducts orientation for the Consolidating Early Career Academic Programme (CECAP). The Programme is implemented in partnership with four partner public universities that include Busitema University, Gulu University, Kyambogo University and Mbarara University of Science and Technology. The project is hosted at the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT) and is scheduled to run for 30 months – from April 2022 to September 2024. Makerere University received a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York to implement CECAP at Makerere and partner public Universities.

A total of 25 Scholars under the programme will undertake research and related activities for a period of 24 months.  The Scholars comprises of  Makerere University (15), Kyambogo University (3), Gulu University (3), Busitema University (2) and Mbarara University of Science and Technology (2).

The overall goal of this CECAP project is to consolidate the research capacity of early career academics to enhance their research productivity and ability to contribute effectively to knowledge generation.

The project will specifically;

  1. enhance the capacity of the fellows to conduct quality, relevant research with appropriate mentorship at Makerere University and Public Partner Universities (PPUs);
  2. strengthen the enabling environment to encourage the retention of fellows at Makerere University and PPU;
  3. fortify the individual and institutional capacity for communication of research outputs to the academic and non-academic audiences;
  4. contribute to bolstering the capacity and opportunities for female academics at Makerere University and the PPUs.

The project is designed along a research team approach. The research teams comprise the Fellow as the Principal Investigator (PI), a mentor, who is a senior academic, and a master’s degree student. The mentors will supervise and provide discipline-specific expertise to the Fellow – mentoring the fellow into a grounded researcher, and the Fellows are expected to supervise the master’s students. The Fellow to undertake research, publish at least two journal articles, organize research dissemination engagements, participate in capacity-building workshops, and attend international conferences.

The project will also award a capacity development grant to each department hosting a Fellow to enhance its research environment/infrastructure. 

As the host of the project, the DRGT, will also organize short courses aimed at improving the research culture at Makerere University and partner public universities.  It is anticipated that these project activities will expand the community of research leaders and doctoral supervisors at Makerere University and public partner universities.

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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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