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VC Hosts Heads of Partner Organisations ahead of 6th Kampala Geopolitics

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By Ritah Namisango

On Tuesday 2nd May 2023, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe hosted the Heads of Partner Organisations’ meeting to plan and formulate strategies for the upcoming 6th Edition of the Kampala Geopolitics Conference scheduled to take place mid-October 2023 at Makerere University.

The Heads of partner organisations’ meeting including the French Embassy in Uganda, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, UN Women, Makerere University and Alliance Française Kampala, aimed at fostering a high-level reflection on the conference, discussing strategic plans, commitments, high-quality debate and involvement of other regional and international partners. Another partner namely IRIS (Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques) will join in due course.

The Kampala Geopolitics Conference is an annual academic, public event organised at Makerere University to discuss current geopolitical trends and hot topics. The conference started in 2018 and has become a regional flagship bearer for Geopolitical debates. It complements global conversations with regional and African perspectives, sets the course for a balanced discourse and places sustainable development, the new scramble for Africa, global peace and international cooperation in the limelight.

The 6th Edition of the Kampala Geopolitics Conference will bring on board researchers and academia at the national and international levels, professionals in different spheres of life, diplomatic missions, the government, private sector, civil organisations, the media, staff, alumni and students.  During the meeting, the Head of Partner Organisations also resolved to focus on attracting panelists, speakers and participants beyond Uganda to include the East African region and countries in Europe.

The Heads of Partner Organisations' Meeting in session in the Vice Chancellor's Boardroom, Makerere University.
The Heads of Partner Organisations’ Meeting in session in the Vice Chancellor’s Boardroom, Makerere University.

The Vice Chancellor re-affirmed the commitment of Makerere University to host and participate in this discourse that presents an opportunity to researchers, scholars, staff and students to share ideas through intellectual debates.

Prof. Nawangwe stressed the need to mobilise, engage and involve students from Makerere University and other Universities to participate in the 6th Edition of the Kampala Geopolitics Conference.  “The topical issues to be discussed will equip our students and youth who end up taking on various leadership positions in the country with knowledge and a balanced perception and appreciation of national and global affairs,” said Prof. Nawangwe.

As the 6th Edition of the Kampala Geopolitics Conference takes shape, the Heads of Partner Organisations highlighted some of the potential topics to be included in the conference programme. These include: The New Scramble for Africa – emerging geopolitics and international relations in Africa; Rapid population growth and implication for the growth and stability of Africa; Closing the Global Digital Divide: Advancing Digital Inclusion and Economic Opportunities for All; Gender and Climate Security: Implications for Women’s Rights and Security; Empowering Youth for Effective Leadership and Participation in African politics and development: Opportunities and Challenges; The refugee crisis in Africa; Water governance – the transboundary water peace and democracy; Cultural and creative industry as an influential tool for East African Countries; The African Union Mission in Somalia; The East Africa as part of the “Indo Pacific Theatre”; The effectiveness of the East African Community Regional force as security provider, the case of Congo.

The following personalities attended and participated in the high-level Heads of Partners meeting at Makerere University:  Mr.  Jean-François Hasperue – Embassy of France, Mr. Yves Mercier –Embassy of France; Gregory Meyer – Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Nils Wörmer – Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Paulina Chiwangu – UN Women, Lisa Dardis – UN Women, Valentine Corbel – Alliance Française Kampala, Mr. Victor Petit – Alliance Française Kampala, Awel  Uwihanganye – Mak Advancement, Ritah Namisango – Mak Public Relations, and Ayub Kiranda – Representative of Mak on the Planning Committee.

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Re-advertisement: Undergraduate Programmes 2024/2025

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A section of the University Road

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from Ugandan, East African, and international applicants for the undergraduate programmes under Government Sponsorship (BVL) and private sponsorship scheme for the 2024/2025 Academic Year.

Each applicant should:

a) Have the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least five passes, or its equivalent and at least two principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) obtained at the same sitting. For day programmes only candidates who sat A’ Level in 2023,2022 and 2020 are eligible to apply. For evening, afternoon, and external programmes, a candidate is not restricted on the year of sitting A’ Level.

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d) Degree from a recognised/Chartered Institution

Further details on the re-advertised programmes , fees structure, and the procedure of submitting applications can be accessed from the document below:                                            

The closing date for receiving applications for undergraduate admissions is Friday 26th July 2024.                                                           

WARNING:                                                             

  1. 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.
  2. Do not buy any other documents not originating from the Academic Registrar’s Office.  Those who buy them do so at their own risk. 
  3. 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.    
  4. Applicants are advised to use the right programme names and codes. The university will not be responsible for any wrong information entered in the system by applicants.     

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Freshers’ Orientation and Registration For 2024/2025 Academic Year

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To All First Year Students;
First Year students (Freshers) are by tradition given an “acclimatization” period of one week
which is referred to as the “Orientation Week”. The Freshers report on Campus one week
earlier than the Continuing students and during this week they are introduced to the key facilities in the University as well as other important aspects of life at the University.

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Admission Lists -Disability, Sports and District Quota Schemes 2024/25

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Students move towards Main Building on University Road

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released the admission list of candidates admitted under the Disability, Sports and District Quota Schemes with Government sponsorship 2024/25 Academic Year.

Kindly follow the links below to access the lists:-

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