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30 Trained in Solar Photovoltaic Installation, Biogas Production

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The Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University through the Renewable Energy Research Group (RERG) has trained 30 students and members of the general public in solar photovoltaic installation and maintenance, biogas production, and solar thermal systems.

Dr. Denis Okello (L), Head, Department of Physics at Makerere University, and Mr. Musoke Michael, Technician in the same Department guiding the students through the process of solar installation. Department of Physics, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
Dr. Denis Okello (L), Head, Department of Physics at Makerere University, and Mr. Musoke Michael, Technician in the same Department guiding the students through the process of solar installation.

The five-day hands-on training that started on 21st August 2023 has been conducted at the Physics Department premises at Makerere University. Topics covered include; Introduction to Basic Electronics, Photovoltaic Systems (PV system components, sizing, installation, maintenance and system safety), Biogas Technology (design, construction, operation and maintenance), and Solar Heating Systems (basic principles, design, construction, operation and maintenance). Facilitators included; Prof. Ole Jorgen Nydal, overall Coordinator of the Energy Technology Network (EnergyNET) Project, as well as lecturers and technical staff from the Department of Physics and Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science at Makerere University led by Dr Denis Okello, Head, Department of Physics, also overall coordinator of RERG, Dr Karidewa Nyeinga, and Mr. Michael Musoke.

The trainees in a practical session at the Department of Physics premises at Makerere University. Department of Physics, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
The trainees in a practical session at the Department of Physics premises at Makerere University.

The training programme is supported by the EnergyNET Project funded by NORAD, Norway, and the International Science Program (ISP), Project UGA -01, funded by SIDA, Sweden.

Mr. Jimmy Chaciga (Left), a PhD student funded by the EnergyNET Project guides the students. Department of Physics, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
Mr. Jimmy Chaciga (Left), a PhD student funded by the EnergyNET Project guides the students.

The Renewable Energy Research Group has been conducting the training programme for the last 8 years. The training programmes are designed to equip participants with competence and skills needed in the installation and maintenance of solar energy Photovoltaic systems and biogas plants. Over 250 people have benefited from the training in the last 8 years.

The trainees in a practical session. Department of Physics, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
The trainees in a practical session.

Participants: The training is open to researchers, students, trainers (teachers, technical institution tutors, solar suppliers, holiday makers) and any other interested persons. At the end of the training, participants receive a certificate of completion.

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CoSTClim – NORPART Call for Applications for Masters Student Mobility to Norway 2024

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Makerere University (MAK) in collaboration with Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) and Regional Universities Forum (for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) are implementing a five-year CoSTClim project (Collaborative Action for Strengthening Training Capacities in Climate Risk and Natural Resource management). The main goal of the project is to improve the quality of training, education and research at the partner institutions with a dedicated focus on climate risk, disaster risk management and natural resource management. CoSTClim builds on a range of other capacity development projects funded by the Norwegian Government at the partner institutions, and has a specific focus on education.

One of the components of CoSTClim is student mobility from Uganda to Norway and from Norway to Uganda. Therefore, we are inviting applicants from Makerere University for Masters student mobility scholarships to NTNU for the Autumn semester in 2024. There are five mobility scholarship slots available for this year. The scholarship will cover 5 months (August-December 2024) stay at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. The successful candidates can enroll in selected course units at NTNU as well as leveraging the stay to write their master’s thesis. The width and breadth of available course units from which the candidates can select are found: https://www.ntnu.edu/geography/exchange-students

Limited research supervision will also be given by NTNU staff but the primary supervision responsibility stays with the allocated supervisors at Makerere University or Uganda Martyrs University.

Eligibility and requirements for the mobility applicants
a) The applicant should be a fully registered student in a relevant Masters programme at
Makerere University or Uganda Martyrs University, which aligns to the CostClim
thematic focus area.
b) The focus of the research of the applicant should align strongly to climate risk, disaster
risk management, natural resource management or agriculture.
c) The applicant should be progressing well on the masters programme and within the
stated duration of the programme (2-3years).

Application procedure
Interested and eligible Masters students should send the following;
a) A one page application letter
b) A motivation statement and plan for the time at NTNU (1-2 pages)
c) A letter from the Head of Department attesting to your registration, study status and
progress on your programme.
d) Copies of your undergraduate transcript and partial transcript or HOD endorsed
results for your current studies.
Application with all the required documents should be submitted by email to the contacts
below in one message.

  1. Yazidhi Bamutaze (for applicants from MAK)- yazidhibamutaze@gmail.com
  2. Runyararo Jolyn Rukarwa – r.rukarwa@ruforum.org
  3. Charlotte Nakakawa Jjunju – charlotte.jjunju@ntnu.no
  4. Joseph Sekandi sekjoseph@gmail.com
    Short listed applicants will be invited to complete educational procedures at NTNU under the
    exchange arrangement. A scholarship

The application deadline is Thursday 29th February 2024.

For further details, kindly download the document by following this link.

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74th Graduation: Prof. Leif Abrahamsson Honoured for His Contribution to the Development of Mathematics in E.A

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Prof. John Mango Magero (2nd Left) presenting Prof. Leif Abrahamsson (3rd Left) for the Award on 29th January 2024. 74th Graduation Ceremony, Day 1, 29th January 2024, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.

Makerere University has awarded Prof. Leif Abrahamsson a Honorary Doctor of Science in recognition and appreciation of his contribution to the development of Mathematics in East Africa, and particularly in Uganda. The award was presented to Prof. Leif Abrahamsson by the Acting Chancellor, also Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe on the first day of the 74th graduation ceremony, Monday, 29th January 2024.

Prof. Abrahamsson receiving his award from the Acting Chancellor, also Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe. 74th Graduation Ceremony, Day 1, 29th January 2024, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
Prof. Abrahamsson receiving his award from the Acting Chancellor, also Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe.

Prof. Leif Abrahamsson, formerly Programme Director at the International Science Programme (ISP), Uppsala-Sweden, and Coordinator of the Bilateral Programme of Sida at Makerere University, has immensely contributed to the development of teaching mathematics, and research capacities in Ugandan universities and globally through quality and mass PhD training and postdocs and research publications. It all started in 2001 when Prof. Abrahamsson convened a meeting of key African Mathematicians from Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, Ghana, and Kenya in Arusha-Tanzania to discuss the poor state of mathematics in the region then. His initiative under the Eastern Africa Universities Mathematics Programme (EAUMP) later built a solid background for Sida support to Mathematics in the region, which has seen the training of over 30 PhD students, over 20 Master students, and over 15 Postdocs in Mathematics and its Applications in Uganda since 2002.

The Chairperson, Makerere University Council, Mrs. Lorna Magara (Right) presenting souvenirs to Prof. Abrahamsson. 74th Graduation Ceremony, Day 1, 29th January 2024, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
The Chairperson, Makerere University Council, Mrs. Lorna Magara (Right) presenting souvenirs to Prof. Abrahamsson.

Presenting Prof. Abrahamsson for the award, Prof. John Mango Magero, Coordinator of Sida Project- 316 Capacity Building in Mathematics and Its Applications informed the congregation that over 100 publications in Mathematics at Makerere University are direct outcomes of Prof. Abrahamsson’s EAUMP and Sida initiatives. “Makerere University and Uganda as a whole are a big beneficiary of Prof. Abrahamsson’s work which rhymes with the country’s Development Plan of developing sciences.”

Prof. Abrahamsson has extended similar contributions to Mathematics in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Mali, Senegal, Niger, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and some countries in South East Asia (i.e Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar).

Prof. Abrahamsson conveys his appreciation for the award. 74th Graduation Ceremony, Day 1, 29th January 2024, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
Prof. Abrahamsson conveys his appreciation for the award.

CoNAS graduation

Overall, the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS) has presented 331 students for the award of degrees of Makerere University. Of these, 12 have graduated with PhDs (1 female and 11 male), 35 with Masters (12 female and 23 male), and 284 with BSc (79 female and 205 male).

The Principal of CoNAS, Prof. Winston Tumps Ireeta presenting PhD graduands. 74th Graduation Ceremony, Day 1, 29th January 2024, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
The Principal of CoNAS, Prof. Winston Tumps Ireeta presenting PhD graduands.

During the course of the 74th graduation ceremony, a total of 12,913 graduands will receive degrees and diplomas of Makerere University. Of these, a total of 132 students will graduate with PhDs, 1,585 with Masters degrees, 11,016 with Bachelor’s degrees, 156 with postgraduate diplomas, and 24 with undergraduate diplomas. 53% of the graduands are female and 47% are male. In the category of PhD graduands, 46 are female and 86 are male. In the category of students graduating with Master’s degrees, 699 are female and 886 are male.

The only female PhD graduate at CoNAS Ms. Nagayi Kalule Jane Yawe receiving her award. 74th Graduation Ceremony, Day 1, 29th January 2024, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
The only female PhD graduate at CoNAS Ms. Nagayi Kalule Jane Yawe receiving her award.

Remarks by the Vice Chancellor

In his remarks, the Acting Chancellor, also Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe applauded the Government of Uganda, parents, guardians, sponsors, and development partners for the enormous financial and moral support provided to the graduands.

Some of the PhD graduates with the Dean, School of Biosciences, Prof. Arthur Tugume. 74th Graduation Ceremony, Day 1, 29th January 2024, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
Some of the PhD graduates with the Dean, School of Biosciences, Prof. Arthur Tugume.

Status of research and innovations at Makerere

Commenting on the status of research and innovations at Makerere, the Vice Chancellor noted that as a result of the various partnerships forged over time, the University’s research output in terms of innovations and publications had tremendously increased.

A PhD graduate celebrating with his relatives after receiving the award. 74th Graduation Ceremony, Day 1, 29th January 2024, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
A PhD graduate celebrating with his relatives after receiving the award.

Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award

Through his inaugural Makerere University Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Awards, in recognition of outstanding performers in research and publication, the Vice Chancellor presented plaques and certificates of recognition to the best five researchers from each of the 10 colleges. Based on the highest number of publications between the year 2017 and 2023 according to the Scopus database, Prof. Moses Robert Kamya and Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze from the College of Health Sciences emerged the best overall male and female researchers. Prof. Moses Robert Kamya has 271 publications and Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze has 153 publications in the aforementioned period.

The Minister of State for Higher Education, Hon. Dr. J.C. Muyingo represented the Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni. 74th Graduation Ceremony, Day 1, 29th January 2024, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
The Minister of State for Higher Education, Hon. Dr. J.C. Muyingo represented the Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni.

The five members of staff at CoNAS recognized for their research excellence included; Prof. Charles Masembe form the Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences; Prof. Godwin Kakuba and Prof. John Mango Magero from the Department of Mathematics; Dr Godwin Anywar from the Department of Plant Sciences, Microbiology and Biotechnology; as well as Prof. Robert Byamukama and Dr Patrick Sebugere from the Department of Chemistry. 

Speaking about the awards, the Vice Chancellor urged members of staff to continue conducting research on national development priorities as well as matters of global interest. “I also implore you to continue publishing your work in high-impact journals so as contribute to our drive to become a research-led university. Needless to say, the research should lead to patents, copyrights and trademarks, and tangible innovations in the form of products, policy briefs, manuals and others.”

Some of the CoNAS MSc graduates. 74th Graduation Ceremony, Day 1, 29th January 2024, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
Some of the CoNAS MSc graduates.

Transforming Makerere into a research-led University

On the aspirations to transform Makerere into a research-led University as stipulated in the 2020/2030 Strategic Plan, the Vice Chancellor noted that with funding from the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF), the University was supporting PhD research ideas that generate knowledge that addresses national development priorities. “Additionally, through the same fund, we are supporting the commercialization of projects that have demonstrated the potential for scaling up. These commercialization efforts have been complemented by our partners including the UNDP who have supported the establishment of state-of-the-art Innovation Pod, the first of 13such pods to be established across Africa. The Pod will facilitate students to apply design thinking to solve societal problems and will offer collaborative working spaces to enable students create business ideas as well as host community and collaboration building events.”

CoNAS staff with Prof. Abrahamsson after receiving his award. 74th Graduation Ceremony, Day 1, 29th January 2024, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
CoNAS staff with Prof. Abrahamsson after receiving his award.

Appreciation to Government

The Vice Chancellor appreciated the Government of Uganda for its continued support to Makerere University. “It would not be possible for Makerere University to realise all these achievements had it not been for the unwavering support of our Visitor, our Minister, Parliament and the entire Government. I wish to convey our appreciation to H.E. the President and the entire Government for the continued support to Makerere University, especially the support to staff welfare and the Research and Innovation Fund. We once again pledge our commitment to serving our country with maximum dedication through training of highly skilled human resource, research for development and support to Government programmes including the Parish Development Model and measures aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.”

He also appreciated all stakeholders who are providing scholarships to enable bright, but economically disadvantaged students to attain education at Makerere and to support research and innovation. These include: Makerere University Council through the Female Scholarship Foundation, the Madhvani Foundation, the Government of Uganda through the Higher Education Students Financing Board, Sida of Sweden, the Embassy of China, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Government Ministries, State House, NORAD, Gerda Henkel Foundation, Mellon Foundation, USAID, NIH, Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation, Centre for Disease Control, ARUA, RUFORUM, IUCEA and many others.

Performing Arts and Film (PAF) students entertaining the guests during the ceremony. 74th Graduation Ceremony, Day 1, 29th January 2024, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
Performing Arts and Film (PAF) students entertaining the guests during the ceremony.

Makerere University Transcripts and Certificates

The Vice Chancellor noted that the University had come up with measures aimed at making the issuance of academic transcripts and certificates very fast and convenient by shortening the clearance process. “With the support of the University Council and Senate, the Department of the Academic Registrar, the Directorate of ICT Support Services, and the leadership at the Colleges, the academic transcripts for students graduating during the 74th graduation ceremony were printed before graduation. The academic transcripts are ready and they are due for issuance to graduands who have satisfied the academic and financial obligations. I therefore urge all our graduands to pick their transcripts from their respective colleges at the end of this graduation ceremony.” 

Advice to the students

The Vice Chancellor cautioned the graduands against indiscipline noting that success only comes with discipline and hard work. “With regard to our efforts to continue improving student discipline, I appreciate the First Lady and Hon. Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni for coming up with a programme – the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) aimed at building a critical mass of the next generation of leaders through character building and formation.

Remarks by the Minister of Education and Sports

In her remarks presented by the State Minister for Higher Education, Hon. J.C. Muyingo, the Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni congratulated the graduands upon the milestone, and faculty for their unwavering commitment to academic excellence. “The Government of Uganda and the Ministry of Education and Sports are prioritizing the youth because you are very central in the transformation of Uganda. I am glad that the students and youth I am addressing during this 74th graduation ceremony of Makerere University have acquired the academic knowledge and skills, which set the pace for you to come up with ideas that can be turned into business ventures and entrepreneurship sites.”

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Mak Researchers in Drive to Improve Waste Management in Uganda

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The Principal Investigator, Dr. Joseph Kyambadde presenting an overview of the project at the research dissemination workshop at Ridar Hotel, Seeta, Mukono District on 23rd January 2024. On the right is the Co-PI, Dr. Robinson Odong. Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, CoNAS, Makerere University project funded by Mak-RIF "Integrating agro/bio-waste treatment technologies to enhance sustainable agro-process waste management in Uganda”, Research Dissemination, 23rd January 2024, Ridar Hotel, Seeta, Mukono District, Uganda, East Africa.

****Through a project titled, “Adding value to agro/bio-waste through integrating technologies to enhance sustainable agro-process waste management in Uganda”, the researcher led by Dr Joseph Kyambadde from the Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, have proposed a number of technologies that can be used to avert the challenge of poor waste management in the country.

Background

Majority of industries in the country such as dairies, abattoirs, breweries, distilleries, and tanneries are engaged in agro-processing. Such industrial processing often leads to the discharge of large quantities of organic-rich wastewater, disease-causing micro-organisms, and greenhouse gas emissions, if poorly treated or managed. While the regulatory body, the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) requires that all industries should efficiently treat their effluent to meet discharge standards, waste treatment technology market surveys that were carried out in the major industrial cities of Kampala, Jinja, Masaka and Mbarara in 2018 showed that most agro-process industries do not treat their wastewater. Furthermore, very few have in there effluent treatment management, resource recovery processes such as bio-digesters for recovering biogas and nutrient-rich bio-slurry. The industries that attempt to treat their effluent mainly use conventional systems, such as settling tanks and lagoons that do not efficiently remove all waste components. Additionally, industries require energy for their operations, but many use non-renewable sources, such as wood fuel, contributing to deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions. Consequently, the agro-process industries pollute the environment, contaminate drinking water sources, and pathogens from their wastes contribute to cases of diarrheal diseases. The agro-processing sector urgently needs technology solutions that would meet national environment regulatory requirements at affordable costs, but also incorporate resource recovery and reuse to protect the environment and also enhance their profit margins. However, many industries lack cost-effective technologies to convert their wastes into biogas or other useful by-products such as slurry for use as manure/bio-fertilizers. The industries also lack expertise to design and operate appropriate waste treatment technologies.

Addressing participants, the Deputy Principal of CoNAS, Prof. Juma Kasozi called for increased investment into waste management initiatives, noting that it is one of the country’s biggest challenges. Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, CoNAS, Makerere University project funded by Mak-RIF "Integrating agro/bio-waste treatment technologies to enhance sustainable agro-process waste management in Uganda”, Research Dissemination, 23rd January 2024, Ridar Hotel, Seeta, Mukono District, Uganda, East Africa.
Addressing participants, the Deputy Principal of CoNAS, Prof. Juma Kasozi called for increased investment into waste management initiatives, noting that it is one of the country’s biggest challenges.

Addressing the challenge of poor waste management

Agro/bio wastes are organic-rich, hence can be biodegraded using appropriately designed integrated technologies. These methods offer the options for meeting national discharge standards, reuse of treated effluent, and recovery of useful by-products. A study conducted by researchers from the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University in collaboration with partners in the waste management sector proposes a number of technologies that can be deployed to effectively address the challenge of waste in the country. These include; anaerobic-aerobic digesters, sludge drying beds, constructed wetlands, and duckweed growing units.

Prof. Juma Kasozi addressing participants during the workshop. Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, CoNAS, Makerere University project funded by Mak-RIF "Integrating agro/bio-waste treatment technologies to enhance sustainable agro-process waste management in Uganda”, Research Dissemination, 23rd January 2024, Ridar Hotel, Seeta, Mukono District, Uganda, East Africa.
Prof. Juma Kasozi addressing participants during the workshop.

Through their project titled “Adding value to agro/bio-waste through integrating technologies to enhance sustainable agro-process waste management in Uganda”, the researchers led by Dr Joseph Kyambadde from the Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science at Makerere made several recommendations towards waste management in the country. The researchers called for integration of aspects of the technology, encompassing wastes-to-energy courses/topics in the curricula of programmes like biochemistry, industrial chemistry, and environmental sciences at universities. This would enable training of scientists who would in turn foster adoption and promotion of the developed technologies in different industries. They also emphasized the need to promote investment in technologies that can be used to convert waste into useful by-products like biogas, bio-fertilizers and protein-additives, and to raise awareness about the importance of waste treatment technologies amongst private-public actors, managers/business owners of agro-processing industries, as well as government line ministries/agencies, and development partners.

The Head, Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, Makerere  University, Dr. Agnes Nandutu Masawi delivering her remarks on the  significance of the project. Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, CoNAS, Makerere University project funded by Mak-RIF "Integrating agro/bio-waste treatment technologies to enhance sustainable agro-process waste management in Uganda”, Research Dissemination, 23rd January 2024, Ridar Hotel, Seeta, Mukono District, Uganda, East Africa.
The Head, Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, Makerere University, Dr. Agnes Nandutu Masawi delivering her remarks on the significance of the project.

Supported by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF), the overall objective of the project was to contribute to climate change mitigation, environmental sustainability, and agricultural development through integrated waste management systems. Under the project, the research team developed nutrient-rich fertilizer and animal feeds, and supported the production of biogas and electricity. Other members on the project included; Dr. Robinson Odong (Co-Principal Investigator), Dr. Gertrude Muwanga (Economist), Eng. Charles Ddungu (Civil Works), Eng. Edward Kalule (Electricals), Mr. Bright Twesigye (Research Assistant), Mr. Sendi (Field Assistant), Mr. Kuman (Field Assistant), and CATDA (Project Host).

Some of the Masters students who participated in the workshop Research dissemination seminar. Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, CoNAS, Makerere University project funded by Mak-RIF "Integrating agro/bio-waste treatment technologies to enhance sustainable agro-process waste management in Uganda”, Research Dissemination, 23rd January 2024, Ridar Hotel, Seeta, Mukono District, Uganda, East Africa.
Some of the Masters students who participated in the Research dissemination seminar.

Research dissemination seminar

On 23rd January 2024, the project team held a seminar at Ridar Hotel, Mukono District to present their research findings/outputs to key stakeholders in the waste management sector such as industry, academia, and policy makers, and also receive feedback. At the meeting, the project PI, Dr. Joseph Kyambadde decried the high level of poor waste disposal in the country. Highlighting the support extended to City Abattoir Traders Development Association (CATDA), Dr Kyambadde said many industries were directly disposing effluent into water sources, posing a number health, environmental and economic risks. “Investing in waste treatment technologies would avert the risks, but also support the recovery of useful byproducts such as nutrient-rich slurry or biogas.” As one of the achievements registered, the project supported the construction of a wastewater treatment plant at Kampala City Abattoir. According Mr. David Mutebi, the PRO of Kampala City Abattoirs Hides and Skin Traders’ SACCO, before Makerere supported the construction of the plant, effluent used to be discharged in Nakivubo Channel, posing several health and environmental risks. Dr Kyambadde appreciated the Government for supporting the project which is envisaged to minimize poor waste disposal throughout the country.

The Co-PI, Dr Robinson Odong briefing the participants on the work done under the project. Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, CoNAS, Makerere University project funded by Mak-RIF "Integrating agro/bio-waste treatment technologies to enhance sustainable agro-process waste management in Uganda”, Research Dissemination, 23rd January 2024, Ridar Hotel, Seeta, Mukono District, Uganda, East Africa.
The Co-PI, Dr Robinson Odong briefing the participants on the work done under the project.

As part of the strategies for sustainable agro-process waste management in the country, participants advocated for a comprehensive policy, a waste management fund, and incentives for investment in waste management technologies. They also called for a comprehensive curriculum for waste management, and a market development plan for waste products.

Dr. Odong at one of the project sites. Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, CoNAS, Makerere University project funded by Mak-RIF "Integrating agro/bio-waste treatment technologies to enhance sustainable agro-process waste management in Uganda”, Research Dissemination, 23rd January 2024, Ridar Hotel, Seeta, Mukono District, Uganda, East Africa.
Dr. Odong at one of the project sites.

In his remarks, the Deputy Principal of CoNAS, Prof. Juma Kasozi appreciated the Government of Uganda for the support extended to the project. “Poor waste disposal is one of Uganda’s biggest challenges. I commend the research team for venturing into research that directly addresses the country’s development problems.” He called for increased investment to support initiatives aimed at managing waste from industries and other places.

Mr. David Mutebi, the PRO of Kampala City Abattoirs Hides and Skin Traders’ SACCO appreciated the support extended to CATDA through the project. Through the project, a wastewater treatment plant was constructed at Kampala City Abattoir. Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, CoNAS, Makerere University project funded by Mak-RIF "Integrating agro/bio-waste treatment technologies to enhance sustainable agro-process waste management in Uganda”, Research Dissemination, 23rd January 2024, Ridar Hotel, Seeta, Mukono District, Uganda, East Africa.
Mr. David Mutebi, the PRO of Kampala City Abattoirs Hides and Skin Traders’ SACCO appreciated the support extended to CATDA through the project. Through the project, a wastewater treatment plant was constructed at Kampala City Abattoir.
Dr. Joel Isanga from the Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, Makerere University moderated the workshop. Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, CoNAS, Makerere University project funded by Mak-RIF "Integrating agro/bio-waste treatment technologies to enhance sustainable agro-process waste management in Uganda”, Research Dissemination, 23rd January 2024, Ridar Hotel, Seeta, Mukono District, Uganda, East Africa.
Dr. Joel Isanga from the Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, Makerere University moderated the workshop.
Dr. Gertrude S. Muwanga together with other members on the project conducted  a techno-economic analysis of integrated technologies to enhance  sustainable agro-process waste management in Uganda. Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, CoNAS, Makerere University project funded by Mak-RIF "Integrating agro/bio-waste treatment technologies to enhance sustainable agro-process waste management in Uganda”, Research Dissemination, 23rd January 2024, Ridar Hotel, Seeta, Mukono District, Uganda, East Africa.
Dr. Gertrude S. Muwanga together with other members on the project conducted a techno-economic analysis of integrated technologies to enhance sustainable agro-process waste management in Uganda.
Participants in focused group discussions. Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, CoNAS, Makerere University project funded by Mak-RIF "Integrating agro/bio-waste treatment technologies to enhance sustainable agro-process waste management in Uganda”, Research Dissemination, 23rd January 2024, Ridar Hotel, Seeta, Mukono District, Uganda, East Africa.
Participants in focused group discussions.
Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, CoNAS, Makerere University project funded by Mak-RIF "Integrating agro/bio-waste treatment technologies to enhance sustainable agro-process waste management in Uganda”, Research Dissemination, 23rd January 2024, Ridar Hotel, Seeta, Mukono District, Uganda, East Africa.
Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, CoNAS, Makerere University project funded by Mak-RIF "Integrating agro/bio-waste treatment technologies to enhance sustainable agro-process waste management in Uganda”, Research Dissemination, 23rd January 2024, Ridar Hotel, Seeta, Mukono District, Uganda, East Africa.
Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, CoNAS, Makerere University project funded by Mak-RIF "Integrating agro/bio-waste treatment technologies to enhance sustainable agro-process waste management in Uganda”, Research Dissemination, 23rd January 2024, Ridar Hotel, Seeta, Mukono District, Uganda, East Africa.
The project team led by Dr. Joseph Kyambadde (5th L) together with the Deputy Principal of CoNAS, Prof. Juma Kasozi (4th Left), and stakeholders in the waste management sector at the research dissemination seminar at Ridar Hotel, Mukono District. Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, CoNAS, Makerere University project funded by Mak-RIF "Integrating agro/bio-waste treatment technologies to enhance sustainable agro-process waste management in Uganda”, Research Dissemination, 23rd January 2024, Ridar Hotel, Seeta, Mukono District, Uganda, East Africa.
The project team led by Dr. Joseph Kyambadde (5th L) together with the Deputy Principal of CoNAS, Prof. Juma Kasozi (4th Left), and stakeholders in the waste management sector at the research dissemination seminar at Ridar Hotel, Mukono District.

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