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CAES Launches Graduate Management System

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The CAES GRADCARE Management System is envisaged to enhance efficiency in the graduate production process, and to improve the completion rate in the stipulated time to 70%.

The CAES GRADCARE Management System

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) has developed an online system to enhance efficiency of graduate management processes. The CAES GRADCARE Management System (http://gradcare.caes.mak.ac.ug/) was developed by a team of experts from the Directorate for ICT Support (DICTS), Makerere University led by Mr. Joshua Muhumuza and Mr. Arthur Opio. The system will enhance efficiency by creating a seamless workflow that improves supervision, reduces the lead time and costs for thesis examination, and yields meaningful data for decision making and a repository for graduate research. By doing so, CAES will unclog the production pipeline of graduate students and firmly contribute to the research-led agenda as stipulated in the 2020-2030 Strategic Plan of Makerere University.

Prof. Edward Bbaale addressing the CAES community at the launch of the GRADCARE Management System. Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
Prof. Edward Bbaale addressing the CAES community at the launch of the GRADCARE Management System.

Official launch

The CAES GRADCARE Management System was officially launched by Makerere University Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs (DVCAA) represented the Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT), Prof. Edward Bbaale at the College premises  on 17th October 2023.

CAES staff at the launch ceremony held in the Conference Hall at the School of Agricultural Sciences. Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
CAES staff at the launch ceremony held in the Conference Hall at the School of Agricultural Sciences.

In his remarks, the DVCAA commended the CAES Management for the initiative. He described CAES GRADCARE as a remarkable management system for graduate studies that will support and streamline the path to timely completion. “This system represents a significant leap forward in unlocking the potential of graduate training at Makerere University. With CAES-GRADCARE, we now have the ability to monitor the progress of our graduate students seamlessly, from supervision and thesis submission to examination. This is a commendable achievement that will eliminate the complexities of paper-based reporting and enhance the efficiency of our graduate training processes. It is also a significant step forward in our quest to become a research-led and innovation-driven institution.” The DVCAA further noted that the System will aid the postgraduate department in planning their educational activities and facilitate improved data exchange between administrators and students. “To maximize utility of this system, it is essential to establish links with other existing systems, such as RIMS by DRGT and ACMIS for the academic registrar’s department. These linkages will ensure that information flows smoothly, eliminating conflicts or discrepancies.”

CAES Principal, Prof. Gorettie Nabanoga addressing staff and students on the System. Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
CAES Principal, Prof. Gorettie Nabanoga addressing staff and students on the System.

On behalf of DRGT, Prof. Bbaale expressed commitment to reviewing the institutional graduate strategy and policy, prioritizing internationalization through bilateral agreements with global partners, digitizing administrative processes, and encouraging flexible graduate training approaches such as modular, weekend, and online/blended programmes. “Our goal is to enhance resource mobilization, both internally and externally, and work towards international programme accreditation.”

Makerere University Director of Quality Assurance, Dr Cyprian Misinde graced the launch. Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
Makerere University Director of Quality Assurance, Dr Cyprian Misinde graced the launch.

The launch event was also graced by the Director, Quality Assurance at Makerere University, Dr Cyprian Misinde who commended CAES for developing the System. “The CAES GRADCARE Management System will make the students more productive and this will result into more and quality research output leading to improved ranking of the University.”

CAES staff and students that participated in the launch of the System. Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
CAES staff and students that participated in the launch of the System.

Highlighting the challenges that most colleges grapple with in managing graduate production processes, the Principal of CAES, Prof. Gorettie Nabanoga said the CAES GRADCARE Management System is going to be a game changer in the training of graduate students.“In developing the CAES GRADCARE Management System, our target is to ensure we have a flawless graduate management process. With the system, no one will be left behind. Our target is to ensure no student spends more than the stipulated time on a programme.” The Principal also noted that the College was working towards increasing graduate students’ enrolment to 40 percent. She appreciated the DICTS for supporting the development of the GRADCARE System.

The Deputy Principal of CAES, Prof. Yazhidi Bamutaze briefing participants about the System. Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
The Deputy Principal of CAES, Prof. Yazhidi Bamutaze briefing participants about the System.

The Deputy Principal of CAES, also lead supervisor of the GRADCARE Management System, Prof. Yazhidi Bamutaze decried the continued delays in completion, noting that the backlog was clogging the system. “With the CAES GRADCARE System, all this is expected to change. There will be regular monitoring of progress on the side of the students and supervisors from the time of submission of the proposal to the time of examining the thesis. This will foster timely completion. As a College, we remain committed to take good care of our students and help them achieve their aspirations and goals.”

Part of the audience listens to Prof. Yazidhi Bamutaze talk about the system. CAES Conference Hall, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
Part of the audience listens to Prof. Yazidhi Bamutaze talk about the system.

Following the development of the CAES GRADCARE Management System, the Deputy Principal noted that next step would be to retool and mentor staff on graduate students’ supervision. The College also intends to initiate formal platforms for regular interactions with graduate students at department, school and college level, improve operations of the graduate supervision and examination tracking system, and operationalize the graduate student timeline –Almanac.

The Principal of CAES, Prof. Gorettie Nabanoga, supported by Mr. Arthur Opio from DICTS demonstrating how the System works. CAES, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
The Principal of CAES, Prof. Gorettie Nabanoga, supported by Mr. Arthur Opio from DICTS demonstrating how the System works.

How the system works

Step 1 – Proposal review

This feature starts when a registered student signs into the system and uploads their project proposal. The proposal is then reviewed by the student’s supervisors and thereafter endorsed. It is then moved to the level of Head of Department who appoints a review committee to handle the proposal. Finally the proposal is reviewed and endorsed by the head of the committee. 

The Head, Department of Agribusiness and Natural Resource Economics, Dr. Gabriel Elepu sharing his experience with graduate supervision and his views about the System. CAES Conference Hall, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
The Head, Department of Agribusiness and Natural Resource Economics, Dr. Gabriel Elepu sharing his experience with graduate supervision and his views about the System.

Step 2 – Intent submission

This feature starts by the student upon signing in, downloads the intent form from the system, reviews and fills it. The student then uploads the filled intent form to the system. This form is then reviewed by the student’s supervisors who then endorse it. It is then moved to the Dean who endorses it as well.  The Dean then shortlists Examiners for the student who are sent for appointment by the Principal.

The DICTS team that developed the System with the CAES and University Administrators after the launch. CAES Conference Hall, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
The DICTS team that developed the System with the CAES and University Administrators after the launch.

Step 3 – Thesis             

This process starts when a student uploads their thesis onto the system. This is then reviewed and approved by the supervisors. The thesis then moves to the Head of Department who also reviews and endorses it. The Dean then reviews and endorses the thesis. The Examiner who was appointed to review the thesis does so and sends back comments if any.

CAES staff and University Administrators after the launch of the System. CAES Conference HallMakerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.,
CAES staff and University Administrators after the launch of the System.

Step 4 – Examiner appointments

The system allows the admin/Principal to appoint examiners for specific students as recommended by the Dean. The system allows the Head of Department to appoint a committee to review a student proposal.

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Mak, Oregon State University Sign Cooperation Agreement

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The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe signing the MoU between Makerere University and Oregon State University. Makerere University and Oregon State University MoU Signing to collaborate on i) Exchange of scholars and faculty staff, ii) Exchange of undergraduate and graduate students for research and study, iii) Exchange of academic information and materials, iv) Joint research activities and publications, v) Participation in conferences and academic meetings vi) Joint running of short-term academic programs, vii) Resource mobilization, 19th July 2024, Frank Kalimuzo Central Teaching Facility, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.

Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe on 19th July 2024 endorsed the Memorandum of Understanding between Makerere University and Oregon State University to collaborate in different aspects of academics. The MoU signing ceremony was witnessed by members of staff from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) namely; Dr Revocatus Twinomuhangi, Dean, School of Forestry, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences; Dr Lawrence Orikiriza Head, Department of Forestry, Biodiversity and Tourism; and Prof. Jim Ayorekire from the same department. Oregon State University was represented by Dr Ian E. Munanura, an Associate Professor in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, College of Forestry, and Ms. Racheal Fahrenbach, Manager International Programs at the College of Forestry.  At Makerere, the MoU will be implemented by the Department of Forestry, Biodiversity and Tourism under the leadership of Prof. Jim Ayorekire. At Oregon State University, it will be implemented by the College of Forestry.

The VC together with representatives from Makerere CAES and Oregon State University display the MoU after the signing ceremony. Makerere University and Oregon State University MoU Signing to collaborate on i) Exchange of scholars and faculty staff, ii) Exchange of undergraduate and graduate students for research and study, iii) Exchange of academic information and materials, iv) Joint research activities and publications, v) Participation in conferences and academic meetings vi) Joint running of short-term academic programs, vii) Resource mobilization, 19th July 2024, Frank Kalimuzo Central Teaching Facility, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
The VC together with representatives from Makerere CAES and Oregon State University display the MoU after the signing ceremony.

Under the MoU, the two institutions have agree to mutually promote the following programmes, based on their respective academic and educational needs; i) Exchange of scholars and faculty staff, ii) Exchange of undergraduate and graduate students for research and study, iii) Exchange of academic information and materials, iv) Joint research activities and publications, v) Participation in conferences and academic meetings vi) Joint running of short-term academic programs, vii) Resource mobilization in respect of areas of mutual interest, and any other areas which may promote their mutual interests.

The delegation from CAES and Oregon State University brief the VC about the MoU. Makerere University and Oregon State University MoU Signing to collaborate on i) Exchange of scholars and faculty staff, ii) Exchange of undergraduate and graduate students for research and study, iii) Exchange of academic information and materials, iv) Joint research activities and publications, v) Participation in conferences and academic meetings vi) Joint running of short-term academic programs, vii) Resource mobilization, 19th July 2024, Frank Kalimuzo Central Teaching Facility, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
The delegation from CAES and Oregon State University brief the VC about the MoU.

During the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor noted that programmes agreed on in the MoU were in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, and would greatly advance Makerere’s aspiration to become a research-led University. “As we move towards becoming a research-led University, we aim to contribute to the realization of Agenda 2063 which seeks to have Africa produce at least one million PhDs as one of the measures to eradicate poverty from the continent. Partnerships like this will help us achieve our target, by building our supervision capacity,” he explained, pledging support towards the implementation of the MoU.

The VC shares insights on the collaboration. Makerere University and Oregon State University MoU Signing to collaborate on i) Exchange of scholars and faculty staff, ii) Exchange of undergraduate and graduate students for research and study, iii) Exchange of academic information and materials, iv) Joint research activities and publications, v) Participation in conferences and academic meetings vi) Joint running of short-term academic programs, vii) Resource mobilization, 19th July 2024, Frank Kalimuzo Central Teaching Facility, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
The VC shares insights on the collaboration.

Dr Ian Munanura on behalf of Oregon State University expressed gratitude to work with Makerere, noting that the partnership would strengthen research capacity of the two institutions and support the mentorship of the next generation of scientists to deal with the challenges facing humanity including climate change and unemployment.

The VC presents sovernirs to Ms. Racheal Fahrenbach. Makerere University and Oregon State University MoU Signing to collaborate on i) Exchange of scholars and faculty staff, ii) Exchange of undergraduate and graduate students for research and study, iii) Exchange of academic information and materials, iv) Joint research activities and publications, v) Participation in conferences and academic meetings vi) Joint running of short-term academic programs, vii) Resource mobilization, 19th July 2024, Frank Kalimuzo Central Teaching Facility, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
The VC presents sovernirs to Ms. Racheal Fahrenbach.

About the Department of Forestry, Biodiversity and Tourism at Makerere

The Department of Forestry, Biodiversity, and Tourism under the School of Forestry, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Makerere University offers programmes namely; Bachelor of Science in Conservation Forestry and Products Technology; Bachelor of Social and Entrepreneurial Forestry; and Master of Science in Agroforestry. Specific courses offered under those programmes include; Agroforestry Systems, Practices And Technologies;  Drylands Agroforestry; Advanced Community Forestry; Gender Issues In Forestry; Advanced Biodiversity Conservation; Ecophysiology and Agronomy; Forestry For Rural Development; Natural Resource Management; Tropical Forest Ecology And Management; Forestry Business Management; Entrepreneurship In Forestry; Forestry And Food Security; Indigenous Knowledge in Resource Management; Biomass Energy Production and Conservation; Land Use Planning and Watershed Management; Forest Planning and Development; Forest Ecosystems and Livelihoods; and Forest Planning and Development. The Department also conducts a wide range of research in the fields highlighted above. The training offered exposes graduates from the department to a wide range of employment opportunities.

The VC presents sovernirs to Dr Ian E. Munanura. Makerere University and Oregon State University MoU Signing to collaborate on i) Exchange of scholars and faculty staff, ii) Exchange of undergraduate and graduate students for research and study, iii) Exchange of academic information and materials, iv) Joint research activities and publications, v) Participation in conferences and academic meetings vi) Joint running of short-term academic programs, vii) Resource mobilization, 19th July 2024, Frank Kalimuzo Central Teaching Facility, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
The VC presents sovernirs to Dr Ian E. Munanura.

About the College of Forestry, Oregon State University

The Oregon State University College of Forestry is an internationally recognized leader that is transforming education, research and policy for managing and sustaining working forest ecosystems in the 21st century. The College offers a world-class education that provides a wide variety of opportunities following graduation. Academic excellence is the hallmark of the College of Forestry programs at Oregon State University. Ranked as one of the premier forestry schools in the world, students find a variety of programs that offer broad education, rigorous depth and professional focus. The College is known for its collaborative research approach to advance knowledge and bring solutions to issues facing forest landscapes and ecosystems. It takes pride in creating new and innovative approaches to help partners enhance people’s lives while improving the health of lands, businesses and vital ecosystems.

A group photo with the VC at the signing ceremony. Makerere University and Oregon State University MoU Signing to collaborate on i) Exchange of scholars and faculty staff, ii) Exchange of undergraduate and graduate students for research and study, iii) Exchange of academic information and materials, iv) Joint research activities and publications, v) Participation in conferences and academic meetings vi) Joint running of short-term academic programs, vii) Resource mobilization, 19th July 2024, Frank Kalimuzo Central Teaching Facility, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
A group photo with the VC at the signing ceremony.

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Call For Abstracts: 3rd International GORILLA Conference

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The 3rd International Conference on Geographical Science for Resilient Communities, Ecosystems and Livelihoods under Global Environmental Change (GORILLA), 4-6 December, 2024. Call For Abstracts. Kampala Uganda, East Africa.

The 3rd International Conference on Geographical Science for Resilient Communities, Ecosystems and Livelihoods under Global Environmental Change (GORILLA) aims to take stock of emerging geographic oriented science and knowledge for advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The GORILLA Conference seeks to harness geographic science to advance knowledge and foster positive change in understanding and addressing sustainable development challenges and opportunities at local, regional, national, and global scales. The specific objectives are to;

  1. Facilitate exchange of contemporary resilience building knowledge and innovations in a transdisciplinary manner.
  2. Enhance dialogue to bridge the science-policy-practice interface to address deficits that are limiting the resolution of pressing resilience challenges and shape policy agendas.
  3. Enhance capacities and capabilities of early career scientists through mentorship and dedicated training focused on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  4. Increase knowledge and scientific outputs from Sub-Saharan Africa by facilitating special issue publications
  5. Provide an opportunity for increased networking and beneficial partnerships from attendees with varied backgrounds and professional affiliations to address complex sustainable development challenges.

Important dates

  • Conference Dates: 4th – 6th December 2024
  • Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 30th August 2024
  • Latest Notification of Abstract Acceptance: 31st October 2024

Conference Topics

(a) Geographies of Climate Change, Climate Justice and Just Transition: Spaces and Patterns
(b) Biodiversity Informatics, Sustainable Ecosystems, Landscapes and People
(c) Green Growth and Transitions to Land Degradation Neutrality and Net Zero
(d) Water Governance and Watershed Resilience for Sustainable livelihoods
(e) Interconnected Geohazards and Disasters in a Changing World
(f) Polycrisis: Migration, Displacement, Conflict and Humanitarianism
(g) The changing Geography of Agrifood Systems
(h) Nature Based Solutions for Inclusive and Equitable Development
(i) Emerging and Novel Technologies for Societal Resilience
(j) Sustainable Cities and Urban Systems in SSA
(k) Geographies of Energy and Energy Transitions
(l) Environment and Health

Submission of Abstract

A 250-word abstract on the topics of the conference is required for those intending to make presentations. Both oral and poster presentations in the conference will be accepted. In addition, specific proposals for sessions may also be accepted. Abstracts will be submitted online at https://gorilla.mak.ac.ug.

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Mak, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology Sign Collaboration Agreement

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The representative of Makerere University Vice Chancellor, also Dean SFEGS, Dr Revocatus Twinomuhangi handing over signed MoU to the Vice President of NUIST. Makerere University-Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) MoU Signing to formalize collaboration in teaching and learning, research and publication, technology transfer, and resource mobilization, 12th July 2024, School of Forestry, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences (SFEGS) Board Room, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Kampala Uganda, East Africa.

*****Under the MoU, the two institutions will among other activities, collaborate in the areas of teaching and learning, research and publication, technology transfer, and resource mobilization in respect of areas of mutual interest.

Makerere University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) to formalize collaboration. Under the agreement, the two institutions intend to leverage each other’s respective strengths, experience, technologies, methodologies, and resources to achieve shared and complementary goals. Areas of cooperation will include; i) Mobilization of resources in respect of areas of mutual interest, ii) Conducting research, publishing research findings, and promoting outreach to the relevant state and non-state actors, iii) Exchanging academic and technical information including transfer of technology between the two institutions within acceptable institutional structures and policies, iv) Staff and student exchanges, v) Strengthening networking and identifying partnership opportunities between the two institutions/parties, and vi) Organizing and participating in joint academic activities such as seminars, workshops and conferences in respect of areas of mutual interest. The two institutions are also in negotiations to establish an African climate school to strengthen research and training in atmospheric science/ meteorology.

The Representative of Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Dr Revocatus Twinomuhangi and the Vice President of NUIST signing the MoU. Makerere University-Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) MoU Signing to formalize collaboration in teaching and learning, research and publication, technology transfer, and resource mobilization, 12th July 2024, School of Forestry, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences (SFEGS) Board Room, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
The Representative of Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Dr Revocatus Twinomuhangi and the Vice President of NUIST signing the MoU.

On 12th July 2024, representatives from the two institutions met at Makerere University to sign the MoU and further deliberate on the proposed areas of collaboration. Besides the other proposed areas of collaboration, the meeting held at the School of Forestry, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences (SFEGS) discussed the Reverse 2+2 programme proposal, a joint education programme collaboratively designed by both parties. The programme is implemented in two phases. Phase one covers the first two years, during which students undertake full-time studies at a foreign institution, completing prescribed courses (earning transcripts from the foreign institution) and meeting admission requirements of NUIST. Phase two spans the next two years, with students studying full-time at NUIST. Upon completing the required courses, practical activities, and graduation projects offered by NUIST, students will receive a graduation diploma from NUIST and a bachelor’s degree from both institutions. At Makerere University, the MoU will be implemented by the School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences, and will be coordinated by Dr Alex Nimusiima, Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Meteorology Unit. At NUIST, the programme will be managed by Dr. Yueyue Yu, Professor of school of Atmospheric Science.

Dr Revocatus Twinomuhangi briefing the NUIST delegation about Makerere, and specifically the School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences. Makerere University-Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) MoU Signing to formalize collaboration in teaching and learning, research and publication, technology transfer, and resource mobilization, 12th July 2024, School of Forestry, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences (SFEGS) Board Room, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
Dr Revocatus Twinomuhangi briefing the NUIST delegation about Makerere, and specifically the School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences.

In his remarks presented by the Dean, School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Dr Revocatus Twinomuhangi, Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe pledged support to ensure successful implementation of the programme. “The field of atmospheric science/ meteorology, the main focus of this cooperation, is very important especially for our country Uganda which depends mainly on rain-fed agriculture and also in this era of climate change where strengthening this discipline will be important for successful adaptation and mitigation of climate change,” he noted, emphasizing the importance of partnership in fostering Makerere’s aspiration of becoming a research-University.

The NUIST delegation during the MoU signing ceremony at Makerere. Makerere University-Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) MoU Signing to formalize collaboration in teaching and learning, research and publication, technology transfer, and resource mobilization, 12th July 2024, School of Forestry, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences (SFEGS) Board Room, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
The NUIST delegation during the MoU signing ceremony at Makerere.

Commenting on the MoU, the Vice President Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology committed to support the programme with hope that it will serve as a role model in the educational cooperation between Uganda and China.

Prof. Dr. Yueyue Yu briefs the team about NUIS. Makerere University-Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) MoU Signing to formalize collaboration in teaching and learning, research and publication, technology transfer, and resource mobilization, 12th July 2024, School of Forestry, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences (SFEGS) Board Room, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
Prof. Dr. Yueyue Yu briefs the team about NUIS.

About NUIST

Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), founded in 1960 and renamed from Nanjing Institute of Meteorology in 2004, was designated as one of the national key institutions of higher education in 1978. NUIST is co-constructed by the Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA), the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) and the Ministry of Education. In 2017, NUIST was on the list of China’s “Double First-class” construction universities and disciplines as well as Jiangsu high level universities. Currently, NUIST has about 35800 full-time students, including 28,300 undergraduate students, 6,200 postgraduate students and 1,300 international students. There are more than 2,000 full-time faculty members, with more than 120 high-end scholars including academicians of Chinese, EU, French, and Russian Academies of Sciences, MOE Special Professors and National Distinguished Young Scholars. 

Prof. Dr. Yueyue Yu addressing the team on the cooperation agreement. Makerere University-Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) MoU Signing to formalize collaboration in teaching and learning, research and publication, technology transfer, and resource mobilization, 12th July 2024, School of Forestry, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences (SFEGS) Board Room, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
Prof. Dr. Yueyue Yu addressing the team on the cooperation agreement.

NUIST has established cooperative relationship with over 100 overseas universities and colleges from over 30 countries and regions including Yale University, Harvard University, the University of Reading, the University of Manchester, South East Technological University, Carlton University, Delft University of Technology, Macquarie University and Monash University. To date, the WMO Regional Training Centre Nanjing at NUIST has trained over 4,300 senior meteorological and hydrological professionals for 158 countries and regions and become the world’s largest training centre of top quality. Diversified cooperation modes with worldwide first-class universities is a characteristic of NUIST’s international cooperation, among which to establish joint research institutes is the most effective one.   

More photos from the event

The Head, Department of Geography, Geo-Informatics and Climatic Sciences, Dr Paul Mukwaya briefing the team about the programmes at Makerere. Makerere University-Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) MoU Signing to formalize collaboration in teaching and learning, research and publication, technology transfer, and resource mobilization, 12th July 2024, School of Forestry, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences (SFEGS) Board Room, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
The Head, Department of Geography, Geo-Informatics and Climatic Sciences, Dr Paul Mukwaya briefing the team about the programmes at Makerere.

Members of staff from the Department of Geography, Geo-Informatics and Climatic Sciences at the MoU signing ceremony. Makerere University-Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) MoU Signing to formalize collaboration in teaching and learning, research and publication, technology transfer, and resource mobilization, 12th July 2024, School of Forestry, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences (SFEGS) Board Room, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
Members of staff from the Department of Geography, Geo-Informatics and Climatic Sciences at the MoU signing ceremony.

Dr Alex Nimusiima, coordinator of the programme at Makerere addressing the team. Makerere University-Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) MoU Signing to formalize collaboration in teaching and learning, research and publication, technology transfer, and resource mobilization, 12th July 2024, School of Forestry, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences (SFEGS) Board Room, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
Dr Alex Nimusiima, coordinator of the programme at Makerere addressing the team.

Festus Luboyera, the Executive Director Uganda National Meteorological Authority called on Makerere to embrace the collaboration. Makerere University-Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) MoU Signing to formalize collaboration in teaching and learning, research and publication, technology transfer, and resource mobilization, 12th July 2024, School of Forestry, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences (SFEGS) Board Room, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
Festus Luboyera, the Executive Director Uganda National Meteorological Authority called on Makerere to embrace the collaboration.

The team is in negotiations to establish an African climate school to strengthen research and training in atmospheric science, meteorology. Makerere University-Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) MoU Signing to formalize collaboration in teaching and learning, research and publication, technology transfer, and resource mobilization, 12th July 2024, School of Forestry, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences (SFEGS) Board Room, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Kampala Uganda, East Africa.
The team is in negotiations to establish an African climate school to strengthen research and training in atmospheric science, meteorology.

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