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February 2017

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RAN's EVenture Bootcamp 2 Trains CBOs, Fellows & Coaches

RAN's Chief of Party-Prof. William Bazeyo (2nd R) flanked by the RAN Innovations Director-Dr. Dorothy Okello (R) welcomes particpants to the 2-day EVenture Bootcamp2, 24th February 2017, RAN Offices, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Following the successful sessions held in October 2016, on Friday 24th and Saturday February 25th  2017, Makerere University School of Public Health- ResilientAfrica Network (RAN)  in partnership with ENVenture Enterprises hosted a two-day boot camp event. This engagement brought together representatives from 10 Community Based Organizations (CBO’s) alongside their business development fellows/coaches from various parts of Uganda.

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MAK holds Go Green Campaign Week

A #GoGreenMak Campaign participant shows her support on Day2, Africa Hall, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

As part of the collaboration between Bangor University-UK and Makerere University which is aimed at promoting sustainable development in the two universities and their communities, Bangor and Makerere students are joining hands through their student engagement initiative, to implement the very first Go Green Week at Makerere.

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RAN Hosts 17th Innovation Garage

Pitchers and Particpants at the 17th Innovation Garage, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) Lab, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences (CHS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

As is the custom on every last Friday of the month, The ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) lab, Makerere University hosted the 17th innovation garage on the 24th of February 2017. The garage organised in partnership with the Innovation Consortium to be a platform where innovators can pitch their ideas before a multidisciplinary audience including industry experts and engage in discussions for refinement. The Innovation Garage is guided by the theme “Catalyzing Engineering Solutions”

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MasterCard Foundation Scholars at Mak Give Back to Community

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Association Members from Makerere University participate in the Community Outreach to Muzinda Church of Uganda Primary School in Nsangi Sub-County, Wakiso District, 24th February 2017

On 24th February 2017, the MasterCard Scholars at Makerere University visited Muzinda Church of Uganda Primary School in Nsangi Sub-County, Wakiso District for an outreach programme aimed at giving back to the community.

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Grand Launch of RAN Technovation Clubs

A partcipant takes part in the Group activity during the Grand Launch of RAN Technovation Clubs, 25th February 2017, School of Public Health, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Every year, Technovation invites teams of girls from all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through technology. At RAN this is a flagship program under RAN4Gals in its 4th year of operation.

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Mak-Convocation Unveils Perimeter Wall Construction Fundraising Drive

R-L: The Prime Minister-Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Chancellor-Prof. Ezra Suruma, Dr. Deus K. Muhwezi (squatting), Guild President-H.E. Roy Ssemboga, Chairperson Convocation-Dr. Tanga Odoi, Vice Chairperson-Nyago Diana at the Perimeter Wall Fundraising Drive, 21st February 2017, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

The Chairperson of Makerere University Convocation-Dr. Odoi-Tanga has unveiled the fundraising drive for the Makerere University Perimeter Wall construction project under the theme: “Security for Mak-Students and Staff First”.

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African Entrepreneurship Award Team Visits RAN Innovation Lab

African Entrepreneurship Award team with RAN Staff during their visit to RAN's Innovation Lab, 23rd February 2017, MakSPH, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

African Entrepreneurship Award team comprised of the Head of Investor Relations, BMCE Bank of Africa, and Award Manager, African Entrepreneurship Award visited the RAN Innovation Lab, Makerere University on Thursday, February 23rd 2017 following the launch of the second edition of the challenge on February 17th 2017 to publicize this new opportunity and explore a longer term partnership with the lab.

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Second Session of the 67th Mak Graduation Ceremony: Over 4000 students graduate

L-R Prof. Waswa Balunywa, Principal at Makerere University Business School, Dr.Charles Wana Etyem - Chairperson Makerere University Council and Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu

During the Second Session held on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 in the Freedom Square, a total of 4, 483 graduands were presented to the Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma for conferment of Makerere University and award of diplomas in the respective disciplines.

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Exploring Partnership with Purdue University – I2D Lab

Dr. Alex Moseson-I2D Purdue University (L) chats with Ms. Grace Nakibaala-PedalTap Inventor during his visit to the RAN Innovation Lab, 20th February 2017, School of Public Health, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Dr. Alex Moseson, Director of the Innovation for International Development (I2D) Lab at Purdue University  visited the RAN Innovation Lab, School of Public Health, Makerere University on Monday February 20th, 2017. The College of Engineering, Purdue University is one of the Top-10 in the US, addressing grand challenges like the Sustainable Development Goals.   Dr. Moseson was previously an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow at USAID, on the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) team.

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Over 600 Graduate from CAES

Some of the PhD Graduands from the College of Agricutural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) at the 67th Graduation Ceremony Day 1, 21st February 2017, Freedom Square, Makerere University

The first session of the Makerere University 67th four-day Graduation Ceremony kicked off on  21st February, 2017at the University Freedom Square. The ceremony was presided over by the Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma and also attended by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda, the Rt. Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda.


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