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MUABSA Partners With UAA To Hold Science and Technology Public Dialogue

A cross-section of participants who attended the Public Dialogue, 29th March 2017, Lower Lecture Theatre, CAES, Makerere University
Hundreds thronged College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Makerere University to participate in a public dialogue organised by the Makerere University Agribusiness Students’ Association (MUABSA) in partnership with Uganda Agribusiness Alliance (UAA).
 
The dialogue which took place on 29th March, 2017 under the theme “The role of Science and Technology in addressing Modern Agricultural Challenges”
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Third Resilience CoP Convening Boosts Mak Visibility

Prof. William Bazeyo-Dean Makerere University School of Public Health and RAN Chief of Party (C) poses with particpants in the Third Resilience Resilience Community of Practice (CoP) Convening, 28th March 2017, MakSPH, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University School of Public Health, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) has successfully hosted the high level Global Resilience Convening called the Resilience Community of Practice (CoP). This convening was guided by the theme ‘Deepening our Collective Knowledge of Resilience Measurement’.

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CoCIS Hosts Paul Maritz

Paul Maritz (R) with The Principal CoCIS-Assoc. Prof. Constant Okello Obura (2nd R), Deputy Principal CoCIS-Dr. Agnes Rwshana Semwanga (3rd R) and WiMEA-ICT Project Lead-Dr. Julianne Sansa Otim (L) during his visit on 20th March 2017, CoCIS, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

On the 20th March 2017 the College of Computing and Information Sciences (COCIS), Makerere University hosted Mr. Paul Maritz (Former VP of Microsoft and CEO of VMWare). He got a tour of School of Computing and IT (SCIT) facilities (i.e. lecture rooms, computer labs etc.) and visited ongoing projects e.g. WIMEA-ICT project, Software Systems Center (SSC), Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab, Microsoft Incubation Lab etc.

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Call For Applications: Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2017

The Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovations 2017 is open for applications

The prize aims to stimulate, celebrate and reward innovation and entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa. Applications are invited from individuals or small teams, living and working in sub-Saharan Africa.

Entrepreneurs from all engineering disciplines, with an innovation that can provide scalable solutions to local challenges, are invited to enter.

Shortlisted applicants will receive a six-month package of tailored support to help them achieve commercial success from their innovation.

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Call For Applications WHS Startup Track 2017

A finalist pitches his innovation at the WHS Startup Track 2016

At the World Health Summit (WHS), October 15-17, Berlin, Germany, more than 1,600 stakeholders and decision-makers from over 80 countries and every field in the healthcare spectrum will work together to find solutions to global health challenges. The world’s foremost strategic forum for global health, it promotes thought leadership in science and advances global health agendas.

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Youth participation is fundamental for the realization of East African Integration

Makerere University Main Building

On 24th March 2017, students under the umbrella of Makerere University East African Community Students Association (MUEACSA) organized a Public Assembly under a theme Youth participation is fundamental for the realization of East African Integration.

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Scholarly Book launched to immortalize Prof. James Patrick Manyenye Ntozi

Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda (centre) officially launching the book, on his right is Prof. James Patrick Manyenye Ntozi and left is Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu

Scholars from the field of Demography and Population Studies have written a scholarly tribute to Prof. James Patrick Manyenye Ntozi; celebrating his 45 years of dedicated and distinguished service in the field of demography at Makerere University, Uganda, Africa and beyond.

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Mak Hosts Academics Day as Uganda-France Mark Friendship Week

R-L: Vision Group CEO-Mr. Robert Kabushenga, Panelist-Ms. Cyrielle Hariel, Moderator-Mr. Samson Kasumba, Panelist-Ms. Rosebell Kagumire and Panelist-Mr. Olivier Zegna Rata at the Academics Day, Uganda-France Friendship Week, 22nd March 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Academics Day was one of the activities hosted by Makerere University on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 to celebrate the Uganda-France Friendship Week 2017. The Academics Day was graced by H.E Stephanie Rivoal, France’s Ambassador to Uganda.

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Prof Buyinza Mukadasi elected Chairperson Board of Management of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA

Prof Buyinza Mukadasi(third left) newly elected Chairperson Board of CARTA

At its 15th Board Meeting held on 21st March 2017, at Hotel Africana, Kampala, Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi was elected Chairperson of the Board of Management of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) for a period of four years (2017-2021).

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Hon Kabatsi Officially Opens CAES Students' Exhibition & Expo 2017

The State for Animal Industry-Hon. Joy Kabatsi (3rd R) flanked by Principal CAES-Prof. Bernard Bashaasha (R), MAAIF Officials and Student Leaders tours the Agricultural Engineering stand durint the Annual Students' Exhibition, 21st March 2017, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Minister of State for Animal Industry Hon. Joy Kabatsi officially opened the Annual College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Students’ Agricultural Exhibition and Career Expo 2017 at the Makerere University Freedom square on Tuesday, 21st March 2017. The Minister was received by the Vice Chancellor who was represented by Prof. Bernard Bashaasha, Principal College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES).

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