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The One Health Institute Fellowship 2017

The One Health Institute Fellowship 2017

The One Health Institute (OHI) Fellowship is a multidisciplinary, experiential training, and mentorship training model where Fellows will be given high level placements in order to acquire competences in One Health approaches to problem solving.

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Pre-Entry Examination for Admission to Bachelor of Laws 2017/2018 Academic Year

Main Building, Makerere University.        Photo taken 9th March 2017 1649GMT

The Academic Registrar Makerere University announces that the Pre-Entry Examination for admission to the Bachelor of Laws for 2017/2018 will be held on Saturday 22nd April,  2017.

To be eligible to sit the examination, Applicants must possess the minimum admission requirements of the University, and any one of the following specific requirements:

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Mak Inaugurates 2017/18 Guild Electoral Commission

The Dean of Students-Mr. Cyriaco Kabagambe (R) congratulates The Guild Electoral Commission Chairperson-Mr. Isaac Otuku (L) after his swearing in ceremony as The Deputy Dean of Students-Mr. Stephen Kateega (2nd R) and Hall Wardens witness, 6th March 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

In preparation for the forthcoming Guild Elections 2017/18 and bid to hold free and fair elections at Makerere University,  a new Students' Guild Electoral Commission was inaugurated. This was during the swearing in ceremony held on March 6, 2017 in the Conference Room, Senate Building.

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Wekebere Innovation Team Leader at the GSMA MWC Barcelona 2017

Stephen Tashobya, Team Lead Wekebere Innovation-RAN, Makerere University and  winner of the ICT visionaries Award of the ACIA 2016 ICT competition at the GSMA MWC 2017, Barcelona, Spain

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is an annual gathering for the mobile and related industries, organized by the Global System for Mobile Association  (GSMA), held in Barcelona, Spain, the Mobile World Capital. It is in this capital where Mobile Industry leaders gather, network, showcase, and exchange ideas. This year’s MWC took place from February 27th to March 2nd , 2017.

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RAN Innovation Exhibition 2017

The Resilience Innovation Acceleration Program (RIAP) will recognize and support promising and creative ideas from students and faculty at the Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (EA RILab)

To effectively tap into the existing innovations in the innovation ecosystem,  ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), School of Public Health, Makerere University is pleased to announce the Resilience Innovation Acceleration Program (RIAP) which will recognize and support promising and creative ideas from students and faculty at the Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (EA RILab) partner universities as well as the general community of innovation in East Africa.

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PREPARE-BSc Project Closes with Administrative Staff Workshop

PREPARE-BSc Project Principal Investigator-Assoc. Prof. Fred Kabi (6th L) with Administrators who attended the Workship, 3rd March 2017, Grand Global Hotel, Makerere, Kampala Uganda

The Enhancing the quality of graduate of agriculture to meet tomorrow’s food security challenges (PREPARE-BSc) project was designed to initiate a paradigm shift in the mode of training in order to produce competent human resource in agricultural sciences at universities. The project sought to achieve this by emphasizing the realignment of University training in order to match national, regional and global development agendas.

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Medicinal Plants Used in the Management of Noncommunicable Diseases in Uganda

The Botany-Zoology Quadrangle, College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are recent and growing health problem in Uganda. The NCDs epidemic is burdening the healthcare systems, which is already under pressure from the high prevalence of communicable diseases. Hypertension is the most common NCD in Uganda; more females than males suffer from NCDs. High blood pressure and heart disease equally affect 5.3 % of the female population, while they affect 2.4 % and 2.6 % males, respectively. Cancers of the prostate and cervix are ranked number one in men and women, respectively.

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DVCFA Asks for Continuity as Mak Go Green Week Closes

DVCFA-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Dean SFEGS-Prof. Mnason Tweheyo and Director PDD-Dr. Florence Nakayiwa (C) are joined by students and Sustainability Program Coordinator-Ms. Pamela Matovu (5th L) at the close of the Go Green Week, 3rd March 2017, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance & Administration)-DVCFA, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has today Friday, 3rd March 2017 officially closed the Go Green Week and tasked participating students to ensure that their calls for energy efficiency and environmental conservation continue perpetually. Prof. Nawangwe was speaking to a group of students from all disciplines who throughout the week displayed placards with environmental messages at their halls of residence, colleges and hostels.

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SEE Project Conducts Third Students’ Entrepreneurial Skills Training

SEE Project Principal Investigator-Prof. Felix Bareeba (2nd R) with Project Evaluators Ms. Emma Falk (3rd R) and Ms. Joyce Achampong (5th R) and participants after the certificate award ceremony, 23rd February 2017, CAES, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Makerere University has conducted the third students’entrepreneurship skills training under the “Solve the Equation East Africa (SEE)” Project.

The training dubbed, “Applied Entrepreneurship and Practical Business Management”, was conducted at the School of Agricultural Sciences from 21st to 23rd February, 2017.

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The 2nd CAPSNAC Annual Research Dissemination Workshop held in Mbale

Seated L-R: CAPSNAC Principal Investigator-Prof. Samuel Kyamanywa, Deputy Principal CAES-Assoc. Prof. Gorettie Nabanoga, RDC Mbale-Mr. Shilaku James with other participants at the Annual Dissemination Workship, 28th February 2017, Mbale Resort Hotel, Mbale, Uganda

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Makerere University has held the 2nd  research  dissemination workshop  for the Regional Capacity Building  for Sustainable  Natural Resource Management and Agricultural Productivity under Climate Change (CAPSNAC) project, with a call on the public to sustainably manage the environment and stop wetland degradation.


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