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YIYA Solutions Facilitates 18th RAN Innovation Garage

The YIYA Engineering Solutions Team takes participants of the 18th Innovation Garage through the basics of designing a low cost bicycle-powered charger, 28th April 2017, RAN Kololo Offices, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Innovation Garage sessions reconvened on Friday April 28th , 2017, after a busy month of March that saw Makerere University's RAN host the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) PhD fellowship and the Resilience Community of Practice convening.

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RAN at Naivasha Humanitarian Leadership Academy Conference

r. Julius Ssentongo, RAN Eastern Africa RILab Program Coordinator (Front: 6th L) with other participants in the HLA Conference on Localization and Contextualization of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, 26-27th April 2017, Naivasha-Kenya

On Wednesday April 26th to Thursday 27th, 2017 Dr. Julius Ssentongo, Makerere University's RAN Eastern Africa RILab Program Coordinator participated in the Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA) Conference on Localization and Contextualization of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management that took place in Naivasha-Kenya.

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CoCIS Hosts Huawei Seeds For The Future Program 2017 Launch

Hon. Frank Tumwebaze-Minister of ICT and National Guidance (2nd L), DVCFA-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (L), Mr. Chu Mao Ming-Deputy Chief of Mission Chinese Embassy to Uganda (2nd R) and Dr. G. Kiyingi-Dean, EASLIS at the Launch, 24th April 2017, CoCIS, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The College of Computing and Information Sciences (COCIS), Makerere University hosted Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd Uganda that was launching the second edition of its Seeds for the Future program 2017. The guest of honor at the launch was the Hon. Frank Tumwebaze (Minister of ICT and National Guidance) accompanied by Mr. Chu Mao Ming (Deputy Chief of Mission Chinese Embassy to Uganda), Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (DVC, F & A, Makerere University), Mr.

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Speaker Endorses Makerere Fundraising Run

The Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga receiving her kit as Chief Runner from the Chairperson of Makerere University Council Eng. Dr. Charles Wana Etyem

The Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, will be the Chief Runner at the highly anticipated first-ever fundraising run at Makerere University scheduled for Sunday 14th May 2017. She will flag off the 5km and 10km races of the run, organised by the Makerere University Endowment Fund (MakEF) to raise funds for a state-of-the-art students’ centre. This centre is envisioned to be a one-stop point for all students activities, similar to other centres in leading universities the world over. The estimated cost 15 billion Uganda Shillings.

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Online Short Course-Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience

The School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences (CHS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) is offering an online certificate course in Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Leadership (HDRL). The course is open to all academic disciplines, government officials, policy makers, planners, implementers as well as ground level humanitarian practitioners who want to build their competences in humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Leadership.

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Mount Kenya University Delegation Visits RAN

The Delegation from Mount Kenya University interacts with an innovator during their visit to the RAN Innovation Lab on 24th April 2017, RAN Kololo Offices, MakSPH, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Left is RAN Communication Manager-Ms. Harriet Adong

A team of 7 visitors from Mount Kenya University (MKU) visited the College of Health Sciences(CHS), Makerere University for collaboration discussions on April 24 and 25, 2017. The team held meetings with college staff and toured College research, innovation and training facilities as well as the Main Campus.

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Swedish Ambassador emphasizes role of higher education towards reducing poverty

L-R: Leif Abrahamson,1st Secretary & Senior Research Advisor-Dr. Gity Behravan, H.E. Amb. Per Lindgärde and Vice Chancellor Prof John Ddumba-Ssentamu at the Annual Planning Meeting

The Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E Per Lindgarde has acknowledged the key role played by higher education in building human capacity and reducing poverty in the country.  The Ambassador emphasized the need to invest in higher education as a way accelerating technological diffusion, which would decrease knowledge gaps and help reduce poverty.

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Call For Proposals-Adansonia Entrepreneurship Project

Adansonia Entrepreneurship Project-Bocconi University

The Adansonia Entrepreneurship Project, Bocconi University, Italy invites proposals from African entrepreneurs with a view of connecting them with inverstors. All participants will be trained and certified on entrepreneurship by experts from Bocconi University(Internationally Recognized Business School in Milan Italy) and Venture Capitalists(Financiers). In the training, you will learn how to craft your business plan and how to apply for funding from local and international investors.

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CoCIS Hosts Science Day 2017

Mr. Grace Kamulegeya of the College of Computing and Information Sciences presented his research findings during the Annual Science Day, 24th April 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) organized and hosted the Science Day on the 24th April 2017 at the Makerere University Main Hall. The Day coincided with the Makerere-Sweden Bilateral Research Programme Annual Planning Meeting (24th-28th April 2017) held under the theme, Making Research Work for Regional Development.

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Call For Abstracts-New Voices in Global Health 2017

Scientific experiments at one of the state-of-the-art biomedical labs, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The New Voices in Global Health (NVGH) initiative promotes the active participation of young scientists in the World Health Summit (WHS). It is supported by the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies. It aims at empowering research, policy and advocacy initiatives among future leaders in global health, who are invited to send in abstracts of their scientific work and ideas.

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