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Nested Savings Learning Centre Transforms Yumbe Livelihoods

Students from Yumbe use the Nested Savings Learning Centre solar powered Library.

After winning the RIC4ACE phase one grant from Makerere University's ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), the VEBEC team opened up an office in Yumbe town in Northern Uganda and connected it to solar power to provide security lights at night. Soon, the team observed that close to 50 school children in the nearby households gathered each night to study at the office veranda using the security lights.

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School of Biosecurity Biotechnical and Laboratory Sciences in Collaboration with University of Florida and Tufts University

[L-R] Dr Frank Mwine, Dr Sakia Hendrickx, Prof Jeffrey Mariner, Prof J.Ddumba-Ssentamu and Prof Adesogan Adegbola

Collaborators from University of Florida and Tufts University visited the Vice Chancellor Makerere University, Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu and discussed newly won project,  "Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) vaccine associate award" 

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RAN Takes Part in The Ankole Cultural Festival

Hon. Minister of Tourism-Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu and Igongo Cultural Centre Executive Director-Mr. James Tumusiime tour the RAN Exhibition during the Ankole Cultural Festival, 15th April 2017, Mbarara Uganda

While the rest of the community was taking the Easter break, Makerere University School of Public Health's ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) in Partnership with Igongo Cultural Center organized a 2-day cultural exhibition and festival guided by the theme ‘The Role of Culture in Inspiring Innovations for economic development”.

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CoCIS Hosts EDULINK II Project Team

Block B of the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University is an implementation partner of the EDULINK II project entitled “Deploying Interactive Online Networking Platform for Improving Quality and Relevance of African University Graduates to Labor Markets”. The EDULINK project member institutions include; Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Kenya), Egerton University (Kenya), RUFORUM (Uganda), and Makerere University (Uganda).

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Search process for MAK Vice Chancellor (2017-2022) kicks off

Members of the Search committee: (L-R) Dr. Frank Mwine, Mr. Bruce B. Kabaasa, Hon. Irene Ovonji Odida- Chairperson, Prof. Joseph Y.T. Mugisha, Dr. Betty Ezati, and the Mr Goddy Muhumuza-representing the Committee Secretary.

The search process for the next substantive Makerere University Vice Chancellor has kicked off. The Vice Chancellor shall be responsible for the academic, administrative and financial affairs of the University, and in the absence of the Chancellor, preside at ceremonial assemblies of the University and confer degrees and other academic titles and distinctions of the University.

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Up Accelerate Cycle II Boot Camp

Block A of the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Up Accelerate is a one-year initiative implemented by Outbox in partnership with UNFPA and funding from UKAID. It seeks to support young entrepreneurs aged 18 - 30 years that are tackling challenges in sexual and reproductive health in Uganda by providing them with mentorship and seed funding of up-to ​$10,000 per team and business development training.

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Village Egg Bank Innovation gets US$12000 Boost From French Embassy in Uganda

A consultative meeting between VEBEC Members and French Embassy Officials. Image:VEBEC/RAN

In December 2016, the French Embassy in Uganda went round the country side (particularly the north eastern, the northern and the north western – West Nile regions) assessing capacities of local organizations in these regions. Those organizations that met their minimum required capacity were invited to submit concepts for the Embassy’s Social Development Fund that supports impactful community resilient strengthening and building projects. The Village Egg Bank in Egg Currency (VEBEC) project under Nested Savings Uganda was invited to submit a concept.

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Mak Administrative Secretaries equipped with skills and knowledge

Mrs Mary Tizikara, The Director Human Resources delivering a presentation titled 'Dealing with Pressure and Stress'

Over 40 Administrative Secretaries serving in the different Units of the University were equipped with valuable knowledge and skills on coping with the demanding nature and ever changing trends in the field of work.

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Technovation outreach to East, West, Central and Northern Uganda

One of RAN's Technovation Outreach teams interfaces with students during the countrywide exercise which kicked off on 2nd April 2017

Makerere University School of Public Health ResilientAfrica Network (RAN)  has continued to closely support the implementation of the Technovation Challenge activities within Uganda and all the network partners. This year, the Technovation outreach exercise started on Sunday April 2nd,  2017 when the teams set off from Kampala to different parts of the country. This community engagement exercise had been scheduled for 7 days.

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Call for Applications- Master of Science in Population and Reproductive Health 2017/18

Makerere University Main Building in the background.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from suitable candidates for admission to a Master of Science in Population and Reproductive Health (MSc.PRH) programme for Academic Year 2017/2018. This is a two-year programme open to both Ugandans and International applicants.

Admission Requirements

In addition to General Admission Requirements, eligible candidates must have a good first degree or its equivalent in any academic discipline

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