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MUABSA Holds Annual Agribusiness Symposium & Mini Expo

L-R: CAES Principal-Prof. Bernard Bashaasha, Hon. Victoria Sekitoleko, Former Chancellor-Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera and Hon. Dr Betty Pacutho at the event, SAS, CAES, 7th April 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

On 7th April 2017, Makerere University Agribusiness Students Association (MUABSA) held its annual agribusiness symposium, mini expo and networking day at the School of Agricultural Sciences under the theme, “Filling Agribusiness Gaps-A multi stakeholder responsibility”.

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RAN Team at the Nairobi Tripple Helix Summit on SDGs

RAN Deputy Chief of Party-Dr. Roy William Mayega (C), Engagement Manager-Ms. Deborah Naatujuna (R) and Engagement Officer-Ms. Natasha Kassami (L) participate in the 3 day Tripple Helix Summit, Nairobi, Kenya 4th-6th April 2017

The Makerere University RAN Team comprised of Dr. Roy William  Mayega RAN Deputy Chief of Party Ms. Deborah Naatujuna. Engagement Manager and Ms. Natasha Kassami. Engagement Officer participated in a 3 day Tripple Helix Summit  in Nairobi, Kenya-April 4-6 2017 at University of Nairobi.

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RAN Innovation Exhibition Round 2 Held at Makerere University

Exhibitors and visitors at the EARILab Resilience Innovation Acceleration Program (RIAP) Innovation Exhibition Round 2. 6th April 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Thursday April  6th, 2017  saw the 2nd Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (EA RILab) Resilience Innovation Acceleration Program (RIAP) Innovation Exhibition Round 2 happen at Makerere University Main Campus. This was aimed at harnessing the already existing potential in form of working and tested models but also physically interacting with the tangible prototypes. This exhibition brought together 29 innovations that had been shortlisted from the over 100 later cleaned out to 65 initial applicants.

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Dr. Mugisha Awarded 2017 Fulbright African Research Scholar Grant

Assoc. Prof. Lawrence Mugisha-CoVAB, a proud Lion at the Lions Leisure Park, 17th February 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Dr. Lawrence Mugisha an Associate Professor in the Department of Wildlife and Aquatic Animal Resources, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (COVAB), Makerere University has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright African Research Scholar grant for the year 2017. According to the award letter from the U.S. Embassy, Kampala dated 28th March 2017, Dr.

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Mak Wins CADFP Award, Set to Host MU's Dr. Pithua

Dr. Pithua will be hosted by the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (CoVAB), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda as part of the CADFP Award

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) has approved a Project Request by the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (CoVAB), Makerere University for the year 2017. The project titled Strengthening Collaboration in Zoonotic Disease Research, Curriculum Development and Teaching a Course in Applied Veterinary Epidemiology and Student Advising will run for 60days from May 15th to July 24th 2017.

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Minister Tours PI Projects, Pledges Support

Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation-Hon. Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye (R) tests the solar irrigation kit during his tour of Presidential Initiative-sponsored projects in CEDAT, 4th April 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Hon. Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye, on 4th April 2017 visited the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University to get acquainted with the innovations at CEDAT. He was received by the Principal, Prof.

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CEDAT Signs MoU with UEGCL

The Vice Chancellor-Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu (2nd R), flanked by the UEGCL CEO-Dr. Eng. Harrison E. Mutikanga (2nd L), Principal CEDAT-Dr. Henry Alinaitwe and UEGCL Company Secretary-Mr Mark Martin Obia (L) at the MoU signing, 4th April 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University’s College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) and Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) on April 4, 2017 signed a memorandum of Understanding to develop joint programs aimed at creating knowledge and skills in several education and training programs.

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Minister Tours CAES Presidential Initiative-Supported Projects

Hon. Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye (C), accompanied by Makerere & STI staff inspects the meat processing line at FTBIC, CAES, 4th April 2017, Makerere University Kampala Uganda

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Hon. Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye on 4th April, 2017 visited the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Makerere University to familiarise with projects supported under the Presidential Initiative for Science and Technology.

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Outgoing MURBS Trustees Handover Amidst Praises

Sitted: DVCFA-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (2nd L), Fmr. MURBS Chairperson-Hajati Fatumah Nakatudde (3rd L), Ms. Miriam Magala-ULS, Ms. Daisy Linda Nabakooza-URBRA, Mr. Daniel Badebye-URBRA with outgoing and incoming MURBS Trustees after the handover ceremony, 3rd April 2017, Senate Conference Hall, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The terms of the outgoing Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme (MURBS) Trustees came to an end on 31st March 2017, marking what was described by many as a very successful tenure. Speaker after speaker heaped praises on the Hajati Fatumah Nakatudde-chaired Board of Trustees (BoT) at a lively handover ceremony held on Monday 3rd April 2017 in the Senate Conference Hall, Makerere University.

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Hon. Dr. Tumwesigye Tours Presidential Initiative Projects, Pledges Support

Hon. Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye (4th R), flanked by the VC-Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu (4th L), Mr. David O. O. Obong (3rd R), Principal CEDAT-Dr. Henry Alinaitwe (3rd L) and Ministry of STI officials during visit, 4th April 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation and Sheema County North MP Hon. Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye has today 4th April 2017 paid his first courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu. Accompanied by his Permanent Secretary Mr. David O. O. Obong and other Ministry staff, the Minister thanked the Vice Chancellor and his leadership for making the advance preparations to facilitate his visit. Hon.

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