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UNMA-UNDP Innovations Challenge Hackathon

Participants inspect energy-efficient innovations during the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) Exhibition, 6th April 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is organizing an “Innovations Challenge/Hackathon” for young professionals from Uganda and beyond, from the 12th to 14th June 2017, aimed at developing innovative solutions for converting the available weather and climate data into useful weather and climate information and/or solutions that will facilitate efficient dissemination of weather and climate information to the end users.

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HiiL: Innovating Justice Accelerator 2017 - Call for Applications

Call for Applications HJA 2017

The Hague based organisation HiiL is seeking innovations in Justice. Both individuals and groups can apply.

Winners receive:

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Social Innovation in Health Initiative - Call For Applications

Social Innovation in Health Initiative - Call For Applications

Every day, 300 children and 20 mothers die in Uganda. Although many well established medical treatments exist to prevent this, they are not accessible to those who need it most.

Are you a community organization, a health worker, a business owner, a student or a government worker who has implemented a solution that has made healthcare for mothers and children more inclusive, effective or affordable?


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Applications for Doctor of Philosophy in Economics Programme

PhD Graduates at the Mak 67th Graduation held in February 2017

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from suitable candidates for admission to a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics Programme for Academic Year 2017/2018. This is a 4-year programme that comprises both Coursework and Dissertation.

Admission Requirements

In addition to General Admission Requirements, eligible candidates to a PhD in Economics Programme must have the following qualifications:

(i)A Master’s Degree in Economics by Coursework and Dissertation; and

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Emirates Special Student Offer

Emirates has introduced a special offer for students. This offer does not only extend to students but also the family travelling along and staff members of the institution.

Please see Downloads for details of the offer bookable either online or at the Emirates Kampala office.

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Thousands Run for Mak Students’ Centre

Some of the enthusiastic participants after crossing the finish line at Freedom Square on Sunday 14th May 2017.

On Sunday 14th May 2017, thousands of participants comprising staff, students, alumni, friends and well-wishers assembled in the Freedom Square for the Makerere University Endowment Fund Run, aimed at mobilizing funds for the construction of the Students’ Centre.

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Free CITE-MiT edX Course-Technology Evaluation in Global Development

CITE at MiT New edX Course CITE101x:Technology Evaluation in Global Development Image: CITE at MiT

The Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) is the first-ever program dedicated to developing methods for product evaluation in global development.

CITE is led by an interdisciplinary team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and draws upon diverse expertise to evaluate products using a 3-S methodology; Suitability, Scalability and Sustainability

About this course:

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Applications for Undergraduate Admissions 2017/18

Some of the graduates from the College of Business and Mangement Sciences at the 67th Graduation held in February 2017.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for the undergraduate  programmes under the private sponsorship scheme for the 2017/2018 Academic Year.

The details are as follows:
Each applicant should:

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Reigniting the Social Design and Innovation Clinic

A cross-section of participants at the Social Design and Innovation Clinic, 12th May 2017, RAN Kololo Offices MakSPH, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Following its launch on October 23, 2015 and a follow-up event on November 20, 2017,  the reignited Social Design and Innovation Clinic was held on May 12, 2017 in partnership with the Social Innovation Research Collaboration (SIRC) Hub at

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RAN4Gals Represented at the eskills4girls Meetup in Kigali-Rwanda

RAN's Engagement Officer-Natasha Kassami (Front 3rd R) with other delegates at the eskills4girls Meetup, 9th May 2017, Kigali Rwanda

Harnessing the fruits of collaboration, following her appointment as a Regional Africa Code Week Ambassador and support in implementing the activities of the 2016 Africa Code Week, Natasha Kassami was invited to represent Makerere University's ResilientAfrica Network (RAN)- RAN4Gals program at the eskills4girls Meetup in Kigali, Rwanda.


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