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Mak Set to Launch HERS-EA Inaugural Leadership Academy

The Inaugural HERS-EA Leadership Academy will run from 2nd to 7th July 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Higher Education Resource Services, East Africa (HERS-EA) Leadership ACADEMY provides an intensive leadership and management development curriculum which equips women with skills needed to advance their personal career development and successfully navigate the institutional environment where they operate. The goal of the HERS-EA training is to raise the proportion of women in leadership and management positions in higher education institutions in East Africa (Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Rwanda, and Uganda).

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CEDAT Students Set Off for CB&I UK Internship

CEDAT Student-Tracy Tusiime (L) receives her internship award from a CB&I Official as British High Commissioner to Uganda-H.E. Peter West (rear) applauds, 27th June 2017, Nakasero, Kampala Uganda

On Tuesday 27th June 2017, the British High Commission in partnership with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CB&I) and Makerere University, held a cocktail reception to sign an Engineering placement agreement and send off two students; James Odong Etot and Tracy Tusiime, for Oil and Gas placements in the UK.

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Mak VC Search-Council Recommends Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe

Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe prepares to make his presentation during the VC Search Process Candidates' interface with the public, 15th June 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

At a special meeting held today,Thursday 29th June 2017, Makerere University Council considered the recommendation of the University Senate.

The University Senate on Wednesday 28th June 2017 endorsed the Vice Chancellor Search Committee report recommending three (3) candidates namely: Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Prof. Edward K. Kirumira and Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba.

According to the Chairperson of Council, Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem, 22 members of Council have participated in the voting process:

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CBA11 Youth Conference Rallies Support for Climate Change Adaptation

L-R: Principal CAES-Prof. Bernard Bashaasha, Vice Chancellor-Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu, EU Acting Head of Cooperation-Mr. Cedric Merel, FAO Country Representative-Alhajji M.Jalllow, Dr. Saleem Huq-IIED and Dr. Revocatus Twinomuhangi-MUCCRI at the CBA11 Youth Conference opening ceremony, 28th June 2017, Hotel Africana, Kampala Uganda

The 11th Community Based Adaption (CBA11) Youth  conference was opened on 28th June, 2017 at Hotel Africana in Kampala on the theme, “Enhancing  the ability of youth to build ecosystem resilience”. The conference was officially opened by the FAO Country representative for Uganda, Alhajji M.Jalllow and attended by  the EU  Acting Head of Cooperation Mr. Cedric Merel.

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Accommodation And Meals During Recess Term 2016-17

Mary Stuart Hall will house ladies from Mary Stuart, Africa and CCE during the Recess Term 2016-17

The Office of the Dean of Students, Makerere University reminds students that the Recess Term for academic year 2016/2017 will run from Saturday 24th June 2017 to Saturday 12th August 2017.

The following University Residences will remain open during Recess Term.

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8 Additional Innovators Win RAN RIAP Grant Worth Over USD89K

The Speaker of Parliament-Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga (R) listens to Ms. Harriet Adong-RAN (2nd L) during a tour of one of the RAN Innovation Exhibitions

To effectively tap into the existing innovations in the innovation ecosystem, Makerere University School of Public Health-ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) announced the Resilience Innovation Acceleration Program (RIAP) Grants Call 2, March 2017.  RIAP recognizes and supports promising and creative ideas from students and faculty at the Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (EA RILab) partner universities as well as the general innovation community in East Africa.

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CBA11 International Conference on Climate Change Opens in Kampala

The Minister of Water and Environment-Hon. Sam Cheptoris makes his opening remarks at CBA11, 26th June 2017, Royal Suites, Bugolobi, Kampala Uganda

The 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA11) has been officially opened by Uganda’s Minister of Water and Environment Hon. Sam Cheptoris at the Royale Suites, Bugolobi, Kampala. The conference  was opened on 26th June, 2017 and also graced by  the Ambassador of Ireland  to Uganda H.E Donal Cronin, IIED  Climate Change Director  Clare Shakya,  the United Nations Environmental Program representative Mette Wilkie, Chair, Least Developed Countries’ Gebru Endalew and Makerere University Vice Chancellor-Prof.

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African Resilience Summit Convenes Policy Developers, Implementers, Researchers and Faculty

RAN Chief of Party-Prof. William Bazeyo (with mic) contributes to the discussion during the African Resilience Summit, 23rd-24th June 2017, RAN Kololo Offices, MakSPH, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Running through June 23-24, 2017, Makerere University School of Public Heath- RAN convened 35 Policy developers, implementers researchers and University faculty at the RAN Innovation Lab participating in the African Resilience Summit.

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Students With Disabilities Welfare Takes Centre Stage at Sensitization Workshop

The Dean of Students-Mr. Cyriaco Kabagambe (C) with members of management, stakeholders and students at the students with disabilities Sensitization Workshop, 22nd June 2017, Senate Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

On 22nd June 2017, the Office of Dean of Students- Makerere University organised a workshop to sensitize the institution’s Stakeholders on issues pertaining students with disability. Held in Senate Conference Hall, the workshop focused on developing a fundamental strategy to operationalize the Makerere University Policy on Students with Disabilities.

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Mak Trains Over 100 Kyambogo, Busitema, Mbarara and Gulu PhD Students

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza and Prof. Wilfred Lajul (Centre) surrounded by PhD Students from Mak, KYU, BU, MUST and GU attending the Philosopy of Method cross-cutting Course, 12th-23rd June 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT), Makerere University in partnership with the Department of Philosophy, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) has successfully conducted a cross-cutting training course for over 100 PhD students.


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