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HERS-EA Inaugural Academy Closes on Euphoric Note

Seated L-R: Ms. Naomi Lumutenga, Dr. Ruth Muwazi, Prof. Edward Kirumira, Prof. Mary Okwakol, Amb. Oliver Wonekha, Mrs. Elizabeth Gabona, VC-Elect Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Prof. Margaret Khaitsa, Dr. Florence Wakoko-Studstill, Ms. Frances Nyachwo and a facilitator at the HERS-EA Inaugural Academy closing ceremony, 7th July 2017, Grand Global Hotel, Makerere, Kampala

The curtains came down on the Higher Education Resource Services-East Africa (HERS-EA)’s Inaugural Academy on Friday 7th July 2017 at a colourful ceremony held at the Grand Global Hotel, Makerere. The few minutes prior to the start of closing ceremony painted a brief picture of what HERS-EA is all about; an army of volunteers, participants and facilitators joining in to redecorate the room, all under the careful watch of HERS-EA’s Chair-Dr. Ruth Muwazi and UK Coordinator-Ms.

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3rd MaK-SUN ADA Joint Doctoral School Tackles Supervision & Literature Review

Front R-L: Director DRGT-Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza, Prof. Liezel Frick, Dr. Ruth Albertyn and a participant at the Launch of the 3rd Joint Doctoral School, 3rd July 2017, Pharmacy Dept, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Joint Doctoral School between Stellenbosch University (SUN)’s African Doctoral Academy (ADA) and Makerere University is now in its third year and seemingly, going from strength to strength. Organised by the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT), this year’s School started on Monday 3rd July 2017 and concludes today 7th July 2017. The two themes being tackled this year are Postgraduate Supervision and Working With Literature; the former running from 3rd to 5th July and the latter from 6th to 7th July 2017.

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Effectiveness of Video-Mediated Extension Approach to Influence Social Learning Among Rice Farmers in Uganda

The pathway between St. Augustine Church and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) as seen 9th March 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The increasing availability and access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is providing new opportunities to address the persistent challenge of limited access to agricultural information and knowledge by smallholder farmers. Farmer videos are among the ICTs with high potential to enhance effectiveness of agricultural extension delivery in the Sub-Saharan region.

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RAN Takes On 4th cohort of Student Interns

The 4th Cohort of student interns listens to proceedings during the induction day, 3rd July 2017, RAN Kololo Office, MakSPH, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

On July 3rd, 2017, the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) enrolled a total of 31 students as student interns. The students come from various universities including Makerere University, Kyambogo University, International Health Sciences University in Uganda and Makerere University Business School and are currently either in their second or third year of studies, pursuing courses in Engineering, Social Sciences, Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Computing, Journalism and Communications among others.

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Mak Director Human Resources Hands Over Office

L-R: Ag. Dir. Internal Audit-Mr. Benson Barigye, Mr. Godwin Okiror-HRD, DVCFA-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Outgoing Dir. HR-Mrs. Mary K. Tizikara and Ag. Dir. HR-Mrs. Dorothy Sennoga-Zake at the handover, 4th July 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

On Tuesday 4th July 2017, the Outgoing Director of Human Resources, Mrs. Mary K. Tizikara handed over office to the Acting Director, Mrs. Dorothy Sennoga-Zake. Mrs. Sennoga-Zake is the Manager-Staff Development, Welfare and Benefits Division in the Directorate of Human Resources, Makerere University.

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CBA11 Youth Conference: Youth urged to take lead in climate change adaptation drive

Participants posing for the photo during the CBA11 Youth Conference at Hotel Africana.

Over 150 youth from Uganda and across borders participated in the two-day Community Based Adaption (CBA11) Youth Conference aimed at engaging and sensitizing the youth on Community adaptation and resilience to climate change to raise awareness and build a climate change knowledge base and innovations.

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Mak Celebrates Mr. Mayanja Lumanyika’s Distinguished Service

Vice Chancellor-Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu (C) flanked by Mr. and Mrs. Mayanja, Ag. Dir. Internal Audit-Mr. Benson Barigye, staff and guests at the celebration in honour of Mr. Mayanja, 30th June 2017, Guest House, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Staff from the Directorate of Internal Audit and invited guests convened at Makerere University Guest House on Friday, 30th June 2017 for an evening full of celebration in honour of Mr. Mayanja D. Lumanyika’s virtuous and long-term service to Makerere University, spanning a period of over 30 years.

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UMA Trains Mak Final Year Students In Soft Skills With Support From AFDB

Block A of the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda hosted the AFDB Funded Training of Finalists by UMA, 30th June to 1st July 2017

The Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Sports with support from the African Development Bank (AfDB) organized a two-day internship training program to provide Makerere University students with an opportunity to secure practical work experience that employers look for in addition to academic qualifications. The students shall thereafter be posted to companies for a 2-6 months internship period.

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MakSPH Re-Advertised Graduate Programmes 2017-2018

The Senate Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for admission to the following Graduate Programmes offered in the School of Public Health (SPH), College of Health Sciences (CHS) for the 2017/2018 Academic Year.
    
1. Master of Public Health Disaster Management (MDM)
2. Master of Health Services Research (MHSR)
3. Master of Health Informatics (MHI)

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MAK-MCF Scholars tipped on leadership and career development

Some of the Scholars during  the mind relaxation activities.

MAK-MCF Scholars tipped on leadership and career development

Over 250 students on the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme at Makerere University are participating in the Summer Leadership Camp running from 25th to 29th June 2017 at Katomi Kingdom Resort Hotel.

The Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu officially opened the 3rd Annual Summer Leadership Camp 2017 under the theme: Positioning the scholars for leadership, career and commitment for change.

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