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Vice Chancellor’s Media Briefing October 2017

The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (C) flanked by Dr. Michael Lubwama (L) and Dr. Richard Edema (R) addresses the Monthly Media Briefing for October in the Senior Common Room, 30th October 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has today Monday, 30th October 2017 held a monthly media briefing; a platform that will enable the Management and staff to interact with the media and share information focusing on the University’s core functions.

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MURBS Declares 34% Fund Value Growth at 7th AGM

Chairperson MURBS Board-Mr. Wilber Naigambi (Rear:4th R), Secretary-Dr. John Kitayimbwa (Front: 5th R) Fmr. Chairperson-Hajati Fatumah Nakatudde (Front 6th R) with Trustees, Secretariat, Fund Managers, Lawyers and other service providers after the 7th AGM, 26th October 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Financial forecasts at the 6th Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme (MURBS) Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in October 2016 were noncommittal especially in the wake of the February 2016 presidential election in Uganda and the then upcoming Kenyan General Election in August 2017. Trustees in their remarks then braced attendees for the worst performance, especially since the East African equity markets, which hold a substantial amount of the Scheme’s investments, are dominated by foreign players.

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Brand Yourself and Brand Mak-VC to College Leaders

Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (R) addresses College Principals, Directors, Deans and Heads of Department during the Induction Workshop, 30th October 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

“In line with your rules and responsibilities, when you are Head of Department, you are in essence a University. The way you conduct yourself will determine how Makerere is run” said the Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe as he officially launched the induction training for college leaders.

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Mak Attracts Two USD12million World Bank-Funded African Centres of Excellence

Dr. Richard Edema, Director-Makerere University Regional Centre of Excellence in Crop Improvement (MaRCCI) addresses the Media Briefing, 30th October 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University has successfully secured a grant worth USD12 million from World Bank to run two African Centres of Excellence. Estimated to cost USD 6million each, the Africa Centre of Excellence in Material Product Development and Nanotechnology (MAPRONANO) and Makerere University Regional Centre for Crop Improvement (MaRCCI) will be geared towards supporting capacity building and research development at this great institution.  

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Baganda Nkobazambogo students win Mak Annual Cultural Gala Competitions

Baganda Nkobazambogo Makerere University Students Association performing their traditional dance.

The 2017-2018 Annual Cultural Gala was held on Sunday 29th October, 2017 in the ever green University Hall Quadrangle.  Organised by the Dean of Students, Mr. Cyriaco  M. Kabagambe and the Makerere University Students’ Guild,  the major aim of the cultural gala is instilling love for our culture and identity while appreciating our rich cultural diversity.Students showcase Gishu culture at the gala

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RUFORUM: Announcing Recognition Award Winners 2017

IMPRESSA AWARD 2017 Winner- Professor Brice Sinsin, Rector – Université d’Abomey Calavi (R) Image:Go Trolley Films

During the just concluded RUFORUM 13th Annual General Meeting in Malawi this week, RUFORUM recognised individuals making a contribution in transforming their communities and institutions. A total of ten (10) awards were given during the official opening ceremony here in Lilongwe, Malawi. As a Network, RUFORUM periodically recognizes individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to development in the continent, and to their own countries, institutions, and society. We do this to appreciate their contribution, and promote excellence and giving back to Society.

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RUFORUM Recognizes Outstanding Malawian Young Scientists and Farmers

Ngabaghila Chatata one of the winners under the category of Outstanding lead farmers in Malawi. Image:RUFORUM

During the 13th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting in Lilongwe, the RUFORUM Secretariat awarded outstanding scientists and farmers from Malawi for their exceptional work and contribution to agricultural development.

Five farmers from within Malawi were awarded for their outstanding work and leadership in farming in Malawi. These farmers were nominated by the local partners in Malawi and represented all regions of the country

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Recognising Excellence – RUFORUM IMPRESSA Awards Winners 2017

Prof. Peter Mbati-Vice Chancellor, University of Venda (UNIVEN) and 1st Runner Up IMPRESSA Award 2017. Image:RUFORUM

During the 13thAnnual General Meeting, RUFORUM recognized outstanding university scientists and leaders who have made significant contribution in the field of agricultural research and science for development in Africa, through the Impact Research and Science in Africa or IMPRESSA Award.

The IMPRESSA Award, which is been run for the fourth round in 2017, recognizes outstanding university led contributions to development through agricultural research and science, human and institutional capacity building.

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RUFORUM Trains University Faculty to Develop and Manage University and Community Transforming Programmes and Projects

Some of the participants of the training pose for a group photo in Lilongwe, Malawi. Image:RUFORUM

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) trained thirty three (33) faculty from twenty two (22) universities in thirteen (13[1]) countries in Africa and Europe in transformative training and research programmes development and projects management. The training with the objective of enhancing university faculty skills to develop and manage university and community transforming programmes and projects was conducted at Bingu International Conference Centre, Lilongwe, Malawi between 21st and 25th October 2017.

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Driving the Africa Agenda

Secretary Ken Ndala of Ministry of Education, Science and Technology at the Meeting Image:RUFORUM

A third planning meeting was held for the technical task team for the Committee of 10 Heads of State in Lilongwe, Malawi.  The aim of the meeting is to bring together the core technical team and stakeholders to discuss the preparedness for the Committee of 10 meeting as well as to agree on the key documents to be presented. Further, case studies from around Africa on the status of higher education, science and technology were reviewed to refine the current levers of change for the Committee of 10.

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