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RUFORUM Participates in the PAEPARD Capitalisation Workshop

Dr. Paul Nampala, Grants Manager-RUFORUM

Representatives from all partner institutions involved in the PAEPARD Project gathered in Cotonou, Benin for a Reflection Workshop from 2–6 October 2017. The workshop aimed to reflect on PAEPARD multi-stakeholder partnership processes with emphasis on the User-Led Processes and draw lessons learnt, and on the way forward to ensure sustainability of the achievements realised over the last 7 years of extensive collaboration. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is engaged in PAEPARD as leader for Work Package Capacities.

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Welcome to the Thirteenth RUFORUM AGM in Lilongwe, Malawi

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Africa (RUFORUM) Secretariat is located at Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

I welcome you to RUFORUM’s 13th Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held 25-27 October 2017 in Lilongwe, Malawi. Since the signing of the MoU between RUFORUM and the African Union Commission (AUC) in 2014, which requested RUFORUM to play a greater role and provide support at the continental level, particularly in the implementation of the Science Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA) 2024, RUFORUM has continued to grow.

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Mak Students Urged to Embrace Insurance as a Career

Mr. Jonan Kisakye (R) - Head of Training at the Institute of Insurance of Uganda pose for a photo with colleagues from the Institute and CoBAMS.

Speaking to students in the College of Business and Management Sciences, the Head of Training at the Institute of Insurance of Uganda, Mr. Jonan Kisakye called upon students to take up insurance professional courses after completion of their Undergraduate degrees reiterating that the courses offered at the Institute will enable them acquire practical knowledge and skills.

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Mak Signs Agreement to Fast Track Collaboration With Taiwanese Institutions

Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (7th R), Dr. Jeff J.L. Lin and his wife Mei Yvan (6th L & 5th L resp.) with L-R: Mrs. Prossy Katongole-DLA, Mr. Hudson Musoke-DLA, US-Mr. Charles Barugahare, Mr. Goddy Muhumuza, Assoc. Prof. Eria Hisali (Rear), Mr. Patrick Akonyet (Rear), DVCAA-Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang, Mrs. Dorothy Senoga Zake, Mr. Peter Mubiru, Ms. Naome Kiconco-DLA & Mr. Peter Eneru-DLA after the agreement signing, 13th October 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda  )

Makerere University has today Friday 13th October 2017 signed an agreement with Dr. Jeff J.L. Lin and his wife Mrs. Mei Yvan, aimed at creating a formal avenue through which Taiwanese institutions can collaborate with Makerere and other Ugandan institutions in aspects such as exchange of staff, students, research, among others.

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HLA FREE 4Wk Humanitarian Essentials MOOC

The Humanitarian Leadership Academy-Nairobi new MOOC on Humanitarian Essentials. Image:HLA

The ResilientAfrica Network-RAN, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University is in partnership with the Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA) in Nairobi Kenya pursuing different activities for the benefit of those communities in need.

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Open International Bidding: Pre-qualification for the Supply and Delivery of Library Materials

The Main Library Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University is inviting suitably qualified and reputable firms to submit sealed pre-qualification bids to purchase and consolidate books, periodicals, other reading materials, books related items and book binding materials/equipment and related library items from overseas sources and supply them to the University with effect from 1st January 2018.The University gets funding for these materials/items from the Government of Uganda and the Development partners.

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Mak to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Waste

Dr. Eria Hisali represented the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration) at the closing ceremony of the Waste Awareness Week on Friday 6th October 2017

“Public waste awareness is key to successful waste management,” remarked the Dean of Students, Mr. Cyriaco Kabagambe who was representing the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe at the closing ceremony of the Waste Awareness Week held on Friday 6th October 2017.

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Higher Education Actors in Africa Brainstorm on a Regional Program for Strengthening Higher Agricultural Education in Africa (SHAEA)

Participants in a plenary session during the convention in Pretoria. Imate:RUFORUM

African higher education actors gathered in Pretoria, South Africa from 28th to 29th September 2017 to discuss a strategy for the implementation of the Regional Program for Strengthening Higher Agricultural Education in Africa (SHAEA) project and to lay out the practical steps necessary for its implementation, including activities at the regional level.

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From Uganda to South Africa – My Intra-ACP Africa Mobility Experience

Mr David Ekepu shares experience to inspire young scholars to participate in academic mobility. Image:RUFORUM

I, Mr David Ekepu, was born in a rural area of Eastern Uganda in what is now called Amuria district but spent most of childhood in Pallisa district where my father was working as a secondary school teacher. I attended pre-university education in the same area and only moved out of Eastern Uganda to join Makerere University – located in Central Uganda. During my undergraduate studies, I was inspired by several lecturers that had exposure from the developed world.

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Dr. Lin Visits Mak, Seeks Institutional Collaboration

L-R: Assoc. Prof. Eria Hisali, Dr. Jeff J.L. Lin, his wife Mrs. Mei Yvan and Mr. Goddy Muhumuza after the meeting on Thursday 5th October 2017, in the Office of the Vice Chancellor, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The former Chairman of the Uganda Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Jeff J.L. Lin and his wife Mrs. Mei Yvan have today Thursday, 5th October 2017 visited Makerere and tabled various opportunities of collaboration between the University and Taiwanese Institutions as well as the business community. They were met by the Principal, College of Business and Management Sciences-Assoc. Prof. Eria Hisali who stood in for the Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, and the Acting Director of Legal Affairs-Mr. Goddy Muhumuza.


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