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Vice Chancellor’s Media Briefing December 2017

The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (3rd L) flanked by R-L: Ag. Director HR-Mrs. Dorothy Sennoga Zake, Ag. DVCFA-Prof. William Bazeyo, DVCAA-Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang, Director DRGT-Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi and Director DICTS-Mr. Frank Kitumba addresses the Media on Friday, 22nd December 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Prof. Nawangwe thanked the Media for the balanced coverage accorded to Makerere during his first 100 days in Office.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, on Friday, 22nd December 2017 held the monthly press briefing, to highlight the advancements made in as far as promoting the University’s core functions during his first 100 days in office.

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Mak-MAP Sign Agreement on Modern Pig Farming at MUARIK

Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (3rd L) exchanges the signed JVA with Mr. Peter Moon (C) as L-R: Mr. Gordon Murangira, Prof. Bernard Bashaasha, Mr. Joseph Moon, Mrs. Lillian Helen Kuteesa and Mr. James Lee witness after the signing ceremony, 22nd December 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Under the Agreement, MAP will set up a modern pig farming and processing facility at MUARIK, Kabanyolo.

Makerere University has today, Friday 22nd December 2017 entered into a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) with Moon Agriculture and Processing Company Limited (MAP Co. Ltd.) aimed at setting up a modern pig farm and processing facility at the Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK). The Agreement was signed on behalf of Makerere University by the Vice Chancellor, Prof.

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MAK-Directorate of Finance Celebrates Annual Reunion

The University Bursar Mr. Augustine Tamale pulling his strokes amidst cheer.

It was a moment of jubilation when staff from Makerere University Directorate of Finance celebrated their 2017 career journey at the end of year party held on Friday, 15th December 2017 at the University Guest House.  Dressed to impress for a partying business, the guests danced to sweet soothing melodies from a professional DJ, as venue decorations appropriately themed according to Makerere University’s red, black and green colours gently swayed in the fresh evening breeze.

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Sejong University South Korea visits Mak, Seeks Collaboration

Dr. Eria Hisali (2nd L) with Prof. Koo Shin (2nd R) and his delegation shortly after his courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor on 18th December 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Dr. Hisali and Prof. Shin discussed prospective collaborations between Makerere and Sejong University, South Korea.

On 18th December, 2017, the Office of Vice Chancellor, Makerere University hosted the President of Sejong University, Prof. Koo Shin to discuss future partnership between the two universities.

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Call for Innovations: UDB i-Growth Accelerator 2017

The UDB i-Growth Accelerator 2017 will focus on supporting commercialization of local start-ups and stimulating a culture of innovation in Uganda so as to contribute to the country’s social economic development.

The Uganda Development Bank (UDB) Limited in partnership with ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), Makerere University and Joadah Consult are pleased to announce the UDB i-Growth Accelerator 2017 program.

Theme: A Smart and Sustainable Agricultural and Manufacturing Sector

Purpose: To support individuals to grow and expand start-up enterprises in Agricultural and Manufacturing sectors.

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RUFORUM Secretariat Hosts a Pre-EU Intra Africa Mobility Project Implementation Workshop for Three Projects

Participants who attended the Meeting at the RUFORUM Secretariat, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Image:RUFORUM

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Secretariat organized a pre-project inception meeting for three universities recently awarded projects by the Intra Africa Mobility Scheme funded through the European Union (EU). RUFORUM has been proactively providing technical backstopping to its member universities to mobilize resources for enhanced training and research in Africa.

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RUFORUM and the Gates Foundation Partner to Skill African Universities in Science Leadership

The next generation of African academic leaders: Participants of the training pose for a photo Image:RUFORUM

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) trained 48 senior academic leaders from RUFORUM member universities in science and academic leadership. Organized as a post-RUFORUM Annual General Meeting event, the training was held at the Bingu International Convention Centre in Lilongwe, Malawi from 29th October to 1st November 2017.

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RAN signs MOU with UDB-Inaugurate UDB i-Growth Accelerator 2017

RAN's Chief of Party-Prof. William Bazeyo (R) exchanges the signed MoU with UDB CEO-Ms. Patricia Ojangole after the signing ceremony on 12th December 2017, Kampala Uganda

On Tuesday December 12th 2017, Uganda Development Bank Limited (UDBL) in partnership with Makerere University's RAN Innovation Lab launched the UDB i-Growth Accelerator 2017. This is an initiative that will foster Innovation and Entrepreneurship through the recognition, promotion, reward, incubation and acceleration of outstanding start-up enterprises.

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Makerere Main Gate Reopens to Traffic

The Chairperson Council-Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem cuts the tape signifying the reopening of the Main Gate on 14th December 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The Makerere University main gate has today Thursday 14th December 2017 been officially reopened for use after renovations that gave the primary entry and exit point a massive facelift. The penultimate opening was presided over by the Chairperson of Council Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem and witnessed by Members of Council, University Management, Kampala Capital Authority (KCCA) representatives; the supervisors of the project, Key partners, media and well-wishers.

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Call for Abstracts: First International Non-Communicable Diseases Symposium

The First International Non-Communicable Diseases Symposium will be held from 12th - 15th February 2017 at Speke Resort Munyonyo. It is organised by the College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The College of Health Sciences(CHS), Makerere University  is organizing the FIRST INTERNATIONAL NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES SYMPOSIUM scheduled to take place on MONDAY 12TH TO THURSDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 2018 at Speke Resort and Conference Centre Munyonyo KAMPALA. The symposium will be held under the THEME “BUILDING MOMENTUM TO ADDRESS THE GROWING EPIDEMIC OF NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES IN AFRICA”_