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February 2018

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AFRISA CoVAB Call for Applications–2018 Intake

Some of the Candidates who successfully completed their AFRISA training at a Graduation Ceremony

AFRISA is a special institute of Makerere University in partnership with Government of Uganda functioning as a Centre of excellence to promote hands-on skilling, enterprise development, employment creation, value-addition, technology adoption and cooperatives. At AFRISA, you can start your career and business at Certificate and Diploma level and gradually upgrade to university degrees. AFRISA programs produce professional farmers, farm industrialists, value-chain technicians and entrepreneurs.

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Rev. Canon Onesimus Asiimwe Installed as St Francis Chaplain

Rev. Canon Onesimus Asiimwe (4th L) and his wife (5th L) shortly after being installed by the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Rt. Rev. Stanley Ntagali (3rd L) as the Chaplain of St. Francis Chapel, Makerere University on 18th February 2018. He is joined in the photo by the Chancellor-Prof. Ezra Suruma (6th R), Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (R), University Leadership, Clergy and other dignitaries.

Thousands of believers, friends and families convened at Makerere University’s St. Francis Chapel to witness their one and only beloved Rev. Canon Onesimus Asiimwe being installed as the New Chaplain. The installation ceremony was presided over by His Grace Rt. Reverend Stanley Ntagali, the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda on 18th February 2018.

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Press Release: Partnering to Effectively Strengthen Whole Value Chains

Some of the over 130 participants from 25 countries at the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (GLDC) meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Image:RUFORUM

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (19 February, 2018) – Over 130 participants from 25 countries met to confirm partners and priorities at the launch meeting of the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (GLDC). Dr Peter Carberry, Director of GLDC, set the framework from the start, underlining that the Program’s approach is how it can add value to what is already being undertaken. Linking initiatives and building on each other’s strengths will be a key focus of the approach.

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ARSO 5th University Essay Competition is On!

The African Regional Standards Organisation (ARSO) 5th University Essay Competition 2017/2018

The African Regional Standards Organisation (ARSO) is running a university essay competition under the Theme: “Role of Quality Infrastructure and Standardisation in facilitating Trade and sustainable Development within the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)". The Competition will have 3 categories of winners at the National, Regional and Continental levels.

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) as a member of ARSO is organizing the competition at the National level.

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Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Project: SCIFSA Postgraduate Scholarships

Scholarship Advertisement: Intra-Africa Academic mobility Project: Partnership for Training Scientist in Crop Improvement for Food Security in Africa (SCIFSA)

The EU under its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme has provided funding to support training of graduate students in African universities. In this mobility programme, five African partner institutions and one EU technical partner will collaborate in the training of professionals to achieve sustainable crop production that shall lead to increased yield and enhanced food and nutritional security.

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The Sustainability Advisory Service Pilot Workshop

Participants L-R: Fision Muneza, John Nduri, Emma Livingston-Jones,Solomon Tsebani, Doreen Tuhebwe, Ali Halage, Saul Kamukama, Dara Leyden, Elizabeth Myendo, Heather Conley, Jimmy Osuret and Harriet Adong pose for a group photo after the Sustainability Advisory Service Workshop, RAN Innovation Lab, MakSPH Kololo, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Recession and global economic crisis have made organizations progressively adopt a sustainable approach to how they operate. Organizations offering humanitarian learning must increase the value of what they are offering to remain relevant and competitive.

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Vice Chancellor and Top Management Visit the School of Law

Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe flanked by Sitted L-R: Dr. Hellen Byamugisha, Mr. Alfred Masikye Namoah, (Rear) Mr. Walter Bruno Yorac Nono, Mr. Cyriaco Kabagambe, Mr. Frank Kitumba, Mr. Augustine Tamale, Mr. Goddy Muhumuza and Dr. Vincent Ssembatya listen to Deputy Principal LAW-Dr. Ronald Naluwairo (Standing Left) during the interface on 14th February 2018

Academic staff at the School of Law can now get their Practicing Certificates through the Directorate of Legal Affairs Makerere University that has been accredited by the Law Council to offer legal services. Prior to this the staff were applying for the Practicing certificates under Law firms.

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Capacity Building for FSF Scholars at Makerere in Self-Marketing, Relationships, Academic Excellence and Career Planning

Daniel Choudry the Director of Daniel Choudry Sales Training Institute and also a Lecturer at Makerere University Business School engaging Scholars in physical activities.

Since 2001, the Gender Mainstreaming Directorate (GMD) has been implementing a Female Scholarship programme under the Makerere University Female Scholarship Foundation (FSF).In addition to the tuition and living expenses, GMD equips the scholars with various life and soft skills that are crucial in succeeding beyond university education. In this respect, GMD organised a two-day capacity building workshop from 8th- 9th February 2018 in the Makerere University Senate Conference Halllevel four under a theme: “self-marketing and career success”.

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Mak Needs UGX6bn Annually for Research on NCDs

Guest of Honour & Minister of Health-Hon. Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng (C), flanked by Chancellor-Prof. Ezra Suruma (4th R), Chairperson Council-Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem (4th L), Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (3rd L), Chairperson BoT, SAIU-H.E. King Caesar Augustus Mulenga (3rd R), Principal CHS-Dr. Charles Ibingira (2nd R), Book Author-Mr. Nelson Twinamasiko with other officials and delegates at the First International NCD Symposium official opening, 12th February 2018, Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala.

The College of Health Sciences (CHS), Makerere University is in need of UGX6bn annually to facilitate research on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). The research is intended to provide evidence for prevention, early screening, treatment and health education interventions to address the NCD epidemic.

NCDs are the leading cause of the deaths worldwide. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that by 2025, NCDs will account for 80% of the global burden of diseases causing 8 out 10 deaths in developing countries.

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6th International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for Development (M4D2018)

Block B of the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The 6th International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for Development (M4D2018), Kampala, Uganda, November 15-16, 2018 Makerere University.

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