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Creating Youth Employment and Food Security in My Community

Article Author Gad Matayo Sambrumo Image:RUFORUM

I was born in 1993 in Busia County, western Kenya and hold a degree in Agribusiness Management and Enterprise Development from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Currently, I am enrolled for a Master of Science in Agri-Enterprise Development at Egerton University funded by RUFORUM under the TAGDev (Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development) programme funded by the mastercard foundation.

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Ugandan Parliamentarians Engage with Academia to Discuss Lifelong Learning for Farmers

L-R: Chair, Parliamentary Committee on Food and Nutrition-Hon. Innocent Kamusiime, CAES Principal's Representative-Prof. Mnason Tweheyo, CAES Director Grants-Prof. Moses Tenywa and Director MUARIK-Prof. Phinehas Tukamuhabwa at the dialogue, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University, a partner in the Commonwealth of Learning’s (COL), recently briefed Ugandan parliamentarians on COL’s Lifelong Learning for Farmers (L3F) Model. This dialogue was organised to address the role of parliamentarians and academia in design and implementation of legislative initiatives in relation to food and nutritional security. It also discussed the possibility of initiating efforts to harmonise policies to enhance food and nutrition security.

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Request For Expression of Interest: CTCA Strategic Plan 2019-2025

Prof. William Bazeyo, Director of the Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA), MakSPH, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA) was established in July 2011 by the World Health Organisation with funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to build and sustain institutional capacity of African governments in tobacco control. The Centre which is hosted by the Makerere University School of Public Health is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through the Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).

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Request For Expression of Interest: CTCA Policy and Procedures Manual 2019-2025

Health care professionals from 13 Regional Referral Hospitals, 5 District Hospitals, and 6 Health Facilities in Kampala City where TB treatment show off their certificates after the CTCA facilitated training on  integrating tobacco cessation services into TB services, June 2017 Kampala, Uganda

The Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA) was established in July 2011 by the World Health Organisation with funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to build and sustain institutional capacity of African governments in tobacco control. The Centre which is hosted by the Makerere University School of Public Health is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through the Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).

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Lead the continent out of poverty, Vice Chancellor urges students

The Vice Chancellor together with Dr. Florence Nakayiwa posing for a photo with students.

Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has urged students of Makerere University to strive to lead the African continent out of poverty. Prof. Nawangwe was addressing over 300 Scholars of Mastercard Foundation, during their annual leadership training held at Ridar Hotel- Seeta.

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Committee Investigating Sexual Harassment at Makerere University Presents the Report to Stakeholders for Validation

The Chairperson of the Committee Prof. Sylvia Tamale presenting the report.

On 2nd March 2018, the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe appointed a five member committee headed by Prof. Sylvia Tamale to investigate the causes of the increasing cases of sexual harassment, review the Policy and Regulations against Sexual Harassment and make recommendations for its improvement, and receive submissions on sexual harassment at Makerere University. Consisting  of Dr. Betty Ezati, Dr. Consolata Kabonesa, Dr. Christopher Mbazira and Dr.

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Mak Among Top Ten Winners of 2018 Opentrons + iGEM Team Challenge

The iGEM Team 2018 poses for a group photo with one of their College Advisors, Dr. Anne Kazibwe (Extreme Right) and Instructor Mr. Otim Geoffrey (Rear 2nd Right), CoVAB, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Makerere University iGEM Team emerged among the top 10 winners of Opentrons OT-2 Robot in the just concluded iGEM Team global Challenge. The OT-2 is a robotic innovation that can automate hundreds of life science protocols and workflows and has high-precision electronic pipettes that can execute liquid transfers as quickly and accurately as robots ten times the price. According to the Opentrons website, the OT-2 costs between US$3,500 and US$5,500.

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Admission Lists for Government Sponsorship -Bachelor of Laws(LLB) 2018-19

A Master of Laws graduand during the 68th Graduation Ceremony held in January 2018

The Office of the Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released the admission lists for Government sponsored students for Bachelor of Laws for the Academic Year 2018/2019.

The Cut Off Points set by Public Universities Joint Admissions Board  for Government Admissions for the academic year 2016/17 can be found here.

The lists can be accessed below:

 

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OHCEA Frontrunners: Recounting 2017 Disease Outbreak Responses and Public Health Interventions

Student Responders on a boat off Lutembe Beach wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) go out on the lake to collect a dead bird during the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreak in February 2017 Image:OHCEA

One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) initiated in 2010, is an international network in eight countries in Eastern, Central and Western Africa, rooted in 24 Institutions in 16 Universities including Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) in the College of Health Sciences (CHS) and College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (CoVAB). In 2017 a third Institution, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) joined the Network.

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SWGS UNIFOG Call For Expression of Interest: Political Economy Analysis

Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (L) shakes hands with Mr. Wim Stoffers-Head of Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) after signing the Partnership Agreement on 23rd April 2018, SWGS, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Makerere University School of Women and Gender Studies (SWGS) has received funding for a Gender Equality Project (GEP) from the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF). This project is implemented in partnership with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG).

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