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SWGS UNIFOG Call For Expression of Interest: Gender Equality

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe(L) and DGF Head Mr. Wim Stoffers (R) sign the agreement on 23rd April 2018, SWGS, CHUSS, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

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

The SWGS and UNIFOG are now calling for expressions of interest from interested candidates to document and provide analysis of existing gender equality local and international laws and policies in Uganda.

Please see Downloads for details

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CEDAT Students Emerge Winners of Trail Challenge Africa, Off to Paris Finals

L-R: Nanfuka Justine Geraldine, Yvonne Nalinnya, Douglas Davis Kiggundu and Viola Kirenda, final year students of Civil Engineering, CEDAT, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, show off their Invitation Letters to THE TRAIL by VINCI Construction Finals due to be held in Paris, France on 17th and 18th May 2018

Four final-year students of Civil Engineering at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University, took part in a student's challenge dubbed The Trail, by Vinci Construction and emerged the overall winners in East Africa, Anglo-Speaking Africa and Africa as a whole.

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Mak Expands Partnership with Nottingham Trent University

Prof. Cillian Ryan-Pro Vice Chancellor NTU (C), Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (3rd L), DVCFA-Prof. William Bazeyo (3rd R), Mr Henry Mwebe-Director Legal Affairs (L), Mr. Stephen Williams-NTU, Dean MakSPH-Dr. Rhoda Wanyenze (2nd R), Ms. Martha Muwanguzi-International Office (R), 2nd Row L-R: Ms. Teresa Dymond-NTU, Dr. David Musoke-MakSPH and Mr. Gordon Murangira in a group photo after signing the MoU 4th May 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

Makerere University has expanded her collaboration with the Nottingham Trent University (NTU), United Kingdom, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two institutions on Friday, 4th May 2018. Prior to the signing of the MoU, NTU had previously collaborated with the School of Public Health (MakSPH), College of Health Sciences (CHS) for close to 10 years, on the basis of renewable 3 year agreements.

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Policy Brief: The Impacts of Kilembe Mine and Tailing Sites on Soil and Water Quality, Foods, Forage and Humans

River Nyamwamba in Kilembe, Western Uganda is better known for destroying property and causing loss of life when it overflows its banks

Whereas River Nyamwamba in Western Uganda is well known for the destruction of property and loss of life whenever it overflows, the environmental effects are less known and could be more lethal

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New Human Resources Director Tips Staff on Discipline

Mr. Andrew Abunyang, the new Director of Human Resources

“I am privileged to be working for Makerere University. For the short time I have been here, I have come to a conclusion that Makerere University is the best employer. I want us as human resource practitioners to take the lead in being disciplined and protect the image of our employer.

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MURBS trains Mak staff on budgeting for benefits in preparation for retirement

Mr. Joseph Njuguna from Octagon Uganda Limited was among the facilitators.

Makerere University members of staff have been advised to properly budget for their retirement benefits as they prepare to retire. This was during the pre-retirement training organised by the Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme (MURBS) on Thursday, 26th April 2018, for Academic, Administrative, and Support staff who are 54 to 60 years old.

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Announcement: Disability Scheme 2018/19 Medical Review Exercise

Makerere University Main Administration Building in the backgroud.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites persons with disability who applied for admission to public universities under the disability scheme, to appear for medical/review exercise at Makerere University, Senate Building, Level 2, Conference Hall.

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RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2018 is Now Open

The RUFORUM 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC)

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 85 Universities in 35 African Countries, is pleased to announce the 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC). The overall purpose of the RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC) is to catalyse entrepreneurship through promotion of business innovation and provision of seed funding to young entrepreneurs with creative and innovative business ideas among African youth.

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Congratulations Prof. William Bazeyo Upon the Highest Civilian Honour of Uganda

H.E. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (R) congratulates Prof. William Bazeyo (L) after his Golden Jubilee Award Medal decoration during International Labour Day Celebrations, 1st May 2018, Sembabule District, Uganda. Image:RAN

It was yet another joy filled day on Tuesday May 1, 2018 as we commemorated the International Labour Day in Uganda’s Ssembabule District. Among the many recognized with the highest civilian Honour of Uganda (Gold Medal) by His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda were Professors (still serving and out of active service) from Makerere University including ResilientAfrica Network’s Chief of Party, Professor William Bazeyo.

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French Embassy Partners With Mak to Host International Debate on The Geopolitics of Kampala

French Ambassador H.E Stéphanie Rivoal (2nd R) and Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (3rd R) pose for a group photo with Principal CoBAMS-Dr. Eria Hisali (R), Deputy US-Mr. Yusuf Kiranda (3rd L), Senior PRO-Ms. Ritah Namisango (2nd L) and French Embassy staff after the meeting on 3rd May 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The Embassy of France in Uganda and Makerere University have agreed to partner to host an International Debate on the Geopolitics of Kampala in the last quarter of 2018. This event derives its origin from the Geopolitics of Nantes; an annual event currently in its sixth year, organised by the French Think Tank - International Strategic Research Institute (IRIS) and hosted by French town of Nantes.

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