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Mak-Karolinska Institute to establish a Centre of Excellence in Non-Communicable Diseases

a delegation from Makerere University led by Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, together with a team from Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden led by Prof. Ole Petter Ottersen during the discussions.

On 8th  June 2018, a delegation from Makerere University led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, together with a team from Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden led by its President, Prof. Ole Petter Ottersen concluded discussions on further areas of collaboration.

During their meeting at KI, the delegates agreed to jointly fundraise for the establishment of a Centre of Excellence in Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs). They also underscored the need to develop capacity in managing the growing incidences of NCDs, particularly stroke, breast cancer and others. 

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UC Davis D-Lab is looking for clients+projects for the 2018-2019 academic year!

An AFRISA student demonstrates hay baling during the Presidential Initiative for Science and Technology exhibition, 31st July 2014, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Have a project or an idea that needs support? Know anyone with a fantastic project or idea? The UC Davis D-Lab is an innovation lab located at the University of California, Davis lead by Dr. Kurt Kornbluth that matches students with clients to address issues in energy, agriculture, and environment. D-Lab prioritizes projects from marginalized or poverty-stricken communities, and has an extensive international network.

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iGEM Makerere Team wins US$2,000 Promega Corporation Grant

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 iGEM Makerere Team has won another small grant from the Promega Corporation, U.S. thanks to an application submitted recently. Promega is a global leader in providing innovative solutions and technical support to life scientists in academic, industrial and government settings.

According to the announcement by Promega the 10 recipients were: Unesp Brazil, RDFZ-China, UI Indonesia, TecMonterrey GDL, Makerere Uganda, NYU Abu Dhabi, Manchester, Edinburgh OG, Tacoma RAINmakers, and Stony Brook.

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Changing Lives in the Community Through Entrepreneurship

The Author, Mr. Geoffrey Cheruiyot Ngenoh Image:RUFORUM

July 2017 will always be memorable to me. It was during this time that we had the orientation training for new TAGDev scholars and I developed a business mindset. Speaker after speaker during the training, motivated me to start my entrepreneurship journey. By the end of the training I had so many business ideas in mind, but I decided to start with the first one that had sprang to mind, the business of a motorcycle taxi (boda boda)

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An ICT based platform to Track and Monitor the Certification and Distribution of Clean Cassava Planting Material

A screenshot of the cassava CARP mobile application Image:RUFORUM

Several households in eastern and northern Uganda depend on cassava as their sole starch staple food and source of income. In the 1990s, cassava production was threatened by the emergency of the Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD) which led to high incidences of hunger in the regions and loss of household income. To address the challenges posed by the CMD, the government of Uganda through the National Agriculture Research Organization (NARO) introduced and promoted CMD resistant varieties to replace the once popular landraces to avert food insecurity.

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