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Press Release: Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Education calls for Increased Collaboration Between African universities

Anticlockwise L-R: Prof. Micheni Japhet Ntiba (PS Min. of Education, Kenya), HE Amb. Amina Mohamed, Prof. Mable Imbuga (RUFORUM Board Chair), Prof. Peter Mbithi RUFORUM Board member and Vice Chancellor University of Nairobi, Dr. Moses Osiru (RUFORUM) and Dr. Anthony Egeru (RUFORUM) Image:RUFORUM

Nairobi, Kenya June 05, 2018. Her Excellency Ambassador Amina Mohamed, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Education met with a delegation from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to discuss Kenya’s role in strengthening the higher education, science, technology and innovation sector in Africa. The meeting took place at the Ministry of Education Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Influence of knowledge about HIV/AIDS testing among teenagers (15-19 years) in Western Uganda

The School of Economics, College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

This research study aims at examining the influence of knowledge about HIV/AIDS testing among teenagers in western Uganda. Hence the study analyzed knowledge about HIV/AIDS testing among teenagers in the western Uganda using data from Uganda Demographic and Health surveys (UBOS & ICF INC, 2012). Among teenagers that were interviewed 54.4 percent were working. Majority of them had never had sex (49%), used condom during last sexual intercourse (60.8%) knew a place to get an HIV test (89.1%) and 52.8 percent had ever been tested for HIV.

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Supporting Growth and Development Through the OpenEd Fellowship Program

Part of the third cohort of OpenEd Fellowship Program pose for a group photo during a session in June 2018, RAN Offices, MakSPH, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Given the fruits which can easily be yielded and enjoyed as a result of successful collaborations/partnerships, Makerere University School of Public Health-ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), the Business Innovations for Good and the Open Impact Institute host the OpenEd Fellowship program.  

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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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Joint 2018 Internship Program in collaboration with United Social Ventures

RAN's Communications Manager-Harriet Adong (Standing) briefs some of the interns during the joint meeting on 31st May 2018, RAN Offices, Upper Kololo Terrace, MakSPH, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

On Thursday May 31, 2018, part of the RAN team met with Leo Henghes, Director, United Social Ventures at the RAN Lab to discuss and plan how best to engage with the 2018 student internship cohort. United Social Ventures is an NGO (No.11853) with the mission to empower youth-led change. They are currently hosting 16 student interns who started their internship on Tuesday June 12, 2018.