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Team Uganda to Benefit from She Cranes Success

The She Cranes celebrate winning the Africa Netball Championship. Image:WUNC2018

World University Netball Championships - September 17 to 21

What more would a coach want than to work with a team of experienced players ahead of an important event such as the World University Netball Championship that starts September, 17 to 21 in Kampala?

Coach Rashid Mubiru has exactly that in three of his players who have just been crowned African netball champions at the recently concluded Africa Netball Championships in Zambia.

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Experts in Mathematics emphasize the need to create sustainable networks to Strengthen Research in Universities

L-R; Prof. Bengt Ove Turesson, Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza,Prof. Leif Abrahamsson,Prof. J.Y.T Mugisha and Prof. Martin Singull during the 3rd Network Meeting for Sida and International Science Programme (ISP) funded PhD Students and Postdocs in mathematics

Experts in mathematics have emphasized the need to create sustainable groups and networks to strengthen Research in Universities. This was at the opening ceremony of the 3rd Network Meeting for Sida and ISP-Funded PhD Students and Postdocs in Mathematics; held on Monday 20th August 2018 at Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel Entebbe, Uganda.  The meeting was officially opened by the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe represented by the Director of Research and Graduate Training Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza. 

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CAES and ACCELERATE Collaboration to Initiate PPPs That Boost Youth and Student Agribusiness Innovations

Hon. Beatrice Anywar (2nd L) and Dr. Fred Kabi (R) interact with other participants during the CAES-ACCELERATE roundtable conversation, 17th August 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

Makerere University’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) together with partners under the ACCELERATE Initiative have held a one day workshop and round-table conversation on Youth, Education and Innovation in development of sustainable Agribusiness.

The workshop was opened by the Deputy Director Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT) in charge of Administration Dr. David Owiny at the Makerere University Senate building on Friday, 17th August 2018.

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Medicinal plants used for the management of diabetes mellitus in Bukomero Sub-County, Kiboga District, Central Uganda

A closeup of the Calabash nutmeg tree Monodora myristica in the Botany-Zoology quadrangle, College of Natural Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The research documented medicinal plants used to manage diabetes mellitus by community of Bukomero sub county, in Kiboga district, Central Uganda in January, 2018. The study employed an ethnobotanical approach and data was collected from 90 respondents using structured questionnaires administered by the researcher. Fifty seven medicinal plant species belonging to 31 families were recorded as being used by people in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. All the participants had used herbal medicines before but not necessarily for the management of diabetes.

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The effect of using upgraded biogas on generator performance

The College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Uganda is experiencing an energy crisis especially in the agro processing subsector of the economy. This is partly due to the small distribution network of the generated hydroelectric power which makes it inaccessible by the many scattered farmers. Organic wastes on farms have therefore been turned to as a solution through biogas production. Biogas is an excellent fuel with a number of applications but is commonly used for cooking and lighting in Uganda. These do not require biogas upgrading which is expensive and exclusively designed for large scale operations.

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MaRCCI Embarks on Cowpea and Sorghum Research for Disease, Drought and Other Tolerances

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Green Cap & Tie) listens to the Principal CAES-Prof. Bernard Bashaasha (touching sorghum head) during a tour of one of the demonstration plots under MaRCCI at MUARIK, Makerere University, Wakiso Uganda. MaRCCI is undertaking research on disease, drought and other tolerance on cowpea and sorghum

Makerere University’s Regional Centre for Crop Improvement (MaRCCI) has initiated two breeding programmes on cowpea and sorghum not only for research but also to address the issue of nutritional security and increasing income for farmers.

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New Fees Policy Guidelines 2018/2019

Representatives from Finance Directorate, Dean of Students, Security and Students' Leadership in a Meeting at the School of Law on 16th August 2018.

In consultation with key stakeholders, especially the students, University Council has approved a new user-friendly fees policy, which will make the experience of the University for the majority of students more fulfilling. The following are highlights of the new fees policy:

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3rd Network Meeting for SIda and ISP-Funded PhD Students and Postdocs in Mathematics

The 3rd Network Meeting for Sida and International Science Programme (ISP) funded PhD Students and Postdocs in mathematics will be held on 20th-24th August 2018 at Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel Entebbe, Uganda. The theme of the meeting is: Strengthening Research in Mathematics in Universities with Sida and ISP Support.

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Nyabyeya Forestry College Hands Over 10hectares to Enhance Mak’s Practical Forestry Training

The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (3rd L) exchanges the signed MoU with NFC Principal-Mr. Godfrey Akubonabona (4th L) as Mr. Henry Mwebe (L), Prof. Bernard Bashaasha (2nd L), Dr. Gorettie Nabanoga (2nd R), Prof. Mnason Tweheyo (3rd R) and other officials witness during the visit to NFC on 15th August 2018, Masindi Uganda

Nyabyeya Forest College (NFC) in Masindi has handed over ten (10) hectares of land to Makerere University to enhance practical forestry training. The land provided will be used for establishment of a training plantation forest which will help in enhancing practical training and research.

This follows a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and Nyabyeya Forestry College on 3rd July 2018.

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Request For Expression of Interest: CTCA M&E Plan 2019-2025

Request for Expression of Interest: Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA) Consultancy to develop its M&E 2019 – 2025

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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