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Mak Regional Centre for Crop Improvement (MaRCCI) acquires vehicles worth over one billion shillings

MaRCCI Centre Director Dr. Richard Edema (Left) shakes hands with Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe (Centre) as Prof. Bernard Bashaasha looks on.

The vehicles, Model 2018, include a 29 seater minibus Registration No. UBD 487Q procured at a cost of $106,000 USD and two double cabins Registration Nos. UBD 485Q & UBD 488Q procured at $50,000 USD each.

The three vehicles were supplied by Toyota Uganda Ltd and received by Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe at the University Freedom square in the afternoon of Wednesday 1st August, 2018.

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RAN Pitch Tuesday Hosts Life Pool

Life Pool Innovator, Matovu Zaid Murisho, a first year medical student (Right) makes his pitch to the RAN Team on 31st July 2018, RAN Offices, Upper Kololo Terrace, MakSPH, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Image:RAN

On Tuesday July 31st, 2018, part of the RAN team joined in listening and providing feedback to an innovator working on a solution code named ‘Life Pool’. This innovator is Matovu Zaid Murisho, a first year medical student at Makerere University pursuing a Bachelor of Medicine and surgery.

The Problem

The problem which this innovator is aiming at addressing is scarcity of special health centers for chronic diseases and the fatalities resulting from gaps in the health care referral system.

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Pre-Call for Proposals: Strengthening Higher Agricultural Education for Agri-Food System Transformation in Africa (SHAEA)

RUFORUM Secretariat Offices, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

In collaboration with the Governments of Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Malawi, and Mozambique,the World Bank Group (WBG) and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) are jointly preparing the launch of a Call for Proposals for a regional program of Strengthening Higher Agricultural Education for Agri-Food Transformation in Africa (SHAEA). The official call is expected to be launched by the end of August 2018. This is part of the preparation for a proposed investment project expected to be reviewed by the World Bank Group (WBG) Board by June 2019.

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