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Mak-ASLC to use research-based policies to enhance Africa’s Socio- Economic Development

The Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof.  Barnabas Nawangwe and the Chairman, Board of Africa Strategic Leadership Centre, Dr. Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari  signing the MoU on behalf of the two institutions respectively; witnessed by,Samia Yaba Nkrumah, Rt. Hon. Daniel Kidega, Irene Ikomu,  Prof. Edward Kirumira,  and Dr. Nansozi K. Muwanga.

On 1st August 2018, Makerere University Signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Africa Strategic Leadership Centre (ASLC), in which the two parties agreed to use research-based policies to enhance Africa’s social and economic Development. Signed by the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof.  Barnabas Nawangwe and the Chairman, Board of Africa Strategic Leadership Centre, Dr. Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari on behalf of the two institutions respectively, the MoU stipulated that the two parties will:

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Mak’s Prof Banadda Becomes First African to Scoop Distinguished Pius XI Gold Medal

Project PI-Prof. Noble Banadda (7th R) and the University of Kentucky's Assoc. Prof. Jeffrey Seay (6th R) with other Co PIs and Students show off samples of the bio-diesel made from plastics at the Agricultural Engineering Workshop, MUARIK, Makerere University, Wakiso Uganda. Prof. Banadda is the first African to wint the Distinguished Pius XI Gold Medal

Makerere University Don Prof.  Noble Banadda has been awarded the Pius XI Gold Medal for the year 2018. The award, given by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences based at the Vatican, is in recognition of his outstanding scientific research.

Twenty-eight winners have been awarded the Pius XI Gold Medal since its launch in 1961, but Prof. Banadda will be the first African to receive it. Prof. Banadda is currently the Chair, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES).

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RUFORUM Researcher To Receive Medal From The Vatican For Outstanding Scientific Research

Professor Noble Banadda Image:RUFORUM

Professor Noble Banadda, Chair of the Department of Agricultural and BioSystems Engineering at Makerere University in Uganda and a former RUFORUM Principal Investigator has been awarded the Pius XI Medal for the year 2018.  The award, given by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences based at the Vatican, is in recognition of his outstanding scientific research. He was selected by unanimous decision of the Academy Council from among many candidates proposed.

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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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Determinants of entrepreneurship developments in Uganda: A case study of Kampala, Uganda

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

The study was carried out with the main objective to find out the determinants of entrepreneurship development in Uganda and with the specific objectives to establish the relationship between demographic factors and entrepreneurship development, to establish the relationship between social cultural factors and entrepreneurship development and to determine the relationship between economic factors and entrepreneurship development.

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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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