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September 2018

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Mak Council Tours Research Facilities at MUARIK

A CAES Member of Staff (back to camera) explains to the Chairperson Council-Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem (5th R) and other members of Council the recent infrastructural developments at MUARIK. Principal CAES-Prof. Bernard Bashaasha (4th R) and Acting Farm Manager-Mr. Tweyambe Chrysostom (R) led the tour of facilities on 6th September 2018, MUARIK, CAES, Makerere University, Wakiso, Kampala

At the climax of the 143rd meeting of the University Council held on Thursday, 6th September 2018, at the Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute in Kabanyolo (MUARIK), the University Council toured a number of onsite research centres and facilities to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the developments in teaching and learning, research and innovations as well as knowledge transfer partnerships and networking.

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MaRCCI Set to Receive Gates Foundation US$565,026 to Promote Cassava Breeding

Director MaRCCI-Dr. Richard Edema during a press conference to unveil the World Bank funded Centre of Excellence, 30th October 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has injected US$565,026 (approx UGX2.1bn) into Makerere University’s Regional Centre for Crop improvement (MaRCCI) to promote cassava breeding in addition to similar efforts in cowpea and sorghum. The funds will be channeled through the Cornell University under the next generation cassava project.

Dr. Richard Edema the Director MaRCCI confirmed this and said that the funds are part of the second phase of funding to MaRCCI from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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IAA partners with Makerere University ahead of the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship 2018

L-R, Dr. Sarah Ssali, Mr. Aurthur Esimat and Ms. Peninnah Kabenge during a press conference at IAA Healthcare Offices.

IAA Healthcare has partnered with the Makerere University to provide world-class medical services during the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship 2018. The package that includes a fully equipped Ambulance that will be working 24/7, a team of well-trained personnel and other medical support was announced by the IAA Healthcare Sales Manager Mr. Aurthur Esimat at the Press Conference that was held on 5th September 2018, at IAA Healthcare offices. 

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Sri Lanka: We are itching to get going

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World University Netball Championships - September 17 to 21

Sri Lanka just can’t wait for the World University Netball Championships to start.

The Asian state that will be making a maiden appearance at the biennial event arrive in Uganda on September 16.

Head coach Wijayaguaratne Henge and his assistant Surenthini Sithamparanathan will lead the delegation that also has 12 players.

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23 Public Private Partnership Students Complete Course at CEDAT

Vice Chairman of the PPP Committee-Hon. Richard Kaijuka (Front: 4th R) and the Principal CEDAT-Prof. Henry Alinaitwe (Front: 5th R) pose for a group photo with the students who successfully completed the PPP Short Course, 30th August 2018, CEDAT, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

About twenty-three students completed a rigorous two-week short course on Public Private Partnership conducted at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University. The students, who were drawn from UNRA, NITA, Mulago Hospital and other private organizations successfully completed the course on 30th August, 2018.

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Mak and MAAIF Hold CAADP Malabo Declaration Action Planning Meeting

Prof. Archileo Kaaya (3rd R) along with other participants pose for a group photo at the CAADP Malabo Declaration Action Planning Meeting on 30th August 2018, Fairway Hotel, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), on 30th August 2018 held Uganda’s action planning meeting to assess the implementation of the Malabo declaration.

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Full-Cost Scholarships at the University of Cambridge - October 2019 Entry

The Main Building and parking lot as seen at dusk, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Applications for the Gates Cambridge Scholarships at the University of Cambridge for the October 2019 entry are now open.

These are full-cost scholarships for study any subject at the postgraduate level at the University of Cambridge that are available to citizens of countries other than the United Kingdom.

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H.E President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika Meets RUFORUM Delegation in Malawi

H.E President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika (C) flanked by Board Chair-Prof. Mable Imbuga (2nd R), Executive Secretary-Prof. Adipala Ekwamu (R) and other RUFORUM Board Members and dignitaries during the meeting at Kamuzu Palace Lilongwe, Malawi on 23rd August 2018. Image:RUFORUM

A delegation from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) was on Thursday 23 August 2018 received by His Excellency Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika at the Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe, Malawi. The purpose of the visit was to update His Excellency about RUFORUM’s progress in implementing His Excellency’s agenda related to higher education in Africa as well as deliberate on issues affecting higher education space in Africa.

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Uganda and Defending Champions South Africa in Interesting Pools

The 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship 2018 draws. Image:WUNC2018

World University Netball Championships - September 17 to 21

The 2018 World University Netball Championship has drawn up interesting battles among some of the highly rated netball playing countries in the World.
According to the draws that were conducted on Monday at the headquarters of international university sports, based on the University of Lausanne, the hosts were placed in a potentially explosive Pool A that also has USA, Singapore and rivals Kenya.

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Mak Wins best Energy Management Practices Service Sector (Universities) Award

L-R;  Mr. Darius Muwanguzi, Mr. Paul  Sabakaaki, Ms. Caroline Namutosi,Eng. Christina Kakeeto, Ms. Ritah Namisango, Mr. Gordon Murangira, Mr. Yusuf Kiranda, and  Dr. Florence Nakayiwa.

On 31st August 2018, Makerere University received the Best Energy and Management Practices Service Sector (Universities) Award in recognition of undertaking a number of energy management techniques and strategies that have significantly contributed to efficient utilization of energy.


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