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CEDAT Students Commended for Innovation

Gen. Elly Tumwine (3rd Right) receives a personal portrait developed by a Civil Engineering Student. 2nd Right is Former Electoral Commission Chairman Eng. Dr. Badru Kiggundu. The two graced the CEDAT Open Day on 26th October 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Students of the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University have been commended for the innovations exhibited during the college’s annual Open Day. The Guest of Honour and Security Minister, Gen. Elly Tumwine  made the remarks on Friday, 26th October 2018 after he toured the exhibits.

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Anticipated User eXperience (AUX) framework for implementing electronic participation in a developing country context

Block B as seen from the Parking lot of Block A, College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

Although citizen participation in decision-making has emerged as one of the fundamental pillars of good governance, there is seemly a low level of citizen participation in the governance processes in many developing countries. Citizen participation is, therefore, a pressing requirement, enabling countries to determine for and by themselves ways to overcome their biggest challenges. The use of ICTs to engage government is one of the major approaches suggested, always referred to as Eparticipation.

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Press Release: Makerere University Selected to Host Hult Prize On-Campus Challenge

Campus Director, Hult Prize at Makerere University-Silver Walugembe (R) and the Guild Minister of ICT and Research (Left) at the Press Conference, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University Selected to Host local edition of Hult Prize as students answer the United Nations Challenge and go head-to-head for US$1M

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Mak, St. Augustine Sign MoU to Strengthen Capacity Building in Human Resources

Mak Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (4th Left), H.E.Mulenga Augustus Ceasor - Chairman Board of Trustees St Augustine International University (SAIU) (5th Left), Prof Nzarubara R. Gabriel -Vice Chancellor, SAIU (5th Right) in a group photo after signing a collaboration agreement on 30th October 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere and St. Augustine International University (SAIU) on Tuesday, 30th October 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at strengthening capacity building, especially in human resources. While Makerere has for decades been the region’s premier trainer of human resources in a wide range of disciplines, SAIU; established in 2011, has distinguished itself as a private not-for-profit institution that offers scholarships to bright, but economically disadvantaged students.

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Mak iGEM’s Alex Kyabarongo Shines at Global Jamboree

iGEM Makerere Team's Alex Kyabarongo (4th Left) with fellow iGEMmers from around the world on 26th October 2018, Hynes Convention Center, Boston Massachusetts, USA Image: Adam Thomas

Mr. Kyabarongo Alex, a Third Year student of the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (CoVAB), has done Makerere University proud by making a brilliant presentation at the global iGEM Jamboree on 26th October 2018. The global event held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, brings together iGEM Teams from around the world to share research findings on the application of synthetic biology to solve global challenges.

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An assessment of the contribution of microcredit to household welfare improvement in Kayunga District

The main entrance to the School of Social Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The study assessed the contribution of micro-credit in enhancing the welfare of households in Kayunga district. Data was collected from 240 study participants of which 120 were micro-credit participants and another 120 were non-participants in micro-credit programs. Complementary data was collected from 6 key informants and 3 focus group discussions, two of which were for participants in microcredit programs while one was for the non-participants in microcredit programs.

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Public Perception on Property Tax Policy in Mpigi District: Policy Implications and Compliance Issues

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

The study was carried out in Mpigi District in mostly upscale areas known as town councils. This was after a realization that town councils had been collecting property taxes for the last three years. The key informants were those involved in property tax collection both at the district level and lower local government level. A systematic random sample of 110 respondents comprising of property tax payers and 8 key tax officer and administrators of Mpigi District were studied in order to identify the attitudes of property tax payers and how they relate to tax compliance in Mpigi District.

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Predictors of employment amongest people living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda

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

HIV and AIDS is a major challenge in the world today, in Uganda specifically it has far reaching consequences gravest of them all being loss of life of the victims, their survival and sustainability in community remains a challenge as they cannot ably compete for employment with those that look down on them, and are in good health. The study though was established to ascertain the predictors of employment amongst people living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda.

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Determinants of savings mobilization in commercial banks in Uganda, A case of Centenary Bank Greater Kampala Region

The MUBS Principal, Prof. Waswa Balunywa addresses Day 3 of the 68th Graduation Ceremony on 18th January 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The study was based on the following objectives; to examine the factors that determine Savings mobilization in Centenary Bank greater Kampala region, to evaluate the levels of savings mobilization in Centenary Bank greater Kampala region and to assess the different Savings mobilization strategies in Centenary Bank greater Kampala region.

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Mak support staff trained in customer care, sustainable investment and retirement planning

Mr. Joseph Musoke, the representative of the support staff on the Makerere University Council, interacting with the participants.

On 25th October 2018, the National Union of Educational Institutions of Uganda (NUEI)-Makerere University Branch with support of the University Management organized a workshop to train Makerere University Support Staff on improving customer care services. Officially opened by the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the one-day workshop introduced participants to sustainable investment ideas and viable procedures of planning for their retirement.

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