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The significance of Igongo Cultural Centre to the development of tourism in Uganda

The School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences (SFEGS), College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda as seen at dusk

The study aimed at assessing the contribution of Igongo Cultural Centre to Uganda's tourism development. The study was done under the following objectives: to assess the contribution of Igongo Cultural Centre to the conservation of the culture from South Western Uganda, to assess the impact of Igongo Cultural Centre to the surrounding communities, to examine the challenges and propose possible solutions evaluate its operations in conserving culture of south western Uganda.

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Effect of Illicit Financial Flows on Uganda’s Economic Growth (1980-2015)

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

The study examined the effect of illicit financial flows on Uganda’s economic growth for the period 1980-2015. The results reveal a positive long run and short run relationship between illicit financial flows and Uganda’s economic growth. The positive effect observed in this study is connected to the fact that part of the illicit financial flows were used for importation of industrial or capital goods, which are then used domestically in the process of production.

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Freedom of Speech is the essence of democracy, says Ambassador Stéphanie Rivoal

H.E Stéphanie Rivoal, on stage with Daniel Omara, Pablo, Aisha Ali and Deedan. The vibrant team improvised a blitz lecture on the selected topics.

The Ambassador of France to Uganda H.E Stéphanie Rivoal has emphasized the importance of freedom of speech and rights to participate in open discussions. Describing freedom of speech as the essence of democracy, H.E Stéphanie Rivoal said that people should have liberty to debate openly on any topic.

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Trustees Commended as MURBS Registers 17% Record Return on Investment

MURBS Chairperson Board of Trustees-Mr. Wilber Grace Naigambi (C) flanked by Audit Committee Chairperson-Mr. David Ssenoga (L) and Secretary BoT-Dr. John Kitayimbwa (R) at the 8th AGM on 24th October 2018, Main Hall, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Countless commendations from Management, Scheme Members and the Regulator – Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority (URBRA) representatives poured in as the Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme (MURBS) gave details of the 17% rate of return on members’ opening balances as at 1st July 2017. This was at the 8th MURBS Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Wednesday, 24th October 2018 in the Main Hall.

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Master in Contemporary Diplomacy: Internet Governance Specialisation

Master in Contemporary Diplomacy: Internet Governance Specialisation. Image:DiploFoundation

Join experienced practitioners, working diplomats, and other international relations professionals to learn about the theoretical and practical building blocks of diplomacy. Our graduates tell us that this blended learning programme lasting 16-20 months helped them to develop personally and advance their careers.

Course topics include: Bilateral Diplomacy; Multilateral Diplomacy; Development Diplomacy; Language and Diplomacy; 21st Century Diplomacy; E-diplomacy; Cybersecurity; Introduction to Internet Governance; Internet Technology and Policy; and more.

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Factors influencing high accident rates among commercial motorcyclists (BODA BODA) in Kampala City, Uganda

University Road leading to the School and Statistics and Planning at the tail end, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

In 2011 alone, 3,343 people were reported to have lost lives due to motorcycle accidents (Uganda annual crime and traffic/road safety report, 2011). A study conducted by Naddumba et.al (2010) at Mulago referral hospital found that bodaboda crashes contributed to 41% of road traffic accidents on Ugandan roads.

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Call For Abstracts: United States Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation

 R-L: U.S Ambassador to Uganda H.E. Deborah R. Malac, Principal CHUSS-Prof. Edward Kirumira and Susan Parker-Burns-Public Affairs Officer at the US. Embassy at the 70th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program held on 21st October 2016, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

In 2001, the Congress of the United States of America established the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) to preserve cultural heritage in eligible countries.  Through the Ambassador’s Fund, American embassies around the globe are helping eligible countries to preserve historic sites and manuscripts, museum collections, and traditional forms of music, dance, and language.  

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Call for applications: International Joint Masters in Limnology & Wetland Management (LWM)

An aerial view of the Colleges of Natural Sciences-CoNAS, Agriculture-CAES, Engineering-CEDAT, School of Statistics, Departments of Chemistry and Mathematics. Partly visible in the background is the surrounding Kikoni neighbourhood, October 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Call for applications to potential candidates  interested in applying for academic admission to attend the "INTERNATIONAL JOINT MASTERS' DEGREE PROGRAMME IN LIMNOLOGY & WETLAND MANAGEMENT (LWM)", commencing in October 2019.

The LWM Master's programme provides:

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Swiss Re Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award: Call For Application

Swiss Re Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award Call For Application Image:SRF

The Swiss Re Foundation Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award recognises entrepreneurial initiatives that contribute to building resilient societies and realising the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. While resilience is the core theme of this annual programme, its specific focus changes from year to year.

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Professor William Bazeyo Continues to Support Innovations

Prof. William Bazeyo (Left) engages with some innovators during a routine chat on 18th October 2018 in the Upper Innovation Lab, RAN Kololo Offices,  Upper Kololo Terrace, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences (CHS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

It was on a chilly morning of Thursday October 18, 2018 when Prof. William Bazeyo, RAN Chief of Party and Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration) at Makerere University once again exhibited his passion, interest and support for innovation. Prof. Bazeyo was at the RAN office premises and while executing his day-to-day activities, walked into the upper RAN innovation lab to engage with the different innovators using the space.

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