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Dr. Umar Kakumba Receives Office of First Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs)

Dr. Umar Kakumba (Left) the incoming First Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) receives a copy of the outgoing First Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang's report on 30th November 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The outgoing First Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs, Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang officially handed over office to his successor Dr. Umar Kakumba on Friday, 30th November 2018.  The brief ceremony was presided over by the Vice Chairperson of the University Council, Hon. Irene Ovonji-Odida.

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Business Modeling, Communication Training by RAN at Pabbo Sub-County

RAN's Communication Manager-Ms. Harriet Adong (2nd R) with members of her team and the Pabbo community led by the sub-County Chief-Mr. Kisembo (Rear: 4th L) during the interaction on 26th November 2018, Amuru District, Uganda

Monday November 26, 2018 saw yet another team from Makerere University School of Public Health-ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) drive up to Northern Uganda. It was another opportunity to engage with the Pabbo sub-county community members specifically equipping them with Business Modeling, Communication and Marketing skills.  Mr.

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Mak- CDFU exhibition on Gender Based Violence prevention and responses

Mr. Eric Tumwesigye together with some of the participants posing for a photo with a plaque card.

Makerere University Gender Mainstreaming Directorate in partnership with Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU); with financial support from UN Women has organized a two days’ exhibition under the theme: Gender Based Violence prevention and responses.  Several stakeholders including; UN Agencies, government agencies, universities, Civil Society Organizations, and private sector; managing Gender Based Violence Issues in Uganda are participating in the exhibition.

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Prof. Bazeyo Scoops CEO Global Education & Training Continental Award

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration), Prof. William Bazeyo (Top 2nd Left) poses for a group photo with other CEO Global winners at the Dinner Gala held on 27th November 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa. Prof. Bazeyo scooped the Education and Training Continental Award.

Makerere University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration, Prof. William Bazeyo has emerged Continental Winner in the Education and Training – Academic sector of CEO Global’s Titans: Building Nations, 2018 Awards. The Award was presented to Prof. Bazeyo by the Chief Executive of CEO Global, Annelize Wepener at a Gala Dinner held at the Apollo Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday, 27th November 2018.

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GREAT Conducts First Spinoff Courses for ICRISAT Social Scientists and Plant Breeders

Participants engage in role play to illustrate barriers to women's active participation in agricultural activities during the GREAT TLIII Course on 26th November 2018, Forest Cottages, Bukoto Kampala, Uganda.

GREAT conducts the first spinoff courses for ICRISAT Social Scientists and Plant Breeders working on Tropical Legumes III to build their Capacities for Gender Responsive Research and Reporting

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Agrilinks Announces 2018 Photo Challenge

Students and Exhibitors set up their innovations during the CAES Students' Expo on 21st March 2017, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Do you have great photos depicting global agriculture and food security that you want to share with the development community? Agrilinks wants to hear from you!

The Agrilinks 2018 Photo Challenge, open to all, is a great opportunity to share your work or that of your organization with our community of 15,000 food security and ag practitioners.

Each entrant may submit up to 10 images complying with the contest by 20th December 2018.

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Becoming a Papal Awardee: Professor Noble Banadda’s Story

Prof. Noble Banadda (Right) receives his Pius XI Medal from His Holiness Pope Frances (Left) at the award ceremony on 12th November 2018 in the Vatican.

Professor Noble Ephraim Banadda grew up dreaming of becoming a medical doctor like some of the close relatives he grew up admiring. Born in May 1975, his early childhood was spent around doctors of the Mulago National Referral hospital in Kampala (Uganda). He vividly remembers afternoons spent in the doctors’ cafeteria surrounded by doctors in pristine white lab coats, discussing difficult cases of the day around a white table while taking tea from white teacups. The young Noble admired these intelligent folks and wanted to be like them.

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EzyAgric Innovation Team wins Fall Armyworm Tech Prize

The Minister of ICT & National Guidance-Hon. Frank Tumwebaze (3rd R) admires the plaque won by Akorion's Ezyagric Innovation Team during the interaction at his office on 20th November 2018. Right is RAN's Harriet Adong while 2nd Right is Akorion CEO-Mr. William Luyinda

Early this year, Feed the Future supported by Land O’Lakes International Development and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, launched a US$400,000 Fall Armyworm Tech Prize, aimed at leveraging the immense progress in mobile and digital technology to get timely, context-specific, and actionable information into the hands of smallholder farmers and those who support them.

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CAES Acquires US$9k Video Conferencing Facility Under USAID Capacity Building Project

Mak's Head-DANRE, Dr. Gabriel Elepu (L) receives keys to the Video Conferencing Facility from Prof. Allen Featherstone (C) and Dr. Simon Byabagambi (L) on 16th November 2018, CAES, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. The US$9k Facility was donated under a USAID Capacity Building Project

A video conferencing facility worth US$9,148 has been installed at the School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) under the USAID Capacity Building project titled, “Upgrading the institutional capacity of the Department of Agribusiness and Natural Resource Economics (DANRE)”.


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