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November 2018

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RAN Measures up to Resilience Challenge at First RMEL Conference

Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (EA RILab)  Director, Nathan Tumuhamye (Right) interacts with a fellow delegate at the First Resilience Measurement, Evidence and Learning (RMEL) Conference, 13th-14th November 2018, Jung Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. ,

From a founding membership of just a few individuals to its current membership of over 200 members representing about 85 organizations, the Resilience Measurement, Evidence and Learning Community of Practice (RMEL CoP) is an expansive multi-sectoral network. The RMEL CoP was launched in 2016 bringing together different disciplines and sectors to shed light on different parts of the resilience measurement puzzle and by so doing, generate credible evidence on what works in resilience, and improve the design and implementation of resilience interventions.

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VC’s Message to Students - End of First Semester 2018/19 Exams

Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, Vice Chancellor, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Gallant Makerereans,

You have been exemplary this semester, the kind of students any first class university; which Makerere is, would want to have.

You have worked hard in all aspects of university life.
 
You have won various prizes and most importantly, you helped bring the World University Netball Championship (2018); The Cup, to Uganda, and, you are working very hard to prepare for your examinations. Of course, I want every one of you to succeed!

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NARO-Mak18 Ends by Tabling 15-point Conference Communique

The State Minister for Agriculture Hon. Christopher Kibazanga (2nd R) with L-R: Chairman Board of Directors-NARO, Prof. Joseph Obua, The Director General NARO-Dr. Ambrose Agona and Principal, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity-Prof. John David Kabasa at the closing ceremony of the 2nd NARO-Mak Conference, 15th November 2018, Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala Uganda

The 2nd NARO-Mak Joint Scientific Conference successfully ends with 15 point Conference Communique tabled before the Agricultural Minister for policy guidelines.

The 2nd Joint NARO-Mak Joint Scientific conference & 1st Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition Annual Scientific Symposium successfully ended on Thursday, 15th November 2018 at the Speke Resort Munyonyo.

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Fourth TVEE Workshop Concludes at MakSPH, Kampala

Some of the 4th TVEE Workshop Participants pose for a group photo at the School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Teaching Vaccine Economics Everywhere (TVEE) project organized its fourth workshop at the Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) from 5th – 7th November 2018 in Kampala, Uganda. The workshop focused on Economic Evaluation for Decision-Making in Immunization Programs was led by Chrispus Mayora (MakSPH), Dr. Lumbwe Chola (University of Wits), Dr. Fred Matovu (Makerere School of Economics) and Natalie Alfonso (Johns Hopkins University).

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Agriculturalists Advised on Integrating Gender in Research as NARO-Mak18 Closes

Ms. Forough E. Olinga, a Gender Mainstreaming and Training Consultant (R) with Session Chair and Principal, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity-Prof. John David Kabasa (L) on Day4 of the NARO-Mak Conference, 15th November 2018, Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala Uganda

Agriculturalists advised on Integrating Gender in Research for systematic, holistic, transformative and equitable development during the NARO-MAK Scientific Conference

Men and women play key roles in agricultural production, processing and natural resource management.  However, youth and women face greater constraints in agricultural production.

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New Policy brief on Preventing Nutrient Loss and Waste Launched at NARO-Mak Conference

State Minister for Northern Uganda and Zombo Women MP-Hon. Grace Freedom Kwiyucwiny (R) shakes hands with Former AU Commisioner H.E. Rhoda Tumusiime (L) as Former NPA Chairperson-Dr. Wilberforce Kisamba Mugerwa (C) witnesses after the New Policy Brief Launch on Day2 of the NARO-Mak Conference, 13th November 2018, Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala Uganda

A policy brief on preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system was on Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 launched by the State Minister for Northern Uganda who is also Member of Parliament representing  Zombo District Women Constituency Hon. Grace Freedom Kwiyucwiny, during the NARO–Makerere University (Mak) Conference at the Speke Resort Munyonyo.

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Undernutrition and Obesity in Uganda a Big Concern-H.E Rhoda Tumusiime

Former AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture H.E Rhoda Tumusiime addresses the NARO-Mak Conference on Day 2 13th November 2018, Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala Uganda

Undernutrition remains one of the biggest contributors to global child mortality linked to about 45% of deaths among children under the age of five. Meanwhile ten (10) million children are overweight with old people obesity on the rise especially amongst women.

While speaking during  the NARO-Mak Conference on 13th November 2018, former  African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture H.E Rhoda Tumusiime informed participants that poor quality diet poses a greater  threat to public health than either malaria, tuberculosis or measles.

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Prof. Noble Banadda – The First African Recipient of the Pius XI Golden Medal

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.

Makerere University’s Prof. Noble Banadda on Monday, 12th November 2018 officially became the first African recipient of the Pius XI Golden Medal Award. The exuberant Prof. Banadda in his communication to the Public Relations Office said.

“This afternoon on November 12, 2018, I met the Holy See, Pope Francis at the Vatican and he personally awarded me the Pius XI Golden Medal Award for Scientific Excellence and publication. It is a great honor to me as the first African recipient of the golden award.”

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Prime Minister Advocates for Value Addition in Uganda’s Agri-business and Nutritional Sector

R-L: Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem, Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut, Hon. Christopher Kibazanga, Dr. Gity Behravan and other officials tour the WFP Exhibition during the 2nd NARO-MAK Conference, 12th November 2018, Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala Uganda

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has emphasized the need to promote post-harvest handling and value addition to boost Uganda’s agri-business and nutritional sector.

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Ugandan Journalists trained on Aflatoxins Communication and Reporting

The Patron-Prof. Archileo Kaaya (Seated 2nd L) and AUC-PACA Program Officer-Ms. Wezi Chunga-Sambo (Seated C) pose for a group photo with journalists after the training on 30th October 2018, Fairway Hotel, Kampala Uganda
  • A National Media Aflatoxin Group formed
  • Makerere University’s Professor Archileo Kaaya is the Patron

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