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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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Effect of micro finance lending on the growth of SMEs. A case study of Kalerwe Market Vendors

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

The objective of the study was to examine the effect of Microfinance lending on the growth of SMEs. It consisted of SME traders of Kalerwe Market. The study was based on objectives which included (i) examining the effect of credit amounts from MFIs on the growth of SMEs, (ii) assessing the effect of collateral requirement by MFIs on SME’s growth, (iii) assessing the effect of credit repayment period on SME’s growth and (iv) assessing the effect of interest rate charged by MFIs on SME’s growth.

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Johnson & Johnson Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0

Johnson & Johnson Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0

Johnson & Johnson has launched the CHAMPIONS OF SCIENCE AFRICA INNOVATION CHALLENGE 2.0. This competition is a great opportunity for innovators and start-ups to be eligible to receive up to US$50,000 in funding and mentorship that can help to bring their concepts to market.

This second Africa Innovation Challenge is designed to address the critical unmet needs of the continent and local communities in Africa while providing support to Africa-based entrepreneurs in creating innovative health care products and services. Specifically, the Challenge focuses on six categories;

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Assessing the extent to which value engineering is applied in the implementation of building construction projects in Uganda

Arches in the corridor on the First Floor, Main Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Value Engineering (VE) is an innovative service which involves an organized approach to the identification and elimination of un-necessary costs without loss of function, hence this study describes a Masters research based on the application of VE in the implementation of building construction projects.

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Press Release: Hult Prize @Mak On-Campus Challenge A Success

The Hult Prize at Makerere On-Campus Challenge Team poses for a group photo with Guest of Honour and  Minister of ICT and Communications-Hon. Frank Tumwebaze (5th L) DVCAA-Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang (2nd R) and Mr. Arinaitwe Rugyendo (L) after the Grand Finale on 8th November 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University on Thursday, 8th November 2018 hosted this year’s Hult Prize On-campus edition Grand Finale with the First Lady Honorable Janet Kataaha Museveni who was represented by Hon. Frank Tumwebaze the Minister of ICT as the Guest of Honor. “Apart from giving her apologies, the first Lady has given you 20 million” Hon. Tumwebaze said.

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