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February 2019

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CAES Students’ Community Outreach Sensitizes Arua Farmers on Climate Smart Agriculture

The Principal CAES, Prof. Bernard Bashaasha (3rd R) poses with a group of students at the flagoff ceremony on Thurday 21st February 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Over 30 students from Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) under the student leadership were on 21st February, 2019 flagged off to Arua District for an outreach program to sensitize and train farmers about modern technologies in Climate Smart Agriculture.

The students were flagged off by the Principal CAES Prof. Bernard Bashaasha, the College Registrar Mr. Obura Edward and the Team Leader Ms. Vianney Baguma for the three-day activity (22nd-24th February, 2019).

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Impact of Remittances on Gross Domestic Savings in Uganda

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

This study examined the impact of remittance inflows on gross domestic savings rate (GDS) in Uganda using secondary quarterly data for the period 1999-2017. The other macroeconomic variables used included; deposit interest rates, inflation and real per capita income. In the short run, a positive relationship was established between previous gross domestic savings and remittance inflows with gross domestic savings, while a negative short run relationship was established between broad money supply, debt service and current account balance with gross domestic savings.

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Call for Masters & PhD Applications at the College of Health Sciences

Masters Graduands the College of Health Sciences at Day1 of the 69th Graduation Ceremony, 15th January 2019, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from suitable candidates for admission to the following programmes offered at the College of Health Sciences for the 2019/2020 Academic Year:

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Mak Acquires Soybean Cleaner & Associated Seed Processor

The MAAIF Minister, Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja (R) receives a bag of MakSoy 6N foundation seed from the Mak Soybean Centre PI-Prof. Phinehas Tukamuhabwa as the Director, DRGT-Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi (2nd L), Principal CAES-Prof. Bernard Bashaasha (2nd R) and other officials witness, 22nd February 2019, MUARIK, Makerere University, Wakiso Uganda

The Makerere University Centre for Soybean Improvement and Development has acquired a seed cleaner with a processing capacity of 3 tons per hour. The centre has also remodelled the foundation seed facility that has a carrying capacity of 100 tons per year.

The Principal Investigator and Plant Breeder Prof. Phinehas Tukamuhabwa said the centre used to employ 20 women who would take two months to sort 25tons of the foundation seed but this machine will only take one week to process the same amount of seed.

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RUFORUM honours former AU Commissioner Her Excellency Rhoda Peace Tumusiime

Her Excellency Rhoda Peace Tumusiime receives an appreciateion award from Prof. Adipala Ekwamu during her visit on 22nd February 2019, RUFOROM Secretariat, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Image:RUFORUM

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity building in Africa (RUFORUM) on Friday 22 February honoured the former Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture at the African Union Commission, Her Excellency Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, for her “Outstanding contribution and leadership in advancing agriculture and agri-business in Africa”.  She was honoured during a courtesy visit to the RUFORUM Secretariat based at Makerere University.

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M-Omulimisa, Akorion, Benefit from RAN Capital Investment Workshop

Milkmen pour milk into coolers. Image:RAN

The ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) Lab team organized an enlightening and informative investment workshop on raising capital for growth for the CDI innovators (M-Omulimisa and Akorion) on Friday, February 8th, 2019 at the RAN Lab Innovation space. This interactive full day workshop was delivered by expert facilitators from Open Capital Advisors (OCA). OCA is a management consulting and financial advisory firm that drives growth, enables investment, and builds markets across Africa.

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DAAD GHRP Training Leaves Participants Transformed for Life

Participants listen to proceedings during one of the sessions of the GHRP Uganda DAAD Alumni Training hosted by the School of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The four day hands-on training on Good Health Research Practices (GHRP) funded by DAAD (the German Academic Exchange Service) came to a resounding end on Thursday, 21st February 2019 with participants admitting that they had been transformed for life. Officially opened by in-Country DAAD Office Representative, Mr.

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Mak's Dr. Richard Idro Scoops LSHTM Inaugural Greenwood Africa Award 2019

Dr. Richard Idro, Senior Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, College of Health Sciences (CHS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Dr. Idro is the winner of the inaugural LSHTM Greenwood Africa Award. Image:LSHTM

Dr. Richard Idro, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, College of Health Sciences (CHS), Makerere University, and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Neurologist at Mulago Hospital, Uganda, is the winner of the inaugural Greenwood Africa Award. The award will be conferred at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)’s graduation ceremony on 5th March 2019.

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The impact of oil imports on economic growth: Evidence from Uganda

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

Production processes for most goods and services of every country depend on energy with oil inclusive. However, for a country like Uganda with few alternative sources of energy, over dependency on oil imports is likely to increase the cost of production which may implicitly and adversely affect the country’s growth. Therefore, this study extends a theoretical framework developed by Solow (1957) to investigate the impact of oil imports on economic growth in Uganda.

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GiZ EnDev Academy 2019 For Female Final Year Bachelors or Masters Students

GiZ EnDev Academy 2019 For Female Final Year Bachelors or Masters Students

Are you interested in learning about renewable energy technologies and opportunities in the sector from industry experts?

Do you want to develop your soft skills, strengthen your career and increase your employability ?

Then do not miss the Information Session at 2:00PM on Friday, 22nd February 2019 at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University

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