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February 2019

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Internship Programme at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg

Graduands from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) on Day1 of the 69th Graduation Ceremony, 15th January 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Building on the success of the first edition of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Internship Programme for university students and recent graduates, the European Investment Bank (EIB) is happy to announce the 2nd intake of 8 young professional in 2019.

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FAO and RUFORUM Link Students and Local Communities in Line With SDG2

The list of RUFORM implemented Community-Based Field Attachments in 2018 supported by FAO. Image:RUFORUM

In 2018 the Regional Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) implemented the Community-Based Field Attachment Award (CFAPA) program, which was supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for promoting youth support for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in particular, SDG2 – End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

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The Call of Home

  Noble Banadda in his lab at Makerere University in Kampala; he returned to Uganda after his studies.Credit: Makerere Public Relations Office

Maintaining connections internationally has been key to the success of Ugandan-born bioprocessing engineer Noble Banadda, although he does so from his home base at Makerere University in Kampala. After a PhD at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, followed by a postdoc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Banadda received job offers from large chemical companies in Germany and New Jersey. Then came more recruitment efforts from universities across the United States.

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Training Opportunity in GIS Based Soil Erosion Risk Modelling

Training Opportunity in GIS Based Soil Erosion Risk Modelling, 21st - 22nd February 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University (Uganda), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, BOKU (Austria) and other partners are implementing a joint project entitled “Capacity building on the water-energy-food security Nexus through research and training in Kenya and Uganda” (CapNex). The aim of this project is to strengthen the capacities of young researchers from Uganda, Kenya and Austrian Universities to cope with challenges associated to water quality and quantity, energy provision and food security in East Africa.

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Call For Applications: 6th Short Course in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene 2019

The Dean MakSPH-Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze (In Green) and Fmr. Principal CHUSS-Prof. Edward Kirumira with participants at the PERSuADE inception meeting and project launch, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) Kololo Offices, MakSPH, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

The sixth intake of the short course in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) at Makerere University School of Public Health will run from 27th May to 19th July 2019.

The course aims at equipping practising individuals with appropriate attitudes, adequate skills and scientific knowledge for handling and managing duties and technical procedures in WASH.

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Seminar on Planned Retirement-The Gold of Old Age

The Main Administration Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda at dusk

The Makerere University Actuarial Society (MAS) under the School of Statistics and Planning (SSP) in partnership with Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority (URBRA) has organized a retirement seminar and other pension matters under the theme:

“Planned Retirement: the Gold of Old Age”

due to take place on 19th February 2019 in the Makerere University Main Hall.

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Fully-Paid Research Internships at Oxford

A female student conducts an experiement in one of the Science Labs, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Africa Oxford Initiative has partnered with the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine to offer 8-week summer internships to undergraduate and Masters students from Africa.

This is fully-paid opportunity for students to work in a laboratory environment with an Oxford University Principal Investigator (PI) and their team in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine.

Applications for the 2019 Nuffield Department of  Medicine Summer Internship programme are now open: Application deadline is 28th February 2019.

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GeMVi Research Fellowships

A section of University Road

The University of Warwick in collaboration with KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme and partner institutes in East Africa are conducting an NIHR Global Health Research Group project on the Application of Genomics and Modelling to the Control of Virus Pathogens (GeMVi) in East Africa.

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Call for Abstracts: 3rd OHCEA International One Health Conference

The 3rd OHCEA International One Health Conference, 24th–26th July 2019, Kampala, Uganda. Theme: Harnessing One Health for Global Health Security

The 3rd OHCEA International One Health Conference scheduled for July 2019 in Kampala, Uganda, offers a unique opportunity to participants to share their expertise, experiences and possible solutions to global health security through the One Health approach. The theme for the 3rd OHCEA International One Health Conference is “Harnessing One Health for Global Health Security”. This theme addresses three different but related domains namely:

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MSc Scholarships - Increasing Access to Freshwater Biodiversity Data in Uganda

The Botany-Zoology Quadrangle, College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Department of Zoology, Entomology, and Fisheries Sciences (ZEFS), Makerere University is partnering with the National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) to implement a project aimed at increasing access to freshwater biodiversity data in Uganda.


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