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Dr. Angelo Kakande admitted to Illinois State as Fulbright Scholar

Dr. Angelo Kakande, the Chair of the Department of Industrial Art and Applied Design, CEDAT, Makerere University. Image: Illinois State

Dr. Angelo Kakande, the Chair of the Department of Industrial Art and Applied Design, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University has been admitted to Illinois State University as a Fulbright Scholar. Illinois State, through the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program, put out a call for an African scholar to teach in the School of Art. Dr. Kakande answered that call and was appointed visiting lecturer from Uganda.

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Launch of 13th Economic Update on Human Capital in Uganda by the World Bank

The Main Administration Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda as seen from the Freedom Square. Makerere will host the launch of 13th Economic Update on Human Capital in Uganda.

The World Bank in collaboration with the School of Economics, College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS) will launch the 13th Economic Update on Thursday, 30 May 2019 in the Makerere University Main Hall starting 9 am to 12 pm. This is one of the series of biannual updates on Uganda's Economy that takes stock of the recent developments and provides an outlook for the economy.

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ARUA and UKRI: Building Capacity and Driving Research Excellence Together

ARUA and UKRI: Building Capacity and Driving Research Excellence Together. Image:ARUA Booklet

In an exciting new international partnership, the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have joined-forces to use their collective knowledge, skills and regional expertise to tackle global challenges such as extreme poverty and disease, fragile states and displacement, gender inequalities and food insecurity.

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Pioneer RUFORUM student Prof Patience Mshenga appointed to ASARECA Board

Prof. Patience Mshenga speaking during a panel discussion at the 6th Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference 2018. Image:RUFORUM

Prof. Patience Mshenga, one of the pioneer RUFORUM supported PhD graduates, was on May 2nd, 2019 appointed to serve on the Executive Board of the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA). ASARECA is an inter-governmental organisation comprised of 12 member countries set up to address the common challenges and opportunities to agricultural research and development through collective action. On the board, Prof. Mshenga will represent higher education institutions in the region.

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Preparing for Work in the Potato Sector: TAGDev Students Participate in Field Attachment at NPCK

Two of the students Amwine Lameck (Right) and Lucky Nyasulu (Left) interacting with a farmer during field supervision in Nyahururu, Kenya. Image:RUFORUM

For two months, at the tail  end of 2018, three students supported by the TAGDev Potato Community Action Research Project (CARP+) were attached for internship at the National Potato Council of Kenya (NPCK) based in Nairobi. They were among the five students of the first cohort of Master of Science in Community Studies and Extension at Egerton University sponsored by the TAGDev Programme coordinated by RUFORUM and funded by the MasterCard Foundation.

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Amity University: Call For Applications June 2019

Amity University: Call For Applications June 2019. Tenable at the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Amity University Uttar Pradesh (AUUP) of India in collaboration with Makerere University, College of Computing and Information Sciences announce a partnership aimed at imparting education to students in Uganda.

The initiative will offer courses using modern information communication and online technologies from AUUP and state-of-the-art e-learning technology.

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Masters Scholarships in Belgium and the Netherlands for Academic Year 2019/2020

Prof. Noble Banadda (Foreground) shows the delegation from Belgium Embassy around the Mechanical Workshop at MUARIK, Makerere University on 13th May 2019. In a white shirt is First Secretary and Deputy Head of Cooperation at the Embassy of Belgium in Uganda, Mr. Alexandre Brecx

The Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Brussels has received a total of 180 scholarship opportunities for the next academic year. These scholarships do not involve any third parties and applicants are therefore encouraged to apply directly to the universities of interest on the following websites;

For all courses in the Netherlands, www.nuffic.nl/en/

For arts courses in Belgium,

www.vliruos.be/en/scholarships/6

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Call For Research Consultancy: Examine The Efficacy of The Small Claims Court

The Head Democratic Governance facility (DGF) Mr. Wim Stoffers (2nd Right) and Principal, School of Law Assoc.Prof. Christopher Mbazira (3rd Left) exchange the signed document after DGF awarded the School a two-year UGX2.2bn grant to the "Using Legal Education to Promote Public Interest Lawyering and Improve Access to Justice" Project in May 2019.

The Public Interest Law Clinic (PILAC), Makerere University School of Law with support from the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) is implementing a Project titled: Using Legal Education to Promote Public Interest Lawyering and Improve Access to Justice. The project aims to harness the legal knowledge of law students on social justice issues in the community as well as improving public policy and the rule of law in Uganda.

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Morphological and molecular diversity of progenies derived from reverting and non-reverting sweet potato genotypes

Young farmers show of the NASPOT 11 bred by the National Crops Resources Research Institute, Namulonge. This was one of high yielding varieties tolerant to drought and sweet potato viruses unveiled in Gorooba village, Buraru parish, Byabigambire Subcounty in Hoima District by SAS, CAES, Makerere University on 1st November 2013.

Sweet potato production is mainly constrained by sweet potato viruses. Some East African sweet potato cultivars are known to revert from the virus infections while the American cultivars seldom revert. Full diallel crosses between reverting and non-reverting sweet potato genotypes in previous research has yielded progenies with varying reversion potential. However, information is lacking on the morphological and molecular diversity of these progenies.

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Implementation Challenges of the Youth Livelihood Programme by Stakeholders in Busia District

The Arts Building, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), as seen from the St. Francis Chapel Parking lot in July 2012, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The study objectives were to examine the implementation challenges of the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) in Busia District; the specific objectives were to assess the capacity of staff in the implementation of the YLP, examine the selection criteria for identifying beneficiaries in the YLP and examine the capacity of the beneficiaries to manage funds and how this affects the implementation of the programme.

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