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July 2019

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MakSPH Summer Course on Innovation Design for Mak & University of Boston Students

The RAN Deputy Chief of Party, Dr. Roy William Mayega (Pointing) facilitates the Innovation Design session during the joint course between students from the University of Boston and Makerere University that ran from 2nd to 20th July 2019, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), Plot 28 House 30, Upper Kololo Terrace, Kampala Uganda

The RAN team is facilitating a summer course on “Humanitarian Engineering; Designing solutions for health challenges in protracted crises; Case of Refugee communities”  for Students from the University of Boston and Makerere University. The course scheduled to run from 2nd to 20th July 2019, was organised by Makerere University School of Public Health in collaboration with RAN lab and the University of Boston.

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Important Dates for Academic Year 2019/2020

The Parking lot and gardens, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Health Sciences (CHS), Makerere University Mulago Campus, Kampala Uganda

I welcome you all to the University for a new academic year 2019/20 and in a special way the first-year students who are joining us to further develop your careers.

I wish to advise and warn especially first years to deposit all your fees as received from your parents and sponsors to any bank of your choice at the University and not to delegate anyone to pay for you.

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Mak-IUCEA KFW Funded Masters Scholarships

Masters Graduands at Day2 of the 69th Graduation Ceremony, 16th January 2019, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University in partnership with the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) is calling upon qualified candidates from EAC to apply for the under-mentioned programmes under the German Development Bank-KFW funded Masters Scholarships:

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GREAT Project 4th Course on Gender Responsive Breeding Attracts India, Thailand Teams

The GREAT Project Principal Investigator, Assoc. Prof. Margaret Najjingo Mangheni addresses participants during the 4th Cohort Opening Ceremony at the Forest Cottages, Bukoto, Kampala Uganda on 22nd July 2019

The GREAT Project has opened its 4th training and General course on gender responsive plant breeding attracting more men and other participants beyond Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

Gender-responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) is a 5 year (2015-2020) Makerere University (Uganda) and Cornell University (USA) joint certificate program in applied gender training for agricultural researchers funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Meeting ICHEI SUSTech Officials in China

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Centre) meeting with Prof. Ming of ICHEI, SUSTech and officials from Creatview Educational Technologies on 23rd July 2019 in China.

This morning I have had an exciting meeting with Prof. Ming of ICHEI, SUSTech and officials from Creatview Educational Technologies. The team is ready to set up the Smart Classroom at Makerere University, which will revolutionize teaching and research at our great institution.

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Addressing International Conference on AI in Education, Shenzhen China

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe addresses the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education on 23rd July 2019, Shenzhen, China.

This afternoon I have addressed the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Education in Shenzhen, China. I have emphasized the role of AI in continuing education with our fast growing population and high school drop out rate.

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Mak-Okayama University Half Day "Microbio" Seminar

The JICA Building, College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS) as approached from the Mary Stuart Road Roundabout, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Department of Plant Sciences, Microbiology and Biotechnology, College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS) is pleased to invite you to a half-day "Microbio" seminar featuring 3 local experts at Makerere University and a visiting scientist from Okayama University, Japan. You are all welcome especially staff and graduate students.

Please see Downloads for details on the speakers

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Call for Applications: RAN Innovation Scaling Program (RISP)

Call for Applications: RAN Innovation Scaling Program (RISP)

The ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) at Makerere University School of Public Health is pleased to announce the RAN Innovation Scaling Program (RISP).This call is targeting innovations that have passed the idea stage and have gone through the formative processes (ideation, prototype testing and piloting) with promising results showing that they are scalable and potentially transformative in communities.  The areas of focus include;

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Tour of GTA Education & UBTECH Companies Shenzhen, China

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Left) during his tour of GTA Education and UBTECH companies in on 22nd July 2019, Shenzhen, China.

The tour of GTA Education and UBTECH companies in Shenzhen, China today was quite inspiring. We are exploring opportunities for Makerere University in Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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Tour of the China Institute of Capital Markets

View of the China Institute of Capital Markets that hosted the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, 23rd to 25th July 2019, Shenzhen China.

Views of a full fledged China Institute of Capital Markets where I am attending a conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education. Despite global challenges, China marches on.

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