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September 2019

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The Big Ideas 2019-20 Contest @Makerere Launches!

The Big Ideas 2019-20 Contest @Makerere Launches! Wednesday October 16th, 2019 at 5:00 - 6:00pm, Innovation Centre, CoCIS Block B, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Big Ideas is an early-stage, student-led, innovation contest that connects students with the mentorship, training, and resources needed to successfully conceptualize, deploy, and scale their social ventures. Open to undergraduate and graduate students at Makerere University and 11 other Universities, the Contest awards up to $300,000 in prizes annually. The Contest is hosted by the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) at Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH), and is open to all enrolled graduate and undergraduate students at Makerere.

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Mak-EU to commemorate the International Democracy Day

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Right) and the Ambassador of European Union to Uganda, H.E. Attilio Pacific (Left) at the press conference held on 16th September 2019 in the Council Room, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

Makerere University in partnership with European Union is organizing a debate on; the Role of Parliament in shaping representative democracy in Uganda; to commemorate the International Democracy day. Scheduled to take place on 19th September 2019, the event is bringing on board politicians, members of parliament, diplomats, professors, researchers, journalists, activists and key leaders to debate the global perspective on democracy.

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MakRun: The Third Edition Ends Blissfully

The #MakRun2019 award winners posing for a photo with Assoc. Prof. Sarah Ssali who represented the Chairperson of Council, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe-the Vice Chancellor, Dr.Umar Kakumba-the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Prof George Mondo Kagonyera-the Chief Runner.

On Sunday 15th September 2019, thousands of participants comprising staff, students, alumni, friends and well-wishers assembled in the Freedom Square for the Makerere University Endowment Fund Run (MakRun).

The Third Edition of the MakRun which  started with aerobics at 6:00 am, was flagged off by the Chief Runner, Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera at 7:00am. 

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PhD Defence: Mr. David Mpiima Mugambe

The School of Women and Gender Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University invites you all to Mr. David Mpiima Mugambe’s PhD defense.

Thesis title

Gender Relations in the Access to and Use of Mobile Phones and Radios in Agricultural Production in Uganda: A Case of Farmers in Apac District


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The 3rd RAN Innovation Fireplace | Friday September 20, 2019

The 3rd RAN Innovation Fireplace | Friday September 20, 2019, 4:30 - 7:00pm, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), Plot 28 House 30, Makerere University, Upper Kololo Terrace, Kampala Uganda

The ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), Makerere University, due to public demand, is thrilled to announce the 3rd installment of the Innovation Fireplace series. We invite you to join us by the fire at the RAN lab space, to hear the exciting stories and experiences of notable entrepreneurs!

This Innovation Fireplace, which will take place on Friday, September 20, 2019, will be centered on the theme “Business Un-usual". We will host a group of disruptive thinkers whose business ideas have challenged norms.

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EfD-Mak One-Day Training: Environmental Valuation, Evaluation and Accounting

The Director, Dr. Edward Bbaale speaks during the recent launch of the EfD-Mak Centre on 29th August 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

EfD-Mak Centre is organizing a one-day training on Environmental Valuation, Evaluation and Accounting.

The training scheduled to take place on Friday 27th September, 2019 at the College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS) Conference Room will target experts from public and private sector including: government ministries, agencies, researchers, academic staff and students.

This is the first seminar and one of the main activities to be undertaken by EfD-Mak Centre following its official launch on 29th August, 2019.

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Utilise Your Authority Wisely - Archbishop Emeritus Orombi to Mak Staff

Archbishop Emeritus-Dr. Henry Luke Orombi (Right) and St. Francis Chaplain-Rev. Can. Onesimus Asiimwe (Left) pray for the Joint Staff Fellowship Steering Committee shortly after anointing the members on 13th September 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

Makerere University is a prestigious institution in East Africa and has a lot of demands that it has to fulfill. It therefore needs focused and passionate leaders who will look at raising its glory day by day,” echoed Archbishop Emeritus, His Grace Dr. Henry Luke Orombi. The Seventh Archbishop of the Church of Uganda was the Guest Speaker at the Prayer Meeting hosted for Staff of Makerere University by St. Francis Chapel on Friday, 13th September 2019 as part of MAKFEST 2019.

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Two4One Talent for Change Contest Against Sexual Harassment

Two4One Talent for Change Contest Against Sexual Harassment, Auditions: Friday 13th September 2019, Poolside, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Organised by GMD in partnership with the Students Guild

The Gender Mainstreaming Directorate as one of its strategies for increasing awareness and mitigating sexual harassment at Makerere University has organized the Two4One for change contest against sexual harassment in partnership with the Students' Guild. The three-phased event will start on Friday 13th September 2019 with the auditions at the poolside at 5:00 pm. Eliminations will then be held on on 20th September 2019 and Finals on 4th October 2019.

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MakSPH Annual Report 2018: 1 New Programme, 30 New Grants

The Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH), College of Health Sciences (CHS), Mulago Hospital Complex, Kampala Uganda.

Greetings from Makerere University School of Public Health!

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MakRun 2019: Prof. Mondo Kagonyera is Chief Runner!

Prof. Mondo Kagonyera, former two-time Chancellor will preside over #MakRun2019 as Chief Runner. Assembly, 6:00am, Sunday 15th September 2019, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

#MakRun2019 Updates

The former two-time Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Mondo Kagonyera will on Sunday, 15th September 2019 preside over the Third Edition of the MakRun as Chief Runner!


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