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Director Beate Schindler-Kovats Affirms DAAD's Continued Support to Mak

Director of the DAAD Regional Office for Africa, Ms. Beate Schindler-Kovats (Right) shows of the Mak Scarf received from Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Left) during her visit on 28th November 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Director of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Regional Office for Africa, Ms. Beate Schindler-Kovats on Thursday 28th November, 2019 paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe and urged Makerere University to intensify her networks with regional universities so as to form a block.

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Meeting Libyan Ambassador to Uganda

The Libyan Ambassador to Uganda (Right) and Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (2nd Left) accompanied by Dr. Ssali Ebraheem and Dr. Muhammad Kiggundu Musoke (2nd Right) exit the Main Building after the courtesy call on 28th November 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The Libyan Ambassador to Uganda has this afternoon paid a courtesy call on me for the first time. The Ambassador and I have discussed opportunities for collaboration between Makerere University and the Embassy of Libya, as well as with universities in Libya.

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Meeting DAAD Regional Director Ms. Schindler-Kovats

The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (2nd Right) and Ms. Beate Schindler-Kovats (2nd Left) chat as Dr. Muhammad Kiggundu Musoke (Left) and Mr. Steven Heimlich (Right) listen during the visit on 28th November 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

I have held a wonderful discussion with Ms. Beate Schindler-Kovats, Director of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Regional Office for Africa based in Nairobi. We have discussed opportunities for collaboration between Makerere and DAAD as well as Makerere and German universities.

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The Hult Prize Grand Finale: Makerere University

The Hult Prize Grand Finale, 9th December 2019, The Auditorium, Central Teaching Facility 2 (CTF 2), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

Makerere University has been selected to host a Ugandan edition of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student movement for the creation of new social enterprises. The Grand Finale will be held on 9th December 2019 in the Central Teaching Facility 2 (CTF 2) Auditorium. The annual Hult Prize awards One Million US Dollars (UGX 3.8Bn) in start-up funding to the team of students that develops the most radical and breakthrough idea to solve one of our world’s toughest social challenges.

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FDRE Parliament Delegation Visits Mak, Advocates for Public Diplomacy Group

The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Right) shakes hands with Hon. Tesfaye Daba (Left) after pinning the Mak Badge on the Head of Delegation's lapel on 27th November 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

A delegation from the Parliament accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) on Wednesday 27th November 2019 visited Makerere University and held talks on the need to establish a Uganda Public Diplomacy Group among a wide range of other issues. The delegation led by Hon. Tesfaye Daba – Chairman, Peace and Foreign Relations Standing Committee of the House of Representatives of the FDRE was received by a special session of Management held in the Council Room.

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Meeting Chair Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs & Ambassador FDRE

The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Left) and Hon. Tesfaye Daba – Chairman, Peace and Foreign Relations Standing Committee of the House of Representatives of the FDRE chat after the delegations visit on 27th November 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Right is Ambassador of the FDRE to Uganda Her Excellency Alemtsehay Meseret Gelaw.

Management has had an exciting discussion with the delegation led by the by Hon. Tesfaye Daba – Chairman, Peace and Foreign Relations Standing Committee of the House of Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) and Her Excellency Alemtsehay Meseret Gelaw, the Ethiopian Ambassador to Uganda.

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Press Release: Microsoft to Partner with Seedstars Summit Africa

A participant takes a selfie at a past Seedstars Summit Africa. The 5th Seedstars Summit Africa will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on December 3rd to 5th in partnership with Microsoft. Photo credit: Seedstars

Johannesburg, South Africa, November 27th 2019 - For immediate Release - Seedstars, the leading emerging market startup community and investor, has joined forces with Microsoft on the African continent once again. With the support of the multinational technology giant, the 5th Seedstars Summit Africa will be held in Johannesburg on December 3rd to 5th. Concluding the 2019 Seedstars World Competition for the African region, the Summit will showcase more than 23 of the most promising startups from Africa who will pitch in front of investors and industry experts.

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Mak shines at 2nd International Symposium on Community Health Workers in Bangladesh

Dr. David Musoke, Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) makes his remarks during the opening ceremony on 22nd November 2019, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The Second International Symposium on Community Health Workers (CHWs) was recently held from 22nd to 24th November 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This symposium, organised by icddr,b, (International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh) was attended by over 500 delegates including researchers, policy makers, funders, implementers, health practitioners, academics and CHWs from 35 countries.

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CEDAT Students Win Euros75,000 Climate Change Grant

Members of the VepoX Filter team that emerged Second in the ClimateLaunchpad-Uganda edition of the competitions held on 26th September 2019 in Kampala. VepoX Filter represented Uganda and Makerere University at Regional and Global Finals that took place in Nairobi and Amsterdam Netherlands respectively. Photo credit: @FilterVepo

A team of 5 students code named VEPOX, have won a grant of Euros75,000 (UGX 300million) for an innovation that addresses water quality in rural areas. The team designed a water filtration technology code-named Vepox Filter that uses activated Carbon and Functionalized sand in order to make water from surface water sources portable for drinking especially in rural areas.

The students participated in the ClimateLaunchpad Global Competition held in the Netherlands on November 14 and 15, 2019.

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Value Chain Analysis of Processed Commom Bean Products in Kenya

The Main Entrance of the Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK), CAES, Wakiso Uganda, where intensive research on legumes is conducted. Date taken 13th August 2010.

The common beans industry in East Africa is characterized by under developed markets with low value addition and a lesser amount of commercialization to the beans value chain as a whole. The study aimed at analyzing the processed beans value chain in Kenya focusing on its structure, conduct of its players and their market performance. The study used data from 159 randomly selected farmers, 90 randomly selected bean grain traders and also involved data from purposively selected 90 processed bean distributors, 19 bean grain processors and 36 processed bean consumers.

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