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June 2020

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Mak Teams Win Gold & Silver at Efficiency for Access Design Challenge

The Team that won Silver at the Efficiency for Access Design Challenge on 29th June 2020, L-R: Ampaire Everest, Wanjala Fred, Musingo Ivan and Masembe Reagan poses for a photo at the CEDAT Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

Two teams of students from Makerere University’s College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) have won Gold and Silver at the Efficiency for Access Design Challenge for their projects entitled ‘Standalone solar load management system’ and ‘Solar energy efficient fish dryer’ respectively. The Grand Final event held on Monday 29th June 2020 saw UK teams from the University College London and University of Strathclyde win Gold and Silver respectively alongside the aforementioned CEDAT teams.

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Participating in HESN Interview by Mathematica

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe takes part in the HESN Interview by Mathematica on 30th June 2020, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

I have participated in the Higher Education Solutions Netwotk (HESN) online interview by the Mathematica Team about the work done by the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN).

As Patron, I shared about the need for all staff, students and collaborators to come up with even more applied research and innovations that address community challenges.

I thank USAID, our donors and partners for the continued support to RAN's activities.

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RUFORUM Thought Piece on COVID-19: Re-Imagining Higher Education

RUFORUM Thought Piece on COVID-19: Re-imagining higher education in Africa in the “new normal” by Prof. Amon Murwira, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Development, Zimbabwe

Re-imagining higher education in Africa in the “new normal”

The COVID-19 pandemic has recalibrated education as  we  know  it, as well as life and work in general. This  pandemic  has taught  us  inAfrica  that  that  we should;

i. Ask and redefine the purpose of education; and
ii. Provide a solution to new ways of access

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RUFORUM Thought Piece on COVID-19: Implications on Secretariat Funding

RUFORUM Thought Piece on COVID-19: Implications of COVID on RUFORUM Secretariat Funding and Operations by Dr. Florence Mayega Nakayiwa, Deputy Executive Secretary–Planning, Resource Mobilisation and Management, RUFORUM

Implications of COVID on RUFORUM Secretariat Funding and Operations

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African Journal of Rural Development Vol 5 Issue 1 2020

African Journal of Rural Development Vol 5 Issue 1 2020. Editorial Secretariat, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Image: AFJRD

This edition explores some of the issues facing universities as they fulfil their mandate of providing the human resources and strengthening the knowledge base of African societies. It explores the role of universities in science and technology and the links with agricultural extension and in using its post-graduate programmes to contribute to research with an overview of the evolving RUFORUM network and how it has impacted on universities relevance and quality.

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RUFORUM Thought Piece on COVID-19: Emerging Challenges

RUFORUM Thought Piece on COVID-19 by Dr. Runyararo Jolyn Rukarwa, Manager–Research and Innovation, RUFORUM.

What are the emerging challenges and issues that face universities in undertaking research in light of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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RUFORUM Thought Piece on COVID-19: Repositioning Higher Education

RUFORUM Thought Piece on COVID-19 by Prof. Kay Muir-Leresche, International Advisory Panel, RUFORUM

Repositioning Higher Education for a post-COVID-19 world.

The impact of COVID 19 and the need to re-engineer university operations and delivery in the ‘near normal’ landscape.

Pandemics can cause major societal disruptions.

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Research and Research Translation Capacity in sub-Saharan Africa HEIs

The ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) Offices, Plot 30, Upper Kololo Terrace, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences (CHS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

As one of its core activities, the Long-term Assistance and Services for Research (LASER) – Partner University-Led Solutions Engine (PULSE) initiative conducted a research capacity assessment in partner Universities/Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The assessment targeted low and middle-income country institutions.

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Inaugurating Repaved St. Francis Parking Lot

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (4th Left), St. Francis Chaplain-Rev. Can. Onesimus Asiimwe (2nd left) and Members of the Chapel Council tour the newly repaved parking lot on 26th June 2020, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

At the ceremony of inaugurating the newly rebuilt parking lot at St. Francis Chapel, I have congratulated the Chapel council and community for their spirit of self determination. Thank you St. Francis for making Makerere University more beautiful!

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Happy Birthday Mama Janet Museveni

The First Lady and Minister of Education-Hon. Janet Museveni (2nd Right) flanked by the Prime Minister-Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda (2nd Left), Chairperson Council-Mrs. Lorna Magara (Left) and Vice Chairperson Council-Rt. Hon. Daniel Fred Kidega (Right) waves to graduands during Day 1 of the 70th Graduation Ceremony, 14th January 2020, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.
Happy Birthday Mama Janet Museveni, First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, our dear Minister! May God protect you as you continue to serve our Beloved Country.

 

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