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Press Release: RUFORUM Awards 20 PhD SENTINEL Project Scholarships

The RUFORUM Secretariat, Plot 151/155 Garden Hill, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Kampala 13 April 2019   The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is an implementing partner for the SENTINEL project. The SENTINEL is an interdisciplinary research project seeking to address the challenge of achieving ‘zero hunger’ in sub-Saharan Africa, while at the same time reducing inequalities and conserving ecosystems with special focus on Ethiopia, Zambia and Ghana. Through this project, RUFORUM will provide 27 PhD research scholarships.

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Mak-Sida APM Ends: Senior Faculty Trained in Graduate Research Supervision and Mentorship

Front Row: The Director, DRGT-Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi (2nd Right), Prof. Leif Abrahamsson-ISP Uppsala (2nd Left), Director QAD-Dr. Vincent Ssembatya (Right) and Therese Rantakokko-ISP (Left) with Senior Faculty that successfully completed training in Graduate Research Supervision and Mentorship, 15th April 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

On Friday, 12th April 2019, the weeklong Makerere University-Sweden Bilateral Research Programme Annual Research Planning Conference concluded with a certificate award ceremony to the first cohort of Senior Faculty trained in Graduate Supervision and Mentorship. The Quality Assurance Directorate (QAD), Makerere University together with Uppsala University Sweden conducted this first training.

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An investigation into the productivity of block laying on building sites in Kampala

An elevated shot of the stairway, pedestrian walk and parking lot at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

On many public buildings, use is made of concrete blocks. Previous research shows that the productivity of workers is a major cause of poor performance of building projects in Uganda. As such poor productivity of block laying could result in cost overruns, delays and claims. This study therefore investigated the productivity of block layers on building sites in Kampala. Data was collected from 160 block layers from 40 building sites in Kampala.

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Government Sponsorship Undergraduate Admissions Lists 2019/2020

A graduand takes a selfie during the 68th Graduation Ceremony in January 2018

The Public Universities Joint Admissions Board has released the Official admission lists for Government sponsored students for A ' Level Applicants for the Academic Year 2019/2020. Please see lists below for names of candidates admitted to undergraduate courses at Makerere University and Makerere University Business School.

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Mature Age results for Academic Year 2019/2020

Makerere University Main Building

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released full results for the Mature Age Entry Scheme Examinations for the Academic Year 2019/2020 held on Saturday 15th December, 2018. The list includes names of candidates who have been recommended to the Public Universities Joint Admissions Board for consideration for Government Sponsorship for the Academic Year 2019/2020.

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Mak hosts 3rd IFEH and 16th MUEHSA Conference

Participants during the 3rd International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) and 16th Makerere University Environmental Health Students' Association (MUEHSA) Conference on 9th April 2019 at Hotel Africana, Kampala Uganda.

The 3rd International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) and 16th Makerere University Environmental Health Students' Association (MUEHSA) Conference kicked off on 9th April 2019 at Hotel Africana. Officially opened by the Prime Minister of Uganda Rt. Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda, represented by the State Minister for Health-Primary Health Care, Hon. Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu, the three days’ conference is running from 9th-11th April 2019 under the theme: Environmental Health: A Cornerstone to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Hon. Justice Owiny-Dollo Launches Gender Equality Reports and Toolkit for Practitioners

The Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo (3rd Right) assisted by the Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (3rd Left) and flanked by R-L: Assoc. Prof. Sarah Ssali, Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi, Head DGF-Mr. Wim Stoffers and Mr. Yusuf Kiranda launches the Gender Equality Toolkit on 10th April 2019, SFTNB Conference Hall, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has appealed to academia to unpack for the community, the aspect of gender equality as enshrined in the Uganda Constitution. This was at the launch of the Gender Equality reports and a tool kit for gender equality practitioners on Wednesday, 10th April 2019 at the School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bio-engineering Conference Hall, Makerere University.

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UNESCO Selects Mak-DJC to Co-host World Press Fredom Day Conference

UNESCO 2019 World Press Freedom day academic conference, 1st to 3rd May 2019, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Image:UNESCO

The Makerere University Department of Journalism and Communication (Mak-DJC) has been selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) alongside three other universities (Sheffield in the UK, OsloMet in Norway, and Malaga in Spain) to host the 2019 World Press Freedom day academic conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 1st May 2019.

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Jack Ma Foundation US$1million Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative

Jack Ma Foundation US$1million Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative. Deadline 30th June 2019. Image:ANPI

The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) is Jack Ma’s flagship entrepreneur program in Africa led by the Jack Ma Foundation.

The Program mission is to identify and spotlight African entrepreneur heroes and their stories to inspire the continent and beyond.

The Prize will host a grand finale pitch competition in Africa where ten finalists from across the continent will compete for a share of US$1 million in total grant prize money.

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55Voices for a Visa Free Africa Writing Competition

55Voices for a Visa Free Africa Writing Competition. Deadline Monday, 15th April 2019.

Every year thousands of African youth experience challenges as they travel across the African continent. This often translates to lost opportunities for work, business and leisure because of onerous visa processes. The writing competition is one of the platforms under the #VisaFreeAfrica Campaign that is aimed at putting a face to the large number of young Africans missing out on these opportunities. We invite you to share your story and spread awareness on the need for a #VisaFreeAfrica.

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