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Masters Research Fellowships in Water, Society and Climate Change (WaSo)

A scholar attending an international workshop hosted at Makerere University

Water and Society (WaSo): Institutional Capacity building in Water resources management and climate change adaptation in the Nile Basin is a NORHED project funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD). The purpose of the NORHED Programme is to strengthen capacity in higher education institutions in LMIC to contribute to:

a) a more and better qualified workforce,

b) increased knowledge,

c) evidence-based policy and decision- making and

d) enhanced gender equality.

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Mak MCF Scholars Urged to Promote Image & Reputation of Alma Mater & Sponsor

The Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs, Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi (Centre) poses with Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme Graduands of the 69th Graduation Ceremony at a party held on 19th January 2019, Guest House, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

“As you leave the great gates of Makerere University, always remember you are from the great and mighty University. Therefore, whatever you do, do it in a way that will uplift the name and uphold the image your alma mater,” said Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, the Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs.

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Postdoc and Ph.D. Fellowships in Water, Society and Climate Change (WASO) Programmes

Makerere University Main Building

Water and Society (WASO): Institutional Capacity building in Water resources management and climate change adaptation in the Nile Basin is a NORHED project funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD). The purpose of the NORHED Programme is to strengthen capacity in higher education institutions in LMIC to contribute to

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Graduates Advised to Adopt Soft Skills to Supplement their Professions

R-L: Deputy Principal CEES-Dr. Paul Birevu Muyinda, Executive Secretary UBTEB-Mr. Oyesigye Onesmus (CPA), National Coordinator of the Centre for Life Long Learning-Mrs. Rose Atugonza and an official at the Centre's Graduation Ceremony on 19th January 2019 in the CoBAMS Auditorium, Central Teaching Facility 2, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Executive Secretary of Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB), Mr. Oyesigye Onesmus (CPA), has advised graduates to adopt soft skills to supplement their professional experience. According to Mr. Oyesigye skills such as truthfulness, patience, time management, trustworthiness and honesty are some of the traits a person who would like to get a job and sustain it should exhibit.

“Employers find it difficult to let go of the few trustworthy workers. They also fear to employ unmanageable workers who are liars, impatient and dishonest,” he said.

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MaRCCI Represents Mak at Third Parliamentary Week Exhibition

The MaRCCI Program Administrator, Alice Candia (Centre) describes to visitors the various confectionaries made from cow pea and sorghum during the 3rd Parliamentary Week Exhibition, 13th-18th January 2019, Parliament of Uganda, Kampala Uganda. MaRCCI represented Makerere University at the week-long exhibition.

Makerere University Regional Centre of Excellence in Crop Improvement (MaRCCI) from 13th to 18th January 2019 represented Mak during the Third Edition of the week-long Parliamentary exhibition. The Parliament of Uganda hosted the exhibition under the theme, “Parliament and Service Delivery”.

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Mak-Cornell GREAT Project Legume Breeding Course 2nd Phase Closes

The Principal CAES-Prof. Bernard Bashaasha (C) hands over a certificate to NaCRRI's Grace Nanyonjo (R) as Prof. Grace Bantebya (L) witnesses at the conclusion GREAT Gender Responsive Course 3 Second Phase on Legumes, 18th January 2019, Forest Cottages, Bukoto, Kampala Uganda

•    Course closed by Vice Chancellor represented by Prof. Bernard Bashaasha
•    "Aim at improving food security and livelihoods of  people", participants advised
•    "Including gender in programming is a non-negotiable area",  says Prof. Grace Bantebya

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Prof. John Muyonga Hands Over Office of Dean School of Food Technology

Principal CAES-Prof. Bernard Bashaasha (C) puts the Graduate Cap upon Dean-elect Dr. Abel Atukwase as outgoing Dean-Prof. John Muyonga (Left) prepares some handover material during the ceremony on 17th January 2019, Conference Hall, SFTNB, CAES, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Prof. John Muyonga has handed over office to Dr. Abel Atukwase, the new Dean-elect School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bioengineering. The handover ceremony was held on Thursday, 17th January 2019 at the School’s Conference Hall.

Prof. Muyonga has served as Dean for two four-year terms since 2011 when the university turned collegiate. His term expired on 31st December 2018.

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M.A Defence and Security Studies Pioneer Group Graduates

L-R: Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti-Chairman of the General Court Martial, Brig. Jim Wills Byarugaba-UPDF Chief of Training and Recruitment and Col. Steven Atukwase-Coordinator, M.A. Defence and Security Studies Programme, Senior Command and Staff College, KIMAKA at the 69th Graduation Ceremony on 18th January 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The pioneer students of the Master of Arts in Defence and Security Studies have graduated today, 18th January 2019. They are among the 13,350 students that have been awarded degrees and diplomas of Makerere University during the 69th graduation ceremony.

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Mak 69th Graduation Ends with Emphasis on Moral Integrity and Discipline

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe addresses the fourth and final session of the 69th Graduation held on 18th January 2019, Makerere University Kampala Uganda. He emphasised self-discipline, respect for self and others, love for ones Country and God as determinants of success in life.

The curtains came down on the fourth and final session of the 69th Graduation Ceremony of Makerere University held on Friday, 18th January 2019, after the Chancellor, Prof.

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Mak Soybean Breeders Turn to Music as an Outreach Tool in Acholi & Lango sub-Regions

The Project Officer PASTTA Project Mr. Arnold Mbowa hands a copy of the Makerere University Soybean Production Guidebook to a farmer as one of the co-authors Mrs. Tonny Obua (2nd R) witnesses during the Field Day on 5th January 2019 at the Ngetta ZARDI, Lira District, Northern Uganda.

•    Farmers  nickname Maksoy bean varieties “Somalia”
•    The song describes soybean as the “golden beans”
•    Song targets Luo speakers such as the Langi, Acholi, Alur and Kumam

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