Makerere University

Makerere University is one of the oldest universities in Africa. It has produced some of Africa’s most recognizable leaders including Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, President Mwai Kibaki, President Yoweri Museveni, and Kenyan Writer Ngugi Wa Thiongo.

As the Institution celebrates a century of existence, Vice-chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe is focused on leading the university through vaccine research, sustainable development research, and upskilling for new technologies.

In an official interview with AfricaLive, Prof Nawangwe articulated his plans for the future and the partnerships he is looking to bring in.

Here are some of the projects the university is engaging in.


Mak & Partners Win 5Year US$38M “Agency for All” Project

Makerere University and a consortium of partners led by the University of California San Diego have won a five-year global health study project worth US$38 Million. The project code-named “Agency for All” will research and promote the voices of low-and-middle-income people within their communities and within health development programming.

The Project is intended to address multiple dimensions of health and wellbeing including maternal and child health, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, family planning and reproductive health. The project will be implemented in East and West Africa as well as South Asia.


Mak Drylands Transform Project launched in Moroto District

Makerere University has received the blessing and support of community and administrative leaders to implement the five-year Drylands Transform project in Moroto district. This was during the project inception workshop held in the Planning Unit boardroom at the Moroto District headquarters on 21st October 2021. The inception workshop was held to kick start the project.

The meeting brought together over 20 participants comprising mainly the district technical, administrative staff, both political and those in the civil service. The meeting was also attended by representatives of different projects operating in Moroto including Welthungerhilfe project, GIZ and Karamoja Agropastoral Development Program that mainly focus on Livelihoods, food security and hunger.


Mak & UHTTI Sign MoU to Boost Research in Tourism Sector

Makerere University and Uganda Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (UHTTI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance collaboration between the two institutions. The focus of this MoU and collaboration is to build synergy between the two institutions.

Specifically, the areas of collaboration highlighted in the MoU include: Exchange of scientific, academic and technical information; sharing training space and facilities; organization and participation in joint academic activities like seminars and conferences; research and training in the tourism and hospitality sector; staff/student exchange; staff development and collaborative projects; and identifying opportunities for commercialization of innovations.


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