Makerere Unveils 15 Years of Research

Makerere University will today and tomorrow hold an international innovations dissemination conference, with experts sharing their research findings.

The conference, slated to start today at Hotel Africana Kampala, is being held in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

The proceedings, under the theme Community transformation through research, innovations and knowledge translation, will see some 300 participants make presentations on five subthemes, according to Makerere’s director for Graduate Training, Prof Mukadasi Buyinza.

These include Health and Health Systems Natural Resource Utilisation, Conservation an Environmental Sustainability Food Security, Safety and Value Addition Culture, Socio-economic Development, Social Justice, Governance, Conflict and Disaster Management and Aances in Education, Science and Technology.

“[The conference] is going to give us an opportunity as a university to showcase and share with the public the different research undertakings over the past 15 years,” Prof Buyinza said.

Education Minister Jessica Alupo is expected to be the chief guest at the two-day conference, where Prof Love Ekenberg from Stockhold University, Sweden, will make a keynote presentation.

The Makerere research capacity programme supported by Sida started in 2000 with the aim of raising the university level of research and innovations. More than 200 researchers have obtained postgraduate degrees from Makerere and Swedish partner institutions through this programme, over the last 15 years.

Source : The Observer

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