The College has made significant strides in implementing the previous strategic plan. Our students have continued suiting the current marketability trends despite the national challenges of limited jobs. The College hasstrengthened and established new collaborations and attracted capacity building grants for research, graduate and post- doctoral training. Examples of development partners: the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Gerda Henkel Foundation, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Democratic Governance Facility, Norwegian Agency for International Development (NORAD) through the NORHED,the Austrian Development Cooperation. The College signed over 25 MoUs with local and international universities and organizations. The above partnerships and collaborations have increased the number of PhD holders, research outputs/publications and academic staff promotions and created an environment that enhances research and innovations.
This report highlights some of the projects and achievements registered in 2019 including the launch of the International Rotary Peace Centre at Makerere University, following the successful bidding process against worthy competitors on the African Continent namely; the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Centre in Ghana and the University of Nairobi-African Leadership Centre. It also highlights the CHUSS projects that won grants in the first round of the Government-supported Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (RIF), and several other grants extended to us by our development partners to among other things support PhD training and rethink the research and scholarship enterprise of the humanities and humanistic social sciences at Makerere University.
We also share with you details of several other activities including the celebrations to mark 30 years of the Department of Journalism and Communication at Makerere University, the appointment of our staff to international bodies, the Annual CHUSS Symposium, seminars conducted by our staff in the course of the year as well as the publications produced. On behalf of all staff and students in the College, I extend our sincere gratitude to all the development partners for the generous contributions towards advancing the humanities and social sciences scholarship. The support has greatly expanded our research portfolio, consequently enabling us to contribute to efforts aimed at transforming Makerere into a research-led University. We are sincerely grateful to the Central Administration for the continued support towards improving the learning environment of our students. With the construction of the Central Teaching Facilities, space challenges have been minimized. As we strive to Build for the Future and transform humanity, we hope that 2020 will be a much better year with greater achievements