Invitation to School of Psychology Mak-RIF Research Dissemination Seminars - 1st-2nd February 2021

The Dean, School of Psychology invites you to participate in the School's joint research dissemination seminars scheduled to take place on Monday, 1st February- Tuesday, 2nd February, 2021 starting at 8:30am on each day in the E-Learning Centre at CTF1, Level 4. The research projects as listed below were supported by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF).

Day One – 1st February 2021 - Mak-RIF COVID-19 Research Projects

  1. Wandering along the Covid-19 Corridors: Examining the Social Distance Prevention Measure among the Restless Youth in Uganda

***Principal Investigator: Dr. Florence Nansubuga

***Co-Investigators: Mr. Khamisi Musanje and Dr. Martin Baluku


  1. Children’s Tales: The Reality of Covid-19 Related Trauma on School Children in Rural Busoga, Uganda

***Principal Investigator: Richard Balikoowa

***Co-Investigators: Assoc. Prof. Julius Kikooma, Dr. Martin Baluku, Mr. Rogers Kayaga, Mr. M Mwesigwa, Mr. G Byava, and Dr. Deborah Ojiambo


  1. Investigating and Addressing Covid-19 Related Mental Health Challenges in Refugee Settlements and Host Communities in Uganda

***Principal Investigator: Dr. Martin Baluku

***Co-Investigators: Mr. Martin Baluku, Dr. Florence Nansubuga, Assoc. Prof. Grace Kibanja, Dr. Samuel Ouma, Mr. Kenneth Kawooya, Mr. Khamisi Musanje, Ms. Grace Ruto, Mr. Richard Balikoowa, and Ms. Joyce Nansamba

Day Two - 2nd February 2021 - Mak-RIF1 Research Projects


  1. Embracing Soft Skills as the Building Blocks for the Realization of Decent Employment among Youth in Uganda

***Principal Investigator: Dr. Florence Nansubuga

***Co-Investigators: Assoc. Prof. Grace Kibanja, Dr. Simon Nantamu, Dr. Martin Baluku, and Mr. Vincent Muwonge


  1. Drug and Substance Abuse (DASA) in Primary and Secondary Schools in Uganda: Baseline Survey Implications for National Sensitization

***Principal Investigator: Dr. Leonsio Matagi

***Co-Investigators: Assoc. Prof. Grace Kibanja, Dr. Callist Tumwebaze, Mr. Patrick Mwase, and Ms. Confidence Asiimwe


  1. Refugee Entrepreneurship and Skilling for Self-Reliance (RESS-R)

***Principal Investigator: Dr. Martin Baluku

***Co-Investigators: Dr. Florence Nansubuga, Dr. Simon Nantamu, Mr. Kenneth Kawooya, and Mr. Khamisi Musanje

Registration for online participation


 Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

See below event flyer

Monday, February 1, 2021 - 08:30 to Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 01:30
Event Venue: 
E-Learning Room, CTF 1, Level 4
Contact Information: 
1. Dr Grace Kibanja, Dean School of Psychology/Emails:, +256752811177/ 2.Dr Martin Baluku, Lecturer, School of Psychology/Email: