Invitation to Mak-RIF/CHUSS Open Day, Thursday, 29th April 2021

The Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF) is a special funding stream to support generation and translation of high impact research and innovations to drive Uganda’s development Agenda. This unique initiative is supported by the Government of Uganda.

1. Developing and funding a robust research agenda based on National development priorities identified from academia, government, implementing partners and industries

2. Supporting the dissemination of high quality research and innovations in a way that impacts on development policies and programmes

3. Supporting the growth of research leadership capacity in the university

Since FY 2019/20, the fund has supported 588 multidisciplinary research and innovation projects across
the various colleges. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) has obtained 61 projects across the two financial years. It is upon this background that the Mak-RlF office in collaboration with CHUSS is organizing an Open Day to showcase some of the outputs of the different research and innovation projects in line with objective 2 of the Fund. The College will also showcase research outputs from non-RIF supported projects.

Mak-RIF in collaboration with CHUSS invite you all to participate in the event scheduled to take place on Thursday, 29th April 2021 from 8:00am-1:00pm in the Arts Quadrangle. The event will be presided over by the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe. It will be graced by representatives from Mak-RIF led by Prof. William Bazeyo, Chair of the Makerere University Grant Management Committee and stakeholders in the various research projects.

To participate virtually, please register using the link below;

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

NOTE: Please ensure you wear your mask and observe other SOPs at the event venue.
Attached is the programme  for the event.

We look forward to your attendance.

See programme and event poster below

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 08:00
Event Venue: 
Arts Quadrangle, CHUSS, Makerere University
Contact Information: 
Ms. Harriet Adong, Communication Officer Mak-RIF/Email: Mobile no: +256772470626/ 2. Hasifa Kabejja, Principal Communication Officer, CHUSS/Email: Mobile no: +256774904211

TOAfrica Summer School - Call for Applications

The University of Turin, Italy invites applications for the 2021 TOAfrica Summer School set for 14-18 June 2021. Due to COVID-19, the 2021 edition of the TOAfrica Summer School will be held online. Application deadline - 20th May 2021. Access details at:

***About the TOAfrica Summer School

The TOAfrica Summer School offers Master’s students and professionals an introductory framework to the African continent with particular attention to the sub-Saharan regions, that in recent years have undergone impressive changes: demographic and economic growth, fast urbanization, internal and external mobility, the development of digital technologies, artistic creativity, social, cultural and religious transformations, but also conflicts and environmental, health and political crises. A new landscape which has repositioned the continent in the global perspective, generating interest in international observers and investors.

The program, entirely offered in English, is organized by the Africanistic section of the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society (CPS Africa) of the University of Turin and the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai), in collaboration with with the Nordic Africa Institute (Uppsala, Sweden) and the Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda), one of the most renowned academic institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa and with whom UniTo has been conducting an Erasmus Partner Countries Program for the last four years.

Candidates are preferably enrolled in a master's or doctoral degree program, and are selected on the basis of their academic and professional profile. Merit bachelor’s students and professionals with relevant experience in sub-Saharan Africa will also be considered during the selection process. Scholarships are available.

See Summer School poster and other details below

Monday, June 14, 2021 - 08:00 to Friday, June 18, 2021 - 05:00
Event Venue: 
Online programme
Contact Information: 
1. Francesco Merlo, Programme Officer, Università degli Studi di Torino | T.wai – Torino World Affairs Institute/ Email: /2. Hasifa Kabejja/ Principal Communication Officer, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University/Email: No: +256774904211

Invitation to NAI Book Launch - "Gendered Institutions and Women’s Political Representation in Africa"

You are hereby invited to a Webinar hosted by The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)

During this webinar, a new book 'Gendered Institutions and Women's Political Representation in Africa' will be launched. The book explains the uneven developments on the continent with selected case studies of both the 'success cases' and the less successful cases from different regions.

During the course of the last three decades efforts of democratisation and institutional reforms have characterised the African continent including demands for gender equality and women's political representation. As a result, some countries have introduced affirmative action measures either in the aftermath of conflicts or as part of broader constitutional reforms whereas others are falling behind this fast track to women's political representation.

Date: 25th March 2021

Time: 14:00 – 16:00 (UTC+1)

Platform: Zoom

Attendance by registration, register here:

Link to the book:

For more information about the programme and speakers, please see attached invitation.

Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 14:00
Event Venue: 
The Nordic Africa Institute
Contact Information: 
Camilla Leetmaa, Event and Communications Administrator - The Nordic Africa Institute/ P O Box 1703, SE¬-75147 Uppsala, Sweden/Phone: +46 18 471 52 83 (direct)/Cell phone: +46 70 167 96 83/Phone: +46 18 471 52 00 (switchboard)/ Diana Höjlund Madsen/ Email:


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