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Invitation to Mr. Zaid Sekito's PhD defense

The Dean, School of Liberal and Performing Arts invites you all to Mr. Zaid Sekito’s PhD defense scheduled to take place on 22nd February 2021 starting at 10:00am at CTF1, E-Learning Room, Level 4.

Thesis title: A Historical Perspective of the Dynamics of Terrorism in Uganda, 1976 – 2015

Supervisors: Dr. Charlotte Karungi Mafumbo and Dr Asiimwe Godfrey

See abstract below

Date: 
Monday, February 22, 2021 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
E-Learning Room, CTF 1, Level 4
Contact Information: 
Dr Patrick Mangeni, Dean School of Liberal and Performing Arts/Email: pmangeni@chuss.mak.ac.ug/Tel: +256773090346
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Invitation: RIF Research Dissemination Seminar – Strengthening Public Health Responses through Explicit Integration of Human Rights and Ethics considerations

PROJECT TITLE: Strengthening Public Health Responses to COVID-19 through Explicit Integration of Human Rights and Ethics considerations in designing and implementing Public Health Responses in Uganda

This is to invite you to the aforementioned research dissemination seminar scheduled to take place on Thursday, 21st January 2021 starting at 9:00am in the E-Learning Room, CTF1, Level 4. The research was supported by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF).

PROJECT TEAM

Principal Investigator: Dr. John Barugahare, Department of Philosophy, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and SUSTAIN (Bioethics) Program, College of Health Sciences Makerere University.

****Investigators

1. Dr. George Upenytho, Consultant Public Health (MoH),Commissioner Health Services-Community Health, Ministry of Health.

2. Dr. Kiguli Juliet, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

3. Assoc Prof. Mwaka S. Erisa, MD, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, and SUSTAIN (Bioethics) Program, College of Health Sciences Makerere University

4. Assoc. Prof. Ochieng Joseph, MD.   School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Health Sciences and SUSTAIN (Bioethics) Program, College of Health Sciences Makerere University.

****Study Consultants/Advisors

1. Hon. Dr. SpeciosaWandira-Kazibwe, MD., Senior Presidential Advisor on Health & Population, Ministry of Health; Member, African Union Panel of the Wise & Co-Chair FemWise-Africa

Vice President (Emeritus), Republic of Uganda.

2. Prof. A.B. Rukooko, Department of Philosophy, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University

 

VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://bit.ly/3bUne7k

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

PROJECT SUMMARY

In response to the threat of COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Uganda implemented restrictive public health measures to limit the importation and wide spread of COVID-19 disease. Despite the initial effectiveness of these measures, there arose mixed attitudes towards some of the measures, especially due to their impact on human rights, social justice (equity), and livelihoods; and how this impacted the public’s ability to sustainably comply with the prescribed measures. An initial review of secondary evidence on the ethics and human rights considerations for responses to pandemics found that Uganda’s response could have been better.  The study aim was ‘To strengthen public health responses and salvage social and economic livelihoods through integrating human rights and social justice considerations in designing and implementing interventions/measures against COVID-19 in Uganda.’

Using both secondary and primary data, the study found that for effective pandemic preparedness and response, getting the social science of a pandemic correct is as critical as getting its biological/natural science correct, because community compliance with restrictive measures prescribed by the biological science depends on social, psychological, economic, ethics and the dynamics of the communities. Further the study found that whereas most of the measures adopted by the Government Uganda against COVID-19 got the biological/natural science of the pandemic correct, for the most part their implementation failed the social science, making it difficult for the public to sustainably comply with the prescribed measures, leading to coercive enforcement and consequently limiting their effectiveness. For improvement in current future pandemic responses, more and timely investment is needed in the social science of managing pandemics as a necessary complement of their biological/natural science of the pandemic.

See programme below

Date: 
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 09:00
Event Venue: 
E-Learning Room, CTF 1, Level 4
Contact Information: 
Dr. John Barugahare - Department of Philosophy, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS)/ Email: jbarugahare@chuss.mak.ac.ug/ Tel: +256782812303

Invitation to participate in the Department of Performing Arts and Film RIF Project Dissemination Seminar

This is to cordially invite you to register and participate in the Department of Performing Arts and Film research dissemination seminar scheduled to take place on Friday, 8th January 2021 in CTF1, Room 1.2 starting at 9:00am. The research was supported by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF).

***PROJECT TITLE - The Use of Episodic Dramatics in Promoting Uptake of Behavioral Measures for Prevention of COVID-19

***PROJECT TEAM

  1. Dr Michael Muhumuza – Principal Investigator
  2. Dr Branco Sekalegga – Co-PI
  3. Dr Patrick Mangeni –   Co-PI
  4. Ms. Pamela Mbabazi – Co-PI
  5. Mr. Eric Jjemba Lutaaya – Co-PI
  6. Mr. Ian Muddu Kiyingi – Coordinator

***REGISTRATION AND VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION  

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://bit.ly/35aPCOm

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

***PROJECT SUMMARY

Uganda is comprised of over 50 culturally diverse ethnic groups, with different beliefs, cultures, traditions, norms and behaviors. Many of these (beliefs, cultures, traditions, norms and behaviors) contradict significantly the advice being given by the technocrats on the prevention of COVID -19, like social distancing, and avoidance of physical contacts. If not managed properly, the COVID-19 regulations can be construed as anti-social and hence detrimental to Ugandan cultural fusion.

**This project sought to use episodic dramatics for promoting uptake of behavioral measures for prevention of COVID-19.The strategy consisted of composing songs and writing plays, recording and producing videos for the music and filming the skits. The project team therefore had songs, plays, pantomimes and choreographies, made up of tag lines, symbolic interpolations, juxtapositions, jokes, exaggerations, incongruities, grotesque displays, reversals, and other artistic means on selected behavioral measures for prevention of COVID-19 that are deemed important in encouraging uptake of those behavioral measures. The team then availed these materials to the main stream and social media for community consumption.

See details on the project below.

Date: 
Friday, January 8, 2021 - 09:00
Event Venue: 
Central Teaching Facility 1 (CTF1), Room 1.2, Makerere University
Contact Information: 
Dr Michael Muhumuza, Department of Performing Arts and Film/ Email: mmikemuhumuza@gmail.com/ Mobile number: +256774479051

Invitation to Zoom Research Dissemination Event- "Building Peaceful Urban Communities in Kampala City Amidst COVID-19 and Beyond"

PROJECT TITLE:  BUILDING PEACEFUL URBAN COMMUNITES IN KAMPALA CITY AMIDST COVID-19 AND BEYOND

You are cordially invited to register and participate in the aforementioned research dissemination event scheduled to take place tomorrow, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 starting at 10:00am at CTF1, Room 1.2. The research was supported by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere Research and Innovations Fund (RIF).

Please click on the link below to register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwscOirrDwpE9fZYqzeeTXmqwmWB41bEooj

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

Project team

1. Dr Samson Barigye - Principal Investigator

2. Dr Charlotte Karungi Mafumbo - Co-PI

3. Dr Veneranda Mbabazi – Member

Moderator

Mr. Isaac Tibasiima 

Brief on the project

The project was intended to understand and document the immediate consequences of COVID-19 on four (4) urban areas in Kampala: Katanga, Kikoni, Kivulu and Kisenyi. The project assessed how disharmony and social instability in Kampala urban slums have affected the residents there. Specifically, the project sought to understand how the traumatized and stressed population, especially the widows, orphans, child-headed households, women-headed households, the elderly, PWDs, and the terminally ill were coping with food insecurity, loss of income, Gender Based Violence (GBV) and social unrest.        

The specific objectives od the project are: (1) to find out the types and nature of conflicts in Kampala’s slum areas as a result of COVID-19; (2) to strengthen the capacity of local leaders in Kampala’s slum areas to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the population in slum areas during COVID-19 and beyond; (3) to establish a community-owned mechanism for mitigation and resolution of conflicts arising from the consequences of COVID-19, now and beyond COVID19; and (4) to establish channels for information collection and dissemination to enable the local leaders and their residents to articulate their concerns, hence working towards inclusive societies.

The research team interviewed 24 Key Informants (Kis) and also reached 148 respondents through Focus Group Discussions (FGDs). To a large extent, COVID-19 has had negative impacts to the population in Kampala slums. The impacts have been experienced by both women and girls, and the men in these slums. These have been manly socio-economic impacts.The study found out that due to COVID-19, there have been increased cases of divorce or separation; increased early marriages; increased cases of unwanted/unplanned pregnancies among women and under-age girls; increased number of women-headed household; increased casese of commercial sex (prostitution); increased cases of rape and defilement; as well as increased sexual and gender-based violence. Further, there is an icnrease in the number of of families that have been abandoned by men as a result of failure to meet their obligations; denial of conjugal rights of men; as well as psychological torture and public ridicule as a result of their inability to meet their obligations as heads of households.

See details on the project and the event flyer in the attachments below

Date: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
Central Teaching Facility 1 (CTF1), Room 1.2, Makerere University
Contact Information: 
Dr Samson Barigye, Department of Religion and Peace Studies, Makerere University/ email: sbarigye@gmail.com/ Mobile number: +256772749326

Invitation to Mr. Alex Garang Aleu's PhD defense

The Dean, School of Liberal and Performing Arts, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) invites you all to Mr. Alex Garang Aleu's PhD defense.

Thesis title

Sustainable Peacebuilding through Community Development Projects in South Sudan: A Case of Terekeka State

Supervisors 

1. Dr. Paul Bukuluki - Department of Social Work and Social Administration, Makerere University

2. Dr. Christine Mbabazi Mpyangu - Department of Religion and Peace Studies, Makerere University

See abstract below

Date: 
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
CTF1, Room4.2
Contact Information: 
Dr. Patrick Mangeni, Dean, School of Liberal & Performing Arts/ Email: pmangeni@chuss.mak.ac.ug, mangenip@gmail.com Mobile: +256773090346 +256704190346
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Invitation to Mr. Robert Kakuru's PhD defense

The Dean, School of Liberal and Performing Arts invites you all to Mr. Robert Kakuru's PhD defense.

Thesis title: The Human Rights Based Approach To Social Protection Of Street Children In Uganda — A Cosmo-Social Contract

Supervisors: Prof. A. Byaruhanga Rukooko and Dr. Gervase Tusabe

See abstract below

Date: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
CTF1, Room4.2
Contact Information: 
Dr. Patrick Mangeni, Dean, School of Liberal & Performing Arts/ Email: pmangeni@chuss.mak.ac.ug, mangenip@gmail.com Mobile: +256773090346 +256704190346
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Invitation to Ms. Doris Kaije's PhD defense

The Dean, School of Liberal and Performing Arts invites you all to Ms. Kaije Doris' PhD defense.
 
Thesis title: Work Ethics and the Socio-economic Development of Society in Tooro- Western Uganda
Supervisors: Dr Sr. T. Tinkasiimire and Dr Tugume Lubowa Hussan
 
See abstract below
Date: 
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
CTF1, Room4.2
Contact Information: 
Dr. Patrick Mangeni, Dean, School of Liberal & Performing Arts/ Email: pmangeni@chuss.mak.ac.ug, mangenip@gmail.com Mobile: +256773090346 +256704190346
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Invitation to Ms. Linda Lilian's PhD defense

The Dean, School of Liberal and Performing Arts invites you all to Ms. Linda Lilian's PhD defense.
 
Thesis title: Ethics and Women's Participation in Political Leadership: A Case Study of the Uganda Parliament
Supervisors: Dr Lajul Wilfred and Prof. Murindwa Rutanga
 
See abstract below
Date: 
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
CTF1, Room4.2
Contact Information: 
Dr. Patrick Mangeni, Dean, School of Liberal & Performing Arts/ Email: pmangeni@chuss.mak.ac.ug, mangenip@gmail.com Mobile: +256773090346 +256704190346
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Online link to Makerere-Torino Summer School (TOAfrica) and call for applications

The TOAfrica Summer School organized by Africanistic section of the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society at the University of Torino in Italy in collaboration with Makerere University is now online and can be accessed through https://www.toafrica.it/. The TOAfrica summer school offers Masters 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.

**Call for applications for the TOAfrica Summer School 2020 edition

Online applications for the TOAfrica Summer School 2020 Edition will be open from Monday, 2nd March 2020 and the deadline for the first round of applications will be 31st March 2020.

To apply please visit: https://www.toafrica.it/news/applications-open

Date: 
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 08:00 to Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 05:00
Event Venue: 
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Contact Information: 
Prof. Cecilia Pennacini, Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, University of Torino, Campus Luigi Einaudi, Lungo Dora Siena 100/A, 10153 Torino/Email: cecilia.pennacini@unito.it/Tel. 6704820

Prof. Edward Isaac Steinhart's Public Lecture - "FROM NKORE YOU CAN GO ANYWHERE”

The Department of History, Archaeology and Heritage Studies invites you all to a public lecture by another Historian, Prof. Edward Isaac Steinhart titled, “FROM NKORE: YOU CAN GO ANYWHERE. The lecture will take place on 5th February, 2020 in CTF1, Room 2.1 starting at 3:00pm.

 

Prof. Edward Isaac Steinhart's biography

Prof. Edward Isaac Steinhart is an ardent scholar of Uganda’s history and a professor emeritus at Texas Tech University, Lubbock. He received his PhD in African History from Northwestern University and taught history at the University of Chicago, the University of Texas (Austin), the University of the West Indies (Jamaica), the University of Nairobi (Kenya), and the University of Zambia (Lusaka).

He was an Honorary Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Makerere University and wrote a book “The Kingdoms of Western Uganda 1890-1907” and published in the new edition of “Conflict and Collaboration”. He was the editor of Ethnohistory and Africa and his last works on Africa “Black Poachers and White Hunters, a Social History of Hunting in Colonial Kenya” among others were widely recognized. Elsewhere in Africa, South Africa, Prof. Steinhart was known as an anti-apartheid activist.

See event poster below

Date: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 03:00
Event Venue: 
Central Teaching Facility 1 (CTF1), Room 2.1
Contact Information: 
Dr Charlotte Mafumbo, Graduate Studies Coordinator, Department of History, Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Email:charlotte.mafumbo@gmail.com, ckarungi@gmail.com/ Christopher Muhoozi, Seminar Coordinator, Department of History, Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Mobile number: +256772687057

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