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Invitation to Nelson Mandela Commemorative Lecture - 31st August, 2017

This is to invite you to the Nelson Mandela Commemorative Lecture scheduled to take place on 31st August, 2017 in the University Main Hall. The keynote address will be delivered by his granddaughter, Ms Zoleka Mandela.

Theme

Mandela the Legend: A Message for the Youth

Main discussant

Prof. Mahmood Mamdani

Other discussants

  1. Hon. Adeke Anna Ebaju (National Female Youth MP)
  2. Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Kyadondo East MP)
  3. Brig. Henry Masiko (Chief Political Commissar of the Uganda People's Defence Force)
  4. Dr Julius Kiiza (Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration)

The lecture is being organized by the Department of Political Science and Public Administration in collaboration with the South African High Commission in Uganda.

See poster below

Date: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 09:30
Event Venue: 
Makerere University Main Hall
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Dr Suzie Nansozi Muwanga, Head, Dept of Political Science and Public Administration, Mobile number: +256772443166, Email: snansozi@hotmail.com; nakazibwewinfredldp12@gmail.com

Invitation to public seminar on Hunger and Food Security in Uganda

The Uganda Sociological and Anthropological Association (USAA) has organized a public seminar on food security in Uganda to be held tomorrow, 1st June, 2017 in the Makerere University Main Hall. The theme of the event is,Hunger and Food Security in Uganda from a Sociological and Anthropological Perspective: Are we missing a point?”  USAA is a legally registered organisation in Uganda housed in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, Makerere University and affiliated to the International Sociological Association (ISA).

The purpose of the public seminar is to make a contribution towards generating and sharing emerging knowledge on the state of Hunger and Food Security in Uganda. Though organised from the Sociological and Anthropological perspective, the seminar will provide a platform for a multidisciplinary and professional debate by  researchers, academicians/scholars, policy actors and students.  

The seminar discussion will focus on the theme with highly informative expert input composed of;

a)Opening remarks that will underscore the purpose of the seminar in the context of the theme and the vision of USAA 

b)A keynote paper to bring out sociological and anthropological perspectives on the challenge of hunger and food security in Uganda

c) And a panel discussion of experts from the academia, Government institutions, NGOs and Civil Society practitioners

The presentations will be used to develop a policy brief that summarises issues of relevance for further policy action and stakeholders’ engagement.

You are all invited. 

Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 02:00
Event Venue: 
Makerere University Main Hall
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Prof. Peter Atekyereza, President, Uganda Sociological and Anthropological Association & in-coming Head, Department of Sociology and Anthropology/ Email: atekyereza@chuss.mak.ac.ug

Invitation to Political Science Alumni Reunion

Makerere University Political Science Students Association (MUPOSA) together with the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, School of Social Sciences, invite you to the first “Alumni Reunion” to celebrate the achievements and contributions of its past and current students to national development. The one-day event will bring together political scientists, political science enthusiasts and friends of political science and the department from every walk of life.

Aim of the Alumni Reunion  

-To showcase the work of past and current students and faculty and its relevance to contemporary political, social and economic development in the country

-To interrogate the state of the discipline – its current and future contribution to academia and political practice

-To raise awareness about the diversity and quality of our undergraduate and graduate “products”

-To create a Political Science Forum which enables old students and current students to continuously interact on developmental issues

The Alumni Reunion will also provide corporates, CSOs and government departments with an ideal opportunity to showcase their portfolios and to interact and network informally with students and faculty in ways that we expect to yield opportunities for our graduates.

Guest of Honour - Prof. Apollo Nsibambi, former Prime Minister and alumnus of the Department

We look forward to welcoming you to the Reunion. If you would like to book a display tent for your company / organization, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contributions to the event are also welcome.

Programme and details of contact persons below

Date: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 08:00
Event Venue: 
Makerere University Main Hall
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
1.Dr Nansozi K. Muwanga,Head, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Makerere University/Email: snansozi@gmail.com/ Mobile: +256 772443166 2. Mr Eseru Abel, President MUPOSA/Email: eseruabel@gmail.com

Call for abstracts: Migration and Health Dynamics in Eastern Africa

In a bid to contribute to the understanding of the current state of migration and health from a social science perspective, the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, Makerere University in collaboration with other academic, research and programming institutions, is working on a book project on “Migration and Health Dynamics in East Africa” and welcomes abstracts for papers on the following thematic areas; Migration and Health Policies in East Africa, Migration and Health Issues in Eastern Africa, Migration and children: Migration and child health perspectives, Migration, Mobility and Health, Cross border / transnational networks and health, Migration and Intergenerational Solidarity and Health, Forced Migration and health in East Africa, Forced Migration and Health in East Africa, Migration and Social Protection in East Africa, Gender and Migration Health Issues in East Africa, Mental Health and Migration in East Africa as well as Innovative Migration Health Programming in East Africa.

Abstracts should not be more than 350 words. Deadline for abstracts is 30th April 2017 and full papers should be submitted by 30th July, 2017.

See details below

Date: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 04:00 to Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 04:00
Event Venue: 
Department of Social Work and Social Administration, Makerere University
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
For inquiries and clarifications, contact Dr. David Kaawa-Mafigiri email: mafigiridk@yahoo.com, Tel: +256773371781, and Associate Professor Paul Bukuluki email: pbukuluki@gmail.com

Launch of East Africa Centre for Research and Innovation in Social Work

The Department of Social Work and Social Administration, Makerere University with support from the Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education and Research for Development (APPEAR)  and the Austrian Development Cooperation will launch a Centre for Research and Innovation in Social Work on 24th February, 2017. The launch will take place in the Senior Common Room, Main Building from 2:00pm-4:30pm. To register for the event, please contact Dr Janestic Twikirize and Mr Kitimbo Stanley, Department of Social Work and Social Administration. Emails: kitimbo.stanley@gmail.com, jtwikirize@chuss.mak.ac.ug, Tel: +256751023051, +256706339564. Registration Deadline: 17th/02/2017

About the Centre

The East Africa Centre for Research and Innovation in Social Work (CRISOWO) is a joint initiative between 6 schools of social work in East Africa and Austria. Established under the auspices of the PROSOWOII project (Promotion of Professional Social Work in East Africa), CRISOWO is a centre of excellence in social work research and innovation in East Africa. The Centre provides a forum for mutual learning, innovation and knowledge sharing at local, regional and international levels; creating dynamic partnerships between educators, social work and social development practitioners, policy makers, organizations and communities to support and advance learning, applied research, innovation and solutions that transform the lives of communities through sustainable social change.

Objectives of the Centre

1.  To facilitate the advancement of social work and social development research within and across countries in East Africa and beyond

2. To build the capacity of social work and social development professionals to more effectively engage in social  policy advocacy and development at local and regional levels

3. To promote social work education and practice in the partner countries

4. Advance and share knowledge through creation of platforms for scientific publications

5. Develop, test, and disseminate innovative practice models that generate long-lasting impacts in the lives of vulnerable populations

6. Establish and strengthen national, regional and international networks and partnerships within the social work community

Date: 
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 02:00
Event Venue: 
Senior Common Room, Makerere University Main Building
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Dr Janestic Twikirize & Mr Kitimbo Stanley - Emails: kitimbo.stanley@gmail.com, jtwikirize@chuss.mak.ac.ug, Tel: +256751023051, +256706339564
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Invitation to Symposium - "Governing Development in Uganda: Does Uganda have the capacity and Commitment to meet the SDGs"

This is to invite you to a symposium on Governing Development in Uganda to be co-hosted by the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Makerere University and ESID at the University of Manchester. The symposium is open to all students and members of staff and will focus on the Sustainable Development Goals. Students who wish to attend can register in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration located at the School of Social Sciences, Room 26.

Date: 
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 02:00
Event Venue: 
Conference Hall, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Dr Suzie Nansozi Muwanga, Head Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Email: snansozi@hotmail.com

Call for applications - Training Course in Migration Health

The School of Social Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), Makerere University in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) invites applications for a short course in Migration Health.

Application deadline: 25th September, 2016

Fee: $60

See details on course below

Date: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 09:00 to Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 05:00
Event Venue: 
Makerere University Main Campus
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Dr. Paul Bukuluki, Course Coordinator, School of Social Sciences, Makere University, Tel: +256 772 462100/0414534114, Email: pbukuluki@gmail.com/ pbukuluki@chuss.mak.ac.ug Dr. Francis Mulekya, National Coordinator, Migration Health Division, International Organization for Migration Tel:+256772672355 Email: fmulekya@iom.int

Uganda Knowledge Exchange Forum - Issues for Public Administration in the delivery of policy on HIV/AIDS

The Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Makerere University, with support from Irish Aid and the Higher Education Authority (Ireland), will host a Knowledge Exchange Forum (KEF) on issues of Policy, Communities and HIV/AIDS in Africa. The Forum will bring together researchers from four Universities:  University of Limerick, University of Dar es Salaam, University of Kwa Zulu Natal and Makerere University under their joint project titled:  “Connecting Public Policy, Communities and HIV/AIDS in Africa.” The researchers are a multidisciplinary team from the backgrounds of Political Science, Social Anthropology and Social Psychology.

The Kampala KEF will focus on the following;

1. Approaches to service delivery in the era of HIV/AIDS and implication for public policy and administration

2. Civil Society Engagement in the era of HIV/AIDS and implications for public administration

3. Stigma in the era of HIV/AIDS and its consequences for public policy

4. What is to be done?: Policy recommendations for service improvements

Apart from academics from the mentioned universities, Ugandan experts from Government and Civil Society Organisations have been invited to participate in the forum and share their experiences.

The  specific workshop objectives include: ways in which policies that address HIV/AIDS get implemented in local settings, exploring the interaction between public sector actors and the people who use the services  provided,  the partnerships and the social networks that bring together officials – health workers, bureaucrats, teachers,  community activists, advocates, volunteers and citizens. The forum will discuss the social environment that promotes prevention of HIV/AIDS in respect to the messages, treatment and support. The forum will come up with policy recommendations on how the public sector can improve policy consultations, implementation and evaluation in order to offer better services than are currently provided.

See programme below

Date: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 09:00
Event Venue: 
Conference Hall, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology, Makerere University
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Prof. Sabiti Makara/Department of Political Science and Public Administration/Email: sabitiem@gmail.com

Third Department’s seminar series - “He who pays the Piper, calls the tune? Money and Transparency in the 2016 Elections”

The Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Makerere University together with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is pleased to invite you to the third dialogue in the political science seminar series. The dialogue aims to bring together an invited group of approximately forty people made up of political analysts, policy makers, politicians, academics, independent researchers, and representatives of NGOs in an informal intellectual environment to discuss key issues that influence the direction and outcomes of elections at different levels.

 

The topic of discussion for the forthcoming dialogue is “He who pays the Piper, calls the tune? Money and Transparency in the 2016 Elections” on Monday, November 16th 2015 at 12:00 noon at Makerere University, Conference Hall - 4th floor, Senate Building.

 

The presenters for this dialogue are: Prof. John Jean Barya, lawyer and professor of law and the discussant for his paper is Dr. Fredrick Golooba – Mutebi an independent political analyst. The two presentations will be followed by a plenary discussion moderated by Dr. John Kiyaga-Nsubuga. Your presence and contribution to the dialogue is highly anticipated and will be greatly appreciated. 

Date: 
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 14:00
Event Venue: 
Makerere University, Conference Hall - 4th floor, Senate Building
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Annet Mwanga at annet.mwanga@fes-uganda.org Mob: 0757-50 56 98 or Ms. Winnie Nakazibwe at nakazibwewinfredldp12@gmail.com Mob: 0785 903483
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Ph.D. Public Defense: Anthony Buyinza Mugeere

The Dean, School of Social Sciences cordially invites you to a PhD Public Defense of the following candidate:

Candidate: Mr. Anthony Buyinza Mugeere

Thesis Title: “Health Communication for Deaf Persons: A Phenomenological Inquiry of Response to HIV and AIDS Information in Central Uganda”

Supervisor:

Peter Atekyereza
Associate Professor
Sociology and Anthropology
Makerere University, Uganda

Edward Kirumira
Professor
Sociology and Anthropology
Makerere University, Uganda

Staffan Hojer
Professor
Department of Social Work
Gothenburg University, Sweden.

Date: 
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 09:30
Event Venue: 
Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Dean - School of Social Sciences | Email: deanfss@chuss.mak.ac.ug

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