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There is unreliability of food security in Uganda caused by over reliance on rain fed agriculture by the biggest percentage (97%) of households in Uganda. Prolonged droughts always lead to food scarcity in the country. Irrigation is the solution this problem. However, farmers have not engaged in irrigation majorly because of the financial requirements. The major aim of this project therefore, was to design a community irrigation scheme to serve small holder farmers.

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The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Left) presents the Mak necktie to Japanese Ambassador H.E. Kazuaki Kameda (Right) during his visit to the AICAD Uganda Country Office on 17th April 2019, Makerere University, Kampala UgandaGeneral

The Ambassador of Japan to Uganda H.E. Kazuaki Kameda has advised Ugandan farmers to adopt new techniques of farming so as to improve agricultural production. During his first visit to the African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD) offices at Makerere University on Wednesday 17th April 2019, H.E Kameda called upon leaders, policy makers and the media to change the mindset of local farmers towards modern agriculture.

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The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Left) presents the Mak necktie to Japanese Ambassador H.E. Kazuaki Kameda (Right) during his visit to the AICAD Uganda Country Office on 17th April 2019, Makerere University, Kampala UgandaGeneral

The Ambassador of Japan to Uganda, H.E. Kazuaki Kameda on Wednesday, 17th April 2019 made a courtesy visit to the African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD) Office, Makerere University. He was received by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Dr. Bitek Titus Watmon who represented the Vice Chancellor Kyambogo University and AICAD officials led by the Acting Executive Director-Prof. Dominic Byarugaba. Also present from AICAD were the Director Research and Development Division-Dr.

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Labeskey / Schoolap, from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who won the Transforming Education Prize receive their award at Seedstars Summit 2019. Image:Ton Oliveira/SeedstarsGeneral

Geneva, April 17th, 2019 - Seedstars is partnering with First Growth Ventures to launch Seedstars Africa Ventures, a sub-Saharan Africa fund targeting $100mn to make early-stage minority investments from USD 250,000 to USD 5 million in the most promising and innovative ventures across sectors and countries. The fund is expected to make its first investments by the end of this year.

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The Irish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. William Carlos (Left) cuts the tape to mark the official launch of four new innovation labs under netLabs!UG as Deputy Principal CEDAT-Dr. Venny Nakazibwe (2nd R), PI netLabs!Ug- Eng. Dr. Dorothy Okello (R) and a netLabs!UG official applaud, 10th April 2019, Makerere University, Kampala UgandaGeneral

The Irish Ambassador to Uganda, His Excellency William Carlos, has launched four new Innovation laboratories belonging to netLabs!UG; a research center under the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University. The new laboratories are:

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The DAAD Alumni seminar scheduled for May 27th-1st June 2019 aims to work together with the local communitiesGeneralBackground

Uganda especially in the Albertine in the west, Teso and Mt Elgon in the east are prone to climate vulnerability characterized by recurrent landslides and floods that have fatal results like the destruction of crops, destruction of residential areas including loss of lives. In October, over 200 lives and property were lost, following a landslide that occurred in 2010 (Kitutu, 2010).

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 The Dynamics of Neoliberal Transformation” book on 15th April 2019, School of Women and Gender Studies, CHUSS, Makerere University, Kampala UgandaHumanities and Social Sciences

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, on Monday, 15th April 2019 launched one of the latest publications by Makerere University staff titled, “Uganda: The Dynamics of Neoliberal Transformation”. This was at ceremony hosted by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) in collaboration with Zed Books at the School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University. The book was edited by Dr.

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