- Professor Emeritus Patrick Rubayihayo officially closes the conference on behalf of the DVC (AA)
- Best oral and poster presenters win cash prizes
- Staff and students want Graduate conferences to be annual and mandatory
- Executive Director NAADS, Dr. Samuel Mugasi gives tips on job prospects and key factors employers consider when recruiting graduates
The two day 2014 CAES Graduate Conference that started on 1st October 2014 was closed on 2nd October, 2014 by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic affairs (DVC (AA) who was represented by Professor Emeritus Patrick Rubayihayo at the Continuing Agricultural Education Centre (CAEC), Kabanyolo.
Professors, Associate Professors, Senior and Junior Lecturers turned up day by day to watch, listen, critique and guide students on their research work.
Dr. Paul Kibwika, Dr. JS Tenywa look on as Prof. Rubayihayo gives a cash prize to the best oral presenter Sally Chikuta
The two day 2014 CAES Graduate research conference has been opened by the Director, Directorate for Research and Graduate Training (DRGT) Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi under the theme, “Graduate Research Training for Sustainable Development and Natural Resource Management” at the Continuing Agricultural Education Centre (CAEC), Kabanyolo.
Participants pose for a group photo after the opening of the conference
Makerere University Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang visits Nyabyeya and Budongo Field Stations
- Completion of the Makerere Dormitory, Improvement of the students’ accommodation facilities and formalization of the relationship with the Nyabyeya and Budongo Field Stations tops Agenda.
- Principal, CAES calls upon the University Management to provide seed support to off - campus stations
- Representative of the Dean of Students calls for immediate attention to students’ accommodation needs.
Every year, over 100 students from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) studying courses in Forestry related disciplines undertake their recess term training activities at Nyabyeya Forest College and Budongo Conservation Field Stations in Masindi district. This arrangement has been in existence for over 20 years.
It is against this background that recently, the Makerere University Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang and other officials from the University Top Management and CAES made a field visit to Nyabyeya and Budongo field stations in Masindi.
- Highlight Uganda’s interventions to mitigate impacts of Climate Change
- Appeal to developing countries to improve awareness and understanding of climate -related risks and implications.
Scientists have presented some of the ways Uganda has responded to Climate Change and its impacts. This was during the two day IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) outreach event organized by the Ministry of Water and Environment in conjunction with Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences with support from the Centre for Developmental Knowledge Network, (CDKN). The objective of this outreach event was to disseminate the findings of the report to policy makers, private sector, researchers and civil society in developing countries.