Call for Applicants

     

    Advancing Young Women Agribusiness Entrepreneurs and Innovators:

    A Tanzania-Kenya-Uganda-U.S. Partnership

    This Professional Fellows Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Professional Fellows Division and administered by Michigan State University (U.S.), Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania), University of Nairobi (Kenya), and Kyambogo University (Uganda). The goal of the program is to build capacity and skills in agro-entrepreneurship and agri-food system innovation and learn about issues of women’s economic empowerment. Kenyan, Tanzanian and Ugandan fellows will develop their leadership capacity and professional skills through a fully funded four-week fellowship program in the U.S.

    Who Should Apply

    • Women entrepreneurs, social innovators, or small and medium business owners or managers and other leaders working in the agriculture and food sectors
    • Individuals (of any gender) in civil society and NGOs working on programs that support women in the agriculture and food sectors in their respective countries
    • Policymakers, ministry employees, and others in the public sector (of any gender) focused on supporting and improving opportunities for women in the agriculture or food sector
    • Academic staff (of any gender) who are implementing programs to impact advancing women in the agriculture and food sectors

    Eligibility Requirements

    • 25-40 years old
    • A citizen, national, or permanent resident of Tanzania, Kenya, or Uganda
    • Is living and working in Tanzania, Kenya, or Uganda at the time of the application
    • Speaks fluent English
    • Has at least 2 years of professional/working experience in their field
    • Has demonstrated leadership and collaborative skills and a commitment to community
    • Has employer’s support for participating in the program (for those not self-employed). For those self-employed, has
    • recommendation from local authorities at the district and/or community levels
    • Is interested in participating in a reciprocal program for American participants coming to your country
    • Preference will be given to those who are in an earlier state of their careers
    • Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously had the opportunity to travel to the US

    The initial application for the program will remain open until December 8, 2017.
    Interviews for selected finalists will take place in January, 2018.
    Spring 2018 program dates: April 27 - June 1
    Fall 2018 program dates: October 12 - November 17


    For more information: Dr. Kebirungi Harriet, Head, Gender Mainstreaming Department
    Kyambogo University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +256 772835518, +256 756767804


    Applications available at http://aap.isp.msu.edu/engagement/news-activities/advancingyoung-women-professional-fellows-program/

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    Kyambogo University Business Incubation Centre (KyU BIC)

    CALL FOR 1ST INTAKE OF INCUBATEES 2017

     

    Background

    The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Education and Sports, with support from the African Development Bank (AfDB) is implementing the Higher Education, Science and Technology (HEST) project, which aims at supporting Kyambogo University to improve the quality and relevance of higher education in order to stimulate economic growth and development. Kyambogo University has distinguished itself as a pioneer institution in the country to establish a Bakery and Confectionery Business Incubation Centre (KyU BIC).

    Objectives

    The purpose of this project is to promote business start-ups in Baking and Confectionery within the University Community and the region and it is focused to achieve the following objectives:

    1. Stimulate business start-ups
    2. Help translate academic research ideas to practical business solutions
    3. Impart skills and improve products for businesses already in operation

     

    Target Group

    The center shall admit:

    • Current students of Kyambogo University
    • Graduates of Kyambogo University
    • Staff of Kyambogo University
    • All Ugandans involved in Bakery and Confectionery  Production

     

    Duration

    The duration will be determined after agreeing on the Incubation Schedule and fulfilling the requirements of the Incubation Contract/Agreement.

     

    Eligibility

    Category A

    The applicants shall provide a concept leading to a business start-up in Baking & Confectionery. The concept should have the following items; description of the /product, the innovation/value addition, tests to be carried out on the product, commercialization strategy/plan, expected inputs and outputs. For businesses that are already in operation, provide proof of existence of the businesses, and an inspection to confirm the information provided shall be conducted

     

    Category B

    The applicants shall present a research concept in Baking & Confectionery. The concept can be a fresh research or on-going research. The research may be implemented by the applicant or where the applicant is a member of a research team. Preference will be given to a research team where the Principal Investigator (PI) is a staff of Kyambogo University or sister Universities that are beneficiaries of the AfDB-HEST project.

    1. All applicants for Category A MUST provide evidence of availability of working capital.
    2. Multiple Applications (category A and/or B) will be considered

     

    Kyambogo University BIC offers:

    • Working space
    • Equipment (Basic and Specialized)
    • Mentorship
    • Utilities (Water, Electricity)

    Kyambogo University BIC does NOT offer

    • Working capital
    • Salaries and/or allowances

    Notification

    Only successful applicants will be notified.

     

    How to apply

    Applications are available for downloading on Kyambogo University website, www.kyu.ac.ug Duly filled application forms and the relevant documents shall be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    Download Application form for incubatees

    Application Deadline 21st December 2017

     

    For further information and assistance, please contact

    Dr. Edriisa Mugampoza, +256-781-713 555 or +256-0705-345 507

     

    Office of the Vice Chancellor


     

    6th September 2017

    Welcome to the beginning of the first Semester, 2017/18

    On behalf of University Council, Management and on my own behalf, I wish to welcome you to the start of Semester 1, 2017/18. I thank each one of you heartily for the contributions you continue to make to develop Kyambogo University into a great institution. Thank you and be blessed.

    In a special way, I welcome the first year students who have joined the University. I thank you for choosing Kyambogo University as the preferred institution where you will derive the requisite skills and knowledge to tide you over the rest of your life. I want to urge you to work hard, not to waste time and to be focused on your goals. The achievements you register during your undergraduate period will form the foundation for your progression through life. So take advantage of this and acquire as much knowledge and skill sets as possible. The future belongs to those who are prepared. Your decision to choose Kyambogo University is a great privilege bestowed upon us as managers of this institution and our commitment is not to let you down.

    Congratulations to KyU debating team

    Hearty congratulations to the debating team for winning the East African University debate championship. They beat a number of Universities including Makerere University, Nkumba, UCU, University of Dar es salaam, and University of Rwanda. They beat Makerere University in the finals. The team has made us proud and we applaud them for this excellent performance. I will find time to host them to a dinner as a way of motivating them and encouraging them to continue the good work.

    New additions to Management

    During the course of the last Academic Year, Management has been boosted by arrival of new faces. Allow me to welcome Mr. Manano, Director Human Resources, Mr. Charles Okello, the University Secretary, Madame Mildred Tibananuka, the Dean of Students, Prof. Aaron Wanyama, acting DVC (AA), Dr. Peter Okello Ag. Academic Registrar. I wish also to inform you that I assumed office of the Vice Chancellor with effect from 15th May 2017. I want to invite you be partners with Management in the development of the University.
    Graduate fellows and new appointments

    Council approved the appointment of graduate fellows and some new staff at different levels in various departments. This development should address some of the staffing gaps we have had for a number of years. I welcome these new staff members to the University and will have an opportunity to address them separately. I wish to urge Heads of Departments and Deans to utilize these new additions maximally. The graduate fellows are some of the brightest the University has produced over the years so do not shy from assigning them teaching positions, after all many of them have been part timing in Kyambogo University. I am aware of the Politics of hours and the fights over load allocations that have been going on. However, with salary enhancement that has been going on, these wars should be minimized and we all focus on delivering the best to our students and stakeholders.

    In addition Appointments Board has promoted all deserving applicants to higher positions. Management recently recommended another set of applicants and they will soon be considered. We are committed to improving our systems to deliver services effectively.

    While the academic staff situation is improving, the need to fill positions in non teaching areas remains critical. Due to limitations of the wage bill, management will continue to recruit personnel in critical areas to avoid stagnation and lack of delivery of services. This has created the need to have temporary employees whose status is being re-examined by Top Management and Appointments Board. There is no doubt that we need more personnel to manage the unprecedented expansion in student numbers and areas of engagement that the University is involved in for example, affiliated institutions, international relations and others.

    New buildings by HEST project

    I am glad to report that four new structures namely the Central Lecture Block, the Technical Teacher Education Complex, Science Multipurpose Complex and the Virtual Library are nearly complete and will be handed over to the University during the month of September 2017. However the furniture and other fittings will not be available until about December due to delays in procurement. Management is considering the possibility of using the large open spaces for large classes after the handover. In the meantime, chairs are being collected from areas where they are not supposed to be in order to have them in lecture rooms. Management will review the deficit and will propose to Council to buy chairs depending on the identified need.

    Increase in student numbers

    This year will see a marked increase in student numbers as a result of large intake in first year. This will no doubt create some pressure on our facilities, particularly lecture space, infrastructure especially sanitary provisions, lighting across the University, security and others. Management is working hard to ensure that these services are provided to avoid unnecessary riots and disagreements. Estates will continue to work on sanitary provisions, lighting, water and electricity. I want to urge everyone to utilize these facilities cautiously. It has been observed that vandalism of sanitary provisions by students is on the rise and the need to change from sitting to squatting pans in toilets especially for ladies has been noted and will be worked on. From time to time, Management will walk around to appraise itself of the challenges facing the students and staff of the University.

    Security remains essential for everyone on campus. With large numbers, the University is a target to terrorists and arsonists. So I urge all of you to be security conscious. While we have hired private firms to provide security, you also need to be cautious and avoid risky situations like walking late at night alone through areas that are not well lit.

    Student leadership

    I wish to pay tribute to the student leaders, the cabinet of the guild and the GRC for the hard work they do to keep the student welfare issues in focus. By working with Management, many would be conflict situations have been addressed. The current guild leadership will come to an end in March 2018 meaning there will be another round of campaigning to elect a successor government. The candidates will therefore be working hard using all available means to outcompete their opponents. This may include giving promises that are not tenable and are likely not to go well with the need to maintain harmony. I therefore urge the current leadership to handle this process peacefully and prepare to handover government to the incoming cabinet. I have had the privilege to preside over these functions in the past and look forward to doing the same early next year. Management is available to work with the students and staff of the University to ensure a harmonious peaceful environment at campus

    Way forward

    I want to assure all of you that you have the best team of managers this University has ever had. You will soon agree with me as we go through this year. You will find management willing to listen at every stage so take advantage of raising your issues any time to the relevant University Officer.

    Management will continue to engage government to secure more funding to recruit more personnel, to relieve the domestic arrears burden, to facilitate management of NTCs, PTCs and ECDs among others. I am glad to report that discussions have already started.
    Management will also continue to develop policies for example Resource Mobilization Policy, Public Private Partnership Policy, Outsourcing of Catering Service, Policy on off campus learning centers and others. These policies will streamline University operations in concerned areas. Last week, Council approved the Policy on short courses and thanks to the team that worked on this policy. I want to urge you to acquaint yourself with this policy and start developing short courses as the University takes the lead in skilling Uganda. Through these courses, the University will secure funding to improve our facilities in key areas of Engineering, Vocational Studies, Science and Education. The situation will definitely get better with time.

    Conclusion

    I now want to invite all of us to commit ourselves to excellence in all our endeavors of teaching, research and outreach. Research capacity and output remains low in the University and we shall devise strategies to enhance them. These strategies may include regular training sessions, sourcing for funds, sourcing for professors to provide academic leadership and supervision of graduate students, training in capacity to supervise, development of faculty based journals to provide publication outlets, subscription to Research Africa database among others.


    I want to invite all of us to consider ourselves as members of one Kyambogo team with a common vision and commitment to build a prestigious institution that is preferred by all stakeholders. There are already signs in this direction. We must all shun divisive tendencies of cliquism, sectarianism, gender biases and desire to target and fight particular individuals in management which may include Heads of Departments, Deans and Top Management. Let us all have a common goal and we develop strategies and activities to help us achieve that goal.  Society is looking at us and waiting for our response and future generations will blame us for failing to lay a foundation for their prosperity. As we embrace the Hakuna Muchezo philosophy, let us commit ourselves to hard work. Through the sea of life, we shall encounter many sharks of different sizes. We should never give up but manage these sharks and swim to the shore with God being our help.


    May I therefore conclude by wishing you plenty of blessings and favors as we build Kyambogo University and ask you to fasten your belts as we take off. The journey will be long and tortuous but we shall reach as long as we work hard and keep the team spirit alive.


    Knowledge and skills for Service and for God and my Country.

     

     


    Professor Dr. Eli Katunguka Rwakishaya, Ph.D

    VICE CHANCELLOR              

     

    Natural Resources and Development Summer School

    15 July – 10 August, Kyambogo University

    Kampala, Uganda 

     

    Venue

    Kyambogo University, Kampala Uganda and

    Lake Mburo national park, Uganda

    Dates:

    1. July – 10. August

    Course content

    This course examines the linkages between development and Natural Resources, principles of Managing natural resources, and the sustainable conservation of these resources. Depicting on case studies from a wide range of the current natural resource across the globe, the course considers how different social, political, economic and cultural and gender aspects compete for and sustain the natural resources.

    The course also examines how environmental activists and their interventions conserved parks, energy, water and land in the face of climate variability basing on a gender perspective. The course will consider how the current international and development system elaborates and processes to sustainably manage the available natural resources.

    The course aims at equipping students seeking qualifications for planning sustainable development, with practical approaches, knowledge and skills necessary for meeting challenges of sustainable use of natural produce competent professionals who can plan for sustainable use of natural resources globally.

    Course structure

    Contact hours: 54 hours (lectures, tutorials, activities). The course will be delivered Monday - Friday over the 2 weeks.   Core hours: Monday - Thursday 09am-3pm. In addition to regular lectures and tutorials, some courses are composed of a range of 'activities' relating to their academic content (e.g. museum visit, visiting the source of River Nile etc). On Fridays, all these mini visits will be carried out relating to the course. In the 3rd week, students will go to the field to put theory into practice. Lake Mburo National parks will be the filed site for 2018 summer intake. Students will interact with communities around Rubaale Fishing site, visit the area gazetted for spot hunting and the nearby communities, and interact with communities surrounding the park and their co-existence with wildlife. The last day will be for wild life and birding.

    Week 1: Understanding development and Natural resources

    • Concepts, definitions and trends
    • Development and Natural resources
    • Development communication
    • Friday event- visiting the source of the Nile

     

    Week 2: Functions and interventions

    • Environmentalactivism
    • Gender and naturalresource management
    • Energy and water resources
    • Friday event

     

    Week 3: Community Outreach/practice- Lake Mburo National Park (LMNP)

    • Field study at Rubaale Fishing Community within LMNP
    • Spot hunting Area and Enyemibwa cultural conservation centre- within LMNP
    • Understanding how communities adjacent to LMNP co-exist with Wild animals
    • Touring the park, birding and boating riding in Lake Mburo

     

    Week 4: Horizons for Natural resources and development

    • Climate change and natural resources effects
    • Parks and Wild life
    • Culture and conservation
    • Wrap-up

     

    • Assessment: is optional and will be in the form of a 2000-2500 word essay to be handed on line, within 2 weeks after the end of the course.

     

    Teaching and Learning outcomes

     

    At the end of a course, a student should be able to demonstrate:

    • At the end of the programme, learners will be expected to have acquired competences in natural resource management and development planning.
    • Analytical skills of preserving and conserving natural resources sustainably in the face of climate change.
    • Critique international responses to misuse of natural resources
    • Skills in cross cultural communication and collaboration

    NB: Check out the website of Lake Mburo National Park for more information - http://www.ugandawildlife.org/other-parks/lake-mburo-national-park

     

    Registration fee for International students

    1000 USD, includes housing, airport pick-up and drop-off, two dinners, tour day of Kampala, breakfast and dinner at Lake Mbruo, guide, entrance fees, boattrip, and school fees.

    If you share a room you get an 80 USD discount, leaving the total to 920 USD.

    Not included: Plain ticket, transport within Kampala and meals not mentioned above.

    Registration fee for Kyambogo students

    700 USD, including two dinners, tour day of Kampala, breakfast and dinner at Lake Mbruo, guide, entrance fees, boattrip, and school fees.

    Application deadline

    1st March 2018

    Number of places available

    25 for International students and 5 for KyU students

    Eligibility

    Open to students in similar fields or people working in the area.

    Questions and application requirements

    If you have any questions please e-mail us on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    If you would like to apply, please send the following information on e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):

    • Full name
    • Nationality
    • Current place of studies or work
    • Field of study or work (include semester if you are a student)
    • CV
    • Address
    • Phone number
    • E-mail
    • Short letter (half a A4 page) with motivation and fields of interest

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