On Tuesday August 11th, 2020, 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon, the Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF) Secretariat engaged with the Grants Management Committee (GMC) members bringing together all Principal Investigators of the non-COVID-19 Needs Based funded projects. The meeting took place in Lecture Room 4.1, top floor, Makerere University Central Teaching Facility-1. The Needs Based projects are identified from urgent and pressing needs that are likely to improve the running of Makerere University.
This was yet another opportunity for the Grants Management Committee members to listen to the researchers and innovators share progress with the projects to-date and give them feedback with a view to strengthening their impact. These projects are also important to the university, country and globe at large.
‘The Needs Based projects are extremely essential to the development of Makerere University, Uganda and the globe at large. Let us all embrace the efforts to positively move forth these projects for impact and the benefit of those we serve and the communities in which we live.’ noted Dr. Sabrina Kitaka, member of the Grants Management Committee who also chaired this engagement.
Projects engaged included the following;
- Options for enhancing operational efficiency of Makerere University, Prof. Eria Hisali, Principal Investigator from College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMs).
- Makerere University’s e-Human Resources management systems (e-HRMs), Prof. Josephine Nabukenya, Principal Investigator from College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS).
- Digitizing Academic Records and Processes in the Academic Registrar’s Office at Makerere University, Ms. Patience Mushengyezi Rubabinda Principal Investigator from the Academic Registrar’s Office.