Kikaire says the main objective of the third round of EACCR is now to see scientists do research in the five focus areas, encourage junior scientists to spearhead these research projects, and most importantly close the gender gap by giving at least half of the scholarships for short courses, masters degrees to females.
The export of labour has become increasingly recognized worldwide as a pro-poor export strategy with significant development impacts especially in the poorest countries of the world according to the Private Sector Foundation of Uganda. By January 2019, Uganda Labour export was estimated to bring into the country up to USD 1.2 billion (about 5.5 trillion Shillings).
This is in line with an agreement between taxi operators, Uganda Civil Aviation Authority and the International Air Transport Association – IATA to improve the mode of transport at different airports across the country.
According to a report by the Civil Aviation Authority, several of the aeronautical systems engineers are paid between 23 million and 30 million Shillings, a much lower wage, compared to their counterparts in the Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency, International Civil Aviation Organization and the United Nations.
Piers currently in an appalling state include the Buwaya pier for the Buwaya ferry, the Buvuma – Kiyindi pier for the Buvuma ferry, Bukasa pier and that for residents in Namayingo and Sigulu islands. They are either broken, submerged by water or neglected.
The formulation of an African position according to Godfrey Mutabaazi the Executive Director of the Uganda Communications Commission will enable Africa tackle all the challenges each member country faces relating to ICT.
UVRI entomologist Jonathan Kayondo says that the research will inform a plan to use genetically modified mosquitoes to wipe out the malaria-causing breed. The intervention will be added to the current methods used in the prevention and control of Malaria, among others, the use of mosquito nets and medicines.
Frank Dixon Mugyenyi, the AU Senior Advisor for the Department of Trade and Industry, says geo-data should form the basis of literally any development initiative, adding that they want as many stakeholders and sectors as possible involved in the development and usage of geo-data.
Speaking at the opening of the training, Sam Leal, the programs manager of the New York based United Nations Signals Academy UNSA, said only 7 of personnel trained by the UN Signals Academy have been women.
He graduated as a teacher of Biology, but he did not stay long in the classroom to teach. His passion for wildlife conservation made him abandon his work as an administrator in the office of the Academic Registrar at Mbarara University of Science And Technology (MUST) to join Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) at Entebbe.