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Mak-RIF CoCIS Open Day, 15th April 2020 starting 8:00AM, Block B Quadrangle, CoCIS, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.



Event Details

Makerere University has received special funding from the Government of Uganda to support high impact Research and Innovations that inform national development priorities. This first of the kind initiative arose from a series of discussions between the top university management and Government. The fund illustrates the increasing importance that the Government attaches to Research and Innovation as a catalyst to Uganda’s march towards Middle Income Status.

The three objectives of the fund include;

  1. Develop and fund a robust research agenda based on National development priorities identified from academia, government, implementing partners and industries.
  2. Support the dissemination of high quality research and innovations in a way that impacts on development policies and programs.
  3. Support the growth of research leadership capacity in the university

Since FY 2019/20, the fund has supported 588 multidisciplinary research and innovation projects across
the various colleges. The College of Computing has obtained 21 grants across the two financial years.

The Mak-CoCIS/Mak-RIF Open Day/Exhibition is yet another opportunity for the public to engage with some of the researchers and innovators from Makerere University College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS). These researchers and innovators will be showcasing outputs from the recently funded Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund projects at CoCIS. To express interest in participating in this engagement Online, please register with us.

This work was funded by Government of Uganda through the Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF).

To participate online please use the link below to register upon which joining details shall be shared.

For more information about Mak-RIF, please visit

Contact Information:

Charles Halonda-Funa
Communications & Business Development Officer
Center for Innovations and Professionals Skills Development
College of Computing and Information Sciences
Makerere University
Email:pr[at], chfuna[at]
Mob: (+256) 782 512 897
Off: (+256) 392 000 180

Event Venue

The Quadrangle, Block B, College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), Makerere University and Online.