The School of Computing and Informatics Technology (SCIT) and East African School of Library and Information Sciences (EASLIS) have received research funding from SIDA to support two projects from SCIT and one from EASLIS. The five years projects will commence in June 2015 to June 2020, the projects are;
1. Training for Sustainable Spatially Enabled E-Services Delivery in Uganda
This project is a collaboration between Lund University in Sweden and Makerere University. The success of this project will support six (6) PhDs and two (2) masters students.
Researchers involved are: Prof. Ogao, Dr. ssemaluulu, Dr. nakakawa, Dr. Maiga, Dr. Oyo benedict of Gulu University, Dr. Emily bagarukayo, Dr. Ssebugwawo of Kyambogo Univ, and DRs Aminah Zawedde
2. Building Research Capacity in Innovative Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) for Sustainable Socio-economic Growth in Uganda.
This project is a collaboration between Chalmers University, University of Gothenburg and Makerere University. This project will support ten (10) PhD students.
Researchers involved are: Engineer Bainomugisha, Benjamin Kanagwa, Evelyn Kigozi Kahiigi, Peter Nabende, Fred N. Kiwanuka, Raymond Mugwanya, John Businge (MUST), Michel R.V. Chaudron, and Urban Nulden.
3. Building Capacity for Knowledge and Information Production and Sharing for Socio- economic Development in Uganda.
This project is a collaboration between Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås, Sweden, and Makerere University. The Program shall support (5) Makerere Staff to pursue the PhD at Makerere University, support research teams, pedagogical and research management skills, Graduate curriculum review, launching and supporting a LIS On-line Journal, Innovative LIS Conference in Uganda and Forum for Dissemination of Research Results.
Researchers involved are: Prof. Elisam Magara, Prof. JR Ikoja-Odongo, Assoc. Prof. Constant Okello-Obura, Dr. GW Kiyingi, Dr. Peace Musiimenta, Dr. Joyce Bukirwa Muwanguzi, Dr. David Luyombya, and Dr. Paul Birevu Muyinda
According to Embassy of Sweden-Kampala out of the 24 Full Proposals submitted for additional information, 17 proposals were accepted and seven proposals were rejected. We congratulate the two research teams and wish them success in their respective projects