The Sustainable Development Goals are the UN’s blueprint for a more sustainable future for all. Their adoption put environmental degradation, sustainability, climate change, and water security under the international spotlight.
To tackle the opportunities that the latest generation of mini grids has to offer in the Global South, the center launched the Interdisciplinary Doctoral and Master Programs “Sustainable Energies and Entrepreneurship in the Global South”. A number of scholarships will be offered for foreign master students, Doctoral candidates and post doc researchers.
An interesting setting for research and for experiential and practical learning will be provided by the Living Labs. These are eight mini grids that will be installed by Community Interest Companies (CIC), which in turn are affiliated to the eight partner universities in the Global South.
The global goals aim to leave no one behind and are vital to achieving CDP’s vision for a thriving economy that works for people and planet. Corporate action will be crucial to delivering the 2030 Agenda and by disclosing to CDP companies can contribute towards and track progress against the SDGs.
The TUM SEED CenteThe Living Lab is in Kyampisi Village which is found in Kayindu Parish, Kalagala Subcounty in Luweero District. Luweero District is a district in the Central Region of Uganda. Luweero District is bordered by Nakasongola District to the north, Kayunga District to the east, Mukono District to the southeast, Wakiso District to the south, and Nakaseke District to the west.
The TUM SEED Center aims at offering higher education at the intersection of sustainable energies and entrepreneurship and conducting research to contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
• Solar Energy
• Biomass Energy
• Selection of site • Selection of technologies • Survey to access need for power • Design of the Lab • Procurement of some items
• Acquisition of Land • Procurement of Living Lab equipment • Installation of some equipment
“ Kateeba David is student research trainee at Netlabs, with skills in AI, embedded systems and also presentation skills like pitch decks and video editing. ”
“ Najjuma Ann Maria, a team member on the Project, is a student currently pursuing her bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Makerere University. She has served as a class captain for the Mechanical engineering class and therefore works well with teamwork. Ann also loves problem solving especially in line with environmental affairs and is interested in Video editing and Computer aided design. She is ambitious, flexible, self-driven and hardworking. ”
Najjuma Ann Maria
“ NAMUDDU MARIA CHRISTINE is an enthusiastic, determined individual who thrives in environments where science,technology and sustainability are encouraged. I am so passionate about programming, creative problem solving, entrepreneurship and artificial intelligence. I am an outgoing personality, interested in collaboration, teamwork and leadership(I have served as a publicity secretary under Makerere Engineering Society ). ”
Namuddu Maria Christine
“ Caleb is a mechanical engineering student,enthusiastic about new clean energy technologies. Self driven with incredible mobilisation skills,good at public speaking,team working and open to learn new skills from every experience. ”
our mission is the partnership for achieving sustainable targets ☀️, and this motivates our everyday research, collaborations, and development of our eight living labs, with our partner universities in the global south
The team behind the Tum Seed Project
Eng. Dr. Dorothy is Dean, School of Engineering at Makerere University, Uganda; and a Researcher with netLabs!UG, a research centre within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering whose model is to strive for a balanced critical mass of research, innovation and commercialisation in communications and networking. She is also Director of Innovation at ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), Makerere University School of Public Health. Supported by USAID, RAN seeks to identify and scale innovative solutions that will strengthen the resilience of African communities. Dorothy is a Fellow of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences (FUNAS).
Prof. Mackay A. E. Okure is the former Scientific Director Prof. Mackay A. E. Okure represented Makerere University on the Steering committee which is constituted by eight senior professors from the partner universities to oversee the progress of the project and to enhance the network activities. He was assisted by the Project Officer/Manager Dr. Betty Nabuuma and the Student Assistant – Mr. Nekemeya Edward Seremba.
Dr. Betty Nabuuma is the Project Coordinator/Officer/Manager of the Project n Makerere University.
Mr. Nekemeya Edward Seremba is the Student Assistant Project Officer. He is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Honors) from Makerere University and a Graduate Member of U.I.P.E registered as GM/2021. He is an instrument of positive change in his field, and an all-round individual in pursuing a career in Electrical Engineering and all its related fields.
Mr. Patrick Masendi is the Technical Expert on the Project. He is a multi-talented engineer with over 7 years of experience in civil & renewable energy engineering and currently pursuing his masters in renewable energy technology at Makerere University. Masendi is an enthusiastic, flexible, self-motivated, reliable, responsible, and hard-working person.