The Vice Chancellor Makerere University Prof. John Ddumba- Ssentamu has recognised A/Prof. Henry Alinaitwe and A/Prof. Mackay Okure for their contribution to the growth and sustainability of the Makerere– Sida Collaborative Research Program. This was during the Makerere – Sida International Research and Innovations Dissemination Conference that took place from 20th -21stApril, 2015 at Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda under the theme: “Community Transformation through Research, Innovations and Knowledge Translation“
A/ Prof. Okure has coordinated the Technology sub-program since the inception of this collaboration in 2000.
The programme has since graduated 25 members of staff and another 11 are scheduled to complete before the end of the year.
A/Prof. Alinaitwe has been the coordinator of the regional collaboration component of the program. Under his leadership, the college successfully hosted the 9th regional collaboration conference which attracted scholars from Tanzania, Mozambique and Sweden. Over 80 papers were presented over a period of two days.
The awards were presented to them by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration), Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe. He commended the people that received awards on the service that they had offered the university for the last 15 years.