On going projects supported by International Partners

NoProject titlePurposeDurationPrincipal Investigator
1African Water
Resource Mobility
Makerere University in
collaboration with Rhodes
University, South Africa;
University of Technology, Nigeria;
Higher School of Hydraulics,
Algeria; Delfts University,
Netherlands and University of
Kinshasa, DR Congo, are
implementing a project to
address water-related pressing
needs on the African continent
worth EUROs 139,000,000 funded
by European Union Commission.
The grant was awarded under
the Intra-Africa Academic
Mobility Scheme. The project is
intended to support both African
scholars for PhD and MSc
2020-2024Assoc. Prof. George
William Nyakairu,
Department of
Chemistry for
Makerere University with financial
support of € 373,050.15 from the
Austrian Partnership Programme
in Higher Education and
Research for Development is
implementing a three-year
project on Environmental
Chemistry for Sustainable
Development. Partners are:
University of Natural Resources
and Applied Life Sciences,
Austria; Jaramogi Oginga Odinga
University of Science
2022-2024Dr. Patrick
Ssebugere, staff from
the Department of
3Mathematics for
Makerere University in
collaboration with University of
Bergen, Norway and University of
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania won a
grant of NOK19,900,000 to train
five (5) PhDs at Makerere
University and six (6) PhDs at
University of Dar es
Salaam between 2021-2026.
2021-2026Assoc. Professor
John M. Mango,
Department of
EnergyNET project is
funded by the Norwegian
Agency for Development
Cooperation (NORAD) under
NORHED II. “The project is a
network of African universities
collaborating on
education and research in
Energy Technology. EnergyNET
project is coordinated
by NTNU-Trondheim and the
project partners are: University of
Dar es Salaam
(Tanzania), Makerere University
(Uganda), Mekelle University
(Ethiopia), Addis
Ababa University (Ethiopia) and
Eduardo Mondlane University
2021-2026Dr. Karidewa
Nyeinga, the
Department of
5Dry Rifting in the
Albertine Rhino
(DRIAR) Project
Makerere University is
collaborating with the US
universities including Virginia
Tech and University of Kansas to
conduct research in the Albertine
Graben under the Dry Rifting in
the Albertine Rhino (DRIAR)
Project. The DRIAR Project
involves a geophysical,
geochemical, geological, and
geodynamic investigation of the
Albertine-Rhino Graben in
western and northwestern
Uganda to improve
understanding of continental
rifting in areas where volcanic
activity is minimal. Several field
activities are being carried out.
These activities include collecting
water samples, collecting rock
samples, temporary deployment
of seismic, magnetotellunc, and
gravity instruments, permanent
installations or Global Navigation
Satellite System (GNSS) instruments,
temporary deployment of GNSS
instruments at specific locations, and
geological mapping. PhD
students include Mr. Hillary
Mwongyera and Ms. Asenath
2021-2025Dr. J.M. Kiberu,
Department of
Geology and
Petroleum Studies
6ISP Grant of
313,590 SEK to
Eastern Africa Universities
Mathematics Programme
(EAUMP) – objectives of the
network are: Enhancement of
postgraduate training with
special emphasis to PhD training;
Establishing and strengthening
collaborative research in
Mathematics areas of interest in
the region; Strengthening the
collaborating Mathematics
departments in terms of
equipment and literature;
Development of resources for
the collaborating Mathematics
Departments; Postdoctoral
training of academic staff
2022-2024Dr Juma Kasozi,
Department of
7IST Grant of
598,000 SEK –
Grant to support women in
Mathematics and Gender
Outreach Activities
Dr B. K. Nannyonga,
Department of
cell to cell
heterogeneity in
trypanosome field
Funded by DFG (German
Research Fund), Project No.
444811942; Amount Eur 179,735
2023- 2025Dr Julius Mulindwa –
Department of
Biochemistry and
Sports Science