Call for Papers

Makerere University announces an International Research and Innovations Dissemination Conference to be held on April 20-21, 2015 at Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda. The conference is expected to attract over 500 participants from Makerere, other public universities in Uganda and researchers/scientists from international collaborating institutions and universities, including stakeholders.

Theme: Community Transformation through Research, Innovations and Knowledge Translation

Conference Dates: 20th – 21st April 2015

Venue: Hotel Africana, Kampala Uganda.

Conference Sub-themes:

  • Health and Health Systems
  • Natural Resource Utilisation, Conservation and Environmental Sustainability
  • Food Security, Safety and Value Addition
  • Culture, Socio-economic Development, Social Justice, Governance, Conflict and Disaster Management
  • Advances in Education, Science and Technology


The Invitation:

Abstracts of papers and posters to be presented at the conference are invited from Researchers and PhD Students of Makerere University irrespective of funding agency, and collaborators in Swedish Institutions. All Staff and Students who have benefited from Sida support for their research and studies are expected to participate in this conference by submitting a paper and/or poster although the conference is not limited to beneficiaries of Sida support. Preference shall be given to research that has the potential to or had contributed to policy, benefitted society/improved livelihoods and the environment. Please indicate whether the submission is for an oral paper or a poster presentation and the sub-theme where it falls.

Submission Guidelines:

i. Submit soft copies of abstracts in both MS Word and PDF for both papers and posters

ii. The abstract should be in Times Roman New Roman, 12 Pts, single spacing

iii. The Number of words should not exceed 350

iv. The abstract should have an introduction with a clear justification and objectives of the research; a brief methodology; key results and conclusions drawn from the findings.

Submit the abstract to conference[at]

Key Dates:

19th December 2014 – Call for Abstracts

30th January 2015 – Deadline for submission of Abstracts

20th – 21st April 2015 – Conference Dates, Hotel Africana



Makerere DRGT-Sida Dissemination Conference Poster: pdf(369KB)

Makerere DRGT-Sida Dissemination Conference Submission Guidelines: pdf(15KB), docx(31KB)