Deans and HODs pose for a photo with international collaborators at the Launch of MAP EVOLUTION Africa on 11th March 2019

Students from vets without boarders donate books and Lab equipment to COVAB.

Dr. Ahmed Abd El Wahed explaining how a field lab kit works.

Korean Technological Farmers and Educationists pay a Courtesy Call to the Deputy Vice Chancellor

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On the 9th of August 2019, Professor Robert Tweyongyere the Dean for School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resources Makerere University led a Delegation of 6 Korean Technological Farmers.... Read More

THE SAFEFISH PROJECT EMBARKS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL ENEMIES OF BACTERIA (BACTERIOPHAGE)

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The SafeFish Project held a stakeholders’ buy- in workshop on 15th August, 2019 at Grand Global Hotel, Kampala to launch its activities on the development of Bacteriophage cocktails as disease bio-control.. Read More

Summer School Students Sampling in Queen Elizabeth National

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CoVAB Students together with Mississippi State University students collecting samples from a darted elephant at Queen Elizabeth National Park during their field work. Read More......

Becoming A New Generation (BANG) Team holds a Sexual Health Workshop at COVAB

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On the 15th of August 2019, The Becoming A New Generation (BANG) Team held a Workshop at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resource and Biosecurity Read More

THE GENDER ANALYSIS AND METHODOLOGIES TRAINING

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Proffessor Anthony Mugisha (middle in a black suit),the SHEVAX Project Manager in Uganda and other trainers posing for a group photo with the trainees of the Gender Analysis and Methodologies Training.

On Monday 19th August, 2019, the Gender Analysis and Methodologies Training kicked off at the college of Veterinary Medicine Animal Resources and Biosecurity Ruth Kisling block with over thirty five trainees who got skills in Basic Livestock Research for five days.

The Training also saw introduction of the SHEVAX project which intends to hear of women Voices, Action, Research to support women`s Agency and Empowerment in livestock vaccine distribution and use in three East African countries Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda to the trainees. Professor Anthony Mugisha the Project Manager in Uganda also said that the project seeks to produce improved women in household wellbeing through empowerment and equitable engagements in order to benefit from the livestock value chain.

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Trainees of the Gender Analysis and Methodologies workshop attending a session.

Trainees were also equipped with other consequential aspects in data collection including scoring and ranking, community dialogue, Questionnaire preparation and focused group discussions for the entire time of the training.

The trainees together with their trainers also reflected on household patterns of power and decision making tools discussing who has access, control and power over resources in a family. Do women have access to communal resources and traditional social support system for example patronage and kinship? This was the subject matter in the second day. Dr. kyewalabye a woman livestock activist from the school of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resources cautioned women trainees to work hard such that they are in position to make some decisions in the household. She went ahead to say that when a man realizes that you are capable of surviving on your own, the more he will Value you.

During the third day, trainees performed role plays exhibiting ethics and disciplines of community based research and it was on this day when trainers grouped attendees, taking them through the SHEVAX Google system where coding and data upload happens in preparation of the field visits on the fourth day.

At exactly 8am on Thursday, the team boarded off college for a field visit in Mukono where they met and engaged a number of farmers and Agro Vets who gathered at the district headquarters.

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 Gender Analysis and Methodologies trainees enganging a group of Farmers from Mukono district in a focused Group at the district headquarters during their field visit.

On the fifth day, the team analyzed the different data collected during classroom exercise and field work, formulated methodology tables and flip charts and later on in the day, they reviewed women participation and Empowerment in Livestock as closing remarks and hence closure of the five days event.

BBLT students in practical lesson

BBLT students in practical lesson. Read more.....

Commemorating the World Rabies DayCommemorating the World Rabies Day. Read More....

Participants warming up after the two races

CoVAB in the 2018 Mak Endowment Fund Run. Read More......