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SLB hailed for supporting Ugandan women in science and technology

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Ernest Rubondo, the Executive Director of the Petroleum Authority of Uganda, has commended SLB (formerly known as Schlumberger) for its efforts in advancing women in Science and Technology. SLB is one of the firms that was contracted by TotalEnergies for drilling, completions, and production …

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Gov’t calls for talks with striking science tutors

SPECIAL REPORT | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Public Service has yielded to pressure and requested negotiations with science teacher training tutors who are currently on strike advocating for their reinstatement to “Rightful Salary Scales.” In a letter addressed to the Uganda Professional Science Teachers Union- UPSTU, Stephen Opio Okiror, …

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Museveni supports Bugema university in scientific research

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Museveni has once again emphasized the importance of higher education institutions investing in scientific research to drive the country’s development agenda. This renewed call for prioritizing scientific research and innovation was conveyed by Vice President Jessica Alupo during Bugema University’s 75th-anniversary celebrations …

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Coca-Cola supports women in science fields

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | To mark International Day for Women and Girls in Science, Coca-Cola Beverages Uganda (CCBU) celebrated the achievements of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) by recognising leading women taking part in its Women in the Leadership program, it said on Feb.13. Commenting on …

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UN chief calls for gender equality in science on International Day

UNITED NATIONS | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday emphasized the importance of gender equality in science in his message for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which falls on Feb. 11. Guterres highlighted the critical role of women and girls in scientific fields, stating …

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To prevent the next pandemic, follow the science

This requires a multi-faceted approach that bridges the gap between science , policy and stakeholders COMMENT | MARISA PEYRE, JUSTIN VAISSE, PETER SANDS | Science is crucial to improving pandemic preparedness and prevention. It not only deepens our understanding of pathogen transmission and containment but also provides us with the flexibility …

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Bill Gates gives $40m in science funding

Talks gene drives, mRNA at Grand Challenges meeting ANALYSIS | NONTOBEKO MLAMBO | Infectious diseases are major causes of deaths in Africa. The burden of existing, emerging and re-emerging diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, cholera, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, sleeping sickness, Ebola and SARS continues to grow – and once you move …

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Uganda’s silkworm project on its knees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Committee on Science, Technology, and Innovation has released findings that indicate that Uganda’s Silkworm Project that started in the financial year 2017/2018 is struggling to survive. The Silkworm Project is one of the science initiatives that has so far received Shs 31bn from …

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