Prof. Elly N.Sabiiti Recognised For His Service To The Makerere - Sida Collaborative Research Progra (2000-2015)
The Vice Chancellor Makerere University Prof. John Ddumba- Ssentamu has recognised Prof. Elly N. Sabiiti for his service to the Mak – Sida Collaborative Research Program. This was during the end of the Mak - 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".
Prof. Sabiiti initiated the program in 2000. He was appointed program coordinator by the School of Agricultural Sciences. This Mak-Sida program will be ending in August 2015. By the end of the program ten (10) members of staff would have graduated with PhDs. Already eight (8) have completed.
Prof. Elly N. Sabiiti poses with the plaque given to him
A number of computers and laboratory equipment have been secured under Mak - Sida collaborative program.
A centre for Waste Management at Makerere University Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK) is also coming up as a result of this collaboration. SIDA has injected 100 million shilling towards buying the equipment for this Waste Management centre. Similarly, Makerere University during its 3rd Management meeting held on 25th February, 2015 approved the release of 35. 2 million shillings as top up to complete the rehabilitation of the centre of excellence in Waste Management at MUARIK. Prof. Sabiiti is taking up the necessary follow up action.
About Prof. Elly N. Sabiiti
Prof. Elly .N. Sabiiti is a Professor of Crop Sciences who has served Makerere University for over 30 years. He has a wealth of experience and expertise in various fields of agricultural and environmental sciences.
He attained a Post-doctoral Research Fellow from the International Livestock Centre (ILCA) Ibadan, Nigeria (1989-1991) and a PhD from the University of New Brunswick Canada (1983 – 1985) after graduating with an M.Sc. Agric (1976 – 1979) and B.Sc. Agriculture at Makerere University between (1973-1976 ).
He has administrative experience on over 35 national, international boards and committees and has participated in 11 consultancies. Prof. Sabiiti has visited over 45 countries in Africa and overseas and belongs to over 22 professional bodies.
He has mentored 27 graduate students at Masters and PhD levels. At PhD level, he has supervised 7 candidates to completion and one (1) is ongoing. At Masters Level, he has supervised 20 students to completion and two (2) are ongoing.
Prof. Sabiiti has been recognised by many local, regional and international institutions because of his outstanding contributions to science and technology, his leadership skills and community service. He has won 15 National awards, 2 regional awards and 6 international awards.
He has on record over 150 science and technology publications that have been of value to Government and many public /private and communities.