EA energy update

2020 is going to be a pivotal year for energy developments in East Africa.

The most imminent development that is up in the air is in Uganda. Uganda and Total ( and partners) are still negotiating terms for the development of the Albertine Development. The government is still planning for Final Investment Decision (FID) in 2020. A new energy minister has been appointed ( Goretti Kitutu- previously state minister …

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Who cares, wins. Why ESG is important for your business.

Attention to Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) considerations can reduce project risks, build social support for projects and generate incremental value. (Kerogen Capital 2019) The idea that investors who integrate corporate environmental, social and governance risks can improve returns is now rapidly spreading across capital markets on all continents. In Europe, for example, a critical mass …

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Responsible Investment in Oil & Gas. A case for Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG).

What is Responsible Investing and how should we measure it? These are two of the questions that we hope investors, operators, policy makers and NGOs will challenge and answer during this conference. Responsible Investment seems to be currently determined primarily by the volume of carbon an organisation releases to the environment. We believe it should …

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International education

Is international higher education just an elite club?

Writen by Hakan Ergin for University World News “Mobility is still ‘king’ in most internationalisation discussions.” – Laura E Rumbley When I started as an international graduate student at the State University of New York at Binghamton in 2011, the president of the university addressed us during the orientation programme for new international students. While expressing his …

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Health and Safety alert. Six killed in a road accident in midwestern Uganda

Source: Xinhua | 2019-11-02 18:59:53 | Editor: xuxin At least six people were killed and an unspecified number injured in a Saturday morning road accident in the midwestern Ugandan district of Kiryandongo, police said here. Julius Hakiza, Albertine regional police spokesperson, told Xinhua by telephone that the fatal accident involved two passenger buses and a military …

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VUU partners with F+U to offer German classes locally.

VUU, a fully registered institute of higher learning in Uganda has signed a memorandum of understanding with F+U Group of Companies to offer German classes locally.   In addition to German and English, F+U offers up to 25 other languages ​​- including important commercial languages ​​such as Russian, Chinese, Japanese or Spanish – in various course …

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VUU launches the Actionable Business Plan Competition. Up to two million shillings to be won.

The Virtual University of Uganda is offering its first actionable business plan competition that will catalyze a culture of innovative, actionable problem-solving at VUU and encourage ethical, socially responsible business development in Uganda and beyond. This will be an annual event. This competition is being sponsored by an American company whose owner has ties to …

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Online learning – Are attitudes holding universities back?

Adapted from University World News Five years after a new national information and communications technology (ICT) policy was unveiled in Uganda, bringing with it hopes of a revolution in higher education teaching and learning, there are concerns that institutions have failed to grasp the opportunities offered by online learning. When engineer John Nasasira unveiled the …

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