Makerere University has entered into a partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Uganda. The partnership will aim at promoting innovation, research, gender mainstreaming as well as the implementation of the Parish Development Model (PDM) program.
The partnership was signed by Prof Ezra Suruma the Chancellor Makerere University, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe MUK Vice-Chancellor and the UNDP Uganda Resident Representative Ms. Elsie Attafuah at Makerere University on Tuesday 20th September 2022.
According to the partnership, UNDP together with Makerere University will establish Policy Labs at Makerere University to design the National Roadmap for implementation of PDM.
“The PDM Policy lab will help rescue the well-intended program from enemies of development. We will work tirelessly to see that the PDM model is implemented well for Uganda’s transformation,” Prof. Nawangwe said.
Ms. Elsie Attafuah said the PDM Policy Lab will help deliver a detailed PDM Implementation Roadmap to enable impactful implementation across the Country.
“This Policy Lab will help identify key stakeholders required to inform the design of the workable National Roadmap for implementation of the PDM,” Attafuah said.
UNDP will also establish an Innovation Hub at Makerere University including a design lab, a work space and technology transfer office. This will help provide multiple platforms for innovation collaboration aiming at solving development challenges in Uganda.