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Uganda fights wheat gap with heat-resistant crop

Uganda develops new heat-resistant wheat varieties to boost domestic production and reduce reliance on imports. By Funke Ishola New climate-resistant wheat varieties developed in Uganda will reduce reliance on foreign exports and support local food production, according to agricultural researchers. Across Sub-Saharan Africa, there is a growing demand for wheat, but rising temperatures are putting…

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Uganda National Council for Science and Technology

The Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) promotes and coordinates research, science, and technology to support national development and improve the quality of life in Uganda.

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How Uganda is unlocking its research potential for long-term development and prosperity

Uganda’s National Research Outlook Report 2023 shows that Science, technology and innovation are set to play a vital role in the country’s socioeconomic development. The report, compiled by Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST), helps to identify system gaps in Uganda’s science and technology capacity. Addressing these gaps will help Uganda build resilience…

How Uganda is unlocking its research potential for long-term development and prosperity

Uganda’s National Research Outlook Report 2023 shows that Science, technology and innovation are set to play a vital role in the country’s socioeconomic development. The report, compiled by Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST), helps to identify system gaps in Uganda’s science and technology capacity. Addressing these gaps will help Uganda build resilience…

Ending gender inequality in science in Africa

Further efforts are needed to tackle the inequalities in treatment that persist between men and women despite the progress made in recent years. In its 2022 National Research Outlook Report, the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) highlights that the proportion of women in the country’s research and higher education institutions has increased…

Ugandan research data points to stubborn gender gap

Uganda’s latest research output figures highlight need to close gender gap 1. Inequalities evident in pay gaps between men and women 2. In Uganda, less than a third of researchers are women 3. Lack of legislation is helping maintain gender inequality [KAMPALA] Uganda has a smaller proportion of women researchers than the global average, according…

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Uganda must plug gender, funding gaps in science

Only a quarter of Uganda’s PhD holders over the last decade were women Reforms are needed to aid gender inclusivity in science, technology and innovation (STI)   Private sector involvement in STI funding should be promoted [KAMPALA] Reforms are urgently needed to promote issues such as gender inclusivity and funding of science, technology and innovation…

Gender inclusivity in R&D ‘gaining traction in Uganda’

1. One of the six themes of the Science Granting Council Initiative is gender and inclusivity 2. This policy focus is driving conversations in Uganda on gender in R&D   3. Uganda needs reforms on R&D funding and management to aid sustainable development [KAMPALA] Gender inclusivity in Uganda’s research ecosystem is gaining attention, but the…

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The SGCI hosts the Annual Regional Meeting

The Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) hosted the 2023 Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) Regional Meeting during 19-23 June at Munyonyo, Uganda under the theme “The role of Science Granting Councils in Africa’s development”. The meeting provided an opportunity for sharing of achievements, lessons and good practices among the…