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CIT wins a grant under UNESCO-HP Brain Gain Initiative

Makerere School of Computing and IT (CIT) will receive funds and grid computing infrastructure to implement its proposed project under the HP-UNESCO Brain Gain Initiative.  The objectives of the UNESCO-HP initiative include building partnerships and establishing sustainable collaborations amongst the beneficiary institutions and between institutions in Africa and Diasporas.
The project titled Towards Fostering Localized Innovative ICT Solutions was proposed by Assoc. Prof. Idris A. Rai with three main objectives:

  1. To establish  linkages and collaborations between Makerere and  UNESCO-HP initiative's beneficiary institutions in West Africa, North Africa, and Middle  East, where Makerere currently has very few or no partnerships;
  2. To sustain existing links between Makerere researchers and researchers in Diasporas, and between Makerere and other public Universities in Uganda;
  3. To foster local ICT innovations at Makerere University

The project implementation shall involve connecting beneficiary institutions with advanced grid computing infrastructure. The implementation shall take various phases in the next three years (2009-2012). Under the grant, staff from beneficiary institutions will also undergo technical training on the use of Grid Computing technology.

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